Jan Gilbertson Scholarship

Amount Awarded Annually: 2- $1000

Scholarship Criteria:

  • BPS graduating Senior
  • Meaningful participation in Sleepy Hollow Summer Theater in any capacity along with high school participation in choir, band or orchestra
  • Preference given to students who maintain a 3.0+ GPA throughout high school

Scholarship Information:

The Jan Gilbertson Scholarship was established in 2022 by her family to honor her impact on the music and theater community in Bismarck. The scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors from Bismarck Public Schools to continue their post-secondary education. It was endowed to permanently support BPS students who are active in a high school music program while also actively participating in Sleepy Hollow Summer Theater during the summer as an actor, musician or stagehand.

Over her 30+ years working with students, Jan accompanied 90 musicals with Sleepy Hollow Summer Theater, Bismarck High, Century High, Mandan High and Bismarck State College. During that time she also accompanied middle school and high school choirs at Hughes, Horizon, Century and Bismarck High, supporting and inspiring thousands of Bismarck music students along the way.

The Advisory Committee shall consist of representatives from a high school music program, Sleepy Hollow, the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation and Mrs. Gilbertson. Two scholarships will be awarded annually.


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Questions should be directed to:

Stacey Lang
Development Director