Joseph “Joey” McKeon Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 21, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Application is required to be submitted to the Counseling/Career Center at Helena High or Capital High on or before Friday, February 21, 2020.
  • Award: $1,000
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This scholarship is being offered in memory of Joseph Michael “Joey” McKeon who graduated from Helena High School in June 2009 and who died as a result of an automobile accident Sunday, November 22, 2009.  Joey was an avid swimmer, swimming competitively for the Helena Lions Swim Team and the Helena High Bengals from 1995 through his senior year 2009.

Joey was dedicated to his sport of swimming and compassionate and helpful to all his fellow swimmers.  Joey established a legacy in the Helena swimming community and was a leader throughout his four years on the Helena High Bengals swim team.

It is with this same spirit of giving, that his family offers this scholarship to a deserving Helena

High School or Capital High School student athlete and graduate who swam competitively for at least two years for the Helena High Bengals or Capital High Bruins.

Application Requirements

The scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who has swam competitively, for at least two years, for the Helena High Bengals or Capital High Bruins swim teams and has a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.  Applicant may not have been awarded a full athletic or academic scholarship to a university, college, or technical school.

Letter of Reference

Two letters of reference are required, one of which must be from a Helena High or Capital High School teacher or coach.


Please attach a typed essay no longer than two pages describing your school activities and your leadership skills in school, as a member of the swim team, and in the community, along with your educational and career plans.  Include in this essay the name and address of the university, college, or technical school you are planning to attend.


Please attach a current transcript of your high school record.  This does not have to be an official transcript.

Method of Payment

The monetary award of $1,000.00 will be sent to the school the student plans to attend in the fall of 2020 and will be split equally between two semesters.