The Rose Stoller Legacy Scholarship was established in 2020 as a tribute to a Bismarck Public School alumna. The scholarship fund was established by family, friends, and co-workers to honor and remember Rose and her lifelong commitment to bettering the lives of others. A $1000 scholarship will be given annually to a BHS graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in social work or the field of mental health.
Rose Stoller was born in Bismarck and lived there until her death in 2019. She completed all her schooling in Bismarck, attending Richholt Elementary, Simle Junior High and Bismarck High School, graduating in 1976. She went on to attend what was then Mary College, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work.
Throughout her life Rose worked at professions meant to serve the needs and improve the lives of others. She was employed as a claims analyst for Social Security Disability, as a counselor/advocate for the developmentally disabled at West Central Human Service Center, as the Executive Director of the Mental Health Association in North Dakota and as the Executive Director of the Consensus Council.
Rose loved life and was devoted to making the world a better place, especially for those who were disadvantaged in any way. At the time of Rose’s death in November 2019, she was described as: “A woman who cared deeply for others, worked passionately for the causes she believed in, strived every day to make life better for those around her.”
Throughout her life, Rose was generous with her time, mentoring many individuals, teaching and freely sharing her skills and knowledge. She believed strongly in the benefits of education and would be so pleased that this scholarship will assist others in the pursuit of goals similar to hers, one of the greatest being peace.
For more information about this scholarship, to apply or donate, please go to https://bpsfoundation.com/project/rose-stoller-legacy-scholarship/ or contact Development Director Stacey Lang at 701-425-2473.