Scholarship Opportunities

This is just a sampling of the scholarships and grants available. Please see Mrs. Orzechowski in the Career Center for more information.

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Additional Local and Highlighted Scholarships listed below

SR Education

Deadline: Varies – offers 4 bi-monthly scholarships

Award Value: $2,000

Qualifications: Requirements vary depending on scholarship.


Student Scholarship Organization

Deadline: Varies

Award Value: Varies

Qualifications: Varies, this is for multiple scholarships.

Information available online at

The Tree Center Scholarship

Deadline: March 20th, June 20th, September 20th, and December 20th

Award: $500

Qualifications: Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent). Must be an American citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa. Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (this could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.).  Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation. The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

Apply: To apply and for additional information go to

Veteran’s United Foundation Scholarship

Available: Spring application – March 15 through April 30. Fall application – September 15 through October 31 annually.

Award Value: $2,000 biannually

Qualifications: A current active-duty service member, Veteran of the United States Armed Forces, spouse of a service member or veteran, surviving spouse or child of a fallen service member or child of a service member or veteran. Applicant must be pursuing an associates, bachelors, masters or doctorate from an accredited college or university or plan to attend in the following academic year. Applicants must also display financial need and maintain a cumulative 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

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Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant Program

Deadline: Ongoing until funds are exhausted

Award Value: Varies

Qualifications:  Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school* for the entire upcoming academic year. *College must not be on warning or probationary status with the federal government, or must not be in litigation with the federal government or a state. Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.  Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.

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Montana Chamber Foundation Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 2, 2017

Apply Online:  MTHSBC Applications must be submitted by June 2, 2017. Click here to access the online application.  
We are now accepting applications for the Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship.  Applicants must be a graduate of a Montana high school; have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA; and be a postsecondary 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year student.  Preference will be given to a business major and past participants of the Montana High School Business Challenge.

Applications are being accepted from May 8 – June 2.  Go to MTHSBC for further details and to access the online application.

In 2014, the Montana Chamber Foundation created the Kelly Kuntz Memorial Fund, in memory of our friend and former Board member.  Kelly, Senior Vice President, Financial Consultant with D.A. Davidson & Co. passed away in February 2014.  Kelly served on the Board of Directors of the Montana Chamber of Commerce for a number of years and, at the time of his passing, was on the Board of Directors of the Foundation.

For more information regarding the Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship or the Montana High School Business Challenge, contact Stacye Dorrington, HSBC Coordinator, at 888.442.6668 ext. 100 or

Pacific Medical Training 2017 Essay Contest

  • Deadline: August 20, 2017

Award:  $1,000


The Essay
Your submission will be a 750 to 1,000 word essay discussing emergency medical care from the perspective of a medical student. Basic life support is a critical skill for all healthcare providers and advanced and pediatric life support are also practiced by certain nurses and physicians depending on where they are working. Please explain how you will prepare mentally and physically before performing life saving techniques on patients in your career. Working as a healthcare provider can be a stressful and rewarding career. And we are looking for your insight and advice for other students entering the field.

We will grant a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for three runner ups. Our courses include ACLS, BLS, PALS and monitor technician certification.


  • Deadline: September 29, 2017

Award: $1,000


Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded (drawn) next fall at the Log Jam Banquet at Flathead County Fairgrounds. Applicants must be Montana residents and planning on enrolling in a trade school, college or university in Montana. In addition to using the scholarship within a year, applicants must write a letter describing their immediate relationship to the timber industry. (loggers, log truck drivers, chip truck drivers, mill workers, etc).

CPR Certification Institute Scholarship

  • Deadline: September 30, 2017

Award:  $2,000

Information and requirements:

Are you pursuing a career of service in a medical related field? We respect and honor your choice, and want to help you achieve your goal of helping others!

To that end, we cordially invite you to enter our 2017 CPR Certification Institute Scholarship for Health Care Professionals essay contest, which provides a $2000 scholarship. Our goal is to encourage your career choice by supporting you in your journey, whether that means helping you finish your medical training, finish a college course, or launch your career.

CPR Certification Institute will grant a $2,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay. Three runner ups will be granted complimentary access to any of our courses, including a range of certification choices (a potential value of over $300.00).

National CPR Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: November 17, 2017

Award:  $2,000


In recognition of your commitment to helping others through practice of a medical profession, we at National CPR Association invite you to join our Healthcare Training Scholarship Plan to aid you in your endeavors to become a qualified professional in your chosen field.

To that end, we shall be awarding a $2,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay and one (1) complimentary pass each to the CPR Certification program of their choice, valued at $275, to the second and third place winners. All three winning entries shall be posted on the National CPR Association’s website.

Writing Your Essay

We are looking for a 500-1000 word essay with a focus on your personal thoughts and feelings. Tell us what you think about the possibility that you may be required to perform CPR on someone to save their life – how will you handle the situation, and what kind of preparation will you undertake to ensure you are ready for and up to the task? If you have been involved already in a lifesaving scenario, we would like to read about that as well – include as many specifics as possible and relate your feelings and thoughts about the incident.

Expert knowledge of CPR is neither required not expected, since you may not have yet received training in this lifesaving procedure. Instead, we will be focused on the clarity and cohesion of your message, its sincerity and persuasiveness, and how effective it is judged to be at getting your point across.

How to Enter

You should type and save your entry in Micrososft Word as a .doc or .docx file, named using your last name, first initial, and name of your learning institution (for example, WOODARD_J_HARVARD.docx)

Attach the file to an email with the subject line “CPR ESSAY CONTEST ENTRY” and include the following in the body of the email:

Full name
Contact Information (Home Address; Email Address and Telephone number)
Name of School
Type of Program
Submit your entry via email to no later than 11:59 PM PST on November 30, 2017.

Eligible Participants

Anyone enrolled in a college program (under graduate or graduate track) can enter; we are specifically hoping to see entries from students enrolled in programs or coursework in the following fields:

Dental School
Emergency Medical Technician Program
Medical College
Nursing School
Paramedic Program
Pharmacy College
Respiratory Therapy Program
Employees of National CPR Association and our affiliates, and employee relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity are prohibited from joining this contest.

2017 Green Home Improvement Scholarship by HomeAdvisor

  • Deadline: December 15, 2017

Award: One winner will be selected by January 31, 2018 to receive the $1,000 scholarship.

We will begin accepting submissions for the 2017 scholarship on February 1.

2017 Green Home Improvement Scholarship

Submit your essay.


Minimum: 1,000 words
Maximum: 2,000 words

2017 Topic on Green Home Improvement:
Green home improvement is a trend in modern home design and construction throughout the United States. Homeowners are taking steps to improve their homes for various reasons, all of which impact the environment and society in the long term. Why is green home improvement important in the world today? Why is green home improvement important to you? Some questions to consider when answering this theme might be:

Why is going green in the home important?
What are some of the best ways to make a home more green?
What are some of the best green alternatives to use in the home?
What are some unique green alternatives to use in the home?
Answers will be graded based on their creativity, originality, quality and relevance towards green home improvement innovations.

About the scholarship:
HomeAdvisor’s green home improvement scholarship challenges students to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts towards green homes and energy-efficient improvements. Our goal is to hopefully help future students make changes and innovations in the green home improvement industry. This scholarship intends to serves as the first step towards those changes.

Scholarship Overview:
HomeAdvisor is challenging students to break new ground in green home improvement by offering a scholarship every year to one student. High school seniors accepted to a college or trade school or any student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States are qualified to apply by submitting a 1,000 to 2,000 word essay.

Students should e-mail their essays


Crazy Games Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 31, 2017

Award:  $1,500

Application and information:

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship content, applicants must meet the following criteria;
1.  Must be currently attending University or college (or set to attend) during the 2017 calendar year.
2.  Must be in good standing with current or prospective institution.
3.  Must apply to the content via email, providing name, address, university name, major and your expected graduation month and year.
4.  Provide your application (a piece of game-development related work) before December 31st, 2017.
A winner will be chosen by the 15th January 2018.

All submissions (including game prototypes, essays, digital graphics or technical overviews) should be submitted via email to: