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.


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Course Hero Ongoing Monthly Scholarships


– Must attend a university or plan to attend a university (a four-year or a two-year college)

– Must be a US Citizen

– Must be at least 16 years old
– Deadlines vary by month

Montana Western Scholarships

  • Deadline: January 15, 2020
  • Award: Varies
    • Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply for scholarships, you must

You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

  • New students and new transfer students, please use the EMAIL ADDRESS YOU SUBMITTED ON YOUR APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION. You will not receive your official email address until you register for classes. (If you are having trouble, make sure you double check the email you used in the admission process.)
  • Returning students and administrators, please use your official email address. This is the only way your record will be identified in the system.

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MFPE Higher Education Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 10, 2020
  • Award: $1500.00
  • How To Apply: Complete PDF Application
  • Download Application

MFPE will award two 2020 – 2021 academic year scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each, one to a new student (one who has not previously enrolled in or attended any public Montana college or university); and one to a continuing student (one who is currently enrolled in and attending a public Montana college or university). The students must be MFPE members or dependents of MFPE members. Application must include a personal statement, letter of recommendation, summary of applicant’s community involvement and financial need, and academic transcripts. MFPE shall announce the scholarship awards at the MFPE annual conference, April 3-4 in Helena.

The application and all required documents for MFPE scholarships must be received at MFPE headquarters by March 10th, 2020. See link below for full applicant instructions and eligibility requirements.

Please mail or submit to:

Attn: Scholarship Committee
1232 East 6th Ave.
Helena, MT 59604

Helena’s Farmers’ Market Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 30, 2020
  • Deadline Details: All essays must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2020 to be eligible for consideration
  • Award: $1,000.00
  • How To Apply: Mail completed application to Helena's Farmers' Market PO Box 938 Helena, MT 59624

Scholarship funds will be awarded for the purpose of higher education costs, please submit Letter of Recommendation, resume, copy of Current Transcript and 300-500 word essay.

McBride Family Scholarship

  • Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
  • How To Apply: Mail to MSU Northern ATTN: Financial Aid PO Box 7751 Havre, MT 59501
  • Download Application

The McBride Family Scholarship is available for up to four consecutive years, in the amount of $4,000 per year. The recipient must be a Montana public high school graduate, with preference given to Helena graduates, and must have a 2.5 or better GPA. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s tuition, fees, room/board and books at Montana State University Northern.

Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Scholarship applications must be received (or postmarked) by April 1st.

Scholarships and grants provide opportunities for youth and adults to strengthen their skills and maximize their positive impacts on the communities in which they live.

Utah State Huntsman Scholar Program

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Deadline Details: April 1, 2020 for Fall 2020 entry. PRIORITY DEADLINE: February 15, 2020
  • Award: $2,000 annual scholarship

Application Requirements

Step 1  Meet ONE or more of the following qualification:

  • Top 10 % of high school class
  • 3.7+ High School GPA
  • 28+ ACT/1310+ SAT score
  • 3.5+ High School GPA and 24+ ACT/1160+SAT

Step 2  Apply to Utah State and select one of the seven business majors as your “field of study.”

Sweet Adelines International Music Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Award: $500.00
  • How To Apply:
  • Download Application

Five Valley Chores of Sweet Adelines, International enthusiastically supports the music programs in our area schools. To re-affirm this support, we are proud to announce the awarding of a music scholarship in the amount of $500.00.

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Assn. Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Award: $500.00
  • How To Apply: Complete PDF Application
  • Download Application



  • Carefully read the information and instruction printed in this packet
  • Include all attachments as requested.
  • Securely attach all extra documents to the packet.
  • Clearly print or type your full name on the upper left corner of all pages, including attachments.
  • Do not send application in binders. Secure documents with paper clips.
  • Make sure all portions of the application are completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A physical signature under “Part VIII: Signature” is required.
  • Return this application postmarked no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to:

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association

Scholarship Committee

PO Box 5025

Helena, MT 59604

Helena Engineers Club Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
  • How To Apply: Complete application and mail in
  • Download Application

High School Seniors are eligible if they enroll by September 1st, 2020, in an Engineering Program at an accredited engineering college, such as Montana State University, Montana Tech, Carroll College, or any other accredited engineering college.


Early Childhood Education Degree Scholarships

  • Deadline: April 2, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Scholarship deadlines vary.
  • Award: Varies
  • Find out More →

Some of these scholarships will be dedicated to ECE specifically; whereas, others will be dedicated to future teachers in general. Be sure to look at all scholarships for education majors no matter whether the scholarship is for college and university expenses, liscensure, or for conferences.

Helena Kiwanis Club Weber Music Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 10, 2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
  • How To Apply: Complete application and mail in
  • Download Application

How to apply for Helena Kiwanis Club Weber Music Scholarship:
1. Scholarship applications may be obtained from the school Career Center, Music Teachers, or by
contacting the Helena Kiwanis Club at 406‐442‐8657.
2. Follow the instructions outlined in the scholarship packet.
3. One $1,000 scholarship each will be awarded at Capital High School and Helena High School.
4. Mail the application, CD, DVD, or USB Drive of your music selection, and letters of personal reference to
the Helena Kiwanis Club.
5. Application due date for the 2020 Helena Kiwanis Club Music Scholarships is April 10, 2020. The
applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee composed of Helena Kiwanis Club members.

Black Mountain Software Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Must be emailed or postmarked on or before April 15, 2020.
  • Award: $1,000 (Two will be offered)
  • Download Application

Any Montana high school senior graduating in 2020 may apply if he or she will be attending an accredited institution of higher education. These accredited institutions include trade schools, technical schools, colleges or universities. The applicant’s field of study may be any field that they want to pursue.

Applications and essays may be submitted electronically or mailed to Black Mountain Software. Please see the scholarship application for those specific addresses along with instructions for completing the application form and requirements for the essay. All submissions must be emailed or postmarked on or before April 15, 2020.

 Black Mountain Software looks forward to honoring two Montana high school graduates with these scholarships to help defray the costs of continuing with their education.

Lewis & Clark Republican Women Cyndi Forbes Memorial Scholarship Fund-2020

  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
  • How To Apply: Complete PDF Application
  • Download Application

The Lewis & Clark Republican Women are pleased to announce our Eighth Annual Scholarship. The Cyndi Forbes Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to a female high school senior, high school graduate or equivalent who is a resident of Lewis & Clark, Broadwater or Jefferson Counties and is either entering, currently enrolled or is returning to an institution of higher education in Montana.

Horatio Alger Career and Technical Education Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
  • How To Apply:

Scholarships are awarded to eligible students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.


Click here to apply.

Last Chance Audubon Society Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Deadline Details: April 15, 2020 submission deadline, selection to be made by April 30, 2020
  • Award: Up tp two $1,000 scholarships
  • Download Application


  • A $1,000 to a Helena Scholl District senior with documented college acceptance
  • Intended study should be related to LCAS’s and/or National Audubon’s mission
  • Selection to be made by April 30, 2020
  • Awards made August 2020


  • April 15, 2020 submission deadline
  • Application is on our website or contact your school counselor
  • Include a letter of recommendation and essay
  • Further questions – call or email LCAS President Janice Miller, 439-5762, or Education Chair Sumner Sharpe, 443-6536,
  • For instructions and links to forms see website

Montana Sheriffs & Peace Officers Association

  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Send Application and Supporting Documents to: Sheriff Wynn Meehan Broadwater County Sheriffs Office 519 Broadway Townsend, MT 59644
  • Award: $1500.00
  • How To Apply: Send Application and Supporting Documents to: Sheriff Wynn Meehan Broadwater County Sheriffs Office 519 Broadway Townsend, MT 59644
  • Download Application

The Montana Sheriff’s and Peace Officer Association announces the availability of two $1500.00 scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester of 2020 to a graduating high school senior who is seeking a career in local law enforcement.

Montana State Elks Association Music Scholarship

On behalf of the Montana State Elks Association (M.S.E.A.), I am pleased to announce the 15th Annual Music Scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating Montana high school seniors, academic year 2019-2020, whose intentions are to make music a central part of their future. The graduating senior must either major or minor in music education/performance at a school of higher education: i.e., college/university, community college, etc.

For more information, click here.

Eve Weaver O’Connell Scholarship

  • Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Award: Amounts vary per award
  • How To Apply:

Application opens February 27th, 2020.

Eligibility requirements:

Be high school seniors or high school graduates

Be within the middle one-third in scholastic standing (and in good academic standing) at the time of initial application, as a graduating high school senior.

Demonstrate financial need

Demonstrate traits of good character and ability, a willingness to further his or her education in college, and adaptability in associating with other students

Be planning to attend full-time an accredited college or university in Montana

MSU-Northern Washington Diesel Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 1, 2020
  • How To Apply: MSUNStudents.aspx.
  • Download Application

Montana State University-Northern is recognized as a leading diesel mechanic college by industry leaders. As a result, MSUN has an exciting opportunity for new, incoming Freshmen. The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has donated $20,000 a year, for the next three years, to fund scholarships for new Diesel Technology majors at MSUN.

Big Sky State Games Character Counts! Scholarship

The Big Sky State Games has teamed up with the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition and Kenco Security and Technology to recognize the importance of sportsmanship and character in Montana student athletes.

Legion Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
  • How To Apply: Complete application and mail in
  • Download Application

The Helena Moose Lodge #639 is pleased to be offering two scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship will be two (2) One Thousand ($1000.00) dollar scholarships to qualifying applicants who will be 2020 graduate in the Helena Moose Lodge vicinity. This award of One Thousand ($1000.00) dollars is limited to an under graduate study in an accredited public or private Montana college, university, technical or trade school. One alternate for the scholarship will be chosen and will be awarded the scholarship, if not being used by the recipient to which it was first awarded. In order to be eligible, an applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a recognized and accredited high school in the Helena Moose Lodge vicinity.
The applicant must be planning to attend a Montana college, university, technical or trade school. It is not necessary for the applicant to have affiliation or relationship with any Moose organization. The deadline for the return of the application to the selection committee shall be May 15TH of his or her high school graduation year. The application must be completed, signed and returned with the following supporting data, which should be attached to this application:

B. Davis Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 22, 2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
  • How To Apply: Online Application

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.

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 recommendations at this time.

Click here for more information.

PB and J Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31, 2020
  • Award: $1,000

The PB&J Scholarship is focused on helping students whose test scores or GPAs might not be the best, but have the drive to succeed.

We are looking for students who have experienced challenges in their life and who have the drive to succeed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Traven Watase, Director of the fund, at (808) 450-9988 or


  • Open to all college-bound seniors at CHS
  • Attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the fall 2020

Universal Athletic Services Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 3, 2020
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Mail to Univeral Athletic Service, Scholarship Committee 912 7th Ave, Bozeman MT 59715
  • Download Application

Universal Athletic Services, Inc. is very proud to announce our annual scholarship, made available to an outstanding male and female student athlete in Montana.

Two scholarships will each be in the amount of $1000.00 to a male and female for one year to be used at a Montana college or university.

Volt Lighting System Scholarship

  • Deadline: June 30, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Online Application
  • Award: $500.00
  • How To Apply:

Volt Lighting would like to extend a Scholarship opportunity to students whose educational interests are in a STEM program or, to children of parents who work in a STEM industry.

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