Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship

About

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.

2021 Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship Winners

Photo of Connor Chase, a 2021 Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship Winner

Connor Chase

Skyview

Photo of Quinn Mayhall, a 2021 Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship Winner

Quinn Mayhall

Skyview & Career Center

Photo of Rosalyn Visser, a 2021 Karen Cox Memorial Scholarship Winner

Rosalyn Visser

West & Career Center

Eligibility

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.

Application Process

Scholarship applications will be available the first week of February at the counselors' offices at Senior High, West High, Skyview High and the Career Center. The deadline for completed applications accompanied by all required documentation has been extended to Friday, April 1st.

For more information about the BEA Karen Cox Scholarship Fund, e-mail office@beabillings.org or call 248-9812.

Contributions

Contributions to the BEA Karen Cox Scholarship Fund are always welcome and may be mailed to:


BEA Karen Cox Scholarship Fund

510 North 29th Street

Billings, MT 59101