The Science Research Endowment was established in 2009 through initial donations given by Dr. Denise ('70) and Mr. Jon Beusen, Ms. Joyce Gebhardt (former O.M. Tiffany educator), the Class of '53 and Sanford Health. In 2019 the APS Foundation Board added the Dr. Edward D'Sousa Memorial Fund to the Science Research Endowment.
Earnings from the endowment are used to provide grants to students or faculty of Aberdeen Central High School (CHS) in order to support training of CHS students in scientific research. The total dollar amount of grants awarded varies from year to year based on earnings.