Do you need a letter of recommendation for your scholarship or college admissions applications?
If so, you can fill out this document and give it to your letter writers to help them include information they may not already know about you.
Try using this checklist or create a similar one for your own use.
Save the date for a Scholarship Workshop!
This is an opportunity for students in any grade to learn more about scholarships, for seniors to get help with applications, and for any students to ask questions about scholarships!
If you aren’t a senior, you are still welcome to join us — it is a great opportunity to prepare early!
Wednesday, February 1. @ Lunch and 6th through Afterschool
You can download the FAFSA checklist to make sure you have all the materials to complete the FAFSA quickly — download that here.
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Going to a 4-year school in-state? Check out these websites!
Going to a 2 – year school in-state? Check out these websites!
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:
Check out all the Scholarships and Tuition Waivers the Montana University System has to offer.
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.
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.
Deadline: May 2023
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.
The Elks National Foundation is proud to announce the start of the 2023 Elks Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. The MVS scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens. Applications do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. The judging criteria is based on academics, leadership, service, and financial need.
The application is completed online and must be summitted by the November 14, 2002, deadline. The 500 national winners will be announced in April 2023. The top 20 national finalists participate in the Leadership Weekend and interview for the top awards, ranging from $20,000 to $50,000. The remaining 480 runners-up receive $4,000 scholarships.
MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours) at a U.S. college or university next year.
Helena College is excited to open nominations for the Helena College STARS scholarships. These scholarships
are meant to assist local high school seniors to unlock their potential at Helena College by assisting in lowering the
financial barrier of entry that all too often prevent students from pursuing post-secondary education. High school
personnel as well as those who mentor or advise high school students are invited to nominate students. These
special scholarships are intended to help students reach their goals by establishing path to higher education and
broadening their career opportunities.
Each HC STARS award is $2,000, dispersed at $500 a semester up to four semesters dependent on renewable
criteria. To be eligible for renewal, the student must be enrolled full-time during their tenure at Helena College and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
Attached you will find the information on the Bonnie Sue Heller Memorial Scholarship sponsored by the HGSA (Helena Girls Softball Association). This is available to any senior who has participated in at least two seasons of HGSA ball. They do not have to be a current softball player.
Deadline: Mailed by April 1st, 2023
Black mountain Software is offering scholarships to Montana students. All interested 2023 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 and essays must be submitted electronically to black Mountain Software.
Deadline: April 14th, 2023
Two $1,000 Scholarships are available for Montana students—high school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post secondary institution in Montana may apply.
● Must be a US citizen with Montana residency
● Minimum grade point average of 3.0
● Enrollment or plans to enroll in a course of study that allows students to explore natural resource issues. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, range science, forestry, environmental science, land resource science, plant science, etc.
Deadline: April 14th, 2023
The Harold Shepherd Memorial scholarship is an annual recognition of a senior track and field student athlete from Helena area high schools who embodies the spirit and character of Harold. Quality candidates are those individuals who exhibit selflessness, sportsmanship, work ethic, and commitment to community and family. Candidates are evaluated by their character and their ability to persevere in the face of adversity, and not necessarily by their athletic accomplishments.
Deadline: April 15th
This scholarship opportunity is for children of MSPOA members. There are five (5) scholarships of $1000 each, awarded to children whose parent is an MSPOA Member in good standing. The recipients will be randomly chosen and are not merit based. This is a small way for the board to support members.
Deadline: April 15th, 2023
The Montana Sheriff’s and Peace officer Association announces the availability of two $1500 scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester of 2023 to a gradating high school senior who is seeking a career in local law enforcement OR a current college student who is pursing a career in local law enforcement. Recipients will be selected on the basis of need, academic ability, and career goals.
Deadline: April 15th, 2023
Eligible applicants will be required to provide the following:
Deadline: April 15, 2023
The Last Chance Audubon Society (LCAS) is pleased to announce that up to two awards of $1,000 each will be made to graduating seniors from high schools in the Helena and East Helena school districts. The purpose of the scholarships is to provide financial support to help selected students with their freshman-year college expenses.
Qualifications: Students may apply who anticipate being accepted to a Collège or university of their choice and who have agreed to attend that institution. Students who apply must have an interest in college/university studies related to habitat protection, conservation, and/or restoration of value to avian and other wildlife species.
Deadline: April 15, 2023
Montana Farmers Union is happy to announce its 2023 scholarships which are made available through special efforts of the MFU Foundation, Montana Farmers Union, Chouteau, Cascade, and Flathead County Farmers Unions. Montana Farmers Union family membership dues must be current. ($50/per family, per year), and the deadline to have scholarships in to the MFU Foundation is April 17th. Scholarships must be used the year they are awarded.
Deadline: April 29th, 2023
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.
The Gates of the Mountains Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in 1973 to preserve the heritage of the 1805 Lewis and Clark expedition. Through a balance of preservation, education and recreation, the Foundation strives to safeguard the Gates of the Mountains region for generations to come.
The Gates of the Mountains Foundation will award a $2,000.00 scholarship per year for two consecutive
years to the successful Applicant. (Total amount of $4,000.00 over two years)
Deadline: May 1st 2023
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.
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 “Dr Louis Hampers Scholarship for Medical Students”. 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:
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 has had to overcome a family member who has been incarcerated.
Here is some brief information about our scholarship:
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, 2023
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 10th 2023
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 vary.
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.
**Montana residents only
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.
Each program helps to support each scholar through their college graduation.
Benefits of being a Scholar of Promise include:
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 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.
The application deadline has not been set for this round and, therefore, no award date is currently set. You may still apply, however.
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.
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:
DEADLINES VARY BY MONTH
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: