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. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF STUDENTS TO SEEK OUT AND APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
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. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO SEEK OUT AND APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
Try these free sources of information about scholarships:
The financial aid office at a college or career school - go directly to the colleges that you are applying to and search for scholarships on their sites.
The U.S. Department of Labor's FREE scholarship search tool or other search engines:
www.internationalscholarships.com – Searchable database of scholarships all around the world.
www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ –The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program awards scholarships to college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.
MONTANA SCHOLARSHIP SITES:
Reach Higher Montana
MCIS (Montana Career Information System -Montana Scholarships MCIS You will need your MCIS Login information ( See School Counselor).
AWARD MONTANA Undergraduate scholarships and tuition waivers for Montana students attending MUS campuses.
Your library's reference section
Foundations, religious or community organizations, local businesses or civic groups
Organizations (including professional associations) related to your field of interest
Your employer or your parents'/guardians' employers
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
Minority Student Scholarship Guide- Discusses minority scholarships, grants and other financial aid available to African-American, Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, LGBT and female students and helps minority students look for and land scholarships through resources and expert advice.
www.thebestcolleges.org/college-scholarships-for-minority-students/ - Guide to finding scholarships for minorities to help students maximize their financial aid opportunities.
www.jackierobinson.org/impact/programs/ – The Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Programs addresses the financial need of minority college students and provides comprehensive mentoring services.
Charles Shelton Scholarship for African Americans seeking vet degrees-The Charles Shelton Foundation offers renewable scholarships to African American High School Graduates that are pursuing a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Applications are due April 15th. See requirements and application at Charles Shelton Foundation.
Campus Pride National Scholarship Database
Campus Pride provides a searchable database of LGBTQ+ scholarships. They're also an excellent resource for various other collegiate topics, like information about the most (and least) inclusive campuses and special events.
PFLAG Scholarship Programs
This is a list of scholarships offered by PFLAG chapters. If your local PFLAG chapter isn't listed, this doesn't mean it offers no scholarships. Check their website directly.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
The Center offers a variety of scholarships for members of the LGBTQ+ community with varying requirements and deadlines.
Human Rights Campaign LGBTQ Student Scholarship Database
You can search for scholarships, fellowships, and grants for members of the LGBTQ+ community here.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!)
Bold.org- A variety of scholarships from Golf, to women in STEM. Create a profile to get matched to scholarships.
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.
Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
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.
Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarships as a freshman or sophomore in College.
KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
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.
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).
American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
Aviation Scholarships for Montana students and residences.
Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
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.
Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
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.
EDUMED- Scholarships for students in the Healthcare field.
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
Students can learn more about our programs at https://careers.state.gov/internsfellows/pathways-programs/student-programs-overview/ [careers.state.gov] and stay informed of upcoming opportunities by joining our talent network at https://bit.ly/3N90csj [gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com].
High School Student Programs- Upcoming deadlines!
CBYX |The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program: An exchange program jointly offered by the U.S. and German governments. CBYX offers opportunities to study and work abroad for high school students, recent high school graduates with a vocational interest, and young professionals. No previous language experience required. For more information, visit www.exchanges.state.gov/cbyx [exchanges.state.gov]. Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 2022
FLEX |Future Leaders Exchange Abroad Program: Students live with a host family and attend high school in one of three FLEX countries—Georgia, Kazakhstan, or Poland. For more information, visit FLEX Abroad | Discover FLEX [gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. Application Deadline: December 7, 2022
YES ABROAD | Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad: High School students and recent graduates (age 15-18) live and study for an academic year in the Middle East, Asia, or Europe on a full scholarship. For more information, visit www.yes-abroad.org [gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. Application Deadline: December 7, 2022.
Youth Ambassadors Program: Connects high school students and adult mentors both in-person and virtually from across the Western Hemisphere to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. For more information, visit Youth Ambassadors Program - World Learning [gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. Application Deadline: December 12, 2022.
NSLI-Y | National Security Language Initiative for Youth: NSLI-Y provides overseas critical language study opportunities in Arabic, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Russian, or Turkish to American youth. For more information, visit NSLI for Youth | Scholarship to Study Language Abroad [gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. Application Opens: October 2023 (please consider applying next year)
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: THESE ARE LINKS TO ALL MT COLLEGES FINANCIAL AID WEBSITES.
Aaniiih Nakoda College
Scholarship Information | http://www.ancollege.edu/?page=student_services/Financial_aid#schol
Blackfeet Community College
Scholarship Information | https://bfcc.edu/scholarships/
Scholarship Information | https://www.carroll.edu/admission-aid/scholarships-aid
Chief Dull Knife College
Scholarship Information | http://cdkc.edu/node/53
City College at Montana State University Billings
Scholarship Information | http://www.msubillings.edu/scholarships/
Dawson Community College
Scholarship Information | https://www.dawson.edu/cost-affordability/scholarships.html
Flathead Valley Community College
Scholarship Information | http://www.fvcc.edu/scholarships
Fort Peck Community College
Scholarship Information | http://www.fpcc.edu/students/financial-aid/applying-for-financial-aid/
Gallatin College MSU
Scholarship Information | http://gallatin.montana.edu/tuition/scholarships/index.html
Great Falls College MSU
Scholarship Information | http://finaid.gfcmsu.edu/scholarships/index.html
Scholarship Information | http://www.helenacollege.edu/financialaid/default.aspx
Scholarship Information | https://www.mtech.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/index.html
Little Big Horn College
Scholarship Information | http://www.lbhc,edu
Miles Community College
Scholarship Information | http://www.milescc.edu/finaid/Scholarships.aspx
Montana State University
Scholarship Information |Freshmen Scholarships
Montana State University Billings
Scholarship Information | https://msubillings.academicworks.com/
Montana State University Northern
Scholarship Information | http://www.msun.edu/finaid/scholarships/index.aspx
Montana Technological University
Scholarship Information | https://www.mtech.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/index.html
Rocky Mountain College
Scholarship Information | https://www.rocky.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid/rmc-scholarships
Salish Kootenai College
Scholarship Information | https://www.skc.edu/scholarships/
Stone Child College
Scholarship Information | https://stonechild.edu/2015-02-03-23-26-53/scholarships
Scholarship Information | http://www..umt.edu/finaid/scholarships/um-scholarship-portal/default.php
University of Montana
Scholarship Information | https://www.umt.edu/finaid/scholarships/default.php
University of Montana Western
Scholarship Information | https://w.umwestern.edu/section/scholarships/
University of Providence
Scholarship Information | https://www.uprovidence.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/scholarships-grants/
BCHS 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. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE STUDENT TO SEEK OUT AND APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.
OPEN TO UNDERCLASSMEN (9-11)
Horatio Algers National Scholarship Deadline: Mar 15, 2023
To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be enrolled full time as a high school junior in the United States
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
Be a United States citizen
The undergraduate application will be available from December 1, 2022 – March 15, 2023 by visiting Horatio Algers National Scholarship.
Each year, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) invites elementary, middle, and high school students from around the country to enter our civics education essay contest. The contest is designed to promote civics education and deepen students’ understanding of U.S. government.
Montana Grain Growers Association (MGGA) Scholarship Apr 01, 2023 Each applicant must: Be a producer member (or have at least one parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is a producer member) in good standing of the Montana Grain Growers Association.
Be enrolled as a full time student.
Be pursuing an agricultural related degree.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:Scholastic Achievement,School Involvement, Community Involvement,Essay. For more information, or to apply, please visit MGGA.
MABA/MGEA Agri-Business Scholarship
Apr 01, 2023 All day
MABA/MGEA Agri-Business 4-H Scholarship is $750. The applicant must show proficiency in Montana 4-H work over a period of at least 3 years, be a senior in high school or currently pursuing a degree in an agricultural field at a Montana college. Preference is given to students pursuing a degree in plant science, agronomy or agri-business and involved in MABA/MGEA.
For more information, please visit their website.
Montana Farmers Union Scholarships and Grants
Apr 01, 2023 All day
Montana Farmers Union Scholarships and Grants are open to high school seniors attending or planning to attend a University, College, Community College, or College of Technology in or out of state.
For more information, please visit the website.
Northern Seed Trade Association Local Impact Scholarship Apr 01, 2023
Be pursuing an academic major relevant to the seed industry
Be enrolled in and/or attending an accredited 4-year college or university as an undergraduate student or completing a master's thesis.
Confirm that his/her cumulative GPA is 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or comparable to such on a different scale
For more information, or to apply, visit the Northern Seed Trade Association website.
Blewett Statewide Wrestling Scholarship Apr 02, 2023 The Blewett Wrestling Scholarship awards $1000 to one high school wrestler in Class AA, Class A and Class B/C programs who has displayed the best combined qualities of wrestling and academic achievement. For more information, or to obtain the application, please visit their website.
American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship Apr 04, 2023
Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian (student or one parent must be enrolled and have documentation)
Attending an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school
Must be enrolled as a full-time student
GPA between 2.0 - 3.5 is desirable, however, ALL current or future undergraduate students are encouraged to apply
An ACT score of 14 or above is desirable
Online schools and summer programs are not applicable
Visit the American Indian Education Fund to apply.
CLARA & TED HAZELBAKER SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 7 to Pioneer Federal Savings And Loan. 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. The late Ted Hazelbaker was a lifelong Dillon resident who along with his spouse, Clara, supported many community projects and causes. In addition, Ted Hazelbaker served for almost 25 years, many as Board Chairman, on the Board of Directors of Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan. Education was always an extremely high priority for Clara and Ted. Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan is proud to sponsor this scholarship in their names. ELIGIBILITY To be eligible for the Clara and Ted Hazelbaker Scholarship, a student must be of good standing, involved in his/her community, and committed to attending an institution of higher education in the fall of 2023. This is a $1,500.00 scholarship to be paid directly to the educational institution. Go to CALRA & TED HAZELBAKER SCHOLARSHIP apply or Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan . Applications are on the scholarship rack outside room 210.DEADLINE APRIL 7
VFW POST 9040 SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 10 VFW Post 9040 is offering two $500 scholarships. Applications can be found at VFW POST 9040 SCHOLARSHIP AND on the scholarship rack outside room 210. DEADLINE APRIL 10
Dillon Jaycees Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 14 The Dillon Jaycees Is honored to award $1,000 scholarship to a BCHS Senior. Submit application by April 14th. Go to Dillon Jaycees Application or go to the scholarship rack outside room 210.
OrthoRehab Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 14
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". Applications are due to the High School Counselor by April 14 by 2:30 pm. Applications can be found at OrthoRehab Scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside room 210.
Beaverhead Federation of Teachers Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 14TH. Using a word processing program, please complete the following scholarship information. Then Respond to the #6 writing prompt using complete sentences.
1. Name and Address
2. Grade Point Average and Class Rank
3. School Activities-List activities and leadership roles
4. Community Service Involvement-list and describe projects if necessary.
5. Awards and Honors-include the year the award/honor was received.
6. Describe your future goal/plans and what you have done in high school to prepare yourself to accomplish your goals.
Please deliver completed application materials to:Ms. Camy Paffhausen BCHS Room 201 DUE APRIL 14, 2023. Applications can be found at BFT Scholarship Application or on the scholarship rack outside room 210.
Lions Club Community Service Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 14, 2023 $500 Scholarship awarded to a Beaverhead County High School senior who continues their formal education beyond high school at either a university, state college or vocational institution. This scholarship can be applied to any in state or out of state school/institution. Should the recipient choose not to pursue his or her formal education beyond high school, the $500 scholarship will be awarded to another deserving student or returned to the donor. This is a one-time award to each recipient. The selection committee will be the local Lion’s Club. The successful applicant is announced at the spring BCHS Awards Banquet.
CRITERIA USED BY SELECTION COMMITTEE:
· 25% Academic Excellence
· 25% Essay-1 page- “ Why Community Service is Important”
· 50% Documented hours of community service
Applicants must submit:
1. Letter of application for the scholarship
3. One page essay “ “Why community Service is Important”
Applications must be submitted to BCHS Superintendent/Principal not later than April 14th, 2023 . Applications can be found at LIONS CLUB COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION OR on the scholarship rack outside room 210.
MONTANA ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS 2023 Scholarship Application DEADLiNE APRIL 14, 2023
Two $1,000 Scholarships are available for Montana students—high school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Montana may apply.
● Must be a US citizen with Montana residency
● Minimum grade point average of 3.0
● Enrollment or plans to enroll in a course of study that allows students to explore natural resource issues. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, range science, forestry, environmental science, land resource science, plant science, etc.
Students may receive a scholarship both as a high school senior and once during post-secondary career.
Click here to apply online, or go to our website Scholarships | Montana Association of Conservation Districts to apply.
The application must include the following:
● A letter of recommendation from an instructor familiar with your work
● Your unofficial transcript listing courses taken and grades received
● An original 300-500 word essay describing how your education and experiences have given you the opportunity to explore natural resource conservation, and how you plan to impact natural resource conservation in the future. List how your leadership, school and community activities will influence your career goals.
● Acceptance letter to an accredited college (if appropriate)
Deadline: April 14, 2023.
Should you have any questions, please contact LaRinda Spencer at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-443-5711.
Black Mountain Software Scholarship
Apr 14, 2023
Consideration for the scholarship requires submission of a completed and signed application form along with your essay. ]
1. Begin by stating the essay question followed by your essay.
2. Limit your essay to 500 words.
3. Use 11 pt. or 12 pt. size font.
4. Your essay needs to be double-spaced on a standard 8½ x 11 inch page format.
5. Center page numbers at the bottom of each page.
The application and additional instructions can be found at Black Mountain
BEAVERHEAD COUNTY DUI TASK FORCE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE APRIL 15
You can help others become more aware of life choices by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible seniors in Beaverhead County may enter for two $500 scholarship . Go to BC DUI TF Scholarship Application. Applications are on the scholarship rack outside room 210. DEADLINE APRIL 15th to Beaverhead County DUI Task Force.
Montana Newspaper Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2023
Eligible applicants must be residents of Montana who are graduating from an accredited high school in the spring of 2023. They must plan to enroll in a journalism (print, broadcast, multimedia) or journalism-related field of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school. Journalism-related fields would include, but are not limited to, graphic design, photography/visual arts, sales/marketing, business administration, English, communications and public relations. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to attend Montana post-secondary institutions.This $1,000 scholarship will be paid directly to the successful applicant’s post-secondary institution.
High school attended:
Cumulative grade-point average:
Post-secondary institution you plan to attend:
Address of post-secondary institution:
Major you have selected:
Tell us about your high school journalism endeavors, including classes taken and school newspapers, social media pages, websites, blogs, etc., on which you have worked, including any awards you have received:
Tell us why you want to major in journalism or a journalism-related field:
Tell us what your career goals, after completing your degree, are:
Describe your financial need:
Return completed application to:
MNF President Melody Martinsen
P.O. Box 320
Choteau, MT 59422
Please request confirmation from Martinsen (via text, email or phone call) that she has received your scholarship application.
Montana Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association Scholarships
Apr 15, 2023 All day
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
1. High school graduate or successful GED completion.
2. Must be able to meet basic peace officer eligibility requirements as established by Montana statute and the Montana Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (MCA 7-32-303) (23.13.2 – POST Certification).
3. Must have a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 and preferably plans to be enrolled as a full-time student in a Montana based college or university that offers a minimum AA degree in the Criminal Justice Field. OR must have a current college/university grade point average of at least 2.5 and be pursuing a degree in the Criminal Justice Field.
4. High School students applying for the fall scholarship must submit proof on enrollment intentions in a university or college. College Students must submit proof of enrollment at his/her current university or college.
5. When applying for a scholarship, please include the following:
Letter requesting consideration as an applicant.
Current High School transcript OR Current College/University Transcript.
Personal resume including references.
Outline of career goals.
Statement of how you are currently financing your college education.
Letter from high school or college advisor verifying your academic abilities and attesting to the fact you are enrolled in or have applied for a criminal justice degree program.
Applications are available from Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association.
Montana Contractors Association Scholarships
Apr 21, 2023
To qualify for the Presidential Scholarships, applicants must have parents or guardians employed by MCA member companies; be attending an accredited postsecondary school OR an accredited Montana postsecondary school; and provide a completed application that demonstrates dedication to scholastic record and ability, involvement in extra-curricular activities, and desire to work hard to succeed. To qualify for the MCA Concrete Division Scholarships, applicants must meet the qualifications mentioned above AND be the child or dependent of an MCA’s Concrete Division member.
Visit the Montana Contractors Association webpage for links to the application.
Live Laugh Love like Lauryn Goldhahn Scholarship Apr 21, 2023 All day
Visit the Lauryn Goldhahn Scholarship page for more information and to apply.
Sarah Pelletier Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 24 Sarah Pelletier came into this world a fighter. She spent the next 26 years of her life teaching everyone who knew her about determination, finding joy and never letting the trials we face bring us down. She was an inspiration to many and brought love and laughter into the lives of those she came in contact with. The community of Dillon played a huge role in Sarah being able to live her best life. This scholarship is a way to honor the life Sarah lived and give back to the community she called home. Requirements: 1) Completed application cover page 2) Personal Essay: Write a short summary (200-500 words). Tell us about yourself. We would love to know your future plans and where you see yourself in 10 years. Let us know how you have helped your community. If you have been able to reach out to those with special needs please highlight those experiences. 3) Must have at least 3.00 GPA. Please include transcript 4) 2 (Two) letters of recommendation (Not to include family members) 5) Must be attending a 2 or 4 year accredited school, in MT or out of state. Proof of acceptance to college or university. Applications can be found on the scholarship rack outside room 210 or at Sarah Pelletier Memorial Scholarship. Due to BCHS counselor by April 24.
Connie Nicholas Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 24, 2023 The Connie Nicholas Memorial Scholarship was created by Connie’s daughter to support students who wish to continue their education at the University level. Connie Nicholas believed that education created an opportunity to expand one’s horizons and was the means by which the world could be changed. Connie engaged those she came across to challenge their perspective while being intrigued about others’ experiences. As a local business woman, Connie was recognized nationally among outstanding women in banking, elected mayor of Dillon, and to the BCHS School Board. Connie quietly encouraged and helped more people than we will ever know. She engaged and encouraged so many she came in contact with and her daughter and granddaughters wish to continue her legacy of helping others through her example to assist students who aspire to attend University and whose work in their academic career has been exemplary. All students are encourage to apply. This $1,500 scholarship can be applied towards a 4-year college in Montana or out of state. Graduating seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 need to complete the application, add your transcript and one Reference Letter from a teacher or mentor. Return completed application packet to the BCHS counselor by April 24 2023. Recipient will be announced at the BCHS Awards Night. Applications can be found on the scholarship rack outside room 210 or at Connie Nicholas Memorial Scholarship .
Dillon Masonic Lodge No 16 Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 25. The Dillon Masonic Lodge No 16 is proud to offer 2 scholarships for seniors graduating in Beaverhead County. Applications can be found at Dillon Masonic Lodge No 16 Scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside room 210. All documents and essay are due APRIL 25 TO THE MASONIC LODGE .
American Legion Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 28. APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND AT American Legion Scholarship Application or on the scholarship rack outside room 210.
Dillon Elks Lodge 1554 Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 28 TO THE SCHOOL COUNSELOR. The Dillon Elks Lodge created a scholarship fund to help motivated BCHS graduates attend the College, Technical School or Vo-Tech school of their choice. Applications can be found at Dillon Elks Scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside room 210.
Dr David B Mitchell Memorial Scholarship DEADLINE APRIL 28 . In honor of Dr. David B Mitchell his family would like to provide 2-$1,000 scholarships to BCHS students planning to pursue a career in the medical field or environmental science Applications can be found at Dr David B Mitchell Memorial Scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside room 210.
Grasshopper Valley Ladies Club Scholarship DEADLINE MAY 1 The Grasshopper Valley Ladies Club is offering 2-$800 scholarships to BCHS seniors. Applications can be found at Grasshopper Valley Ladies Club Application or on the scholarship rack outside room 210.
Whitetail Properties Scholarship DEADLINE MAY 2 .Whitetail Properties Real Estate is pleased to sponsor The Beaverhead County Outstanding Character Scholarship. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding work ethic, has shown involvement in his or her community, displays integrity, and is motivated to pursue a higher education or trade. Preference for this scholarship will not be based on financial need, but instead will reward an individual for his or her strength of character. Applications can be found at Beaverhead County Outstanding Character Scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside room 210. Application must be submitted by May 2.
United Way of Beaverhead County Community Service Scholarship DEADLINE MAY 3. The Beaverhead County High School Community Service Scholarship recognizes a high school senior who has given back locally and globally to their community, through volunteer service. The scholarship award of $1000 will be sent directly to the recipient's post secondary institution. Applications can be found at United Way of Beaverhead County Community Service Scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside room 210. Applications are due to the School Counselor by May 3rd by 2:30pm.
Rotary Club of Dillon Scholarship DEADLINE MAY 5, 2023. Applications can be found at Rotary Club Scholarship Application or on scholarship rack outside room 210.
Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary Scholarship DEADLINE MAY 19 MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MAY 15TH. The Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary is offering a $500 scholarship to a BCHS or Lima graduate. Applications can be found at Dillon Jaycee Auxiliary Scholarship or on the scholarship rack outside room 210. Applications must be postmarked by May 15 or emailed to email@example.com by May 15th.
Lenore Taliaferro Memorial Academic Scholarship May 15, 2023 The Montana Gerontology Society (MGS) is sponsoring three $2,500 scholarships for a Montana student who is pursuing a career in the field of aging. A one-year membership in the Montana Gerontology Society and a waiver of the registration fee for the annual conference will be included with this award. Scholarship awardees will be announced at the annual Montana Gerontology Society Conference. Recipients MUST attend the conference.
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APWA Rocky Mountain Chapter Scholarship
The purpose is to provide assistance to aid in the payment of tuition, books and fees for any applicant interested in the Public Works field. Scholarship applicants must meet all of the following criteria.
Maintained a cumulative grade point average from high school of 2.50 or better.
Received a written acceptance from the college, university or other educational institution they desire to attend. If written acceptance is not included, a statement as to why it is not included must be part of the scholarship application. Verification of acceptance will be required prior to the scholarship being issued.
Be a high school graduate or equivalent (G.E.D.).
Be a resident of the state of Idaho, Montana or Wyoming for at least six months prior to submitting the application.
The Scholarship Committee will verify the applicant’s status immediately prior to the awarding of the scholarship to determine if there has been any change to the applicant’s status between the date of the application and the date of the award.
A copy of the application can be found here.
Horatio Algers Career and Technical Scholarship
Jun 15, 2023
This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity. The application is open to students who are currently enrolled or will enroll at a community college/technical center in pursuit of a technical degree and meet the following criteria.
High school or equivalent completion by July 1
Be enrolled in an associates, certificate, or diploma program leading to employment (may not be enrolled in pre-requisite courses)
Attend a not-for-profit school
Demonstrate financial need (Family income under $55,000 OR Pell eligibility)
Student is under the age of 35
500 Scholarships of up to $2,500 each will be awarded.
Visit the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship to apply.