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Deadline: April 1, 2021


James P. and JoNell Jarding have made a lifelong commitment to the Sioux Falls Catholic School System. All three Jarding children attended grade school at Christ the King and were students at O'Gorman High School. Throughout their children's education, Jim and JoNell were actively involved as parents attending countless activities, volunteering in many capacities and supporting the school in many ways. Jim was also president of the school board and served on many committees. Their involvement in the Catholic community and their commitment to their children and their education is an inspiration. They continue that support today through their grandchildren. While giving their children a Catholic education was a priority, it required many sacrifices along the way. In honor of these sacrifices that their parents made to ensure that they received a Catholic education, Jim Jr., Julie and Jennifer and their spouses have created this scholarship to which Jim and JoNell are also contributing. They hope that this gift will help ensure that all families are given the opportunity to choose a Catholic education.

The recipient of the James P. and JoNell Jarding Family Scholarship will receive an award certificate in May as well as tuition credit for the following fall semester. The recipient will be determined by a scholarship selection committee.

The James P. and JoNell Jarding Family Scholarship will be awarded based on the following criteria:

  • Student entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade at OGHS
  • Involved in school and/or community activities
  • Although financial need is not part of the criteria for this scholarship, those with financial need are encouraged to apply to augment other financial assistance.

The James P. and JoNell Jarding Family Scholarship application form will be made available each year during enrollment on the Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools website. Please complete the application form and a one-page essay describing your school and/or community involvement and a brief description why you are involved. Include what a Catholic education means to you and why giving back to your school and community is important. Also describe why you are applying for this scholarship. The TADS application should be completed to be eligible for this scholarship.

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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.