Fostering the Future

One Student at a Time

The Billings Catholic Schools Foundation is dedicated to fostering the continued success and enrichment of the Billings Catholic Schools by providing and increasing an endowment and overseeing all fundraising efforts to ensure financial stability and support.

Scholarships

Applications due May 15

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85% of students receive financial assistance or scholarship dollars

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14% of students are ACE Scholarship recipients

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It costs $5.95/hour to educate a 7th grade student at St. Francis Upper

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It costs $58.17/day for a Senior at Central High School

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It costs $192.78/week for a Kindergartener at St. Francis Primary

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It costs $505/month for three-day preschool

BCS Foundation 2022-2023 Available Scholarships

Scholarship Name Criteria
Keating Family Scholarship Fund Need, Freshman
Pat Smith Memorial Related to Sports – Need
Marion Rose Stroebe Memorial Need, Child of Alumni
Glennon Family Memorial Financial need
Marynell Heringer Memorial Theatre, Drama, Music, Sports, need, volunteer
Dan Drake Memorial Need, Underclassman
Jim Fischer Memorial FEMALE, Soph or Junior, Need, Integrity, School Spirit
Jim Fischer Memorial MALE, Soph or Junior, Need, Integrity, School Spirit
Katie Moran Memorial Incoming freshman already in the system, need
Marietta Palmersheim Memorial Financial need, interested in spiritual education
Carl & Maritetta Soukup Memorial Fresh, Soph, Financial need
Winchell Memorial Need
Kay & George Ulrickson Memorial Single Parent and Need
Don Christensen Need, sports
Geoff Fishbaugh Memorial Need – Incoming Freshman to renew for 4 years
Sister Valerie Scholarship Junior, GPA at least a 2.7, one activity involvement, volunteer
Doris Trefny Memorial Female, Freshman or Sophomore, merit based.
Paul Magers Memorial Merit based, interested in the medical field
Gilbert & Katherine Rhodes Incoming freshman already in the system.
Gilbert & Katherine Rhodes Incoming freshman new to the system.
Ann Millikan Memorial Current Junior, merit based.
Caitlin Walsh Memorial Incoming freshman (currently 8th grade) need based
Sister Mary Depner Memorial Scholarship Need based and active music involvement in school or community
Class of 2011 & On-Ward Scholarship Current Junior in need
Jim and Connie Hertz Memorial Scholarship Need, good citizenship, good grades
William W. Strausburg Memorial Scholarship High School
2022-2023
Patrick and Sylvia Giblin Open to all K-8 based on need
Francis W. Dixon Need
2022-2023
Fred & Olivia Briggs Memorial Need
Donald K Roberts Memorial Need
Chloe Lai Memorial Chosen by St. Francis
2022-2023
Suzanne Studer Scholarship Need base
Noah Keller Memorial Donor selected
Noah Keller Memorial Need
Noah Keller Memorial Chosen by SFU students for Noah Keller Sportsman Award
Jeff Knudson Scholarship Good student, sportsmanship, leadership
Jim and Connie Hertz Memorial Scholarship Need, good citizenship, good grades
2022-2023
St. Pius Father Steve Memorial St. Pius  chooses from their own scholarship applications
St. Pius Father Steve Memorial – Annual
Father Steve Tokarski Must be a practicing Catholic
John & Roma McGahan Need base, minority student
Jeannie Glennon Need base
Augustine Scholarship Catholic Values, 3 or more siblings
Richard & Virginia Brown Memorial Need Base
Rosalinda Dietrich Rolfstad Merit/need
Ray and Jan Mork Memorial Out of town traveler, need
Colleen Dernbach criteria set by BCSF yearly based on what is needed
Dale Cox Memorial Need Base
Brinkel Family Scholarship Need Base, student coming from a rural area
John and Barbara Turcotte
Ruben Day Memorial Scholarship
Vralsted Family Scholarship
Zellah & Peter Yegen Memorial Senior going to College – Payment direct to student from BCS
Nancy Trefny Memorial Lumen Christi Award – A graduating Senior – Payment direct to student from BCS
2022-2023
Duffner Family Scholarship Need Base

Events

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Mayfair

The annual Mayfair fundraiser’s mission is to keep a faith-based education viable for all students in the Billings area.

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Rams Day of Giving

This project challenges donors to raise special project funding within 24 hours.

Ram Scramble

Ram Scramble

Join us for a day of outdoor activities to support the ongoing mission of Billings Catholic Schools.

Fine Arts Gala

St. Francis Fine Arts Gala

Join us for fine arts and music performances to support the ongoing mission of Billings Catholic Schools.

Back To School Weekend

Back to School Weekend

Funds donated through the run go toward tuition, while funds generated through the carnival support the ongoing mission of Billings Catholic Schools.

Happy Hour

Alumni Holiday Gathering

Join us to support Billings Catholic Schools scholarships.

Billings Area Catholic Education Trust

The Billings Area Catholic Education Trust (BACET) launched in 1973, due to the vision and tenacity of our legacy donors. They were the pioneers – and they were determined to promote and ensure Catholic education in Billings. These individuals laid the groundwork for the launch of the Billings Catholic Schools Foundation in 2005.

William Roscoe

William P. Roscoe, Jr.

Ralph Studer

Ralph Studer

Jack Tenge

Jack Tenge

Louis Hall

Louis Hall

Agnes O'Leary

Agnes O’Leary

Charles J. Heringer, Jr.

Charles J. Heringer, Jr.

Alumni Engagement

Alumni Engagement

The Billings Catholic Schools wouldn’t be the same without the impact of alumni! Let’s reconnect.