Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship
Each year the BEA awards scholarships to high school seniors. The Scholarship Committee selects at least three scholarship recipients. The recipients are notified in May and receive their monetary award the following January. The amount of the monetary award varies each year depending on the interest earned on the fund.
In May 2004, the BEA Rep Council voted to rename the BEA Scholarship Fund to the BEA Karen Cox Scholarship Fund, to honor Karen Cox, who was a dedicated member and Billings School District teacher. Karen Cox was one of Montana's great educators and lost her life doing what she loved: working to improve public education.
2023 Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship Winners
Billings West High School
Billings Skyview High School
Billings Senior High School
Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to:
Students with a 3.0 grade point average and plans to pursue training at a post-secondary training institution and,
Students whose parents have been BEA members for five continuous years OR
Students whose parents have retired from the Billings Public Schools and were BEA members for five years prior to retirement OR
Seniors who have attended a Billings Public High School for at least two years and whose parents are not eligible for BEA membership.
Contributions to the BEA Karen Cox Scholarship Fund are always welcome and may be mailed to: