of all Bismarck Public Schools Foundation donations are allocated to enhanced programs and services for students and staff. In addition to the donor funding, the following funds were distributed from the foundation to the district and/or district students resulting in their included impact.

In scholarships to deserving BPS students

In Grants to Innovative BPS Teachers & Staff

2020/2021 Impact

In Grants to Innovative BPS Teachers & Staff

In Scholarships to BPS Graduating Seniors


Funding raised for Student Hunger Efforts

BPS serves meals to all students, regardless of their ability to pay, but there is roughly 5% of our BPS families that are struggling to pay these meals back. Through the efforts our great community, BPSF is happy to announce that we have raised $15,184 to help clear all student debt as of October 2020. THANK YOU to our community for your self-less giving and willingness to help our community neighbors in need.


Senior Salute on KFYR-TV/West Dakota Fox

To showcase community support and recognition for this year’s seniors, the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation aired a series of 30-minute features for BHS, CHS, LHS and SCHS that were broadcast on KFYR-TV/West Dakota Fox. The programs are sponsored by BNC National Bank, First International Bank and Trust and Starion Bank and included the individual photos of the graduating seniors along with messages of support from their community sponsor and school staff.

Bismarck Public Schools Foundation to award over $23k to deserving seniors

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation will award $23,475 to deserving seniors to further their education. Two new scholarships were developed within the 2020/2021 school year.  The Brandon Thompson Memorial Scholarship will honor Brandon’s memory by being awarded to CHS graduating Seniors with preference given to students who demonstrate the qualities of compassion, perseverance, and a genuine willingness to help make a difference in the lives of those around them. The Rose Stoller Legacy Scholarship was developed by her friends, family and co-workers and will honor her memory by being awarded to a BHS graduating senior who is pursuing a degree in social work or within the field of mental health.

The 2020/2021 BPSF Scholarship Awardees are as follows:

  • BHS Scholarship- Brooke Burgard, Emily Just, Nicholas Devine and Reya Kramlich
  • Brandon Thomsen Memorial Scholarship- Max Murphy-Schumacher
  • Capital Credit Union- AVID Scholar Award- DeBen Barnnie and Hailey Hansen
  • CHS Scholarship- Nyonnie Barnnie, Lindsy Dawson and Taylor DeCoteau
  • Danie Thomssen Memorial Scholarship- Elise Smokey
  • Diane Sigl Schlosser Scholarship- Micah Schlittenhardt & Hattie Fitterer
  • Dixon Wightman Scholarship- Lane Grant
  • Gloria Sand Memorial Scholarship- Emily Just
  • Ken Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship- Fred High
  • LHS Scholarship- Micah Schlittenhardt and Isabella Ternes
  • Myhre Scholarship- Breanna Horner
  • Neil Souther Scholarship- Haley Huber
  • Paul & Marian Walz Memorial Scholarship- Brooke Burgard
  • Rose Stoller Legacy Scholarship- Kristen Vranicar
  • Wold Family Scholarship- Bridger Anderson, Mackenzie Johnson, Josiah Penn, Edwin Rasidovic, Skyler Skees and Isabella Ternes

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation would like to thank all of the donors who make these scholarships possible.  For more information on our scholarships, to establish a new scholarship or donate to an existing scholarship please go to

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) is focused on developing long standing community relationships and partnerships that promote continual growth in learning, innovation, inclusion and excellence within Bismarck Public Schools.

Our Values

Operational Excellence

Abide by all operational policies, procedures and BPS District MOU requirements.

Equity for All

Provide assistance (funding and potential community partnerships) to enhance inclusion opportunities within BPS.

Enhanced innovation opportunities.

Provide assistance (funding and potential community partnerships) to increase innovation within BPS.

Recognize Excellence in those we serve.

Work with district administrators to establish events and programs that increase recognition of students and staff through district-wide programs and events.

Develop long-standing community partnerships.

Bismarck Public School Foundation will strive to develop long-standing community partnerships with both individuals and businesses within our community.


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