The list below is updated as new information comes in. Please continue to check as updates are made. A scholarship title is in gray if the scholarship is inactive, either because the deadline has passed or because we are waiting for this year's updates. This page includes national as well as local and state scholarships, but there is much more out there. Check out some different scholarship resources for more opportunities.
Try to think of things particular to you; these could be ethnic background, a special interest or hobby, what you intend to study, a hardship you have gone through, or anything else that makes you unique. There may be a scholarship for it! Just try Googling different scholarships and see what comes up! I post scholarships here as they come to my attention, but it is impossible to cover everything. So do your own searches to find scholarships that are right for you.
One of the most important resources for scholarships is the college which you are attending. Please be sure to check with your school's scholarship department or visit their webpage to check for scholarships available to incoming freshmen.
Go to http://www.raise.me to learn more about this interesting scholarship program. Students can create a portfolio starting in 9th grade to which they add their achievements as they move through high school. Examples of achievements can be earning an A in a class or joining a certain club/organization. For each achievement, colleges have the opportunity to award "micro-scholarships" which add up over time. Various schools across the country, including the University of Montana, participate.
Log into MyScholly.com for access to a comprehensive, online, scholarship search. Montana students have free access to this resource through the organization Reach Higher Montana. Visit their website to learn more.http://www.reachhighermontana.org/scholarships/
Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here:
The Scholarship Guidance website at www.scholarshipguidance.com displays a frequently updated list of scholarships available for a wide variety of interests and age levels. You can register to receive updates on available scholarships or like their Facebook page to have scholarships sent to your Facebook.
Scholarship Search Engines
There are quite a few scholarship databases available on the internet. Below are five of the best. Use these services to match the best scholarships to you.
Award of $500, no specific deadline
1.You must currently be a senior in high school.
2.Your high school must be located in one of the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming.
3.You must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better.
4.You must have plans to attend college after graduation (the college you will attend can be located in any state).
Mail your essay, transcripts, photo, school name, and contact info (phone number, address,
and e-mail) to:
P.O. Box 4833
Boise, Idaho 83711
Visit http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php for more information
Jaycee Auxiliary Scholarship- May 16, 2018
The Jaycee Auxiliary Scholarship is due May 10th. It is a $500 scholarship and you must be attending school in state. To apply, fill out the application here
Dillon Elks Scholarship- May 21, 2018
The Dillon Elks have a scholarship fund available to help BCHS students attend the post-secondary school of their choice. To compete for one of their awards, please fill out the application here
Immigration Law of Montana Scholarship- May 25, 2018
This $500 scholarship is available to Montana students and requires writing an essay on the topical subject of immigration. Visit this website for application details.
Bobby Joe Turney Memorial Scholarship- May 31st, 2018
This $500 scholarship is open to BCHS seniors continuing their education at a post-secondary school. Applicants must submit a personal essay describing family values, past or present community involvement, future goals, and ways that the Bobby Joe Turney Scholarship will assist in attaining these goals. In addition to an essay, students must submit two letters of recommendation that address the candidate's personal and academic accomplishments. See the instructions attached here for more detailed information.
UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship- July 1st, 2018
The Scholarship is open nationwide to those who will be attending college fall semester of 2018. Special consideration will be give to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Home Healthcare and knows someone that worked in the nuclear industry and was subsequently approved for benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program (EEOICPA), but anyone meeting the requirements & can demonstrate an interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare will be considered. Visit https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application to apply.
Hansen Injury Law Firm Scholarship- August 1st, 2018
Students who have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident or other events leading to personal injuries may apply to this scholarship. Other criteria to be met include a minimum 3.5 GPA and proof of acceptance to a post-secondary institution. This scholarship may be applied to at www.hanseninjurylawfirm.com/scholarships/
FOR ALL STUDENTS: VFW Voice of Democracy Contest- Deadline October 31 The VFW is sponsoring the Voice of Democracy Contest. Students grades 9-12 may submit a recorded essay on “ Why My Vote Matters” . The Deadline is October 31st. State winners receive a trip to DC plus scholarships. Please ask your English, Government, US History Teachers, or Ms Perisho for more information and applications. Or go to www.vfw.org
Senior Scholarships: The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Deadline November 15. The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship application is available online at www.elks.org/scholarship The deadline in November 15. This is open to all seniors. Please be aware you will need to submit a counselor form as part of the application, so give yourself time to do that…don’t wait until November 14th!!! This is a great scholarship opportunity !!
The Horatio Alger National and State Scholarships Deadline October 25. The Horatio Alger Association awards millions of dollars in scholarships to deserving students. You must be a US citizen, high school graduate in spring 2019, demonstrate critical financial need ( family income of $55,000 or lower),have a minimum GPA of 2.0 and apply to a US College/University. The school counselor will need to coordinate with applicants to complete all needed documents. Any student that feels they may qualify for this scholarship please see Ms Perisho before October 20th for a timely submission of the application.