Funding

Scholarships

Grants

Scholarships

Scholarship Application and Selection Process

  • Fill out the application form on our application page.
  • Annual deadline: April 1st, 2021
  • Each scholarship has an established committee who will  review the applications based on the scholarship criteria.
  • For a brief overview of the Bismarck Public School Foundation scholarships that were available in 2020, please click here

Interested in developing your own named scholarship like the ones shown below?  Click here for more information.

BHS Scholarship

BHS Scholarship

Criteria: - BHS Graduating Senior

Capital Credit Union AVID Scholar Award

Capital Credit Union AVID Scholar Award

Criteria: - 3.2 Weighted Cumulative GPA with 3 years in AVID (including Senior year) + 1 credit of an AP course and exam or ½ credit of a dual credit course

CHS Scholarship

CHS Scholarship

Criteria: - CHS graduating senior student that is looking to future their education within a post-secondary college or university.

Danie Thomssen Memorial Scholarship

Danie Thomssen Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: - CHS graduating Senior involved in the CHS Band Program

Preference Given To: - those who demonstrate a strong sense of dedication to the band program, leadership in the classroom, self-discipline in their practice, and a high level of musical excellence

Diane Sigl Schlosser Scholarship

Diane Sigl Schlosser Scholarship

Criteria: - BPS Graduating Senior who demonstrates the qualities of compassion, perseverance, and a genuine willingness to help make a difference in the lives of those around them

Dixon Wightman Scholarship

Dixon Wightman Scholarship

Criteria: - BPS Graduating Senior Athlete exhibits solid moral character and strong academic performance

Preference Given To: - CHS Track & Field shot put, discus, weight, or javelin thrower

Gloria Sand Memorial Scholarship

Gloria Sand Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: - BPS graduating senior who has a of GPA 2.5 or higher and showcases a financial need

Preference Given To: - Bismarck High School students (boys or girls) who played varsity basketball and have a parent/guardian who is/was a state employee

Ken Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship

Ken Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: - BPS graduating Senior

Preference Given To: - student continuing their education in technology related fields

LHS Scholarship

LHS Scholarship

Criteria: - LHS graduating senior student that is looking to future their education within a post-secondary college or university.

Myhre Scholarship

Myhre Scholarship

Criteria: - BPS graduating senior who attended Jeannette Myhre School for a minimum of two years.

Neil Souther Scholarship

Neil Souther Scholarship

Criteria: - BPS graduating Senior who demonstrates a strong interest in the study of foreign languages

Preference Given To: - Student who has taken at least two years of Latin

Paul & Marion Walz Memorial Scholarship

Paul & Marion Walz Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: - BHS graduating Senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher

Preference Given To: - Those who showcase characteristics such as being giving of himself/herself, respectful of others, true to his/her beliefs, good in his/her word, and never one to draw attention to themself. Those who are kind, honest, down-to-earth and believe in working hard.

Rose Stoller Legacy Scholarship

Rose Stoller Legacy Scholarship

Criteria: - BHS graduating Senior who is pursuing a degree in social work or the field of mental health

Preference Given To: - women who have exhibited strong leadership skills; a generosity and passion toward those in need; and a desire to achieve community harmony

Wold Family Scholarship

Wold Family Scholarship

Criteria: - BPS Graduating Seniors (1 from each high school minimum with qualifying applicants) with a 3.0+ GPA & ACT score of 20+

Preference Given To: - those majoring in the area of science who have a strong sense of giving back.

BPS Foundation Grants

BPSF Teacher Mini-Grant Program

BPSF Teacher Mini-Grant Program

Criteria: Mini-grants are geared towards helping BPS teachers to enhance their classroom experience for their students.

CV-19 Stay Safe Activities Mini-Grant

CV-19 Stay Safe Activities Mini-Grant

Criteria: Any Bismarck Public School activities coordinator or coach is eligible to apply for a mini-grant geared towards rewarding BPS Activities (both Athletics and Fine Arts) that are showcasing a concerted effort and commitment to minimize the spread of CV-19 within their program.

Mental Health Grant

Mental Health Grant

Criteria: Request must foster mental health within BPS, have a cost of over $1000, and be consistent with the BPS mission

Robert & Lois Watts Grants

Robert & Lois Watts Grants

Criteria: Projects which promote/encourage hands-on learning, critical thinking, problem-solving, and self-reliance

Preference Given To: Areas of Family & Consumer Science, Career & Technical Education

Timothy C Nordquist Memorial Fund

Timothy C Nordquist Memorial Fund

Criteria: purchasing needed special education equipment, transportation costs for educational enrichment, fees for special education student's summer camp, or opportunities for special education staff development

Apply for a Grant

Thank you for your interest in earning a grant from the BPS Foundation. The process needs to be completed in two parts.

Complete the BPS Grant Process Form

Please note: Mini-grant submissions are not required to fill out the BPS Grant Process Form.

 

Fill out the web application

Please note: Mini-grant application forms must be accessed by clicking on the mini-grant in which you are applying for.

 

Grant Approvals

Grants applicants for the October cycle should receive an update on their grant by mid-November. April cycle applicants should receive an update on their grant request by mid-May.

Awardees are required to submit a grant verification form to verify usage of funds. The submission deadline for this form is as follows:

  • October deadline: June 30th of the following year
  • April deadline: December 31st of that calendar year

Grant Application and Selection Process

The BPSF grants committee reviews application and makes recommendations to the BPSF board of directors for approval.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
P: 701.323.4093
Bismarck Public Schools Foundation

OUR MISSION

Partner with the BPS District to empower every learner to thrive by enhancing the services and recognition of students and staff.

Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director
701-323-4093