Scholarship List

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COURSE HERO ONGOING MONTHLY SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINES VARY BY MONTH

Eligibility:

  • 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

To apply, visit https://www.coursehero.com/scholarships/.


 

 

TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION AWARENESS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2021

Digital Responsibility ‚Äď Taking Control of Your Digital Life.¬† Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media–and this doesn’t include computer use for schoolwork–according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body.¬† The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.

To qualify, applicant must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

You will be required to complete a application form, including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

Ten finalists will be selected based on the content of the 140-character message. The winner will be selected based on the content and creativity of the 500- to 1,000-word essay.

For more information, and to apply visit http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship.

 

MONTANA YOUTH SOCCER SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2021

Each season Montana Youth Soccer awards our High School Senior Scholarship to ten applicants from across the state. Successful applicants receive $500 towards their post-secondary education. Applicants must be a player or referee, and during the application process are asked to demonstrate the importance of soccer on their lives.

Applications can only be submitted by mail and must be postmarked by January 31, 2021. The MYSA Scholarship Committee will review all submissions and notify all successful applicants by April 1, 2021.

Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Completed 2021 High School Senior Scholarship Application (pages 2-5)
  • Meet the Minimum Player or Referee Participation Requirements
  • Current and Official High School Transcript
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (1 Must be Club Related)
  • 500-Word Essay

 Please mail materials to:

MYSA Scholarship Committee
PO Box 3466
Butte, MT 59702

For more information and to apply visit: https://www.montanayouthsoccer.com/parents/mysahighschoolseniorscholarship/


YOUTH SERVE MONTANA SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2021

Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to offer the 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.

To qualify for this $1,000 award, graduating seniors must provide verification they have completed at least 50 hours of volunteer service within the past year. COVID-19 related service hours are encouraged and will be weighted in the application scoring process. Students must also verify they have been accepted to a Montana Campus Compact member institution school. Please note all of the embedded two year colleges (City College MSUB, Gallatin College, Highlands College, Missoula College, and Bitterroot College) are part of this network. Finally, applicants must confirm they have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). There are 100 scholarships available each year. Applications and information on how to apply can be found online at serve.mt.gov.


MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY ‚Äď BILLINGS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2021

The MSU Billings Scholarship application qualifies students for hundreds of awards ranging from $200 to full tuition.  If you are interested in attending and applying to MSU Billings, please visit https://msubillings.academicworks.com/ to sign up for these great opportunities.

 

MSU-NORTHERN ‚Äď THE WASHINGTON FOUNDATION DIESEL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 5, 2021

This scholarship is offered by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation for new Diesel Technology majors. Eligible applicants must:

  • Enroll at full-time status
  • Have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrate evidence of co-curricular and community activities
  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be a new Diesel Technology major

Preference will be given to:

  • Montana high school graduates
  • Montana residents
  • Individuals who demonstrate financial need

For more information, please visit https://www.msun.edu/finaid/scholarships/FirstTimeMSUNStudents.aspx.  The MSU-Northern Foundation will begin reviewing application packets on February 5, 2021.

 

BONNIE SUE HELLER MEMORIAL SOFTBALL GRANT

DEADLINE: February 15, 2021

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.

All high school senior girls who have participated in the HGSA program for at least two (2) seasons. Participation in rookies, minors, majors, or seniors is considered for eligibility. Primarily, the grant committee is interested in those girls who made HGSA a part of their lives season after season.

Grant information and application packages are available on the HGSA website at http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?sid=758226100&url=helenagsa. All grant applications are to be completed and sent to ‚Äúbonnie sue heller memorial high school senior grant‚ÄĚ in care of the HGSA by February 15th.

JOEY MCKEON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE:  FEBRUARY 19, 2021

This scholarship is being offered in memory of Joseph Michael ‚ÄúJoey‚ÄĚ 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 in 2009.¬† 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 graduate point average.¬† Applicants may not have been awarded a full athletic or academic scholarship to a university, college, or technical school.

Interested applicants can print the application information from the HHS online scholarship list or pick-up an application in the counseling office.  Applications should be submitted to the counseling office.

MONTANA TECH’S CODEMONTANA SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 21, 2021

Twenty $4000 scholarships to study computer science and/or software engineering at Montana Tech will be awarded to students completing the first seven modules in the CodeHS online curriculum. Montana high school students can access the curriculum for free by joining the CodeMontana Program. High school students outside of Montana are eligible for the scholarship, but need to join CodeHS as an individual (use course code 36B9D) if their high school is not using the CodeHS curriculum. If a student is taking an Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science course in their high school and scores a 4 or 5 on the AP Computer Science exam, we will accept that as a substitute for completing the CodeMontana curriculum.

ELLIGIBILITY:

  • Complete the first six modules of the python-based CS course (Welcome, Intro to Programming with Turtle Graphics, Basic Python and Console Interaction, Control Flow, Strings, and Data Structures). Note an AP Computer Science score of 4 or 5 will also qualify a student for the scholarship.
  • Be admitted to Montana Tech as a first time freshman in computer science or software engineering.
  • Have an ACT Math score of 24 or higher (SAT Math score of 590 or higher).

For more information and to apply visit https://cs.mtech.edu/code-montana/.

DONALD E. PIZZINI MEMORIAL NURSE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2021

The Montana Health Care Association Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for the Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarships. Scholarships of up to $1000 will be awarded to individuals interested in pursuing a career in nursing or advancing in their nursing career with an emphasis in long term care. Scholarship applications are due the last day of February and will be awarded in April for the upcoming academic year.

Applications are available online http://www.montanahealthcareassociation.org/scholarship-foundation.html.

MONTANA STATE ELKS ASSOCIATION VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Montana State Elks Association Vocational Scholarships are (4) $500 awards to be used towards a two year or less/technical program culminating in an associate degree, diploma or certificate, but less than a bachelor’s degree. The school must be in Montana and be accredited.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.mtelks.org/index.php/what-we-do/scholarships1.


AMERICAN AGRI-WOMAN DAUGHTERS OF AMERICAN AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2021

Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship was created to honor the memory of those courageous and adventuresome pioneer women who played such an important role in the founding of this nation and encourage the present generation to continue their education in agricultural pursuits. These two scholarships ($1,000 each) are available to any farm, ranch or agribusiness woman or her daughter to pursue accredited courses in agriculture leadership, communications, rural sociology, medicine, or any other courses directly related to agriculture.

Applications will be taken beginning January 1 of each year and need to be postmarked on March 1st. Applications will not be accepted after March 1st. Application Deadline is March 1st.

For more information and to apply visit https://americanagriwomen.org/scholarships/.  Click here to download the application.  View and Download AAW DAA Scholarship Application

PLEASE MAIL TO:
AAW Foundation, PO Box 103, Baileyville, IL 61007

MIKE BULLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 5, 2021

High School Seniors: Do you plan on continuing your education to a career path that will impact others in a positive way? Have you overcome great challenges? Could you use a $500 per year scholarship for up to two years?

The Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship is for high school seniors (including PAL and Home Schooling) from Helena, Boulder and Townsend wanting to further their education through a course of study post-high school level. An award of $500 will be given for the first year of post-high school education. Additionally, the winner will be eligible for another $500 when they show proof that they are enrolled for their 2nd year of post-high school education.

To apply for the Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship a student should:

  1. Have demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  2. Have some history of paid or voluntary work experience.
  3. Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5.
  4. Complete the application process (see your School Counselor for the application).

One winner selected per year. The scholarship is awarded upon proof of enrollment in post-high school education for up to two years. Training is not limited to traditional college or university course work and can include any trade or technical school.

Completed application must be mailed to Helena JSEC at P.O. Box 201505, Helena, MT 59624.


THE ANGEL FUND SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 6, 2021

Application available February 1, 2021

The Angel Fund will grant multiple $1,000 to $2,000 post-secondary scholarships to graduating seniors at Access to Success, Capital High School, Helena High School and PAL to help defray tuition expenses at a Montana college or university freshman year. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving seniors based on financial need, academic success and a commitment to give back to their community.

For more information, visit http://www.angelfundhelena.org/Scholarships.

NATIONAL CYBER SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

DEADLINE: MARCH 8, 2021

CyberStart America is a free national program for high school students, aiming to uncover hidden cyber talents, and to identify and develop the next generation of cyber superstars.  The program gives students free access to CyberStart Game, through which they can progress at their own pace; solving puzzles, completing challenges, and gaining skills in cybersecurity. Students can play just for fun, to improve problem-solving and digital skills, or can use the CyberStart America program to qualify and train for the National Cyber Scholarship Competition.

For more information, please visit https://www.cyberstartamerica.org/.

TRUMAN D. PICARD SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 12, 2021

For Native American/Alaskan Natural Resource Students

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.

Awards:

  • $2000 for graduating senior high school students
  • $2500 for college students (number of awards varies per year)
  • $2500 for grad students and graduating college seniors that are applying/accepting for grad school

 Required Materials: The Education Selection Committee will review and rank only those applicants who completely address each area. Please be specific. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Letter of Application: The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email address, and phone number. It should be a maximum of two pages in length, and discuss the following:
    • Interest in natural resources.
    • Commitment to education, community and your culture.
    • Financial need.
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference:
    • On letterhead. (If no letterhead is available through the reference‚Äôs organization, the referrer should create their own).
    • (Digital and electronic signature accepted).
    • Dated within the last six months.
    • Open sealed documents, if applicable.
    • Reference letters will not be accepted directly from references. (They should be included in complete application, step 7).
  • Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U. S. Government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) will suffice.
  • Transcripts: ALL students must include transcripts. Unofficial or official both accepted. Please open sealed transcripts.
    • High school students must also provide documented proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education and a review of
    • college class schedule to verify major before a check is released.
    • College students must also provide proof of their declared major and current class schedule.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA): ALL students must complete the FASFA and attach the Student Aid Report. If it has not been completed, include last year‚Äôs report.
  • Delivery of application, (3) steps:
    • First, create one complete email (PDF attachment preferred) including: letter of application, resume, three letters of reference,
    • evidence of validated enrollment, transcripts, college acceptance letter (high school) or declared major, current class schedule
    • (college), and FAFSA student aid report.
    • Second, submit via e‚Äźmail (intertribaltimbercouncil@gmail.com) up until the close of business (5:00 p.m. PST) March 12, 2021.
    • Last, mail the originals to be postmarked by March 12, 2021. Be sure to check your local post office hours. ITC staff will be working
    • remotely and will not be onsite at the ITC office to sign for deliveries.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council office:

ATTN: EDUCATION COMMITTEE
INTERTRIBAL TIMBER COUNCIL
1112 N.E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4
Portland, Oregon 97232‚Äź2114
(503) 282‚Äź4296 phone

MONTANA CLERK AND RECORDERS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 12, 2021

The scholarship will be awarded in May of 2021. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior who will attend an in state school;
  • Must include a copy of the applicants grades with grade point average;
  • Applications must be returned to me by March 12th, 2021 at the following address:

Amy Reeves, Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder

Lewis and Clark County
316 N Park Ave. – Room #168
Helena, MT 59623

Applications are available online or in the counseling center.
MT Clerk and Recorder

 

MONTANA FOOD DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 12, 2021

The MFDA is searching for High School Seniors or College Freshmen, 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.

The MFDA Scholarship Committee uses eight criteria to evaluate each student. The score for each criterion ranges from zero to five (0-10). Student with the top three criteria ratings win the scholarships.

Award Criteria are as follows:

  • AGE‚ÄďStudents entering post-secondary education the immediately after high school graduation receive a top rating (10).
  • HOME-Montana residents receive the highest rating (10).
  • HIGH SCHOOL-Montana high school grads receive a top rating (10). Graduates of out-of-state schools or a combination of Montana and out-of-state schools rate lower.
  • GRADE POINT AVERAGE-Valedictorians or 4 point graduates rate a (10). Lower GPA‚Äôs rate progressively lower.
  • INTENDED COLLEGE-Students attending a Montana College rate (10) higher than those who are attending out of state schools.
  • FINANCIAL NEED-The greatest need (10), the greater need the higher the rating.
  • STUDENT‚ÄôS/PARENT‚ÄôS WORKPLACE-Applicants or their parents or both who are employed at MFDA member businesses rate (10) above those who aren‚Äôt.
  • SPONSOR‚ÄôS WORKPLACE-Applicants with sponsor(s) working at MFDA member businesses (10) rate above those who don‚Äôt.

The applicant must also summarize the applicant’s background in 500 words or less. This summary should use athletics, academics, extracurricular activities, awards, employment, financial need, and any other activities that show why the applicant should be considered for a MFDA Award.

Complete application and support material must be submitted to the MFDA (P.O. Box 5775, Helena, MT 59604) by March 14. We will be awarding MFDA Scholarships and will notify winners before the finish of the school year in June.  For more information and to apply visit http://www.mfda.biz/scolarships/scholarship-application/.

MT Food Distributors Association

 

MONTANA STATE GOLF ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2021

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.

For more information and to apply, please stop by the counseling center for an application or access the PDF below.
MT Golf Association

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2021

The Montana university system honor scholarship is a 4-year renewable scholarship that waives the recipient’s tuition when used at an eligible campus.

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 GPS 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‚Äôs senior year
  • Must be a resident of the state of Montana;
  • Must be accepted by an eligible campus

Application opens December 1st.  Campuses that qualify for the MUS Honors Scholarships are listed on their website.  For more information and to apply visit: https://www.mus.edu/Prepare/Pay/Scholarships/MUS_Honor_Scholarship.html

 

MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM STEM SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2021

Montana’s stem scholarship program is designed to provide an incentive for montana high school students to prepare for, enter into, and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare. The goal of this program is to increase the number of stem degree recipients participating in montana’s workforce.

The application process will open December 1st.

Eligibility requirements

To receive $1,000 for the first academic year at a qualifying campus

  • Must be a resident of the state of montana per¬†board of regents policy 940.1
  • Must apply the year they graduate from a high school accredited by the montana board of public education
  • Must obtain a cumulative high school gpa of at least 3.25 (calculated as of 7th semester)
  • Must complete 4 years of college prep math and 3 years of college prep science while in high school
  • Must apply to and be accepted by one of the eligible campuses (listed below)
  • Must be seeking a first certificate, or 2-year, or 4-year degree
  • Must declare a qualifying¬†stem or healthcare major
  • Must be enrolled¬†a minimum¬†of full-time (12+ credits) each semester at a qualifying campus
  • Must enroll the first fall semester immediately following high school graduation

A list of qualifying campuses and STEM/Healthcare majors is available on the website.  For more information and to apply visit https://mus.edu/Prepare/Pay/Scholarships/STEM_Scholarship.html


DONALD G WILLEMS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2021

MSAWWA and MWEA are equal partners in offering the Donald G. Willems Scholarship. One or two scholarships are offered annually to students whose course work leads to employment in the water and wastewater fields, which are highly diverse, including specialization in water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, water resources, watershed protection, groundwater remediation, and many other subdisciplines, including for example, the study of waterborne disease.

Each award includes a scholarship of $1500 to be used toward the cost of education, such as tuition, books, and supplies. Recipients also receive a one-year student membership to either AWWA or WEF (recipient’s choice), and also paid registration and lodging for the MSAWWA/MWEA Joint Conference. The conference includes a variety of presentations on the technical details of project work, research, and regulations, as well as numerous vendor displays of equipment and products for the water/wastewater industry. A conference banquet provides opportunity to socialize with professionals from around Montana and the other northwest states.

Basic Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Montana college or university.
  • The applicants major course work must be leading them toward employment in the fields of water and/or wastewater.
  • Applicants may be enrolled in a program at any degree level (associate, bachelor‚Äôs or graduate).
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.0 G.P.A., based on a 4.0 scale.

Application Instructions
Applicants must submit the Donald G. Willems Scholarship Application Form along with supplementary information that is requested on the application. The completed application and supplementary information must be postmarked by March 15th. Instructions are provided for all entries on the application form. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Applications will be ranked by the MSAWWA/MWEA Scholarship Committee. Candidates will be notified of the Committee‚Äôs decision in April.
  • The successful candidates must notify the Scholarship Committee within one week, indicating acceptance or rejection of the award.
  • Recipients will be asked to submit either an AWWA or WEF membership form. Membership will be paid by MSAWWA/MWEA.
  • Recipients will be invited to attend the annual conference. Registration, including meals and lodging, is paid by MSAWWA/MWEA. Transportation¬†is paid by the student.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in the recipient‚Äôs name to the school he/she is attending in August of the year awarded. The school will use the scholarship to balance the student‚Äôs account, and will distribute any remaining funds directly to the student.

Please direct questions to Greg Lukasik at glukasik@greatwesteng.com. Greg is the Scholarship Committee Chair.

    • Deadline Details: Varies for each school

Online Application

  • STEP 1: Create an account by visiting https://www.raise.me, click on ‚ÄúI‚Äôm a Student‚ÄĚ and follow the instructions.
  • STEP 2: Click on the scholarships tab to see what achievements colleges and universities are willing to award.
  • STEP 3: Add your achievements from high school to your portfolio.
  • STEP 4: Search for the colleges you‚Äôre interested in and follow them.
  • STEP 5: See how much you‚Äôve earned in micro-scholarships from universities!

 

Apply at https://www.raise.me.


MONTANA FEDERATION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2021

The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE) is awarding a scholarship to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and/or extracurricular activity. The student or parent/legal guardian must be an active member of MFPE.

Applications may be picked up in the Counseling/Career Center.

 

GFWC Helena Woman’s Club Scholarship

DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2021

GFWC Helena Woman’s Club, Inc. is offering a $1000 scholarship to a foster student graduating high school in 2021 with plans to further his/her education at a Montana vocational program, community college, college or university.  The student applying should be committed to educational goals and the provision of community service.  For consideration for a scholarship, complete an application and submit it along with your resume, official transcript, and three letters of recommendation-no more than two letters from your high school principal, faculty member, and/or activity sponsor. These letters should include the activities in which you are involved. The application is available in the counseling center.

T. EUGENE YOUNG MONTANA’S PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 19, 20201

  • Applicant must be a high school senior graduating from a Montana High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be going on to college to study science, technology, engineering, mathematics or healthcare.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, academic achievement, leadership ability, school and community participation, and personal attributes.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants attending a university/college in Montana.

For more information and to apply visit https://mtcf.org/scholarships/about-scholarships.


ALAN AND JANET BLACKBURN SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 19, 2021

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or have graduated from a Montana high school.
  • GPA must be 3.5 or above.
  • Applicant must have graduated in the upper 21% of their class.

For more information and to apply visit https://mtcf.org/scholarships/about-scholarships


MONTANA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

DEADLINE: MARCH 19, 2021

What began in 1988 with Montana Community Foundations (MCF) first scholarship has grown to nearly $500,000 in scholarships to Montana’s students.  In 2020, the mean that 168 deserving students throughout Montana received support for their educational endeavors.  This made possible by the generosity of donors and their commitment to Montana’s future generation.

Students can apply for scholarships online beginning January 1, 2021 on MCF’s application system platform at www.mtcf.org.  The closing date for scholarship application is March 19, 2021 at midnight.  Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $20,000, some of which are renewable for up to four years.  There is also a scholarship Toolkit available at https://www.mtcf.org/Grants-Scholarships/Apply-for-a-Scholarship.  Included in the toolkit is a list of available scholarships by county with specific criteria information, application instructions, and a FAQ.

MONTANA TRIAL LAWAYERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2021

Application open January 1, 2021.  To qualify for this scholarship, applicant must be:

  • A graduating senior from Helena High School or Capital High School in Lewis and Clark County
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate participation in school, church, and community activities, and complete an essay on long-term goals and objectives.
  • Be attending a regionally accredited public or private college, university or college of technology

For information and to apply, visit https://mtcf.org/scholarships/about-scholarships.


GEORGE AND EMILY VUCANOVICH SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2021

Application opens January 1, 2021.  To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • A graduating senior of one of the following high schools:
    • Helena High School (Helena, MT)
    • Capital High School (Helena, MT)
    • Butte High School (Butte, MT)
    • Butte Central High School (Butte, MT)
  • Demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • 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.

For information and to apply, visit https://mtcf.org/scholarships/about-scholarships.

 

STANLEY HOWARD LARSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 20, 2021

Application opens January 1, 2021.  To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be:

  • A graduating senior from Helena High School.
  • Be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary 2 – 4 year college, university, vocational school, or college of technology.
  • Demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Selection criteria includes financial need.
  • Be attending a regionally accredited public or private college, university or college of technology

For information and to apply, visit https://mtcf.org/scholarships/about-scholarships.


THE BIG SKY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2021

Each year, local chapters of ABWA provide Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships (SBMEF) to female students who will be attending accredited US colleges, university and community/vocational schools. The Big sky Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering two scholarships funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund to two deserving area students.  One scholarship worth $1000 will be awarded to one deserving area student attending a Montana Community College, technical or vocation school.  The school must be licensed, accredited or state approved.  The second scholarship worth $2000 will be awarded to a student attending a Montana college or university that offers a baccalaureate degree.

Applicants must be citizens of the united states; a resident of Lewis &Clark, Broadwater, or Jefferson County in Montana, and who will be at least a college freshman in August 2020 with a  GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Eligible women interested in apply for the scholarship should contact:

            Patti Nickol, Education Co-Chair

ABWA, Big Sky Chapter

abwahelena@gmail.com

Applications must be completed by March 31, 2021 at www.sbmef.org.  A minimum of three (3) eligible completed applications are required in order for the scholarship to be awarded.  The scholarship recipient(s) will be notified in July 2021.


AL AND DOROTHY FELLER TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2021

Al and Dorothy Feller valued education and inspired a passion for learning in their children and grandchildren.  Al was a teacher, coach, and principal.  Dorothy was a teacher and choir director.  Their four children graduated from Helena High during the 1960s.  In Al and Dorothy’s honor and memory, this $1000 scholarship (for freshman year only) is awarded to a Helena High School graduate who is continuing his or her education to become a teacher.

To qualify for the scholarship, you must:

  • Be a graduating senior from Helena High School
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Have a desire for teaching
  • Been enrolled a minimum of 3 years at Helena High School

Applications are available in the Counseling office or online and must be turned in with a high school transcript, two letters of recommendation from a non-family member (such as employer, teacher or pastor), verification of acceptance at a university or college, a one page essay on ‚ÄúWhy I Want to be a Teacher‚ÄĚ along with a list of activities that have prepared you for and/or inspired you to enter the teaching profession.

Completed applications need to be returned to the counseling center by March 31, 2021 to be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
Al and Dorothy Feller Scholarship

 


1st PLACE SPIRITWEAR SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2021

1st Place Spiritwear is passionate about providing opportunities for students who are excited and show their school spirit! Studies have found that people who show their school spirit tend to not only show support and approval of their school, but they also tend to perform better academically, feel happier, engage more civically and participate more socially.  Three scholarships will be awarded ranging from $1,000 Р$3,000.

For more information and to apply visit https://1stplacespiritwear.com/scholarship

 

BLACK MOUNTAIN SOFTWARE SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2021

Black Mountain Software is offering scholarships to Montana students. All interested 2021 graduating Montana high school seniors who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education, regardless of their field of study, are eligible. These accredited institutions include trade schools, technical schools, colleges, or universities.

 Two Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1000.00 each. Scholarship payment will be made directly to the school that the applicant will be attending.  Applications can be picked up in the counseling office.

Applications and essays may be submitted electronically or mailed to Black Mountain Software. If mailed, send to:

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

Or, submit via email to: scholarship@blackmountainsoftware.com

Black Mountain Software looks forward to honoring Montana high school graduates by helping to defray some of the costs of continuing their education.

 

LAST CHANCE AUDUBON SOCIETY SCHOLARHIP

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2021

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 who anticipate being accepted to a college or university of their choice and who have agreed to attend that institution may apply. 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.

  • Applicants should print the pdf file from the LCAS website at http://www.lastchanceaudubon.org/learning/Scholarship . The application must be provided as a Word document and submitted as instructed below. Please ensure that all sections are completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Application should be completed and returned by email to scholarship@lastchanceaudubon.org no later than April 15, 2020. One letter of recommendation from a high school faculty member should be included with the application or may be returned separately by email.
  • An LCAS selection committee will review the applications and make recommendations to the LCAS Board for a decision. Students will be notified of the Board‚Äôs decision in early May 2021. (Those not selected also will be notified.)
  • LCAS will issue a press release. Students should notify their respective high school about the LCAS decision so it can be included with commencement information.
  • Scholarship awards will be made in early mid-August upon proof of registration
  • Each student recipient is asked to submit an informal one-or two-page report of their freshman year studies and activities and future plans. Recipients will also be invited to attend the next year‚Äôs LCAS May membership meeting to take part in that year‚Äôs award presentations.

STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

DEADLINE: APRIL 22, 2021

The 2021 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $13,000 worth of scholarship to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school.  The program includes:

  • One $5,000 scholarship
  • Three $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It is quick and easy to apply.¬† There is no minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA, no essay required, no lengthy application forms and no application fees.¬† Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15‚Äď20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.¬† (Please note: Type www.student-view.com directly into the browser and not into a search engine such as Google or Yahoo! These search engines will frequently redirect students to advertiser sites not affiliated with the authentic Student-View Scholarship.)

The scholarships will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications.  The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2021.  The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2021.  Student Insights is a market research firm helping colleges and universities communicate more effectively with high school seniors.  For more information about the company, log on to www.studentinsights.com.

THE TREACY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: APRIL 29, 2021

The Treacy Foundation gives scholarships to entering freshman or sophomore students who are residents of Montana with 60 or less college degree credits.

  • The scholarships are $3,000.00 per year and are renewable up to 4 years at a college of your choosing. The scholarships are for tuition only.
  • The applications are reviewed by our scholarship Selection Committee. The applicant will be notified of his/her selection or non-selection.
  • The Treacy Foundation does not offer scholarships for trade schools.
  • The Treacy Foundation does not offer scholarships for entering junior, senior or graduate college students.
  • The Treacy Foundation does provide preference to students requesting renewal of their scholarships, so there is a limit on the number of new scholarships granted each year. The number of new scholarships are determined by how many renewals there are have.¬†¬† Once a student has been selected for a Treacy Foundation scholarship, that student will receive preference for renewal. When renewing you must write a letter or email the Treacy Foundation requesting renewal by May 1st each year. Include your student ID# and the school you are attending. Please do not include tax returns or FASA application.
  • The application deadline is April 29, 2021

For more information and to apply visit https://treacyfoundation.org/scholarships/.  If you have any questions, please email kimmy@treacyfoundation.org.


BIG SKY GAMES – CHARACTER COUNTS SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MAY 8, 2021

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. CHARACTER COUNTS! is a nonprofit organization striving to improve the character of today‚Äôs youth. It is based on common ethical values that transcend political, religious, socio-economic, and cultural differences. Called the ‚ÄúSix Pillars of Character,‚ÄĚ these values are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Character Counts! Scholarship is sponsored by Kenco Security and Technology.

Over the past twenty years, the Big Sky State Games has awarded the Character Counts! Scholarship to outstanding Montana female and male student-citizen-athletes involved in the Big Sky State Games. The scholarship can be used for any secondary education after high school. This includes trade schools and community colleges.

Only high school juniors during the 2020-2021 school year are eligible for this scholarship. This is to ensure that fellow students can observe the scholarship winners during their senior year and to recognize the traits the students show.

For more information and to download the application, visit https://bigskygames.org/events/character_counts.php.

 

DR GABRIEL AND CHRISTINE CHIU REVIEW IT SCHOLARSHIP

DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2021

Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu are active philanthropists who avidly support a variety of organizations such as: Children Mending Hearts, Cedars Sinai, the American Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children’s Action Network, GenArt, AVIVA, Project Angel Food, Center Dance Arts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Help for Orphans, the American Red Cross, P.S. Arts, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Art of Elysium, Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis, Children’s Action Network and the Music Center.

To be eligible for the Dr. Gabriel and Christine Chiu “Review It” Scholarship a student must:

  • Be attending college or university no later than September of 2021.
  • Have achieved a GPA of 2.5 or greater during their last academic year.
  • Be attending or planning to attend a school in the US.
  • Submit your movie review no later than 11:59 PM EST on the day of the deadline.

For more information and to submit your application visit https://chiureviews.com/reviews.php

 

COLLEGE PEAS STUDENT STANDOUT

Online Application

College Peas Student Standout College Scholarship is for the student who has something special that makes them different from their peers.  We recommend engaging in a special kind of activity ~ Non-Teenager Activity.  An NTA is, quite simply, any activity that other teenagers don’t typically do. By choosing an NTA you will differentiate yourself in a way that will have a very positive impact on your chances of getting into college.

Online application at http://collegepeas.com/money/

Eligibility:

  • Must be a current high school student and:
  • Be a current high school student that Intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0.
  • Submit a short essay describing a special skill, talent or interest that helps you standout from your peers. The essay should be no longer than 100 words.

The application deadline has not been set for this round and, therefore, no award date is currently set. You may still apply, however.


LATUTORS INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

Online Application

This is a $500 scholarship that is awarded monthly.  We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion.  https://www.latutors123.com/scholarship/

Applicants must upload an essay, letter of recommendation, and photo of yourself all at once before submitting the application. All of the following documents must be included:

  • Essay¬†‚Äď The essay should describe the goal of the particular project and provide the link to access the content such as the blog, app, etc. (if applicable). Word or PDF format only.
  • Letter of Recommendation¬†‚Äď The letter should evaluate the quality of the work. Word or PDF format only.
  • Your Photo¬†‚Äď The photo should be one taken during project execution. JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF format only.

Eligibility:

·         Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.

·         Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).

·         Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

·         Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)

·         Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

·         The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

·         All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.

·         Scholarship winners will be contacted via email and must respond within five(5) days of the date of the email to accept the award. If no response is received within this time, another recipient will be selected.


BIGSUN SCHOLARSHIP

Online Application

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.


VOLT LIGHTING SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION

Online Application

Eligible applicants include students pursuing an education in a STEM program or the child of a parent currently working in the following industries:

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution
  • Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Construction

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. VOLT relies heavily on our team’s research, design, and technical knowledge to build durable, affordable, and quality products for our customers. To acknowledge our industry and partners, we’re happy to offer this bi-annual scholarship competition.

Eligibility Requirements Are as Follows

  • Applicants must currently be applying to or enrolled in a STEM program, or be the child of a parent who currently works in a STEM industry.
  • Applicants must have earned less than $35,000 in the previous calendar year.
  • Applicants must have an active email address i.e. Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc.
  • Applicants must either be a part-time or full-time student in high school or college.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 16 ‚Äď 25.

Application Submission Guidelines

Before submitting your essay, please review the submission guidelines to help ensure your submission is correct.

  • Essay must be at least 800 words in length.
  • Your submission must include your full name, current GPA, your essay, your age, email address, and the name of your current high school, college or university. If you are a selected winner we will collect your mailing address at the time of notification.
  • During the week following each deadline, monitor your email address. If your submission is selected as the winner you will be notified via email and provided instructions for receiving recognition and the scholarship award funds.

Application Deadline

The scholarship is offered bi-annually from April 1 ‚Äď June 30 and September 1 ‚Äď December 31. There are two opportunities to apply per year with deadlines as follows:

  • June 30
  • December 31

For additional details and for essay topics visit the counseling center or https://www.helptostudy.com/volt-lighting-stem-scholarship-competition/


OPPU ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP

Online Application

To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.

To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on the scholarship page.