Grant Description:

Rapid City Catholic Schools will grant tuition assistance to an active Catholic Family. This grant excludes fees and books. No cash-back value and must be applied for future tuition.

Donna Klapperich

Donna Klapperich (see biography) had a love for St. Thomas More and her family has dedicated a grant in her name.

The Klapperich Grant provides tuition assistance to a St. Elizabeth Seton, St. Thomas More Middle School or St. Thomas More High School student with

financial need. Award guidelines follow.


  • RCCSS existing or new student
  • Grades K -12
  • Applies only to tuition cost for one academic year. All other costs are the responsibility of the family. No cash-back value.
  • Signed by current Pastor Active Catholic Parish Document.

Student/Family requirements:

  • Financial Need
  • Active Catholic Family
  • Completed TADS Application
  • Completed Klapperich Application
  • Send your application to RCCSS Business Office
  • Committee will consider student’s academic standing, character and extracurricular involvement.
  • Completed parent (or student) essay (500 words or less)
  • Account Current and in good standing

Selection Process:

All applications will be reviewed and awards made by the committee.