Scholarship Opportunities

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Listed below are scholarships that we have found or ones that have been sent to us to post.

They are listed by due date.

The National Society of Daughters of American Revolution Scholarships

  • Deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applications are due February 15, 2019 Midnight EST.
  • Award: $2,000 - $5,000, depending on the specific scholarship.
  • How To Apply: Please see "More Information"
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Available Scholarships for Graduating Seniors

To obtain all relevent information and applications, visit https://www.dar.org/. Click on Scholarships.

The National Society of Daughters of American Revolution (NSDAR) awards a variety of scholarships through the DAR Scholarship Committee. All applicants must be citizens of the United States and must attend, or plan to attend, an accredited college or university in the United States. Only applications completed correctly and submitted in one email will be considered. Incorrect applications are discarded and no records are returned. Scholarships are awarded regardless of race, sex, or national origin. Personal photographs must not be submitted. Only winners are notified by the National DAR Scholarship Chair following the approval of a ruling by the Executive Committee of NSDAR.

Awards are based on academic excellence, commitment to field of study, and/or financial aid, or other restrictions on specific scholarships. No affiliation with DAR is necessary unless specified. All scholarship applications should be submitted by emailing the application to the email address listed for each specific scholarship.

2019 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

  • Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applicant must submit a completed application and proof of acceptance to one of Montana's Campus Compact member institutions to the Governor's Office of Community Service by January 31, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: www.ysmscholarship.serve.mt.gov
  • Download Application

The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce the 2019 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship opportunity. Up to one hundred high school seniors will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for their volunteer service in their respective communities. Qualifying students will have completed 100 hours or more of volunteer service within the last 12 months. Applications will begin in October and close on January 31, 2019. We are delighted to offer this scholarship opportunity to provide financial assistance for our Montana students who will be attending a Montana Campus Compact Institution next fall.

Gianforte Manufacturing Scholarship

  • Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Priority Deadline is December 31, 2018, final deadline is January 31, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=SAF
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$1,000 for full-time students or $500 for part-time students

Requirements
  • Must be a Montana Resident (as determined by Montana Board or Regents Policy 940.1)
  • Must file a FAFSA and have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of less than $10,000*
    • Dual Credit students are not required to file a FAFSA
  • Must be in good standing at the chosen campus
  • Must not be a Veteran receiving comprehensive training funding through Chapter 33, Chapter 22, the GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation where scholarship funds would simply replace federal funding already supporting the student. (this will be verified with the Financial Aid Office)
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a qualifying program at a participating institution

The Montana Woman Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applications accepted November 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019
  • Award: The TMW Scholarship is a “sliding scale” scholarship.
  • How To Apply: email: info@montanawoman.com

The Montana Woman Foundation (MWF) has scholarships available for women of all ages who want to begin their education or go back to college. MWF is a 501(c)3, non-profit foundation. We strive to promote communities which recognize and support the beauty and power of women, their dreams and the significance of their contributions in our lives.

Montana State Premier Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Due to limited funds, the deadline for this program for Fall 2019 is 2/1/19.
  • Award: Dependent on funds
  • How To Apply: https://www.montana.edu/admissions/premierscholarship/
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Montana State University is accepting applications for our MSU Premier Scholarship Program.

To be eligible, you must complete these steps as soon as possible.

  1. Apply for admission to Montana State University. You can apply online at: msuadmissions.org/application. Be sure to include your self reported GPA on the Self Report Form.
  2. Have your official ACT and/or SAT Scores sent to Montana State University directly from the testing company. ACT school code 2420: actstudent.org/scores/send or SAT school code 4488: sat.collegeboard.org/scores/send-sat-scores
  3. Complete the Montana Premier Scholarship application.

All Premier Scholarships are designated for tuition only. If you are awarded a renewable Premier Scholarship, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits per semester, and maintain resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the scholarship throughout your four years at MSU. MSU freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only.

MSU Billings Scholarships

  • Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Deadline Details: The online scholarship deadline is February 1, 2019.
  • Award: 700+ awards ranging from $200 to FULL TUITION
  • How To Apply: msubillings.academicworks.com
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There are two important components students are required to provide to successfully submit their online scholarship application.  Students must:

  • Write a personal statement (500 words or less) that describes their educational goals and any other relevant information they would like the scholarship committee to consider.
  • Identify three (3) people who will submit an electronic letter of recommendation (students will need to include their references’ email addresses in their online application).

And, GREAT NEWS! Our online application supports repeat access by students. They can log in and out anytime they’d like, draft their application and complete it later, and make changes to their references’ email addresses. It’s also mobile-friendly.

If you have questions regarding MSU Billings scholarships, contact Scholarship Administration at scholarships@msubillings.edu or 406-657-2244 X2339.

Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business Scholarship

Requirements

  • This scholarship is offered exclusively to graduating seniors who are Montana DECA members.

Application

  • https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cobdeca

Courageous Persuaders Competition

  • Deadline: February 8, 2019
  • Award: $3,000
  • How To Apply: http://courageouspersuaders.com/the-competition/
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The Courageous Persuaders competition encourages high school students to create 30-second television commercials on the dangers of underage drinking and texting while driving. Middle school classrooms review and judge the videos, and help determine the scholarship winners.

Lewis and Clark Post No. 2 Oratorical Contest Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 11, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Post No. 2 Oratorical is Monday, February 11, 2019 at the UM Helena Lecture Hall.
  • Award: Range from $100 to $1,500
  • Download Application
  • Find out More →

Eligibility

  • Participants must be citizens of or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
  • Participants must be a students under the age of 20 years on the date of the national contest April 5, 2019.
  • Open to high school students freshman through senior year.

Please see the attached application for further details.

The Bill of Rights Institute Scholarship

We are especially excited about this year’s contest because we are asking students to personalize their essays by telling us what citizenship looks like in their communities in 21st century America.

Bonnie Sue Heller Memorial High School Senior Softball Grant

  • Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Return the grant application, essay and letters of recommendation to: Helena Girls Softball Association ATTN: Bonnie Sure Heller Grant Application PO Box 5021 Helena, MT 59601
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?sid=758226100&url=helenagsa
  • Download Application

The Helena Girls Softball Association (HGSA) established the Bonnie Sue Heller Memorial High School Senior Grant Fund for the benefit of high school senior girls who have participated in HGSA for a minimum of two seasons.

2018-2019 Joseph “Joey” McKeon Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Application is required to be submitted to the Counseling/Career Center at Helena High or Capital High on or before Friday, February 15, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Please see attached application.
  • Download Application

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.

Montana Aerospace Scholars Program Seeks High School Sophomores

In collaboration with NASA, Museum of Flight, and the University of Washington, registration for the Montana Aerospace Scholars program is now open!

Apply for this free dual-phase program that focuses on Earth & Space Science. This experience exposes students to the opportunity to work face-to-face with professional engineers, NASA scientists, university students and educators.

Students who successfully complete the online course will be invited to participate in an all-expenses paid STEM-focused experience at the Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake near Helena.

University of Montana College of Business Scholarship

Requirements

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior who is a member of Montana DECA.

Application

  • https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf6NvXmmISdda120YLqWisKnJtgD_QYhQXOKUDC996XIr4MZA/viewform

The Percival Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 25, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Turn in all documents into the counseling center prior to February 25th, 2019 - 3:30pm.
  • Award: Renewable for 4 years, dependent on the availability of funds
  • Download Application

Requirements

  1. Applicant must be in the top half of his/her class
  2. Have financial need, with particular consideration to be given to orphans and children without the financial support of a father or mother because of divorce or death
  3. Display good character and personality

The CHS Scholarship Committee will select one candidate. This one candidate will compete against the candidate from Helena High School. The Percival Scholarship Trust Committee will interview the two candidates to determine the scholarship recipient and the scholarship amount. If the student remains enrolled and is in good academic standing their scholarship will continue for a total of 4 years, dependent on the availability of funds.

Please include the following documents, in addition to the application form:

  • Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation – from a Capital High teacher or counselor that highlights your character and personality
  • Essay – addressing the following:
    • How Capital High School has prepared you for your post-secondary education
    • Any obstacles or challenges you have faced
    • An influential person from Capital High School and how they have impacted you or made a difference in your life

Mike Bullock Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 8, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applications/references must be received by JSEC Helena by 5:00 PM on March 8th, 2019.
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: Please see Mrs. Doran in the Career Center for the complete application.
  • Download Application

The Helena Job Service Employers Committee (JSEC) is soliciting applications for the Mike Bullock Scholarship. Mike Bullock was a teacher in Helena who worked with young adults and overcome adversity in completing high school.

This $500 scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to high school seniors (including PAL and Home Schooling) from Helena, Boulder and Townsend and White Sulphur Springs with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA wanting to further their education through a course of study at the post-high school level. This training is not limited to traditional college or university course work and can include any trade or technical school.

An equal $500 amount will be given to assist the winner with their second year of post-high school continuing education on condition that they are currently in good standing and re-enrolled for the next year of post-high school education.

Applications and procedures in MS Word format are available from the above-mentioned school career counselors, (Helena, Boulder, Townsend and White Sulphur Springs), or from Job Service Helena. Applications/references must be received by JSEC Helena by 5:00 PM on March 8th, 2019.

Please mail or drop off completed scholarship application:

Helena Job Service Employers Committee                                                                Box 201505                                                                                                                      715 Front Street                                                                                                      Helena, MT 59620-1505

For any questions, please contact Rob Bird at (406) 447-3210 or at rbird@mt.gov

Montana State Golf Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applications must be received no later than March 15, 2019.
  • Award: In 2019 the State Golf Association will be awarding up to $5,000 in scholarship funds to both graduating boys or graduating girls.
  • Download Application

This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior who has been involved with golf. This involvement may include participation on a high school team or in a junior program and need not be presently participating. This scholarship is NOT based on golf skill. Students and parents should read the entire document thoroughly and be sure to complete all areas of the application. If the space provided on the application for responses is inadequate, please feel free to use additional paper. Please title the paper to correspond with the response. Please note: Your application will not be considered unless you have completed all the requirements listed below. More than one scholarship is usually awarded.

REQUIREMENTS
The student must:

1) Have an MSGA Membership. Since the MSGA awards these scholarships, only applicants with an established MSGA Handicap Index will be considered (aka MSGA Membership). This handicap index is free to all Junior players (under 18).
2) Be entering their Freshman year of College/University.
3) Be a resident of Montana.
4) Submit an official copy of their High School Transcript. Include official transcript of high school grades. Class Ranking, GPA, ACT &/or SAT test score questions must be answered and verified by school official.
5) Submit a recent photo of yourself.
6) Enclose two (2) sealed appraisal forms. See SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT
APPRAISAL pages 10 & 11. The Appraiser should not be your relative; however, we realize that some will be related to the Golf appraiser. Please no letters of recommendations.

MUS Honor Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Be sure to send in your printed application and all of the additional documentation (in one envelope) postmarked by March 15, 2019 to be considered.
  • Award: Tuition waiver - average value at a 4-year Montana campus is $5,000 a year or $20,000 for four years.
  • Download Application
  • Find out More →

The MUS Honor Scholarship 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 Board of Regents intends to offer up to 200 scholarships (contingent upon continued funding of the program) annually.

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.

To apply students must:

  • Must apply the year they graduate from a high school accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education
  • Must have been enrolled full-time at a high school accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education for at least three years (any combination of three years but must include senior year)
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 at the end of the 7th semester
  • Must be on track to meet the Board of Regents Rigorous Core Requirements by graduation
  • Must take the ACT or SAT test by December 31 of the student’s senior year
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the State of Montana;
  • Must be accepted by an eligible campus

Application Process

Applying for the MUS Honor Scholarship is a multi-step process. Students must complete each of the following steps by the deadline for their application to be considered complete;

  1. Take the ACT or SAT test by December 31 of the student’s senior year
  2. Apply to and be accepted by one of the eligible campuses
  3. Register online at www.mus.edu/scholarships
  4. Print application and have counselor sign Page 3
  5. Mail the application and additional required documents postmarked by March 15th
    • Copy of official 7th semester transcript reflecting all classes from freshman through the first semester of senior year and cumulative GPA
    • Copy of College Acceptance Letter
    • Proof/certification of ACT/SAT score taken by Dec. 31 (print out from ACT/SAT OR listed as part of high school transcript)
    • High School counselor’s signature must be included on Page 3 of the application (verifying Rigorous Core and attendance)

MUS Honor Scholarships may be used at the following campuses:

U of M – Missoula
Missoula College UM
Bitterroot College
U of M – Western
Helena College UM
Montana Tech
Highlands College of MT Tech
MSU – Bozeman
Gallatin College
MSU – Billings
City College MSU
MSU – Northern
Great Falls College MSU
Dawson CC
Flathead CC
Miles CC

Steve Frankino Capital High School – Class of 1977 Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • How To Apply: Go to the Montana Community Foundation website: www.mtcf.org, Click Grants & Scholarship drop down, Select Apply for Scholarship, Click APPLY ONLINE
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Requirements

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior of Capital High School.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership and good citizenship.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend a full four-year program of study at an accredited Montana school of higher learning.

George and Emily Vucanovich Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • How To Apply: Go to the Montana Community Foundation website: www.mtcf.org, Click on Grants & Scholarship drop down, Select Apply for Scholarship, Click APPLY ONLINE
  • Find out More →

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of one of the following schools: Helena High School, Capital High School, Butte High School, Butte Central High School
  • Applicant must demonstrate a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must plan to attend a two or four year accredited college or university, or be accepted into a post-secondary apprenticeship or training program that has been recognized and approved by the scholarship committee.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, extracurricular activities, life goals and expectations, and exceptional circumstances.

Montana Trial Lawyers Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • How To Apply: Go to the Montana Community Foundation website: www.mtcf.org, Click on Grants & Scholarship drop down, Select Apply for Scholarship, Click APPLY ONLINE
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Requirements

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Helena High School or Capital High School
  • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must demonstrate participation in school, church and community activities, and complete an essay on long-term goals and objectives.
  • Accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, trade, or technical school.

Montana Clerk and Recorders Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applications must be returned by March 15, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000.00 First Place Winner $500.00 Second Place Winner
  • How To Apply: Please see Mrs. Doran in the Career Center for application.

Criteria

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior who will be attending a state school.
  • All applications must include a copy of the applicants grades with grade point average.

All applications must be returned by March 15, 2019 at the following address:

Paulette DeHart, Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder                                                            Lewis and Clark County                                                                                                      316 N Park Ave – Room #168                                                                                            Helena, MT 59623

Evelyn B Johnson Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Scholarship closes on March 15.
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Requirements

  • Applicant must be a member the Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a Montana high school.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, participation in school, community and church activities, long-term goals, and motivation.
  • Accredited posy-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, trade or technical school).

Horatio Alger Montana Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Note that the application period is short: Application opens January 15, 2019 and Closes March 15, 2019. This is a firm deadline.
  • Award: Up to $15,000.
  • How To Apply: For eligibility and application, visit scholars.horatioalger.org/applicants
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Scholarships are awarded to eligible students in Montana. The program specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. The scholarships are funded by Horatio Alger and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. Dennis Washington is a Horatio Alger member, who, like the Scholars, experienced challenges but ultimately overcame them to become a successful business and civic leader.

Dearborn Ranch Scholarship FBO Montana Game Wardens

Requirements

Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who is employed by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a Game Warden.                                                                                                                                Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.75 through the first semester of their senior year of high school.                                                                    Applicant must be – or plan to be – enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary college, college of technology, trade or technical school.

Dearborn Ranch Scholarship FBO Montana Highway Patrol

Requirements

  • Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who is employed by the Montana Highway Patrol.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.75 though the first semester of their senior year of high school.
  • Applicant must be – or plan to be – enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, trade or technical school).

The Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges of Montana Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Application must be postmarked by March 15.
  • Award: $500
  • Download Application

Requirements

  • Students with a GPA of 3.0 or less. You must include a copy of your grade transcript with cumulative GPA.
  • Graduating senior must be attending a college, university, vo-tech, business, nursing, beauty school, etc in Montana.
  • The $500 will be paid to the institution you attend, so, we must know the school of your choice.

Hilleman Scholars Program

  • Deadline: March 23, 2019
  • Award: See Website
  • How To Apply: http://www.montana.edu/hillemanscholars/apply.html

MSU is committed to shaping and supporting the educational experience of recent Montana high school graduates who want to play an active and deliberate role in advancing their futures. The MSU Hilleman Scholars Program is by invitation only. Hilleman Scholars should be eager to build something better for themselves and their communities through service to others.

Only Montana residents and 2018 high school graduates who have submitted an application for enrollment at MSU will be considered. Applications for the program are due no later than Friday, March 23rd. Applications must be submitted online unless an alternative format is requested in advance from the MSU Hilleman Scholars Program at (406) 994-3434.

**THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL DEADLINES – GET YOUR APPLICATION IN!**

Hilleman Scholar Program invitations are based upon:

  • Montana residency.
  • Graduation from a Montana high school in 2018.
  • Pell eligibility.

Hilleman Scholars Program selection is based upon:

  • Your academic, leadership, and career potential, as demonstrated in your essay and letter of reference.
  • Commitment to actively participate in the Summer Success Academy (tentative dates are July 16 – August 24, 2018).
  • Commitment to graduate from MSU in four years.
  • Commitment to fully comply with all Hilleman Scholars Program requirements (including adhering to the MSU Academic Success & Career Plan during all four years of enrollment).
  • Geographic representation in Montana.

Additional information can be found at http://www.montana.edu/hillemanscholars/details.html.

Montana Food Distributors Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 30, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Complete application and support material must be submitted by March 30, 2019.
  • Award: Varies
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We are searching for high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors who deserve a Montana Food Distributors Association (MFDA) Scholarship. Nominees should be associated with the food industry through either employment or family relationships within the industry.

Application Guidelines

  • Application (attached)
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of reference
  • List of accomplishments
  • A background summary

Questions may be directed to the MFDA office at 1-800-735-1082

Helena’s Farmers’ Market Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Deadline Details: All essays must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2019, to be eligible for consideration.
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Please see application form.
  • Download Application

Requirements:

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Resume
  • Copy of Current Transcript
  • 300 to 500 Word Essay explaining why local horticulture products are fundamental to Helena’s Farmers’ Market, and what the Helena Market means to you.

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Return this application postmarked no later than Monday, April 1, 2019.
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: Return postmarked application to: Prickly Pear Sportsmen's association *Attention: Scholarship Committee* PO Box 5025 Helena, MT 59604
  • Download Application

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association: Our objective is to conserve and perpetuate fishing, hunting and other sports as high quality recreational activities in the State of Montana. The Association promotes high standards of sportsmanship, marksmanship, and safe firearm education.

2, $500 scholarships will be awarded to seniors.

Gates of the Mountains Foundation

  • Deadline: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline Details: On of before April 2nd of the applicant's high school graduation year. Exceptions may be granted for eligible GED graduates.
  • Award: $1,000 for two consecutive years.
  • How To Apply: Application (attached) including a personal letter, two separate letters of reference and transcript.
  • Download Application

The Gates of the Mountains Foundation in a non-profit corporation established in 1973 to preserve the heritage of the 1805 Lewis and Clark expedition. Through a balance in preservation, education and recreation, the Foundation strives to safeguard the Gates of the Mountains region for generations to come.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a graduating high school student from the Helena Public School system or a Helena student having received his/her GED and not over 21 years of age. 

Black Mountain Software

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: All submissions must be emailed or postmarked on or before April 15, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000.00
  • How To Apply: Application (attached) and essay may be mailed to: Black Mountain Software ATTN: Scholarship Application Committee 145 Southlake Crest, Suite 1 Polson, MT 59860 Or, emailed to: scholarship@blackmountainsoftware.com
  • Download Application

Black Mountain Software is offering two, $1,000 scholarships to Montana students. All interested 2019 graduating Montana high school seniors who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education are eligible. These accredited institutions include trade schools, technical schools, colleges or universities.

Black Mountain Software                                                                                          ATTN: Scholarship Application Committee                                                                      145 Southlake Crest, Suite 1                                                                                              Polson, MT 59860

Or emailed to: scholarship@blackmountainsoftware.com

 

Last Chance Audubon Society Scholarships

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applications should be completed and returned by email no later than April 15, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: http://www.lastchanceaudubon.org/html/Scholarship.html
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The Last Chance Audubon Society (LCAS) is pleased to announce that up to two awards of $1000 each will be made to graduating seniors from high schools in the Helena School District. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial support to help selected students with their freshman-year college expenses.

Qualifications

Students may apply who anticipate being accepted to a college or university of their choice and who have agreed to attend that institution. Students who apply must have an interest in college/university studies related to habitat protection, conservation, and/or restoration of value to avian and other wildlife species.

Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Award: $750

The Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association announce the availability of two $750 scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester of 2019 to a graduating high schools senior who is seeking a career in local law enforcement. Recipients will be selected on the basis of need and academic ability as well as career goals.

Eligibility:

  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.
  3. Must have a GPA 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.
  4. Student must submit proof on enrollment intentions in a university or college.
  5. When applying, please include the following:
  6. Letter requesting consideration as an applicant.
  7. Current high school transcript.
  8. Personal resume including references.
  9. Outline of career goals.
  10. Recent photograph.
  11. Statement of how you are currently financing your college education.
  12. Letter from high school adviser verifying your academic abilities and attesting to the fact you are enrolled in or have applied for a criminal justice program.

Send Application ans Supporting Documents to:

Sheriff Wynn Meehan                                                                                      Broadwater County Sheriffs Office                                                                              519 Broadway                                                                                                    Townsend, MT 59644

Please send complete copy to:

Nominations

MSPOA Administrative Office                                                                                          34 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2E                                                                                            Helena, MT 59601

Harold Shepherd Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Application may be submitted to the CHS Career Center (Mrs. Doran) on or before April 15, 2019.
  • Award: Up to $1,000
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The Harold Shepherd Memorial scholarship is an annual recognition of a senior track and field student athlete from either Helena high school who embodies the spirit and character of Harold. Quality candidates are those individuals who exhibit selflessness, sportsmanship, work ethic, and commitment to community and family. Candidates are evaluated by their character and their ability to persevere in the face of adversity, and not necessarily by their athletic accomplishments.
Harold was born of humble beginnings during the Great Depression, when a man’s character and work ethic was highly valued. Actions not words, was a principle that Harold lived by. Being the last of eight children, Harold understood the value of manual labor at an early age. Whether it was hauling ice, swathing hay, or construction work, a strong back provided the means to see the positive results of work. Harold’s ability to overcome tragedy was another strong characteristic. He lost his father at an early age and his twin brother to a drowning accident during high school. Harold’s sense of responsibility to his family became evident as he made many sacrifices to care for his mother. Sports became an outlet for Harold to channel his energies – primarily the sport of track and field. As a natural born athlete, coupled with an incredible work ethic and a never-give-up attitude, Harold was an all-star distance runner and was offered a college scholarship. Harold remained true to his mother and decided to stay in Helena, later buying and operating a small cattle ranch and an auto-repair business into his late 70’s. Despite his personal decision, Harold understood the value of higher education and the many benefits it affords, and he helped to ensure that his children had the option to attend college. Harold was an honest, humble, courageous, and loving man. He fully engaged life’s challenges and endeavored to persevere for the benefit of himself and his loved ones.

Application Requirements
The scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who has competed with the Bengal or Bruin Track and Field team during all four years of high school.
Letter of Reference
One letter of reference is required from someone other than your track coach or an immediate family member.
Essay
Please attach a one-page, typewritten essay describing your selflessness, sportsmanship, work ethic, and commitment to community and family. Include any school or community-related activities with examples of your leadership skills, along with any educational or career plans. Please include the name and address of the university, college, or technical school you are planning to attend.
Transcript
Please attach a current transcript of your high school record. This does not have to be an official transcript.
Method of Payment
If awarded, scholarship funds will be paid by the Helena School District directly to the financial aid or registrar’s office of your university, college, or technical school.

Cancer Unwrapped Teen Writing Contest

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Essays must be submitted at cancerpathways.org by April 15, 2019.
  • Award: $500
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Have you survived cancer? Have you watched a loved one or friend deal with cancer? We want to hear your story!

The Cancer Unwrapped High School Writing Contest invites students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $500 cash prizes. Winning essays will be well-written, compelling and emotionally honest.

Details

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 residing in the United States
  • Essays must be between 500 and 2,000 words
  • Essays must be submitted at cancerpathways.org by April 15, 2019

Big Sky State Games Character Counts! Scholarship

$500 to male and female students, recipients will be recognized at the Big Sky State Games Opening Ceremonies.

Requirements

  • You must be a junior in high school and have participated in the Big Sky State Games to complete this scholarship form.

B. Davis Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 24, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Application Procedure
To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

 

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual. 

This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.

  • There is no age restriction
  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

Amethyst Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Deadline Details: All entries must be submitted by midnight ET on May 31, 2019.
  • Award: $500
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Amethyst is passionate about helping people succeed in reaching their goals and this is why they are proud to present their scholarship offer. Keeping the importance of strong communication skills in mind, applicants for this scholarship program should submit their 1,000-word essay on the subject of How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Families in America.

Requirements

  • The applicant must be attending an accredited college or university or have been accepted into one.
  • The applicant must hold a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • The applicant must have earned their high school diploma or GED.
  • Students of all classes of higher education may apply, including those who are working towards their Master’s Degree.

Application Process

  • The applicant will need to submit a 1,000-word essay to scholarship@amethystrecovery.org. The essay format should be in .doc or .pdf.
  • The essay should be creative and heartfelt, but should not contain any vulgar or profane language.
  • The essay should display the writer’s proficiency in the use of the English language, with superior grammar skills, and a full understanding of the essay topic.
  • Once the essay has been submitted, it becomes the property of Amethyst Recovery Center and will not be returned to the writer.

Selection Process

  • All entries must be received by midnight ET on May 31, 2019.
  • The winner of the essay contest will be announced on June 15, 2019.
  • The essay winner will need to provide proof of acceptance or attendance at an accredited college or university.
  • The winner will be notified by email and will have fourteen days to respond. If the winner does not respond within that allotted time, a new essay winner will be chosen.
  • All questions should be submitted to scholarship@amethystrecovery.org.

 

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

2+2 Honor Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Application packets and additional materials must be postmarked bu June 30, 2019.
  • Award: Tuition waiver
  • How To Apply: https://www.mus.edu/Prepare/Pay/Scholarships/2_Plus_2_Honor_Scholarship.asp
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2+2 Honor Scholarships are awarded annually to Montana students graduating from MUS 2-year campuses. This scholarship waives tuition for 2 years as these students continue their education at a qualifying 4-year institutions.

The Coolidge Scholarship

  • Deadline: December 23, 2019
  • Deadline Details: All applications must be completed online and submitted by 5:00 PM EST, Wednesday, January 23, 2019.
  • Award: Full-ride scholarship that may be used at any accredited American University.
  • How To Apply: https://coolidgescholars.org/
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The Coolidge Scholarship is an annually awarded, full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study. The Coolidge may be used by recipients at any accredited American college or university. Anyone of any background, pursuing any academic discipline of study, may apply to this non-partisan, need-blind, program.

Students apply for the Coolidge Scholarship during their junior year of high school. Finalists are flown in for a finalist weekend at the Coolidge Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont where they interview with the Coolidge Scholars Finalist Jury. Recipients of the Coolidge Scholarship are notified of their award late in their junior year, before college application (note: current high school seniors are not eligible to apply). Finalists who are not named Coolidge Scholars are eligible to receive a smaller, one-time, college scholarship.