Thanks to many generous private donors and institutions, the Rapid City Catholic School System is able to offer grants and other financial aid to students attending the school.
 Applications are accepted starting in spring of each year. The grants awarded will be applied to the following year’s tuition. Please review the financial aid available.  Grants are a form of financial aid and therefore all grant applicants must show financial need through TADS.

K-12 Grants


The Novak Grant

Awarded to a St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Thomas More Middle School or St. Thomas More High School students with financial need.  Provided by the estate of Ray and Michelle Novak.

The Brady Grant

Awarded to a St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Thomas More Middle School or St. Thomas More High School students with financial need.  Provided by the estate of Sister Kathleen Brady, S.F.C.C.

Awarded to promising Native American students attending St. Thomas More High School.

Awarded to K-8 new students with financial need who wish to receive a catholic education.

Awarded to K-12 catholic students.

Lori Thiel Simpson Grant

Awarded to K-12 new students with financial need wishing to enroll in any of the three schools.


South Dakota Partners in Education Scholarship

South Dakota’s Partners in Education Tax Credit Program was enacted in the 2016 legislative session.  The scholarship is open to students entering kindergarten, first grade, or ninth grade; or if entering another grade, they must have attended a public school the previous semester or are new to South Dakota.

Once qualified, a K-8 student will remain eligible for three years, and a high school student, until graduation. After the initial period of eligibility, a child would continue to qualify as long as family income did not exceed 200 percent of the lunch eligibility level.Learn more at

Partners in Education uses TADS to collect family applications and verify the documentation of income.  To apply for this scholarship please visit TADS and select South Dakota Partners in Education as an additional school.


College Scholarships


The Bruce and Deanna Lien Scholarship

College scholarship awarded to seniors wishing to study engineering or science at SDSM&T


Please contact the high school counselor for information on other college scholarships