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Deadline: April 1, 2021

Jim and Margaret Jarding have a strong belief in the importance of Catholic education. The Jarding family has truly lived the Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools' mission of Community, Faith, and Excellence as students, parents and for Margaret, as a teacher as well. Knowing that the prayers and support of the entire Catholic school community were with their family while Jim battled cancer meant everything to the Jardings. Jim felt strongly that the only way to grow the faith community was to pass it on and be an example for others. Providing a scholarship for students to attend St. Michael Elementary, where faith is a part of their everyday lives, is the Jardings' way of paying it forward.

The recipient of the Jim and Margaret Jarding Family Scholarship will receive an award certificate in May as well as a tuition credit for the following fall semester at St. Michael Elementary. The recipient will be determined by the scholarship selection committee.

The Jim and Margaret Jarding Scholarship is a special scholarship that recognizes a current K-6th grade student(s) with financial need who attends St. Michael Elementary and is also a parishioner at St. Michael's parish.

The Jim and Margaret Jarding Family Scholarship application form will be made available each year during enrollment on the Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools website. The TADS application should be completed to be eligible for this scholarship.

On a separate sheet of paper, please write a 300 word short essay answering the following questions (parents may assist in writing the essay for applicants in K-5 grade):

  1. Being a parishioner at St. Michael’s has taught me...?
  2. As a student, how have you applied those lessons you have learned?
Max file size: 10 MB

Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation
3100 W 41st Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
phone: (605) 575-3343
Email: foundation@ogknights.org

*The application will be reviewed by a scholarship selection committee which
may include representatives of the donors. All information will be shared with
this committee and will be kept confidential and used only for the selection process.