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.

Early Childhood Education Degree Scholarships

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.

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

The ACT Scholarship Giveaway

  • Award: Grand Prize - 1 Winner $40,000 scholarship, $5,000 tech package Test Date Prizes - 3 Winners $5,000 scholarship, $5,000 tech package
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10th and 11th graders register for a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship and a $5,000 tech package when you take the ACT test!

Please click on the link for more information and official rules.

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.


  • 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
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply:
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


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.


  • 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 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


Sila Foundation Scholarship

  • Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Deadline Details: A completed and electronically signed SILA Foundation Scholarship Application (submissions accepted April 1-May 31st).
  • Award: $2,500
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Applicant Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or better
  • Be enrolled in one of the following areas of study:
    • Business administration
    • Education
    • Finance or accounting
    • Insurance studies
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school OR
  • Be employed full-time and enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at an accredited post-secondary school

Application Requirements

A completed and electronically signed SILA Foundation Scholarship Application (submissions accepted April 1-May 31st)

Note: If you fail to provide all required documentation at the time of application, your application will not be considered. If you request a copy of your transcript to be sent directly to us from your college/university, please upload the receipt from your request.

SILA Foundation is issuing ten $2,500 Scholarships

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:
  • Download Application

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.

Course Hero Scholarship

  • Deadline: October 31, 2019
  • Award: $10,000 Merit-Based Scholarship
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– Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher
– 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
– Must submit an essay (500 words or less)
– Deadline: October 31st, 2019