At Brian’s funeral, his friends announced an annual fund to memorialize Brian. Each year, a $2,500 one time scholarship will be awarded to a student entering a Kansas City Catholic high school. We have partnered with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to administer the Brian’s Fund scholarship. Below outlines the steps to apply for the scholarship.

Step 1 – Check Eligibility Brian’s Fund Scholarship will be awarded to an eighth grader who has been accepted at one of the following Kansas City Catholic high schools: Bishop Ward, Miege High School, Notre Dame De Sion, Rockhurst High School, St. James Academy, St. Michael the Archangel, St. Teresa’s Academy,  St. Pius X or St Thomas Aquinas.

Step 2 – Think about these questions. Once you go to the GKCCF page, you will fill out a form, which will include demographic information and the following questions. Only the questions below will be considered in the selection process, the rest of the information is required by GKCCF. We encourage you to have a conversation with your parents as you answer these questions.

    1. Tell us about yourself five years from now.

  1. The following questions are to help you think about how you will react if you offered drugs in high school. 
    1. Tell us how your life may be different from the answer to the previous question if you were to try drugs?

    2. What do you know about drug addiction? We are not looking for in-depth research, but suggest if you are not familiar with drug addiction, you go read Brian’s story at 

    3. How will you use what you know about addition to respond when you are offered drigus?

    4. How will you use your faith or spirituality to help you never experiment with drugs?  

    5. How will you be a leader among your friends to help them never experiment with drugs?  

Step 3 – Fill out the form.   You will apply from GKCCF’s website.

Step 4 – Notification – Recipients will be notified in May.