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 the 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.

Applications must be submitted to the business office no later than the date listed on the application.

Use the Consolidated Grant Application for all K – 12 grants and scholarships:


K-12 Grants


Awarded to K – 5 students with financial need enrolled at St. Elizabeth Seton. More information coming soon.

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

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

Awarded to students who maintain a 3.5 GPA and have financial need. Automatically renews each year if the GPA is maintained. More information coming soon.

The Brady Grant (grade K – 12)

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.

Lori Thiel Simpson Grant (grades K – 12)

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


The Novak Grant (grades K – 12)

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.

Awarded to K-12 catholic students.
Awarded to K-12 new students of active duty military families with financial need.
Awarded to 6-12 Fine Arts students with financial need and a minimum of 2 years participation in Fine Arts. Fine Arts include Art, Band, Choir, Oral Interpretation, Theater, Debate, Photography, Videography and more.

South Dakota Partners in Education Scholarship
South Dakota’s Partners in Education Tax Credit Program was enacted in the 2016 legislative session. SDPE scholarships are available to K-12 students who meet the following requirements:
• The total household income the year before the student enters the program is no more than one hundred and fifty percent (150%) of the federally set amount for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.
• The student lives in South Dakota while receiving the scholarship.

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

Awarded to a graduating senior attending the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

Please contact the high school counselor for information on other college scholarships in the Fall of each school year.