Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation

The Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools Foundation’s vision is to provide financial support to Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools to:
  • Provide Bishop O'Gorman educators with compensation which exceeds that of their public school counterparts
  • Provide tuition assistance so that all who desire a faith-based education through Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools can afford one
  • Provide and maintain superior facilities and technology

Become a Foundation Member

Option 1: Give an Annual Gift

  • Give an annual gift to support the operating budget
    • Sustainer Gift - $1,000

Option 2: Start an Endowment

  • Tuition Assistance or Scholarship Program
  • Teacher's Salaries
  • Capital Improvements
  • General Operating Budget

Option 3: Planned or Estate Gift

  • Include Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools in your Planned or Estate Gift

What are additional ways to support the Foundation?

1. Share your expertise to help advance the Foundation
 
2. Join a Foundation Committee
  • Investment Committee
  • Institutional Advancement Committee
  • Executive Committee
3. Assist in planning and participating in Foundation events

Foundation Scholarships

Preschool - 12th Grade Scholarships

Dean & Mary Kay Thie Scholarship

Awarded to PK-12th grade students with financial need and 3 or more siblings enrolled in Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools.

Application Coming Soon!

Kindergarten - 6th Grade Scholarships

Applications Coming Soon! 
 
Irene Huebl Scholarship – (St. Mary Parishioners)
Awarded to a K-6th grade student(s) with financial need who attends St. Mary’s school and is also a parishioner at St. Mary’s parish.

Jim and Margaret Jarding Family Scholarship – (St. Michael Parishioners)
Awarded to a K-6th grade student(s) with financial need who attends St. Michael’s school and is also a parishioner at St. Michael’s parish.

Earl A. McCabe, Jr. Memorial Scholarship – (St. Mary Parishioners)
Awarded to a K-6th grade student(s) with financial need who attends St. Mary’s school and is also a parishioner at St. Mary’s parish.

Kindergarten - 12th Grade Scholarships

Applications Coming Soon! 

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Scholarship – (Our Lady of Guadalupe Parishioners)
Awarded to K-12th grade student(s) with financial need that is an Our Lady Guadalupe parishioner.


Avera Scholarship -
Awarded to K-12th grade students with financial need to encourage the areas of math and science.


Bart & Joanne Beacom Scholarship – (St. Lambert’s Parishioners)
Awarded to a K-12th grade student(s) with financial need that is a St. Lambert parishioner.


Deacon John M. Cole Scholarship – (Holy Spirit Parishioners)
Awarded to an outstanding student member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Parish between K-12th grades.


Ryan and Lesley Good Scholarship–
Awarded to a K-12th grade student(s) with financial need who is a Holy Spirit parishioner.


Presentation Sisters Scholarship – (special deadline of March 2020)
Determined by the Presentation Sisters, these scholarships will be awarded to students between K-12th grades in the Sioux Falls Diocese.


Molseed Family Scholarship -
Awarded to a K-12th grade student(s) with financial need.


Truman James Pins Scholarship - 
Awarded to a K-12th grade student(s) with special needs.

Incoming or Current OGJH Student Scholarships

Applications Coming Soon! 
 
Danielle E. Price Scholarship - 
Awarded to one 6th grade student enrolled at OGJH that demonstrates a Christian lifestyle, participation, academic accomplishments, and respect for others.

"Be a Light for Christ" Rance Family Scholarship - 
Awarded to a current 7th or 8th grade student enrolled at OGJH who demonstrates a desire to learn, a good work ethic and promotes the Gospel values. Preference will be given to students who use the Study Center services.

Hanlon Family Memorial Scholarship - 
Awarded to one 6th grade student enrolled at OGJH who has 3 or more family members enrolled in Bishop O'Gorman Catholic Schools and demonstrates Christian values.

Ian Mastel Memorial Scholarship - 
Awarded to a 6th and a 7th grade student(s) enrolled at OGJH who is involved in instrumental or choral music at school or within the community.

Joshua & Jessie Tschetter 8th Grade Scholarship - 
Awarded to 8th grade students who show dedication to his/her studies and whose family sees the value of a Catholic education.

JP (Jason Aaron) Peters Scholarship - 
Awarded to a 6th or 7th grade student enrolled at OGJH with financial need.

Megan Marie Anderson "Students For Life" Scholarship - 
Awarded to two current OGJH students, who are current members of OG Students for Life, have attended at least 4 meetings or activities, exhibits outstanding respect for all peers and teachers, and participates in Pro-Life activities.

OGJH Staff Scholarship - 
Awarded to a 7th or 8th grade student(s) that lives a Christian lifestyle, has academic accomplishments, participates in school activities, community service and shows church involvement.

“Sam I Am” Bright Future Scholarship - 
Awarded to a 6th or 7th grade student(s) enrolled at OGJH, parishioner of any Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, demonstrates outstanding efforts to serve others in our community, excellent citizenship qualities, and participates in community service based activities.

Patricia and DW (Dee) Meyer Scholarship - 
Awarded to a current 7th – 11th grade O’Gorman student with financial need.

Stephen Metli Scholarship - 
Awarded to a current 6th – 7th grade O’Gorman student(s) from a minority family with financial need.

O'Gorman High School Scholarships

Applications Coming Soon! 

Patricia and DW (Dee) Meyer Scholarship -
Awarded to a current 7th – 11th grade O’Gorman student with financial need.

Scott and Patti Abdallah Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman student with financial need. It is designated for a student who is involved in both athletic and fine arts activities at O’Gorman High School.

Chuck & Edie Cannon Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman student with financial need.

James P. and JoNell Jarding Family Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman student who is involved in school/community activities.

Jennifer Lynn Leigh Memorial Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade O’Gorman student who shows promise in science and has financial need.

Jeremiah Murphy Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman student who has financial need and maintains a 3.5 GPA or higher while being involved in activities.

The Jim Greenfield Memorial Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman student. It is designated for a student who is actively involved in school activities, maintains an average GPA of 3.0-3.5, who is involved in Cross Country, Track, Baseball, Football, or Band, and who shows a desire and potential to achieve success.

The Joseph Viereck Memorial Scholarship - 
Awarded to a 10th grader who is going to be an 11th grader that exemplifies humanitarianism and kindness.

The Nusier Salem Athletic Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman student that is active in football and has financial need.

OGHS Staff Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman High School student who is an active member of the O’Gorman community, in good standing in accordance with the O’Gorman attendance & discipline policies, strives for individual academic growth and is currently attending classes at OGHS.

Phil & Connie Donohue Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade female O’Gorman student who demonstrates academic potential and has financial need.

Gaspar Family Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman High School boy involved in Boy Scouts.

Rose Lohr Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade O’Gorman student who has financial need, makes strong efforts academically, and performs work study or has outside employment to support their education.

The Steven Schulte Memorial Band Scholarship - 
Awareded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade O’Gorman student that is active in band and has financial need.

Vera & Francis Stanton Memorial Scholarship – (St. Joseph Cathedral Parishioners)
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade O’Gorman student that is a Cathedral parishioner and has financial need.

Shawn Kunkel Family Scholarship - 
Awarded to an incoming 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade O’Gorman student with financial need. It is designated for a student who is involved in activities, maintains a 3.0 GPA or higher and displays a strong sense of character.

College Scholarships

Applications Coming Soon! 

Current 12th grade OGHS Students Scholarships include:

Heckenlaible Memorial Scholarship -
Catholic male who is in the current graduating class at any Sioux Falls HS, maintained a GPA of a B or higher, earned 20 units of HS Credit and ranks in the upper 10% of his class (or has an ACT score of 25 or SAT score of 1100.)

Helen E. Miller Scholarship Fund - 
OGHS graduate with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, involved in school activities who has not received any athletic scholarship. Financial need is a major consideration.

The Jo and Don Dougherty Scholarship - 
Senior from OGHS who will be attending an accredited, Catholic, post-secondary educational institution located in the continental US and has a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Msgr. James Michael Doyle USD Scholarship - 
OGHS graduate planning to attend USD.
Interested in purchasing the naming rights to a seat in The Lorang Theatre?

Name plates can be purchased for $1000 and are tax deductible. Each plate holds three lines of text, with 32 characters per line. For more information or to purchase a seat, please contact foundation@ogknights.org.