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. 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:

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.

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. Bold.org- A variety of scholarships from Golf, to women in STEM. Create a profile to get matched to scholarships.

  3. 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.

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

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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).

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

  16. Aviation Scholarships for Montana students and residences. 

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

  18. 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.

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

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

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

  22. 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.

  23. EDUMED- Scholarships for students in the Healthcare field.

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

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


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


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)

Be the Change 406 Coalition presents the RED-CARPET YOUTH VIDEO PROJECT Open to all students. Teams prepare a 1-minute video on the theme " CELEBRATE LIFE,LIVE DRUG-FREE". Cash prizes awarded to top 3 teams. Team applications due Jan 31. Applications can be found on the scholarship rack outside rm 210, or RED CARPET YOUTH VIDEO APPLICATION or BeTheChange406.org.

THE COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP - DEADLINE FEB 23, 2023

The Coolidge Scholarship is a full-ride, four-year, merit scholarship that may be used by recipients for undergraduate study at any accredited college or university in the United States. Any high school junior who plans to enroll in college in the fall of 2024 and is an American citizen or legal permanent resident is eligible to apply (current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Winners may use the scholarship to pursue any academic major. Applications can be found on line at COOLIDGE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

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.

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP

MSU Billings Scholarship Portal

Feb 01, 2023 All day

All degree-seeking MSU Billings students are encouraged to apply for scholarships.

To access the General Application, click the yellow “Sign In” button (upper right) and log in with your MSU Billings NetID and password.
After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to all scholarships you are eligible for based on the information you provided.
The system may request that you supply additional information or recommend scholarship opportunities for which you may be eligible, however, additional steps must be taken to be considered for those awards.
Some scholarships require the applicant to demonstrate financial need; in order to qualify for need-based scholarships you will need to complete the FAFSA for the upcoming academic year.
If you are awarded a scholarship you will receive an award notification to your primary email address. If you do not list an email address on your admission application or in your MyInfo account, we cannot guarantee your application will be matched with scholarship awards.

Important Dates:
November 1 — Montana State University Billings General Application opens.

December 1 — Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) priority date.

February 1 — Priority date for most MSU Billings scholarships. Please refer to individual scholarships for the appropriate deadline.

September 30 — Montana State University Billings General Application closes.

For more information, or to apply, visit this website.

MSU Northern Scholarship Opportunities

Feb 03, 2023 All day

MSU Northern has split their scholarships into two categories: New to MSU-Northern Students First-time Freshman and Transfer Students and Continuing MSU-Northern Students.  Under each category, scholarships are listed by name and include eligibility requirements, amounts awarded, and a link to the general scholarship application for admitted and enrolled students.  

Visit MSU Northern Financial Aid: Scholarships for more information.

Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards

Feb 06, 2023 All day

Who is Eligible?

  1. For the 2023 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2020, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2020, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2023. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.

  2. The applicant must be a high school senior.

  3. The applicant must apply online only. The 2023 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 6, 2023, 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

  4. If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge.

  5. We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2023 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores.

  6. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level.

  7. Legacy Awards may only be applied to accredited US American schools, colleges or universities. (Note: Applicants from Guam, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Philippines may apply Legacy Awards toward schools, colleges or universities in their respective homes.)

  8. If you are selected as a 2023 Legacy Awards recipient, you will be required to perform three instances of service with an Elks Lodge during the four years you are receiving the scholarship. Click here for more information about serving with the Elks.

For more information, please visit our website.

Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Feb 14, 2023 All day

The Montana 4-H Foundation supports 4-H initiatives that focus on healthy living, citizenship, leadership, science, engineering and technology, to name a few.  The mission of the Montana 4-H Foundation is to "help 4-H youth by raising private funds, managing financial resources and partnering with the MSU Extension Service to fund educational opportunities for Montana 4-H youth, volunteer leaders and staff."  ​The Montana 4-H Scholarship winners will be recognized at Montana 4-H Congress on the MSU campus in July.  As a condition of receiving the scholarship, each recipient or their appointee must agree to attend Montana 4-H Congress closing banquet to be recognized.

Applicants need only complete a single application to be considered for multiple scholarships.

Flathead Valley Community College Scholarship Opportunities Feb 15, 2023

FVCC has more than 150 scholarships available to students who complete a single scholarship application.  The PRIORITY DEADLINE is February 15 though some scholarships may be awarded to students who submit their application after this date.

Go to Flathead Valley Community College to apply.

Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarships

Feb 28, 2023

This program will provide annual scholarships to individuals interested in pursuing a career in nursing or advancing their nursing career. It will help the students and healthcare workers of today become the caring nursing professionals of tomorrow and facilitate the development of a nursing workforce to meet Montana’s current and future needs.

Each year, one or more scholarships of up to $2,000 are awarded to college students, as well as professionals already working in the long-term care field, who are interested in pursuing a career in long term care nursing or in advancing their nursing career in a long-term care facility.

To learn more, please visit our website.

Indian Health Service Health Professions Scholarship

Feb 28, 2023 All day

IHS Health Professions Scholarship amount varies. Applicant must be a member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; High school graduate; 2.0+ GPA; pursuing a health-related degree; 2-year service commitment to practice in an Indian Health Facility upon degree completion.

Scholarship opens on Dec. 15.

For more information, please visit our website.

Beaverhead Golf Course Ladies League Scholarship DEADLINE MARCH 1

The mission of the Beaverhead Golf Course Ladies League is stimulate interest in women's golf and promote friendship among those who play golf at the Beaverhead Golf Course. For this reason, we welcome young women who enjoy the game of golf and plan to further their education in the fall of 2023 to apply. Qualifications : Female high school senior who has played at least one year of high school golf and/or who has been involved in junior golf . More information and the scholarship application can be found Beaverhead Golf Course Ladies League Scholarship and on the scholarship rack outside room 210.

Great Harvest Bread Scholarship DEADLINE MARCH 3 BY 12PM.

Great Harvest Franchising, Inc. is offering a four-year scholarship of $1,500 per year to a Beaverhead County High School senior planning to attend college during the 2023-2024 academic year. Immediate family members of Great Harvest Franchising, Inc. employees are not eligible. This scholarship is based on both financial need and academic achievement. Qualifications: You must have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.You must be an enrolled student at BCHS. Please complete and submit application in a sealed envelope to:

Brennan Juden Great Harvest Franchising, Inc. 28 South Montana Street, Dillon MT 59725. Deadline: 12:00 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2023

LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applications can be found at Great Harvest Bread Application or on the scholarship rack outside room 210.

University of Montana Scholarship Portal

Mar 01, 2023 12:00am

Submit your “general application” to be connected with campus-wide scholarship opportunities.  The application deadlines vary by department. New and continuing students who submit a completed General Application by March 1 receive first consideration for the scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office.

You may be asked to answer supplemental questions or to complete an additional application for your specific major. Please check in with your department for more information and check your account throughout the year as more opportunities become available.

Visit the University of Montana Scholarship Portal to apply.

Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) Scholarships

Mar 01, 2023 All day

Scholarships will be awarded and announced in April 2022. Similar to previous years, the NILE Scholarship Committee will be awarding five levels of scholarships:

  • High School One Time Scholarship - Awarded to high school seniors that meet the qualifications listed in the guidelines.

  • Rolling Scholarship - The rolling scholarships will be offered to a select group of High School Seniors who will have the opportunity to renew the scholarship yearly, up to four years of their secondary education. Recipients of rolling scholarships will be chosen from the pool of applicants that are current seniors in High School.

  • Secondary One Time Scholarship - A one-time grant, for students already enrolled in College or a Vo-Tech school meeting the qualifications.

  • Shining Star: All qualified applicants are eligible. This scholarship is for an applicant that stands out in the crowd.

  • NILE Legacy Award - Offered to students that have been very active in various NILE events from the time they were young!

  • Needle In The Haystack – This scholarship will be randomly drawn for during the NILE Foundation's Stetson and Stilettos in the Spring 2022. All scholarship applicants will be eligible - must be present to win.

Scholarship applications and guidelines can be found at https://www.thenile.org/p/events/youth-events/scholarships or by contacting the NILE Office at (406) 256-2495. Applications must be received at the NILE Office by March 1, 2022 by 4 p.m. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Beaverhead County Clerk & Recorders Scholarship DEADLINE MARCH 10

The Montana Association of Clerk and Recorder's is providing one student with a $1,000.00 scholarship and one student with a $500.00 scholarship. The criteria for the scholarship is a graduating senior who will be attending a Montana university, college or vocational-technical school. One applicant from each county in Montana is selected in the initial judging and that application advances to the district level. Each of the districts then selects two candidates for consideration at the state level. The scholarships are awarded from among the candidates advancing through the county and district levels.return the completed application by the MARCH 10th deadline. The applications can be mailed to the following address: Stacey Reynolds Clerk & Recorder 2 South Pacific CL #3, Dillon MT 59725. The scholarships can also be delivered in person to the office of the Beaverhead County Clerk and Recorder located on the main floor of the Courthouse in Dillon. Applications can be found on the scholarship rack outside 210.

Montana Odd Fellows/Rebekah Scholarship

Mar 10, 2023

Applicants MUST include A synopsis of your future plans; A paragraph about your family  including specific mention of membership with either the Odd Fellows or Rebekahs; A statement of why you are applying for the scholarship, including financial need; A photo of yourself; Three Letters of Recommendation; Information about offices held in High School, extracurricular activities, honors and awards, hobbies, and activities outside of school, and home obligations; A stamped self addressed envelope.

A pdf of the application is available HERE.

Horatio Alger/ Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundations MT Scholarship DEADLINE MARCH 15

Montana Scholarship (50 awards at $10,000 each)

The Montana Scholarship Program is funded by Association Member Dennis R. Washington, Chairman, Washington Corporations.

  • High school senior

  • Academic achievement (minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0)

  • Planning to pursue a degree at one of the following institutions:

    • The University of Montana or one of its affiliates, which include:
      • Helena College
      • Missoula College
      • Montana Tech at Butte
      • The University of Montana at Missoula
      • The University of Montana Western at Dillon

    • Montana State University or one of its affiliates, which include:
      • Great Falls College MSU
      • Montana State University Billings
      • Montana State University at Bozeman
      • Montana State University Northern at Havre DEADLINE MARCH 15

Montana University System Honors Scholarship

Mar 15, 2023 All day

The MUS Honor Scholarship (MUSHS) is a 4-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 scholarship does not cover mandatory or class fees. Students should ask the college for a list of fees that are not covered by the scholarship. The Board of Regents intends to offer up to 200 scholarships (contingent upon continued funding of the program) annually.  For additional information about this scholarship please visit the MUSHS fact sheet or the MUS Honor Scholarship to apply.

Montana STEM Scholarship

Mar 15, 2023 All day

Students who are awarded a scholarship and continue to meet the requirements may receive; $1,000 the first year, $1,500 the second year, $1,500 the third year and $2,000 the fourth year

For more information, and to access the application link, click here.

The Montana Community Foundation’s 2023 scholarship season opens in January. To access the scholarship application students can visit our website at  www.mtcf.org/scholarships. DEADLINE MARCH 17

Kids Chance Scholarship

Mar 31, 2023 All day

The Kids Chance Scholarship is open to applicants between the ages of 16-26, who have a high school diploma, GED, HiSET, or will be a graduating high school senior in the current academic year, dependent on a parent or guardian who sustained a serious work-related injury or fatality.

For more information, or to access the online application,  click here.

Barbara Edens Memorial Scholarship

Apr 01, 2023 All day

Barbara Edens Memorial Scholarship is $500 for 4-H'ers who have exemplified leadership, sportsmanship and communication through involvement in the Montana 4-H horse project.  The applicant must be a graduating high school senior and be a member of Montana 4-H who is active in leadership and horse project.

To learn more, please visit our website.

Douglas A. & Nancy W. Dear Memorial Scholarship

Apr 01, 2023 All day

Douglas A. & Nancy W. Dear Memorial Scholarship for $500 will assist an individual with an interest or background in the 4-H Horse Project attending a college or university. The applicant must be a high school senior who has shown proficiency in the Montana 4-H work in the horse project over a period of 3 years, preferably more.

For more information, please visit this website.

Bob and Margaret King Memorial 4-H Scholarship

Apr 01, 2023 All day

Applicant requirements:

  1. Open to incoming freshman or current students

  2. Must have participated in 4-H livestock projects (other than horse)

  3. Be attending an in-state institution of higher learning, including two-year vocational, trade or technical schools

  4. Have a 2.5 GPA or greater

  5. May receive the scholarship more than once, however preference will be given to new applicants

For more information, please visit their website.

Anton and Helga Sundsted Pioneer Scholarship

Apr 01, 2023 All day

Applicant requirements:

  1. A Montana resident

  2. Montana 4-H member for at least three years

  3. Accepted into an accredited institution of higher education including both 2-year and 4-year programs in Montana, North Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming or Washington

  4. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

  5. Incoming freshman or current undergraduate

  6. Pursuing a degree in an agricultural field of study as it relates to production, sciences, economics, education/communications and/or engineering

  7. Financial need considered. Please describe this need in the "other" section of the application.

For more information, visit the website.

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.

American Indian Education Fund Undergraduate Scholarship

Apr 04, 2023 All day

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 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.

 

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.

Black Mountain Software Scholarship

Apr 14, 2023 All day

Consideration for the scholarship requires submission of a completed and signed application form along with your essay. ]

Essays must:

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

Lenore Taliaferro Memorial Academic Scholarship

May 15, 2023 All day

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.

To learn more, please visit our website.