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Available Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
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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.
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.
$1,000 for full-time students or $500 for part-time students
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 University is accepting applications for our MSU Premier Scholarship Program.
To be eligible, you must complete these steps as soon as possible.
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.
There are two important components students are required to provide to successfully submit their online scholarship application. Students must:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-657-2244 X2339.
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.
Please see the attached application for further details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 email@example.com
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.
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.
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:
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;
MUS Honor Scholarships may be used at the following campuses:
|U of M – Missoula
Missoula College UM
U of M – Western
Helena College UM
Highlands College of MT Tech
|MSU – Bozeman
MSU – Billings
City College MSU
MSU – Northern
Great Falls College MSU
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
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.
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.
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:
Hilleman Scholars Program selection is based upon:
Additional information can be found at http://www.montana.edu/hillemanscholars/details.html.
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.
Questions may be directed to the MFDA office at 1-800-735-1082
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.
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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
Send Application ans Supporting Documents to:
Sheriff Wynn Meehan Broadwater County Sheriffs Office 519 Broadway Townsend, MT 59644
Please send complete copy to:
MSPOA Administrative Office 34 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2E Helena, MT 59601
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
$500 to male and female students, recipients will be recognized at the Big Sky State Games Opening Ceremonies.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 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 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.