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Campuses offer many scholarships to incoming freshmen, transfer students, and students in specific programs of study. Check out¬†your institution’s website or get in touch with the financial aid office.¬†Apply early for scholarships offered by the college you plan to attend.

Here are just a few of the scholarships available through the Montana University System Colleges and Universities:

  • MUS Honor Scholarship: The MUS Honor Scholarship is a four-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.
  • Montana’s STEM Scholarship: 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.

Check out all the Scholarships and Tuition Waivers the Montana University System has to offer.

New Scholarships- In order by Date

Minority/Women in STEM Scholarship

FGLI (first-generation, low-income) students are often underprivileged and underrepresented in the world of higher education.

Many FGLI students come from families living paycheck to paycheck, meaning that they don’t have family resources to pay for college. Additionally, due to their parents not having degrees, it can be overwhelming to navigate college applications, the FAFSA, and other processes.

This scholarship aims to support underprivileged students who are interested in pursuing careers in STEM.

Any BIPOC and/or female high school senior or undergraduate who is a first-generation, low-income student interested in STEM may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about some challenges you’ve overcome while pursuing your education and how you hope to benefit the world through your STEM education.

 

$500 ( 5 Awarded)

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Sean Kelly Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any first-generation high school senior athletes with a 3.5 GPA may apply.
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Winners: 2 winners, $2,000 each

Application Deadline: Nov 24, 2023

Bulchand and Laxmi Motwani Memorial Scholarship

The Bulchand & Laxmi Motwani Memorial Scholarship commemorates the lives of the late Bulchand G. Motwani and his beloved wife, Laxmi Motwani. Together, as teenagers with their young children, they courageously fled religious persecution, seeking safety and a better future. After establishing a successful pharmaceutical business in India, they relocated their family to America, driven by the pursuit of greater opportunities. They left behind a remarkable legacy that extends to their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

This scholarship aims to honor the enduring spirit of the late Bulchand and Laxmi Motwani, their unwavering commitment to education, service, and entrepreneurship.

It is open to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students pursuing a career in pharmacy or science. While all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, individuals from immigrant backgrounds and those who have overcome significant challenges are particularly welcomed. Applicants are invited to share their personal stories of triumph over adversity.

$2,000 (1 Awarded)

Deadline: November 30, 2023

Sticker Scholarship

Reach Higher

November is National Scholarship Month and Reach Higher Montana has got you covered with Stick with Scholarships. High school students have a chance to win one of six $500 scholarships by uploading a picture of one of our stickers. Opens Nov. 1 and closes Nov. 30.

To enter, students need to:

  • Grab a sticker from the sticker sheet.¬†Check with your counselor (MORE stickers sheet are on the way!)
  • Put it on something.¬†(water bottle, notebook, laptop, etc.)
  • Take a picture.
  • Upload it¬†here.
  • Bonus – More ways to get entries¬†after you upload your picture!

Our sticker sheets will be mailed out to all Montana high school counseling departments in late October. If you did not receive or need more stickers, email us at info@ReachHigherMontana.org or get in touch with your advisor. All stickers are designed by Montana high school students who participated in our Design A Sticker Scholarship contest.

Niche Scholarship

Covering the cost of college expenses for four years without writing a single essay? Sounds too good to be true.

It isn’t with Niche. We are giving one student $50,000 (our biggest scholarship yet) to help pay for tuition, living expenses, books, and other educational expenses.

Who Can Apply

All high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

How It Works

The $50,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is an easy scholarship with no essay required. Only one entry allowed per person. The winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced in Niche’s e-newsletter and on the Scholarship Winners page.

$50,000 (1 Awarded)

Deadline: December 14, 2023

Path to Pro Scholarship Program

The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. The Foundation has pledged to invest $50 million in training the next generation of skilled tradespeople and bridging the opportunity gap through its Path to Pro program.

We want to help create the next generation of skilled trade leaders by providing scholarships to further your education.

$2,000 (125 awarded)

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Design Thinking Scholarship

American Graphics Institute offers multiple scholarships to encourage the use of design and creative thinking across various disciplines and fields. Several scholarships are available each year for students enrolled in any accredited post-secondary degree-granting program in the United States, including undergraduate and post-graduate programs. There are also separate scholarships available for students attending American Graphics Institute programs as well.

Scholarships are awarded twice annually, in January and again in August of each year.

 

All scholarship applicants must meet the following requirements along with all other scholarship rules, including:

  • Must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at an accredited two or four year college or university located in the United States for the Design Thinking Scholarship. This can be any accredited college or university, and it is not limited to students of American Graphics Institute.
  • One scholarship application per person may be submitted during each scholarship period.
  • The scholarship winner must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.
  • A completed scholarship application form must be submitted.
  • The scholarship is void in any jurisdiction where prohibited by law.
  • Scholarship winners are decided exclusively by the scholarship committee at American Graphics Institute. Scholarship winners are contacted two weeks following the submission deadline, in mid-January and mid-September of each year.

$1,000 (2 awarded)

Deadline: December, 31 2023

LATUTORS INNOVATION IN EDUCATION

    • Deadline Details: 20th of each month
    • Award: $500

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.

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‚Äôs 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.

Mark A. Jefferson Teaching Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any male, African American student who’s an aspiring educator with a minimum of 2.8 GPA.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Winners: 2

Application Deadline: Jan 14, 2024

Montana Jaycees Foundation Scholarship

Application for our $1,000 Annual Scholarship for Montana Seniors are now being Accepted!

You can download the application and student check list at www.usjcisenate.org

 

Deadline: January 19th, 2024

 

Alcohol Responsibility Matters Scholarship

Montana’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABCD) is a member of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) and received an alcohol education grant from this organization. NABCA‚Äôs mission is to support member jurisdictions in their efforts to protect public health and safety and ensure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales.

ABCD will award five, one-time, $2,000 scholarships to students who write a brief essay and come up with a design dedicated to the question: What does ‚ÄúAlcohol Responsibility Matters‚ÄĚ mean to you and your community?

To qualify, students will be required to be in good academic standing with their current institute of learning.

Application Selection Process:

  1. Submissions will be reviewed by the Outreach & Education Unit for the following criteria:

a. Submitted on time

b. Application is complete (including all information requested along with appropriate signatures)

c. Applicants are qualified to apply

d. Applicant shows/presents a theme centered on¬†Montana¬†and the tagline¬†‚ÄúAlcohol Responsibility Matters‚Ä̬†along with the student‚Äôs original design showing what that statement means to them and/or their community

2. All qualified applicants’ designs and/or essays will be forwarded to an independent Scholarship Selection Committee

3. The Scholarship Selection Committee will make the final choice of 5 applicants. Design includes:

a. Montana based

b. Tag Line Alcohol Responsibility Matters

c. Appropriate appealing design/essay

 

Deadline: January 21st, 2024

Alexander de Guia Memorial Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any immigrant or child of immigrants from the Philippines who is in high school or studying at a two-year community college and planning to transfer may apply for this scholarship if they have at least a 3.5 GPA and communityservice and/or leadership experience.
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Winners: 5

Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2024

Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among high school students. In partnership with Montana Campus Compact and Reach Higher Montana, up to 100 seniors will receive a total of $125,000 in scholarships for completing volunteer service hours in the 12 months prior to submitting their application. Students who have completed 50 to 99 hours are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, and students who have completed 100 or more hours are eligible for a $1,500 scholarship.

To qualify for a scholarship, graduating seniors must have completed minimums of 50 or 100 hours of service within the last year and have a completed FAFSA application. Verification of the FAFSA will be done through the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education. Youth Serve Montana materials, applications, and information on how to apply, can be found online at serve.mt.gov. The Governor’s Office of Community Service administers the scholarship funds.

Deadline: January 31st 2024

Northern- Eldora McBride Family Scholarship

the McBride Family Scholarship is for NEW students and is available for four consecutive years. The amount will be the earnings from the McBride Endowment estimated to be $4,000/year. The scholarship will be applied to the students tuition, fees, room/board and books at Montana State University-Northern.

The student recommended for the McBride Family Scholarship will be selected based upon:

  1. Must be Montana Resident & have graduated from a Montana High School.
  2. Academic Achievement – Minimum GPA 2.5
  3. future Goals
  4. Quality of Application

Deadline: February 2, 2024

Visit Mrs. Navarrete for the application

Joseph “Joey” McKeon Memorial Scholarship

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 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.

Award Amount $1,000

 

Deadline: February 13th, 2024

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.  

 

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 and must be submitted to JSEC Helena by 5:00 PM on March 15th.

Please mail completed scholarship application to:

Helena Job Service Employers Committee

715 Front Street, Box 201505, Helena, MT 59620-1505.  

The scholarship will be awarded by the end of May.

For any questions, please contact Scott Laden at (406) 447-2414  or  scott.laden@mt.gov 

Horatio Alger Association

 

In 2024, the Association will award 105 National Scholarships at $25,000 each, and more than 500 State Scholarships at $10,000 each.

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school¬†junior¬†in the United States
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor‚Äôs degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States immediately after high school graduation (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($65,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • Be a United States citizen

 

Deadline: March 15th 2024

 

MUS Honor Scholarship

What is the MUSHS?
The MUS Honor Scholarship is a 4-year renewable scholarship that waives the recipient’s cost of tuition when used at an eligible campus. The value varies depending upon which campus the student attends (the average value at a 4-year Montana campus is approx. $5,000 a year or $20,000* for four years).
The MUS Student Financial Services office offers up to 200 scholarships annually (contingent upon continued funding of the program). *The scholarship does not cover mandatory or class fees. Students should ask their college for a list of fees that are not covered by the scholarship.
How are the scholarships awarded?
Students from each high school will be ranked in GPA order. The individual(s) with the highest GPA* (and all ties for first) will be awarded 30 points, the next highest GPA (and all ties for second) will be given 29, and so forth, until all students with at least a 3.4 GPA are ranked. Once the GPA score has been determined, this score will be added to the student’s ACT or SAT** score, whichever is higher, to create a composite score. The students with the highest composite scores in the state will be offered a MUS Honor Scholarship.

 

Deadline: March 15th, 2024

Montana Clerk & Recorders Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded in May of 2024. The amount of each scholarship is $1,000.00.

  • Applicants must be graduating senior who will be attending an in-State school.
  • All applications must be returned to Amy Reeves by March 15th, 2024 at the Following Address:

Amy Reeves, Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder

Lewis and Clark County

3016 N Park Ave. – Room #168

Helena, MT 59623

 

 

Deadline: March 15th 2024- Mail needs to be time stamped by March 15th.

Farmers State Bank

Award Information:

  • If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award in the amount of $2,500.
  • Up to ten (10) awards will be granted.
  • Awards may be renewed for up to three years with a total maximum received of $10,000 or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance, maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Farmers State Bank.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Applicants of the Farmers State Bank Education Scholarship Program must be:

  • High school seniors attending an eligible school.*
  • Planning to enroll in full-time study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire up coming academic year.

*Eligible high schools include but are not limited to:

  • Big Sky High School
  • Capital High School
  • Corvallis High School
  • Darby High School
  • East Helena High School
  • Flathead High School
  • Florence Carlton High School
  • Glacier High School
  • Hamilton High School
  • Helena High School
  • Hellgate High School
  • Linderman Education Center
  • Loyola Sacred Heart High School
  • Project for Alternative Learning (PAL)
  • Sentinel High School
  • St. Andrew School
  • Stevensville High School
  • Stillwater Christian School
  • Valley Christian School
  • Victor High School
  • Willard Alternative High School

Deadline: March 15th 2024

Kids’ Chance of Montana Scholarship

Kids’ Chance of Montana Scholarships may be used at universities, colleges, and technical/vocational schools of the students‚Äô choice as well as to pursue other post-high school credentials.¬† Kids‚Äô Chance of Montana scholarships are¬†up to¬†$4,000/year, renewable for up to 4 years.
The 2024/25 Kids’ Chance of Montana Scholarship Applications are available at  kidschanceofmontana.org/scholarships !   Completed applications are due by March 31st .

In 2023/24, 13 students shared $42,000 in Kids’ Chance of MT scholarship funds – we hope you will help us spread the word so we can reach more students eligible for 2024/25 scholarships.

Montana Association of Conservation Districts

Two $1,000 Scholarships are available for Montana students‚ÄĒhigh school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Montana may apply.

Eligibility requirements:
‚óŹ Must be a US citizen with Montana residency
‚óŹ Minimum grade point average of 3.0
‚óŹ Enrolled in or planning to pursue a course of study related to

Montana’s natural resources. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, range science, forestry, environmental science, land resource science, plant science, etc. Students may receive a scholarship both as a high school senior and once during post-secondary career.

Click Here to apply online, or visit our website Scholarships | Montana Association of Conservation Districts.

 

Deadline: March 31st, 2024

Clear Water Credit Union 2024 Scholarship Program

The program consists of Seven (7) Scholarships worth $2,500 each and one (1) Scholarship worth $2,500, which we award in memory of William R. “Lefty” Campbell. Lefty was a long-time Missoula teacher who served on our Board of Directors. We proudly offer this scholarship in honor of his lifetime commitment to education.

 

Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2024 @ 11:59pm

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association Scholarship

Student involved in extracurricular, community and or shooting sports. Must be a senior of graduating class of 2023. This scholarship will be rewarded to two successful candidates for $500.

Fill out application thoroughly.

 

Applicable for Helena and surrounding area Students

Deadline: April 5th 2024

Bonnie Sue Heller Memorial Scholarship

What is the HGSA Scholarship Program?
The Helena Girls’ Softball Association (HGSA) established the Bonnie Sue Heller
Memorial Scholarship for the benefit of high school senior girls who have participated in
HGSA for a minimum of two league seasons.

Who is eligible for the scholarship award?
All high school senior girls who have participated in the HGSA program for at least two
(2) league seasons. Participation in Rookies, Minors, Majors, and/or Seniors is
considered for eligibility. Primarily, the Scholarship Committee is interested in those girls
who made HGSA a part of their lives season after season.

How do girls apply?
Scholarship information and application packages are available on the HGSA website at
Helena Girls Softball Association. All scholarship applications are to be completed and
sent to ‚ÄúBonnie Sue Heller Memorial Scholarship‚ÄĚ in care of the HGSA (PO Box 5021,
Helena MT 59604) by April 10th, 2023.

How many scholarships are given each year?
One scholarship will be awarded each year based on the entries submitted. Currently,
this will be a $1,000.00 award.

 

Deadline: April 10th, 2024

 

Application Here

Harold Shepherd Memorial Scholarship

Amount
A scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded.
Application Requirements
The scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who has competed with the Track and Field team during all four years of high school(COVID-19 cancellation is considered an active year).
Application Deadline
Your application should be submitted to the Counseling/Career Center at your high school on or before April 15th during your senior year.
Letter of Reference
One letter of reference is required from someone other than your track coach or an immediate family member.
Essay
Please attach a one-page, typewritten essay describing your selflessness, sportsmanship, work ethic, and commitment to community and family. Include any school or community-related activities with examples of your leadership skills, along with any educational or career plans. Please include the name and address of the university, college, or technical school you are planning to attend.
Transcript
Please attach a current transcript of your high school record. This does not have to be an official transcript.

 

Harold Shepherd Memorial Scholarship Application

Black Mountain Software

Black Mountain Software will be awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors in Montana.

Any Montana high school senior graduating in 2024 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 must be submitted electronically to Black Mountain Software. Please see the scholarship application for the specific address along with instructions for completing the application form and requirements for the essay.

 

Deadline: April 15th, 2024

Gates of the Mountains Foundation College Scholarship

  • This award is limited to an undergraduate student that will be enrolled in an accredited public or
    private Montana college, university, technical or trade school
  • To be eligible, an applicant must be a graduating high school student from the Helena Public School system, East Helena Public School system, or a Helena student having received his/her GED and not over 21 years of age.
  • DEADLINE: The application must be received by the Foundation Selection Committee, 2234 Gold Rush, Helena, MT 59601, ‚Äúon or before‚ÄĚ May 1st of the applicant‚Äôs high school
    graduation year. Exceptions may be granted for eligible GED graduates.
  • The application will be graded on FINANCIAL NEED, DEFINED GOALS, along with scholastic achievement, school and extracurricular activities, CHARACTER and LEADERSHIP.
  • The scholarship committee reserves the right to retain the application. It is not intended that the application information be made public, however the scholarship committee reserves the right to announce the scholarship winner.
  • A check in the amount of $2,000.00 will be issued to the accredited Montana college, university, technical or trade school the successful applicant has enrolled. This amount is earmarked for tuition and fees needed to support applicant‚Äôs fulltime status.
    • To receive the second year of this two year scholarship the applicant must provide proof
      of completion of year one as a fulltime student in good standing and a plan of study as
      a fulltime second year student by June of year one.

DEADLINE: May 1st 2024

Gates Scholarship application (1)

Patriots Path Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Any high school senior in JROTC or undergraduate student in ROTC who has at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this scholarship.
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Winners: 5 winners, $400 each

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024

The Doering Family Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are offered to students interested in the following fields: education (especially those interested in teaching special education), nursing or other healthcare professions, music, and technology.

The application material must be returned to the Career Counselor, Ms. Navarrete, in the Counseling Center by 3pm on Wednesday May 4, 2024. The Scholarship Committee will review and score the applications and winners will be notified by late May. Two scholarships will be awarded, each for $1000. Scholarship money will be awarded directly to the school/college you will be attending.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please make sure you meet the following criteria:

‚ĚŹ Graduating senior at Helena High School

‚ĚŹ Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

‚ĚŹ US Citizen

‚ĚŹ Desire for a career in the fields listed above.

‚ĚŹ Verification of acceptance to a Montana university or college

I have printed copies in my office :)-Ms. Navarrete

Deadline: May 4th, 2024

Community Service Memorial Scholarship- Lions Club

The Helena Lions Club is excited to announce their annual ‚ÄúCommunity Service Memorial Scholarship‚ÄĚ. Thanks to the generosity of the Helena community and the hard work of our members, we will offer three $1,000 scholarships which will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the Helena area. The Helena Lions Club awards this scholarship annually, in memory of deceased Lions who spent a lifetime performing service to their community.

 

Guidelines for application are a combination of scholarship, citizenship and a demonstrated interest and involvement in community service activities. We require the candidate to be enrolling in a four-year college, or a vocational technical school in the fall of 2024. Scholastically, a cumulative 2.5 grade point average, through the first semester of the senior year is required.

 

Those graduating seniors interested in applying for this scholarship are required to submit the following:

‚Ė™ Written narrative of their interest and involvement in community service related activities and other qualifications. Narrative length is limited to two pages.

‚Ė™ Documentation of their grade point average.

‚Ė™ Minimum of three reference letters.

The above items should be e-mailed by May 8, 2024 to Shaun Peterson at Shaun.Peterson@marshmma.com

The scholarship winners will be notified by May 22, 2024. Please have the applicant include their return e-mail address, and contact number.

 

Apply Here

B. Davis scholarship

Applicant must be a high school junior or senior or current college student. A 1,000-word essay regarding the following topic is required: 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.

Amount: 1,000$

Deadline: May 21, 2024

 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 17th year.

We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year

 

Deadline: June 7th 2024

BigSun Scholarship- Athletes

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering and annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in or what their capacity in that sport is.

Amount of Award: $500.00

Deadline: June 19th, 2024

 

Ojeda Multi-County Youth Scholarship

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be of Hispanic or African American origin, and have a minimum 2.9 GPA to apply for this scholarship.
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Winners: 2 winners, $500 each

Application Deadline: Jul 25, 2024

Reach Higher Montana

Have a curated list of scholarships for state & local scholarships for Montana students. Senior Send-Off Scholarships are open to MT high school seniors.

Award: Varies

Due date: Varies

Providial Medical Scholarship

We are excited to award the ‚ÄúProbo Medical Scholarship‚ÄĚ to decrease the burden of educational costs for those pursuing degrees in the medical field. We hope to play a small part in helping students achieve their educational goals with a $500 scholarship.

To apply for the scholarship, you must submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how you want to make healthcare more accessible and affordable, and why doing so is important to you and the world. Since that’s our goal with everything we do, we want for you to begin thinking about your impact.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of principles and employees of Probo Medical. The decision of the panel will be based on originality, research, creativity, and quality of the essay submitted. Any student planning for a medical or veterinary career is especially encouraged to enter, however, students on any career path are also welcome to apply.

NOTE: Probo Medical purchased Providian Medical in 2019 and renamed the Providian Medical Scholarship to the Probo Medical Scholarship.

 

  • Must be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States
  • Must be either in your final year of high school or enrolled at the undergraduate level in ‚Äúgood standing‚ÄĚ
  • Must be age 16 or older
  • Must be attending a U.S.-based institution
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (or equivalent)
  • Entries must be submitted by June 21st

Deadline: June 21st 2024

 

MTCC Youth Serve Montana Scholarships

Students who have completed 50 hours are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, and students who have completed 100 hours are eligible for a $1,500 scholarship.

 

Deadline: TBD

 

 

U.S. Air force- ROTC Scholarships- Multiple

Society Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation

SME Education Foundation has awarded $18 million to over 5,000 students since 2005. Graduating high school seniors as well as students pursuing two-year, four-year or graduate degrees in manufacturing or engineering are eligible to apply for scholarships. In the past two years, the Foundation awarded a record number of scholarships to women and minorities as part of a new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Application accepted Nov 1- Feb. 1, 2024

Rotary Club Scholarship

  • We are opening the scholarship application to¬†all¬†area high school students (EHHS, HHS, CHS, PAL).
  • The scholarship application will open January 1 and close March 1, and will be made available through Reach Higher Montana.
  • We will continue to award two scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each.

This scholarship opportunity will be available to a wider range of students. We recognize that students may have accomplishments, goals, and passions that are not necessarily evident by GPA and class standing, and we hope that students interested in this opportunity will apply.

HACER National Scholarship

The McDonald’s HACER¬ģ¬†National Scholarship Program offers scholarships to up to 30 outstanding Hispanic students from all over the country. Funds are aimed to help recipients finance their college tuition, and there are three tiers. Tier 1 recipients are awarded up to $100,000. Tier 2 recipients receive $20,000 or $10,000 and Tier 3 recipients receive $5,000. Recipients are selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, personal statement and financial need. To date, more than $33 million in McDonald‚Äôs HACER¬ģ¬†National Scholarships have been awarded to Hispanic students across the country.

Application will open in Fall of 2023

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups in the chemical sciences, majoring in chemistry-related disciplines, and intending to pursue chemistry-related careers. Selected recipients are awarded up to $5,000* per academic year. To date, over 3,500 students have received funding from the ACS Scholars Program.

Deadline: TBD

 

Angel Fund Scholarship

DO NOT Miss this scholarship

3 HHS Students awarded last year Totaling 6,000$

The Angel Fund will grant multiple $1,000 to $4,000 post-secondary scholarships to graduating seniors at Access to Success, Capital High School, Helena High School, East 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. Second year scholarships, may be available based on a renewal request emailed to theangelfundmt@gmail.com by May of 2024 along with student’s first year transcript and an updated personal statement.

Application Here

Application opens February 2024

Horatio Alger Association

The following criteria applies to all programs below:

  • High school¬†senior
  • Critical financial need ($55,000 or less adjusted gross income per family is required)
  • Integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • United States citizenship

Visit website for Multiples Scholarships

Montana Community Foundation

Highly encouraged to Apply

 

OPEN

We hope you’re dreaming big and we hope those dreams include great things for Montana. For the 2023-2024 academic year, the Montana Community Foundation awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to deserving Montana students, thanks to the generous scholarship funds established by our donors.

Qualifications vary widely resulting in scholarship eligibility for a diverse range of students. For most scholarships, students can begin applying online on January 1. Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $5,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years.

 

Applications opens January 1, 2024

David Strong Memorial Scholarship

David Strong was an amazing person whose contributions to education and the community were invaluable during his life. He was an administrator who always had an upbeat attitude and was always working to help students achieve their dream or provide them with a second chance. His love and dedication to career and technical education was apparent every day and he worked tirelessly to promote and improve those offerings to students across the state. He was a difference maker who changed many individual lives while he was with us and his work will continue to change lives long after he is gone.

 

Deadline: TBD

Opportunity Bank Scholarship

Opportunity Bank of Montana will make up to four scholarships available each year in the amount of $750-$1500 to Helena College students with financial need. The Opportunity Bank of Montana scholarships will be offered every year until further notice.

  1. For graduating high school students who receive a diploma while a resident of Lewis
    and Clark, Jefferson, Broadwater, Gallatin or Silver Bow Counties in Montana;
  2. Academic integrity and maintain a 3.0 grade-point average.

Eric Burtchett Memorial Scholarship Fund

In Today’s world, many students face pressure to pursue traditional degrees rather than trade school, despite the many opportunities in the trades. students interested in hands-on service careers, such as welding, electrical engineering, or plumbing, need to be encouraged to attend trade school and refine their skills.

 

Deadline: TBD

**Montana residents only

Recurring Scholarships/Rolling Deadlines: 

Girls & Boys State

At American Legion Boys State and American Legion Girls State, young men and women are exposed to the rights, privileges, duties, and responsibilities of a franchised citizen. The training is objective and practical with city, county and state governments operated by elected and appointed officials duly placed in office by citizens of their respective Boys State and Girls State delegations. Activities include legislative sessions, court proceedings, law enforcement presentations, assemblies, and recreational programs. Through the Montana Boys State program, each Boys Stater and Girls Stater can earn one of several scholarships offered.

 

Boys and Girls State Application

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Dr Louis Hampers Scholarship for Medical Students

Dr. Louis Hampers is a practicing pediatrician in Colorado.¬† He wants to help the next generation of medical doctors in the United States, and would like to give back through the¬†‚ÄúDr Louis Hampers Scholarship for Medical Students‚ÄĚ.¬†This scholarship is available for students in the United States who are currently enrolled in a university or high school students who have plans to attend a university.¬† The scholarship is meant to help a deserving student with scholarship funding who wishes to become a medical doctor.

Here is some brief information about our scholarship:

  • Award of $1,000¬†to a Single Student
  • Deadline for this scholarship is¬† TBD
  • A winner will be announced by TBD

 

 

College Board Big Future Scholarships

There are no essay, minimum GPA, test score, or citizenship requirements. It’s easy to enter scholarship drawings each month. Simply complete one of the steps before the deadline, and you’ll be automatically entered to win $500 and $40,000! Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year have extra chances at scholarships because they’re eligible two entries each drawing.

Deadline: Deadlines  updated quarterly. Please visit site

Treasure Scholarship- MSU

MSU is excited to offer first-generation Montana freshman students the treasure scholarship. this award recognizes first-generation Montana students and is valued at $1,500 per year/renewable for up to four years. Must apply at MSU and accepted to be eligable.

 

American Indian College Fund Scholarships

The American Indian College Fund supports Native communities through scholarships for Native students and program funding for Tribal Colleges. Each scholarship will have its own requirements for the application process. Please use their website for more information and to apply online.

Deadlines: Rolling deadlines. Check their webpage for details.


Hopa Mountain Scholars of Promise Programs

What is Hopa Mountain? Hopa Mountain is a Bozeman-based nonprofit organization that invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders, adults and youth, who are improving education, ecological health, and economic development.

What are Hopa Mountain’s Scholars of Promise Programs? Hopa Mountain offers three distinct Scholars of Promise college prep programs that provide high school sophomores, juniors and seniors with training, mentoring, and support services to help them prepare to apply to and succeed at the colleges/universities of their choice.

  • If you are a Native American high school student, enrolled or descendant, with a 3.0 GPA or above, you are invited to apply to Indigenous Scholars of Promise. https://www.hopamountain.org/indigenousscholarsofpromise
  • If you are a high school student in Montana who has a GPA of 2.5 or above and are interested in earning a health related degree, you are invited to apply to Hopa Mountain‚Äôs Health Scholars of Promise https://www.hopamountain.org/health-scholars-of-promise
  • The Scholars of Promise program is designed for students in foster care, kinship care, or homeless. https://www.hopamountain.org/scholarsofpromise

Each program helps to support each scholar through their college graduation.

Benefits of being a Scholar of Promise include: 

  • Visits to college and university campuses.
  • Training and coaching meetings.
  • Assistance with university essays, application/testing fees, and scholarship applications.
  • Mentor and peer support throughout college along with assistance for emergency needs during COVID-19.
  • Recognition through participation in the Scholars of Promise program.

What is the primary goal of these programs? The goal of Scholars of Promise is to increase the number of students who are recruited to, retained at and graduate from institutions of higher education in order to realize their personal and professional goals.

For more information or to access the applications, please visit www.hopamountain.org or call 406-586-2455

COLLEGE PEAS STUDENT STANDOUT

Award: $400

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.

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.

Treasure Scholarship- Montana State University

As your students continue to navigate the college search process, we wanted to let you know of an exciting opportunity for first-generation Montana Students wanting to attend Montana State University. MSU is excited to offer first-generation Montana freshman students the Treasure Scholarship. This award recognizes first-generation Montana students and is valued at $1,500 per year/renewable for up to four years. As Montana’s land-grant institution, we believe it’s critical to support our Montana resident students as they take this important step in their education, especially those who are the first in their families to do so. Going to college as a first-generation student can mean a big change for students, their families and communities. This award is Montana State’s way of showing we are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals and continuing to make a difference for the future of our great state.

 

 

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¬†

GRIZZLY PROMISE

 

The Grizzly Promise initiative is funded through a combination of scholarships, grants, waivers and other financial aid packaged together specifically for Montana students who attend UM. The Grizzly Promise initiative is only available to in-state Montana students whose families have incomes of less than $50,000 annually. Students who receive support through the Grizzly Promise initiative can renew their financial support each year while they attend UM, for up to four years, as long as they maintain a full 12-credit course load.

How to Apply:

  1. Apply for admission to the University of Montana as a four-year degree-seeking student. This does not include Missoula College.
  2. Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA, using UM’s code: 002536. (Review UM’s Top Five Tips For Filling out the FAFSA).