SCHOLARSHIP TOOLKIT

Seniors download the Scholarship Toolkit !!!!!!!!

WHAT KINDS OF SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?

SOME SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE ARE MERIT-BASED. YOU EARN THEM BY MEETING OR EXCEEDING CERTAIN STANDARDS SET BY THE SCHOLARSHIP-GIVER. MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS MIGHT BE AWARDED BASED ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OR ON A COMBINATION OF ACADEMICS AND A SPECIAL TALENT, TRAIT, OR INTEREST. OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS ARE BASED ON FINANCIAL NEED.

MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE GEARED TOWARD PARTICULAR GROUPS OF PEOPLE; FOR INSTANCE, THERE ARE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN OR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. AND SOME ARE AVAILABLE BECAUSE OF WHERE YOU OR YOUR PARENT, OR BECAUSE YOU COME FROM A CERTAIN BACKGROUND (FOR INSTANCE, THERE ARE:

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

A SCHOLARSHIP MIGHT COVER THE ENTIRE COST OF YOUR TUITION, OR IT MIGHT BE A ONE-TIME AWARD OF A FEW HUNDRED DOLLARS. EITHER WAY, IT'S WORTH APPLYING FOR BECAUSE IT WILL HELP REDUCE THE COST OF YOUR EDUCATION. KNOW THAT YOU MAY APPLY FOR 20 SCHOLARSHIPS AND ONLY RECEIVE A COUPLE BUT MAKE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS AND MAKE EACH APPLICATION NEAT AND FOCUSED TO WHAT THE SPONSOR IS LOOKING FOR. 

THE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH 

 WEBSITE HAS A TON OF INFORMATION ABOUT LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AND THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS.

HOW DO I FIND SCHOLARSHIPS:

You can learn about scholarships in several ways, including contacting the financial aid office at the school you plan to attend and checking information in a public library or online. But be careful - make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate and remember that you don't have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid.

Try these free sources of information about scholarships:

Scholarships for students with Disabilities or chronic illness:

  • www.aahd.us/initiatives/scholarship-program/ – The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship Program provides scholarships for people with disabilities. Application deadline for the following academic year is November 15th.

  • www.needymeds.org/scholarships.taf – Lists scholarships that are offered for students (or students with a family member) with specific medical conditions.

  • www.patientadvocate.org – Scholarships for individuals pursuing undergraduate or graduate studies who have been diagnosed with or treated for cancer, a chronic, or life-threatening debilitating disease as a child or young adult.

Scholarships for Minority Students

Scholarship Resources Related to Military and Public Service Groups

  • https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/ - U.S Department of Veterans Affairs link to information and resources on the GI Bill.

  • www.elks.org/enf/scholars/ – High school seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.

  • mcsf.scholarshipapps.org/index.cfm – The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides need-based scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who attend college or career training.

  • www.truman.gov – The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional development of outstanding young people committed to public service leadership.

Raise.me

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.

Scholly

Log intoMyScholly.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

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: http://www.varsitytutors.com/college-scholarship

Scholarship Guidance

The Scholarship Guidance website atwww.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.

Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.

  1. Scholly – YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS SITE !! A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)

  2. Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.

  3. Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.

  4. CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.

  5. Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.

  6. Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.

  7. Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.

  8. Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarships as a freshman or sophomore in College.

  9. KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.

  10. HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.

  11. Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

  12. Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.

  13. Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).

  14. American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.

  15. Aviation Scholarships for Montana students and residences. 

  16. Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.

  17. UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.

  18. Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.

  19. Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.

  20. Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.

  21. American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • FinAid – Links to scholarships, grants, loans, and graduate aid.

  • StudentAid.gov – Information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

  • College Affordability Guide – This site’s mission is to provide clear, correct info and advice on the many options students have to reduce the cost of their degree, and to offer a fresh analysis of which colleges are doing the most to make high-quality education affordable.

STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

The U.S. Department of State provides over 1,000 merit-based scholarships each year for U.S. high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year in over 25 countries. These high school exchange programs prepare young Americans to succeed in the 21st century’s global economy by developing their foreign language skills, increasing their cross-cultural understanding, strengthening their leadership capacity, and fostering new academic insights and ambitions. The CBYX, NSLI-Y, and YES Abroad programs are accepting applications now, Youth Ambassadors will be open soon.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX)

WESTERN UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among WICHE’s 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students.

Through WUE, eligible students can choose from hundreds of undergraduate programs outside their home state, and pay no more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate.

Since full nonresident college-tuition rates may exceed 300 percent of resident rates, WUE increases affordable higher-education choices for students, and minimizes the adverse impacts of student loan debt.

Participating States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND TUITION WAIVERS

THE MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OFFERS SEVERAL STATE-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS

  • MUS Honor Scholarship: The MUS Honor Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship, which waives the recipient’s tuition when used at an eligible campus. Its average value at a 4-year Montana campus is $5,000 a year or $20,000 for four years. The Board of Regents intends to offer up to 200 scholarships (contingent upon continued funding of the program) annually.            DEADLINE MARCH 15

  • 2 + 2 Honor Scholarship: The 2 + 2 Honor Scholarship is awarded annually to students who graduate with an associate degree from a 2-year campus of the Montana University System or a Montana Community College . The scholarship consists of a waiver of undergraduate tuition at any 4-year unit of the Montana University System and may be received up to a total of four continuous (fall/spring) semesters.

  • Montana’s STEM Scholarship: Montana’s STEM Scholarship Program is designed to provide an incentive for Montana high school students to prepare for, enter into, and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare. DEADLINE MARCH 15

  • Montana Access Scholarship – contact your financial aid office to learn more. The 66th Montana Legislature approved $2 million in state need-based student aid that, when matched one-to-one by private donations from the campus Foundations, will provide a total of $4 million in financial aid for students across the Montana University System (MUS) over the next two years (FY2020 and FY2021).

  • MUS PASS Grants – contact your financial aid office to learn more. Experiencing unforeseen financial hardship due to illness, accident, or something else? These funds are available to assist students working through unforeseen, one-time occurrences. When appropriate, preference will be given to students who are in jeopardy of not persisting due to their hardship.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – awarded by financial aid office, based on exceptional financial need. Because funds are limited, students who submit their FAFSA by the priority filing date of December 1st have a greater chance of being considered for a SEOG.

  • Work Study – awarded by financial aid office. Recipients are paid an hourly rate according to the job skills required. All student employees are paid at least minimum wage. You will need to arrange a work schedule with the job supervisor based on your class schedule and assignments. Work is limited to an average of 20 hours per week while class is in session and 40 hours per week when classes are not in session.

MONTANA COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

Aaniiih Nakoda College


Blackfeet Community College


Carroll College


Chief Dull Knife College


City College at Montana State University Billings


Dawson Community College


Flathead Valley Community College


Fort Peck Community College


Gallatin College MSU


Great Falls College MSU


Helena College


Highlands College


Little Big Horn College


Miles Community College


Montana State University


Montana State University Billings


Montana State University Northern


Montana Technological University


Rocky Mountain College


Salish Kootenai College


Stone Child College


UM/Missoula College


University of Montana


University of Montana Western


University of Providence


SCHOLARSHIPS FOR JUNIORS

Schoolhouse Connection Youth Leadership & Scholarship Program

DEADLINE FOR FALL 2022 college enrollment: June 2021

Who Should Apply?

Applicants must have been born on or after Oct. 1, 2000.

Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the fall of 2021-2022 school year. This means that the application is for students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2020; for those who are in GED programs; and for those who plan to take a gap year.

Applicants must have experienced homelessness within the last six years.

Applicants must reside in the United States.

Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible.

BCHS SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP LIST

This list includes National, State ,and Local scholarships and is updated as information is received, please check this page often !!!! This not an all inclusive list, there are many  national and private scholarships that are not listed.

CLARA & TED HAZELBAKER SCHOLARSHIP Sponsored by PIONEER FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 9,2021 Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association is most pleased to sponsor the Clara and Ted Hazelbaker Scholarship, a continuing education scholarship awarded annually to a worthy Beaverhead County High School graduate . A completed application must include the following:The completed, signed and dated application, a copy of your most recent certified BCHS transcript, letters of recommendation for this Scholarship on your behalf from teachers, community leaders and others, a one page (typed) essay detailing your view on the importance of community service as well as your personal experiences Your completed application including attachments must be submitted by FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2021 to Phil Willett or Teryn Decker at Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan. Applications can be found at CLARA & TED HAZELBAKER SCHOLARSHIP or www.pioneerfed.com/clara-and-ted-hazelbaker-scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside the BCHS Guidance office.


OrthoRehab Scholarship- $500 minimum award DEADLINE: APRIL 9, 2021 To the BCHS Guidance Counselor This fund was established in 2016 to support an undergraduate education for a graduating senior who most exemplifies OrthoRehab's motto of " Reach Your Peak" The recipient will agree to attend their high school awards ceremony.  Application, supporting documents and Essay are due to the BCHS Guidance office by April 9, 2021. Applications can be found in the BCHS Guidance office and at 2021 OrthoRehab Scholarship

LION CLUB COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 9,2021 $500 Scholarship awarded to a BCHS senior who will continue with their post-secondary education at a Montana or out of state college, university or vocational institution. Applicants must submit a Letter of Application to the Lions Club, a resume with documented hours of community service, and a one page essay " Why Community Service is Important" . Applications can be found at LION CLUB COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP OR at the BCHS guidance office. Completed applications must be submitted to Mr Haverfield by April 9, 2021

BILL MULAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 9TH Requirements: Accepted by Montana Tech, Varsity letter earned in athletics, GPA of 3.0, complete application postmarked by April 9th . Application to include 3 letters of recommendation, high school transcript, letter of acceptance to Mt Tech. Applications can be found at 2021 BILL MULAR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP and in the BCHS guidance office.

SENIOR SEND OFF SPONSORED BY REACH HIGHER MONTANA DEADLINE APRIL 9TH ( EARLY BIRD) APRIL 23 FINAL

It's easy! To enter, click Senior Send Off, fill out the form and submit, then upload your video or photo! Video How To/Guidelines:

  • Choose a backdrop

  • Choose your props, use our sign or make your own

  • Write your script OR make it up, ad lib, shoot from the hip

  • Get hyped, deliver your performance

  • A 10-20 second video (high quality) will work

  • Make sure to include your name in the title of your video or photo

EARLY BIRD DRAWING BY APRIL 9TH, FINAL SUBMISSIONS BY APRIL 23.


VFW POST 9040 SCHOLARSHIP/  2- $500 SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE APRIL 13, 2021 DUE TO THE BCHS COUNSELOR

VFW Post 9040 is offering two $500 scholarships to BCS seniors. Preference will be given to an individual who is the child or grandchild of a veteran or a current member of the US Armed Services. COMPLETED APPLICATION and ESSAY(in a clear plastic report cover) ARE DUE BY APRIL 13. APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT VFW POST 9040 SCHOLARSHIP OR in the BCHS Guidance office.

Rotary Club of Dillon Scholarship 2021 $1,500 DEADLINE: APRIL 15,2021

Applicants are BCHS or Lima graduates, GPA of 3.2 or higher, plans to attend a Montana University or college in the fall of 2021, letter of recommendations and submit essay responses. Find the complete application at Rotary Scholarship Application 2021, hard copies are also available in the BCHS counseling office.  

MT SHERIFFS & PEACE OFFICERS SCHOLARSHIP  DEADLINE APRIL 15,2021

The Montana Sheriff's & Peace officer Association announces the availability of two $1500 scholarships to be awarded in the fall semester of 2021 to a graduating high school senior who is seeking a career in LOCAL law enforcement. Application, High School transcript , personal resume and photograph are due to Sheriff Wynn Meehan and MSPOA Administrative office by APRIL 14, 2021. Applications can be found at MT Sheriffs & Peace Officers Scholarship

DILLON ELKS LODGE NO 1554 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 16,2021

Many trades have a shortage of trained people. the Dillon Elks Lodge created a scholarship Fund to help motivated Beaverhead County High School graduates attend the College, Technical School or Vo-Tech school of their choice. Submit the Dillon Elks Scholarship application, submit an essay not to exceed 500 words telling us about yourself, your extra curricular activities, and future goals, and a letter of recommendation to Dillon Elks Lodge #1554, PO Box 505 Dillon MT 59725 or the BCHS Counselor by April 16, 2021 Applications can be found at Dillon Elks Scholarship or in the BCHS counseling office.

 Greetings from the Montana Contractors Association! The MCA is accepting applications for our scholarships and grants. You will find our application site here: MCA Scholarships & Grants.

We are using the Submittable to accept scholarship and grant applications. In order to complete and submit an application, you must first create a Submittable account. It’s free and easy, and the instruction link is highlighted in the header of the main application page (How do I submit?) The following is a description of scholarships and grants offered through the MCA this year:  MCA Associates Presidential Scholarship – High School: this scholarship is available to all current high school seniors who are planning on attending any accredited postsecondary school (in-state applicants), or an accredited Montana postsecondary school (out-of-state applicants). The applicant must also have a parent or guardian employed by an MCA member company (a current member directory can be found at: MCA Membership Directory).MCA Concrete Division Scholarship: to qualify for an MCA Concrete Division Scholarship, applicants must have parents or guardians employed by MCA member companies AND who are members of the MCA Concrete Division. The applicant must also be planning on attending any accredited postsecondary school (in-state applicants), or an accredited Montana postsecondary school (out-of-state applicants). MCA Education Foundation Construction Trade Awareness Grant: this grant is awarded to middle and high school industrial arts instructors to help fund events or projects that bring attention in your school and community to careers in construction. The deadline for all these applications is Friday, April 16, 2021. The MCA staff and board members will review scholarship and grant applications, and select our award recipients before the end of the 202/21 school year. Thank you and good luck!

Black Mountain Software will be awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors in Montana.Any Montana high school senior graduating in 2021 may apply if he or she will be attending an accredited institution of higher education. These accredited institutions include trade schools, technical schools, colleges or universities. The applicant’s field of study may be any field that they want to pursue.Applications and essays may be submitted electronically or mailed to Black Mountain Software. Please see the scholarship application for those specific addresses along with instructions for completing the application form and requirements for the essay. All submissions must be emailed or postmarked on or before April 15, 2021.

The scholarship application is found here: scholarship2021.pdf Black Mountain Software looks forward to honoring two Montana high school graduates with these scholarships to help defray the costs of continuing with their education. 

Live Laugh Love like Lauryn Goldhahn Scholarship - Deadline April 19, 2021 The Live Laugh Love like Lauryn Goldhahn Scholarship is open to all high school students; regardless of post-secondary commitment or athletic accomplishment. The applications will be reviewed by a panel of judges from across the state based on how well their submitted materials demonstrate their ability to "Live Laugh Love" like Lauryn did. To learn more, please visit the website

MSU Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity

“Better Future” Scholarship Application Form

This is a $250 to $500 general scholarship application for incoming freshmen at Montana State University who come from an agricultural background with preference given towards those active in FFA, 4-H, or any other agricultural oriented organization. Applications can be found at AGR Better Future Scholarship or in Guidance office. Due/Postmarked by: April 23, 2021

DILLON MASONIC LODGE No. 16,AF&AM SCHOLARSHIP- DEADLINE APRIL 24TH 2- $500 scholarships (No application form -LETTER IS REQUESTED) Students interested in the Dillon Lodge No 16 A.F. & A.M. scholarships will need to write a letter, longhand or typed, stating they are interested in applying of one of 2- $500 scholarships the Dillon Masonic Lodge No. 16 AF&AM is offering. The body of the letter should include :1) Full name, 2) Address, 3) Phone number, 4) Email address, 5) GPA, 6) the college or university planning to attend, 6) Address of the Financial Aid Office 7) List of extracurricular activities, 8) list two (2) references known for at least one year ( Include Full Name and contact information ) Please answer the question " Why do you want to apply for this scholarship?" . Add high school transcript to application letter. Return written application and transcript by April 24th to : Masonic Scholarship Committee, Dillon Masonic Lodge No.16, AF&AM 11 South Idaho St, Dillon MT 59725, by mail or drop off at the postal box at the lodge.

AMERICAN LEGION POST # 90 , DEADLINE APRIL 26TH, 2021 The former American Legion Post #90 is offering a $500 scholarship to a senior attending Beaverhead County High School who is enrolling in a post-secondary education school for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must submit the following: Completed application, 2 reference letters ( at least one from a teachers), and short essay explaining what is the American Legion and how it personally impacts your life. ( 450-750 words). Applications can be found at AMERICAN LEGION POST #90 SCHOLARSHIP . Applications are also available at the BCHS Guidance office.

DAVID B MITCHELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: APRIL 30,2021 In honor of Dr David Bruce Mitchell, his family would like to provide 2- $1,000 scholarship to BCHS students planning to pursue a career in the medical field or environmental science.  Dr Mitchell was a graduate of BCHS and received his bachelor's degree at  the University of Montana. He was commissioned in the Army where he attended medical school at the University of Colorado. Dr Mitchell practiced in Washington and lived in Tacoma with his family. Dr Mitchell epitomized kindness, dignity and honor. His family would like to continue his legacy with a scholarship in his name. Qualifications: Graduate of Beaverhead County High School,acceptance to a college or university in any US state, plans to pursue a degree in the medical field or environmental science. Please complete and submit an application with transcripts to the BCHS Counselor by APRIL 30,2021 Applications can be found at DAVID B MITCHELL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP OR on the BCHS scholarship rack.

DILLON JAYCEE AUXILIARY SCHOLARSHIP $500 DEADLINE APRIL 30 A $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Graduating student from Beaverhead County High School or Lima High School that will be attending a 4- year college or university in Montana. Applications can be emailed or mailed to JCA PO Box 467, Dillon MT 59725. Applications can be found at DJA Scholarship or on the BCHS scholarship rack.


Western Governors' Association "Celebrate the West" Scholarship - Deadline April 30, 2021 The Western Governors' Foundation "Celebrate the West" Scholarship is open to high school students in the 17 Western states and three U.S. territories whose Governors participate in the bipartisan Western Governors’ Association (WGA). Entrants will create original two-dimensional artwork inspired by their state or informed by living in the West. Students may draw ideas from a variety of sources, including state history, landmarks, natural resources, National Parks and Monuments, people, communities, and culture. To learn more, please visit the website.

Montana Range Days Scholarships - Deadline April 30, 2021 Montana Range Days, Inc. is an annual event that celebrates the importance of range and provides opportunities for learning about range and range management. To encourage young people to continue with education and careers in Range Science and related fields, three scholarships are offered through Montana Range Days.To learn more, please visit the website.

GRASSHOPPER VALLEY LADIES CLUB SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE MAY 1, 2021 $700 AWARD AMOUNT Completed application with 100 word statement on "Why you wish to further your education and your ultimate career goal."  Applications can be found at GRASSHOPPER VALLEY LADIES CLUB SCHOLARSHIP OR in the Guidance office.

THE ODD FELLOW & REBEKAH LODGES OF MT SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE MAY 1ST 2021

A complete application can be found at ODD FELLOW & REBEKAH SCHOLARSHIP OR in the BCHS Guidance Office. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or LOWER, must attend at Montana college, university or tech school. completed application with essay are due to Teri Welter Box 1661, Havre, MT 59501 by MAY 1ST.

Montana School Nutrition Association Scholarship Deadline May 01, 2021 MTSNA High School Scholarship is $500. Applicant must be a high school senior pursuing a degree in a nutrition-related field. To learn more, please visit the website

RUTH & GARTH HAUGLAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Sponsored by BARRETT HOSPITAL FOUNDATION DEADLINE MAY 3, 2021 Ruth Haugland is described as a peace maker, a quiet collaborator, kind hearted and determined.  Ruth had a life-long career in healthcare.  Ruth was also instrumental in creating Barrett Hospital Foundation.  Garth Haugland is described as independent, concerned for people who were less fortunate, poor or mentally ill.  They were tireless community service advocates. Application Barrett Hospital Foundation is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating BCHS senior who plans to pursue a career in healthcare or behavioral health. To apply ONLINE go to RUTH & GARTH HAUGLAND MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Paradigm Challenge Scholarship - $100,000 - 100 Awards (Deadline: May 1, 2021) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be 18 years or younger. B) Demonstrate a solution to a real-life problem using kindness, creativity, and collaboration. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/30370...

National Healthcare Heroes Grant for Nurses - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 1, 2021)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be planning on becoming a nurse. B) Be in Grade 12 or higher. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarshiBIG SKY STATE GAMES CHARACTER COUNTS SCHOLARSHIP

We are happy to announce The Walsh Family Scholarship will award $750 scholarships to 2021 high school graduating seniors DEADLINE MAY 5,2021.ELIGIBILITY:The graduating high school senior has applied for or been accepted for undergraduate studies at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational school in Montana commencing no later than fall following completion of high school. The student has demonstrated good citizenship by active participation in school, church and/or community organizations.The student has maintained a 2.5 GPA.A letter of recommendation for the scholarship and a current transcript of grades must be submitted to complete the application package. Applications are available on the BCHS Scholarship rack or at WALSH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP /ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES or by emailing Karen Walsh Town at ktown274@gmail.com or calling 406-684-5899 or cell – 406-596-0420. Applications are due back by Wednesday May 5, 2021.      

The Beaverhead County High School Community Service Scholarship recognizes high school seniors who have given back locally and globally to their community, through volunteer service. The scholarship award is for $1,000.00 and will be sent directly to the recipient’s accredited college, trade or vocational institution of attendance, in two installments, upon verification of enrollment. Applicants must qualify for and complete the application for their potential Scholarship in Community Service offered by United Way of Beaverhead County, during their senior year. There are no income requirements. The scholarship application must be submitted to and received by the Guidance Office, Beaverhead County High School, by the end of the first week of May. Applications will be reviewed and a recipient selected by the Beaverhead County High School Scholarship Committee DEADLINE TO BCHS COUNSELOR IS MAY 8TH. Applications can be found at United Way of BHC Community Service Scholarship and on the BCHS scholarship rack.

BEAVERHEAD COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE SCHOLARSHIP 2 $500 SCHOLARSHIPS DEADLINE MAY 15TH 2021 Two $500 college scholarships awarded to the writers of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essays. Eligibility: currently a BCHS senior, GPA of 2.5 or better, plans to attend college or trade school after graduation, must NOT have a history of MIP, DUI or any legal infractions. Requirements Write an essay about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse. ( See application for Essay specifics), include an official copy of your high school transcripts, application submitted by May 15th to BEAVERHEAD COUNTY DUI TASKFORCE c/o Shannon McWilliams 2 S Pacific #11, Dillon, MT 59725. Applications can be found at BHC DUI SCHOLARSHIP AND on the BCHS scholarship rack .

Review It Scholarship - $1,000 – 1 Award (Deadline: May 15, 2021) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be attending college or university no later than September of 2021. B) Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater and plan on attending a school in the United States. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/31345...

Full Circle Scholarship - $15,000 - 650 Awards (Deadline: May 31, 2021) 

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be a U.S. citizen eligible to attend college in the U.S. B) Be enrolled in a certificate, associates, bachelors, or graduate program by the Fall of 2021. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/27313...

University of Montana Skaggs Scholarship - Deadline Jul 17, 2021 The Skaggs Scholarship Program Endowment Fund will provide scholarships to facilitate the recruitment, entry, study and graduation of qualified American Indian, Alaska Native or other under-represented minority students in financial need as either pre-pharmacy students or Skaggs School of Pharmacy professional students at UM.

WiseGeek LGBTQ+ Awareness Scholarship

DEADLINE: JULY 1,2021

Students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community can earn a $500 scholarship. 

Apply at www.wisegeek.com/lgbtq-awareness-scholarship.htm 

EXPIRED SCHOLARSHIPS

Heisman High School Scholarship

DEADLINE OCTOBER 20, by 3:00pm ET

Open to student athletes with a GPA of 3.0 or better who have participated in HS sports and a leader in school, serving as a role model for underclassmen, and a community leader. Apply at Heisman Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Deadline October 25, 2020

Student who have financial need ( $55,00 or less family income), minimum GPA of 2.0, show integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity and participate in community service. Apply online at Horatio Alger Scholarship

The United States Senate Youth Program Scholarship

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2, 2020/ $10,000 + Washington Week Online Program (March 14-18)

Any high school junior or senior student who has held or is currently a student leader such as: student body or class president, VPsecretarytreasurer, Student council representative, NHS officer, or student representative to a civic or service organization. See application for more details. Apply at USSYP Scholarship or USSYP Fillable application

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 10

State Scholarship =$1,000 National Scholarship =$5,000

Open to students 9-12 that have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2019. Students need to complete an application then submit it to the principal (Mr. Haverfield) by November 10. Apply online at Spirit of Community Award 

ELKS 2020 MVS Scholarship Application

DEADLINE : NOVEMBER 15, ONLINE APPLICATION

The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the 2020 Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest!

Click here to learn more and to apply for the 2020 Most Valuable Student contest. The MVS contest is open to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen.

VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD

DEADLINE: NOV 30, 2020

Violet Richardson Award is $600 and the volunteer organization the student works with receives $400. This award recognizes young women, 14 through 17, who, through participation in volunteer activities, have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments.

To learn more visit their website.

RHM STICK WITH SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE:NOV 30, 2020

November is National Scholarship Month and Reach Higher Montana has got you covered with Stick with Scholarships. High school students have a chance to win one of four $500 scholarships, and additional prizes by posting a picture of one of our stickers to Instagram or Facebook.

To enter, students need to:

  • Take a picture of one of our stickers stuck on an object (water bottle, notebook, laptop, etc.)

  • Post the picture on Instagram or Facebook.

  • Tag @ReachHigherMontana

  • Follow us on Instagram or Facebook. BONUS get two entries if you folow us on both.

Click here for more information.

Hagan Scholarship Up to $6,0000 each semester, Need Based Merit Scholarship

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15 2020 EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1ST

Eligibility Requirements: GPA 3.75, ranked in top 20%, must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each year in college, Estimated Family Contribution on FAFSA less than $6,500.

Apply online at Hagan Scholarship Foundation

EDWARDS JET CENTER SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: NOV 30, 2020

Edwards Jet Center Scholarship is $500. Open to: Any student taking flight instruction or studying Airframe and Power plant maintenance at any school. Selection based on:

1. Future career goals.
2. Past Aviation experience (if any)
3. Outstanding achievements.
1. Mail letter of application in by Dec. 1.
2. Letter should include mailing address, e-mail address, and a phone number.

To learn more visit their website.

A Love of Aviation Scholarship

DEADLINE:Nov 30, 2020 12:00am

A Love of Aviation Scholarship is $750 and is open to Montana residents. Selection based on candidate letters explaining the reasons for applying, future career goals, past aviation experience (if any), and outstanding achievements.

1. Mail letter of application in by Dec. 1.

2. Letter should include mailing address, e-mail address, and a phone number.

Montana Aeronautics Division A Love of Aviation Scholarship

PO Box 200507

Helena, MT 59620-0507

Phone: 406.444.2506

To learn more visit their website.

AOM FLIGHT TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:NOV 30, 2020 12:00AM

AOM Flight Training Scholarship is $500. Awarded to a student in private pilot training at any school. Open to: Montana residents. Selection based on candidate letters explaining the reasons for applying, future career goals, past aviation experience (if any), and outstanding achievements.

1. Mail letter of application in by Dec. 1.
2. Letter should include mailing address, e-mail address, and a phone number.

To learn more visit their website.

VIOLET RICHARDSON AWARD

DEADLINE: NOV 30, 2020

Violet Richardson Award is $600 and the volunteer organization the student works with receives $400. This award recognizes young women, 14 through 17, who, through participation in volunteer activities, have had significant and noteworthy accomplishments.

To learn more visit their website.

RHM STICK WITH SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE:NOV 30, 2020

November is National Scholarship Month and Reach Higher Montana has got you covered with Stick with Scholarships. High school students have a chance to win one of four $500 scholarships, and additional prizes by posting a picture of one of our stickers to Instagram or Facebook.

To enter, students need to:

  • Take a picture of one of our stickers stuck on an object (water bottle, notebook, laptop, etc.)

  • Post the picture on Instagram or Facebook.

  • Tag @ReachHigherMontana

  • Follow us on Instagram or Facebook. BONUS get two entries if you folow us on both.

Click here for more information.

DISTINGUISHED YOUNG WOMEN of MONTANA

DEADLINE DECEMBER 15, 2020

Distinguished Young Women of Montana is part of a national scholarship program that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent in young women.

College scholarships are awarded at the state level ($500 last year) and millions in college-granted scholarships are available ($1 billion nationally). And one representative will advance to the national program in Mobile, Alabama where they give away over $130,000 in cash tuition scholarships.

Participation is FREE. Sign up by December 15th at DistinguishedYW of MT

JFK Profiles in Courage Essay Contest

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15,2020

Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.

The maximum word count is 1,000 with a minimum of 700, not including citations and bibliography. Use at least five varied sources such as government documents, letters, newspaper articles, books, and/or personal interviews.

See rules and application at JFK PROFILES IN COURAGE ESSAY CONTEST

$1,000 to $50,000 Scholarships Available Now!

Deadline is fast approaching. Tell your students to apply today!

High school seniors, BURGER KING® employees, their dependent children, spouses, or domestic partners In the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico can apply to receive $1,000 to $50,000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year!

High school seniors must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

  • Be active in their school, community and/or have work experience

Don’t let your students miss their chance to become a BURGER KING® Scholar.

To learn more and apply visit bk-scholars.com

Application deadline: December 15, 2020.

REACH HIGHER MONTANA SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: JAN 15, 2021

Every year, Reach Higher Montana awards at least 80 - $1,000 scholarships to Montana students through the Reach Higher Montana Scholarship program. We encourage students who wish to reach higher in education, career, and life to apply! The RHM Scholarship opens December 1, and is open to Montana high school seniors and current college students. See the full list of qualifications to apply.

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • Montana high school seniors, or

  • Montana residents who graduated from a Montana high school or approved home school program and are currently attending a Montana college or university, and

  • Attend or will attend at least half time, and

  • Have at least a 2.5 grade point average (GPA), and

  • Submitted the FAFSA for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information visit our website.

America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund, is offering more than $500,000 in scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing an ag-related field of study. Students can apply for a $1,500 scholarship now through January 14, 2021.

Go to AG SCHOLARSHIPS www.AmericasFarmers.com

MONTANA JAYCEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE JANUARY 22,2021 $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP

APPLY AT WWW.USJCISENATE.ORG

VIGILANTE ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD & MONTANA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES’ ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: JAN 25,2021

Applicant or parent must be a member of Vigilante Electric Cooperative

See full application at VEC Leadership Scholarship hard copies can also be found at the BCHS counseling office.

MONTANA ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES' ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: JAN 23, 2021

Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association Memorial Scholarship is (4) $500. Award is open to members of a Montana rural electric cooperative who are Montana residents. The applicants must be high school seniors planning to attend college or colleges of technology or students continuing their under-graduate education. Selection based on personal statement; grades; ACT/SAT scores; activities in school and community.

To learn more visit their website.

MYSA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: JAN 30, 2021

MYSA High School Senior Scholarship is $500. Each season Montana Youth Soccer awards our High School Senior Scholarship to ten applicants from across the state. Each successful applicant receives $500 towards their post-secondary education. Applicants must be players or referees, and during the application process are asked to demonstrate the importance of soccer on their lives.

To learn more visit their website.

ELKS NATIONAL FOUNDATION LEGACY AWARD

DEADLINE:JAN 30, 2021

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards are $4,000. Applicant must be a high school senior and a child or grandchild (step-child, step-grandchild or legal ward) of a living Elk member. Applicants must take the SAT or ACT before application.

To learn more visit their website.

Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

DEADLINE January 31,2021

To qualify for this $1,000 award, graduating seniors must provide verification they have completed at least 50 hours of volunteer service within the past year. COVID-19 related service hours are encouraged and will be weighted in the application scoring process. Students must also verify they have been accepted to a Montana Campus Compact member institution school. Please note all of the embedded two year colleges (City College MSUB, Gallatin College, Highlands College, Missoula College, and Bitterroot College) are part of this network. Finally, applicants must confirm they have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are 100 scholarships available each year. Applications and information on how to apply can be found online at serve.mt.gov.

THE MONTANA WOMAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:JAN 31, 2021

The Montana Women Foundation award scholarships to Montana women who have lived in this state for at least three years and are attending OR plan to attend a Montana college.

To learn more visit their website.

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY -BILLINGS GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

PRIORITY DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 1, 2021

700+ Awards ranging from $200 to FULL TUITION to MUS-B! A complete list of scholarships are available at msubillings.academicworks.com

LENORE TALIAFERRO MEMORIAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:FEB 14, 2021

Lenore Taliaferro Memorial Academic Scholarship is $1,500 awarded to students who have been accepted or enrolled in a college or university and are interested in pursuing a career in the field of gerontology and/or geriatrics.

To learn more visit their website

GEORGE GRANT CHAPTER- TROUT UNLIMITED

TONY SCHOONEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP- up to $2,500

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21,2021

Graduating Senior are eligible to apply, must have at least one recommendation from a senior class teacher. Students that have volunteered for environmental conservation projects, programs or groups will receive higher placement. Completed applications must be submitted by FEBRUARY 21,2021. Applications can be found at GGTU or in the Guidance Office.

MONTANA TECH'S CODEMONTANA SCHOLARSHIPS

DEADLINE: FEB 22, 2021

Montana Tech's Code Montana scholarship of $4,000 is awarded each year to support tuition and/or other expenses at a 2- or 4- Year College or University during the fall academic semester after graduation of that year.

To learn more visit their website.

Women's Cyber Security Scholarships - $6,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: February 22, 2021)

To be eligible for the scholarship a student must: A) Be pursuing, or plan to pursue, a degree with a focus on cybersecurity or information assurance. B) Be a senior in high school with a GPA of at least 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. C) Be attending full time or part time. Applications can be found by going to: https://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarships/31151/womens-cyber-security-scholarships

Montana Community Foundation Scholarships