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.
Criteria: - BHS Graduating Senior
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
Criteria: - CHS graduating senior student that is looking to future their education within a post-secondary college or university.
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
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
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
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
Criteria: - BPS graduating Senior
Preference Given To: - student continuing their education in technology related fields
Criteria: - LHS graduating senior student that is looking to future their education within a post-secondary college or university.
Criteria: - BPS graduating senior who attended Jeannette Myhre School for a minimum of two years.
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
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.
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
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.
The North Dakota Community Foundation Also Manages Several Scholarships.
- Alton Wolfer
- Benjamin Berg Memorial Scholarship
- Bismarck Schools Scholarship Fund
- Chris Traeholt Scholarship
- Edgar Bollinger Scholarship
- Guy Larson Scholarship
- Harold Kepler Scholarship
- Jim & Barbara Blaine
- Kathy Eggmann Scholarship
- Paulie Paul Scholarship
- Robert C. Peske Scholarship
- Tom Sturdevant Scholarship
BPS Foundation Grants
Criteria: Mini-grants are geared towards helping BPS teachers to enhance their classroom experience for their students.
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.
Criteria: Request must foster mental health within BPS, have a cost of over $1000, and be consistent with the BPS mission
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
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.
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:
Bismarck Public Schools Foundation
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