Renae Hoffmann Walker Memorial Scholarship developed for BPS students to honor the memory of former BPS Director

The Renae Hoffmann Walker Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Renae Hoffmann Walker to honor her memory. This scholarship was endowed to support BPS students plan to study in the field of communication, media, or journalism with preference given to those who participated in newspaper, yearbook, or photography. Renae’s first professional job was at KFYR-TV, where she was a news reporter and later a weekend anchor from 1979-1988. In November of 1988, Renae Hoffmann Walker became the Community Relations Director for Bismarck Public Schools, a position she held for 32 years.

Walker served her community in many ways through her involvement with the local Advertising Federation, Bismarck-Mandan Development Association, Business and Professional Women, Chamber of Commerce, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, International Association of Business Communicators, Leadership Bismarck-Mandan, Toastmasters, United Way, Dakota Media Access, BPS Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, and Bridging the Dental Gap.

Additional scholarship information, including applicant criteria and application form as well as ways to contribute can be found here:


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Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director