Scholarship List

 

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SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH TOOLS

www.fastweb.com
www.fafsa.ed.gov
www.collegegreenlight.com                                                 www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org
https://sfs.mus.edu/scholarship_search
www.collegexpress.com
www.reachhighermontana.org                                            www.scholarshipexperts.com
www.scholarships.com
https://www.raise.me/
www.careercruising.com
https://www.mtcis.intocareers.org
www.myscholly.com (Sign up for Scholly for free, courtesy of Reach Higher Montana, by using the code RHM2018.)

RAISEME

  • Deadline Details: Varies for each school
  • Online Application
  • STEP 1: Create an account by visiting https://www.raise.me, click on “I’m a Student” 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’re interested in and follow them.
  • STEP 5: See how much you’ve earned in micro-scholarships from universities!

 

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

OPPU ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline Details: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30
  • Award: $2,500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • 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.

PADDY DAMSCHEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

  • How To Apply: Will be available online around April/May
  • Other

On March 8, 2011, Helena lost one of its greatest fans of high school athletics, especially high school track and field. Paddy Damschen was an amazing mother, an avid runner herself, a community-minded woman, and a great supporter of track and field. Paddy also believed that any young person could achieve their dreams and goals with the support of their family, friends, and community.
In honor of this outstanding member of the Helena community, and the track and field community, her family began the Paddy Damschen Memorial Scholarship Fund (referred to as the PDM Fund from this point forward) in 2011. The fund was established for the purpose of providing scholarship money to high school seniors that have competed in high school track and field, have exhibited a commitment to their athletics, academics, and community, and are
entering their first year of higher education.

The PDM Fund’s goal is to provide assistance to worthy students in furthering their education. PDM scholarship funds are intended to assist students with the cost of tuition and fees. Funds cannot be used for housing or any other incurred expenses. Funds must be used during the regular school year and cannot be used for summer courses. If tuition is paid in full by any other scholarship, grant or other financial aid, the PDM scholarship may be used for books. The scholarship winner will be reimbursed upon receipt by the PDM Fund of a receipt showing proof of textbook purchases.

Eligibility
• Applicants must be a permanent resident of Montana.
• Scholarships are to be utilized at institutions of higher learning. (Additional points will be
given for those attending Montana-based institutions.)
• Students must be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2018-2019 school year
(excluding summer session)
• Students must have participated in track and field in high school for at least 2 years.
• Applicants must be on the varsity track and field team for at least their senior year.

Questions? Please contact the PDM Fund at pdmemorialscholarship@gmail.com

THE APPLICATION AND SCHOLARSHIP GUIDELINES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN APRIL/MAY. IT WILL BE POSTED  HERE WHEN AVAILABLE. 

 

UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE BASKETBALL MANAGER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline Details: No specific deadline, however it is a first come, first serve basis
  • Award: $12,000
  • How To Apply: Contact Krystal Smith at krystal.smith@uprovidence.edu
  • Other

The University of Providence (Great Falls, MT) women’s basketball program is in search of managers for the 2019-2020 season. A $12,000 scholarship will be offered for being part of the team. Student manager tasks are very limited and would only require 3-5 hours a week of students’ time. Basketball knowledge or playing experience are not necessary to fill this position.

There are a few stipulations about this scholarship.

  • First, it must a a new student to the University of Providence, not a returning student.
  • The student would be considered a “basketball recruit” not recruited by any other department on our university (admissions, athletics, etc.).
  • Also, it can’t be paired with any other scholarships ie: a student already coming here for soccer, then doubling up the scholarship as a basketball manager as well.

Please contact the women’s assistant coach, Krystal Smith at krystalsmith@uprovidence.edu.

COLLEGE PEAS STUDENT STANDOUT

To qualify for the College Peas Standout Student Scholarship you 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.

STUDENTS OF INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP

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STUDENTS OF INTEGRITY SCHOLARSHIP

*OPEN TO JUNIORS & SENIORS!

#BBB5K Video Scholarship applicants must produce a 90-second video using the topic Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities. Past videos may be viewed by visiting BBB Serving Northwest + Pacific YouTube channel.

Your video will be uploaded to the scholarship videos page where you can encourage your friends and family to vote for your video.

Eligibility

  • Attend a high school in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Western Wyoming.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Group applications must have no more than three students.
  • Scholarship must be applied to an institute of higher education, whether university, college, vocational school, etc.

Ten finalists will be selected from the application pool. Only one recipient will win the #BBB5K Video Scholarship. View the complete rules & regulations.

 

To enter the for the BBB Torch Talk Essay scholarship the applicant must write a 500-word essay for BBB’s online magazine Torch Talk. The topic of the essay is,  Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities.

A major requirement for the essay will be to find a BBB Accredited Business to write about. Interviews and photos encouraged! BBB Accredited Business in your region can be searched on bbb.org.

Eligibility

  • Attend a high school in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Western Wyoming.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Scholarship must be applied to an institute of higher education, whether university, college, vocational school, etc.

Five finalists from each region will be selected from the application pool. Seven recipients will win a $1,000 scholarship. View the complete rules & regulations.

Integrity Scholarship Flyer

HILLEMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

  • Deadline: March 23, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Additional deadlines have been added
  • Award: See website
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

MSU is committed to shaping and supporting the educational experience of recent Montana high school graduates who want to play an active and deliberate role in advancing their futures. The MSU Hilleman Scholars Program is by invitation only. Hilleman Scholars should be eager to build something better for themselves and their communities through service to others.

Only Montana residents and 2018 high school graduates who have submitted an application for enrollment at MSU will be considered. Applications for the program are due no later than Friday, March 23rd. Applications must be submitted online unless an alternative format is requested in advance from the MSU Hilleman Scholars Program at (406) 994-3434.

**THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL DEADLINES – GET YOUR APPLICATION IN!**

Hilleman Scholar Program invitations are based upon:

  • Montana residency.
  • Graduation from a Montana high school in 2018.
  • Pell eligibility.

Hilleman Scholars Program selection is based upon:

  • Your academic, leadership, and career potential, as demonstrated in your essay and letter of reference.
  • Commitment to actively participate in the Summer Success Academy (tentative dates are July 16 – August 24, 2018).
  • Commitment to graduate from MSU in four years.
  • Commitment to fully comply with all Hilleman Scholars Program requirements (including adhering to the MSU Academic Success & Career Plan during all four years of enrollment).
  • Geographic representation in Montana.

Additional information can be found at http://www.montana.edu/hillemanscholars/details.html.

MONTANA GLOBAL PREP SCHOLARSHIP

The annual Montana Global Prep Scholarship is back!  As in years past, this is a full scholarship* for four Montana students to participate in an AFS summer program abroad.  The application is free and easy, open to all Montana students age 14 – 18, and could lead to the adventure of a lifetime!

Please see below for additional details of the scholarship and please share this opportunity with your students and community.  I am happy to send additional information, flyer pdfs that can be printed and easily distributed to your students, or answer any questions.  And, please feel free to visit the AFS-USA website for more information on this scholarship, as well as the many other scholarships available!

Thanks to a generous gift made by a Montana resident and former AFS-USA participant, there are four full scholarships* available for Montana students** to travel abroad this summer on an AFS-USA Global Prep program.

Choose between the following Global Prep programs: ColombiaCosta RicaCzech Republic, EgyptGermany,  PolandSan Diego (CA), or Spain.

Grab your passport and start your adventure now!

Scholarship Details:

  • No previous language experience required.
  • Four (4) full scholarships will be awarded (based on countries/programs chosen by recipients).
  • Scholarship recipients will be responsible for arranging and covering their own transportation to the departure (gateway) location.
  • Applicants must be flexible with their destination as AFS does not guarantee spots will be available to your country of preference.
  • A selection committee of AFS-USA staff and volunteers will review applications to choose scholarship recipients.
  • Application materials submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Live or attend school in Montana**
  • Between the ages of 14 and 18 years old
  • Apply for one of the Global Prep programs listed above

How to Apply:

  1. Start or continue to work on your AFS application.
  2. Complete the Montana Global Prep Scholarship application form.
  3. Submit your completed application to scholarships@afsusa.org.

Deadline:

The deadline to apply is March 28, 2019.

Contact Information:

For more information about this scholarship, please contact the Scholarships Department at scholarships@afsusa.org.

Please note that not all applicants are going to be offered a scholarship.
** Students who are currently in Montana on a Study Abroad program are not eligible, only full-time residents. 

MONTANA FOOD DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: March 30, 2019
  • How To Apply: Print or pick up an application in the Counseling Center
  • Download Application
  • Other

We are searching for High School Seniors or College Freshman, 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.

Attached is the application and a list of criteria upon which judging will be based. Completed application and support material must be submitted to the MFDA (P.O. Box 5775, Helena, MT 59604) by March 30, 2019.

BLEWETT WRESTLING SCHOLARSHIP

For the 13th year in a row, Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III, a trial lawyer from Great Falls who practices in the Montana personal injury law firm of Hoyt & Blewett PLLC, will award $1000 Scholarships to the top high school student/wrestler in classes AA, A and B/C.

Zander is a great fan of wrestling. Being a trial lawyer is very similar to wrestling; you prevail by hard work. Zander has spent the majority of his adult life in front of juries handling all types of claims for injured persons in a statewide litigation practice. He and his sons, Anders and Drew, who are also lawyers, are former wrestlers and the sport has served them all very well.

The purpose of the Blewett Wrestling Scholarship is to award $1000 to the wrestler in Class AA, Class A and Class B/C who has displayed the best combined qualities of wrestling and academic achievement. The award will go to one senior high school wrestler in each class around Montana who best qualifies. You do not have to win the state championship to qualify for this scholarship; if you do win, you must still exhibit strong academic achievement. The winner of each class must attend a college somewhere in the United States and a check in the amount of $1000 will be sent to that college to help defray the cost of tuition.

A typed application must be post-marked by March 29, 2019 and mailed to the address below. Applications must be fully completed to receive consideration.

Alexander (Zander) Blewett, III
Hoyt & Blewett PLLC
P.O. Box 2807
Great Falls, MT 59403-2807

For more information contact Jeri at Hoyt and Blewett PLLC
Phone (406) 233-1302
e-mail: jerij@hoytandblewett.com

HELENA’S FARMERS’ MARKET SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Deadline Details: All essays must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2019 to be eligible for consideration. 
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Pick up an application form from the counseling center.
  • Download Application
  • Other

The 2019 scholarship fund will award $1,000 toward continued education. Along with the application form attach a letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or counselor, a resume, a copy of current transcript, and a 300-500 word essay explaining why local horticultural products are fundamental to Helena’s Farmers’ Market, and what the Helena Market means to you.

Your essay will be judged on grammar and content.

Please mail your essay to: Helena’s Farmers’ Market – P.O. Box 938 – Helena, MT 59624

All essays must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2019 to be eligible for consideration.

BIG SKY CHAPTER OF THE AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

  • Deadline: March 31, 2019
  • Award: $1,000 or $2,000
  • Online Application

The Big Sky Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association
Offers 2 Impact Scholarships worth $1000 and $2000

The Big Sky Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering two scholarships funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational 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 a vocational 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.

The eligibility requirements for the two scholarships are as follows:

  • Must be a female U.S. citizen
  • Resident of Lewis & Clark, Broadwater or Jefferson County in Montana
  • Be at least a college freshman in August 2019 and attending a Montana school
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should email their name and email address to robynvh@bresnan.net.  In the email please include which scholarship they are interest in applying.  You will be registered and will receive an email from the national organization which will contain your personal username, password and application instructions.

Applications must be completed by March 31, 2019 at www.sbmef.org. A minimum of three (3) eligible completed applications are required in order for the scholarship to be awarded.

The scholarship recipients will be notified in July, 2019

PRICKLY PEAR SPORTSMEN’S ASSN.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Return this application postmarked no later than Monday, April 1, 2019 to address above
  • Award: $500 (2)
  • How To Apply: Pick up an application in the counseling center or download the attached PDF.
  • Download Application
  • Other

Instructions

  • Carefully read the information and instruction printed in this packet
  • Include all attachments as requested.
  • Securely attach all extra documents to the packet.
  • Clearly print or type your full name on the upper left corner of all pages, including attachments.
  • Do not send application in binders. Secure documents with paper clips.
  • Make sure all portions of the application are completed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A physical signature under “Part VII: Signature” is required.
  • Return this application postmarked no later than Monday, April 1, 2019 to:

Prickly Pear Sportsmen’s Association

Scholarship Committee

PO Box 5025

Helena, MT 59604

FIVE VALLEY VOCAL MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

DESCRIPTION
The Five Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International is awarding a scholarship for $500 to help further the music education of full-time students enrolled in an accredited learning institution (college or university).
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for consideration of this scholarship, a student must be a Montana resident and comply with one of the following:
  1. Be a graduating high school student who has been enrolled in a formal music program for at least two years OR
  2. Be presently enrolled in an accredited institution, (college or university), actively participating in music activities OR
  3. Be actively pursuing a college degree while being involved in music activities or pursuing a degree in music education or performance.

The applicant must continue music study through participation in an organized college performance group, but need not be a music major or music minor.

MONTANA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Award: $1,500
  • How To Apply: Print application or pick up one in the counseling center.
  • Download Application
  • Other

The Montana Farm Bureau Federation will present two, $1,500.00 scholarships made available through special efforts of the MFB Women’s Leadership Committee. The scholarships are available to both boys and girls.

The winner will be selected on the following criteria:

1) Must be an incoming college freshman.
2) Scholarship must be used the year it is awarded.
3) Must be a current paid Montana Farm Bureau member, or an immediate member of a current paid Montana Farm Bureau family.
4) Applications will be scored on the following top priorities:

a. Scholastic achievement (high school GPA)
b. Future Goals (college, career, activities, etc.)
c. Community Involvement
d. School activities

Applicant must also provide:
 TWO (2) LETTERS OF REFERENCE.
 A HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT OF CREDITS AND GPA.

*DO NOT ATTACH ANY EXTRA SHEETS FOR YOUR ANSWERS*

Applications must be submitted to your county Farm Bureau no later than April 1, 2019.

LEWIS AND CLARK COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIP

The Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau will award $1500.00 in scholarship funds to students from Lewis & Clark County area schools.  Scholarships may be awarded as one at $1,500, two at $750 each, or three at $500 each.

The winner(s) will be selected on the following criteria:

  1. Must be an incoming freshman or presently enrolled in college or an accredited vocational educational school.
  2. Scholarship must be used the year it is awarded.
  3. Must be current paid Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau member, or an immediate member of a current paid Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau family.
  4. Will be judged on the following:
  • Scholastic achievement (high school GPA)
  • Future Goals (college, career, activities, etc.)
  • Community Involvement
  • School activities
  1. Applicants must submit a video* in which they give answers to the following questions:
  • What is your major of study and how will you use that to better agriculture?
  • What are some of the current issues regarding agriculture?

All scholarship applications must be sent to and signed by the L&C County Farm Bureau president:

Karl Christians, President

Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau

P.O. Box 566

East Helena, MT  59635

All Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau Scholarship applications MUST BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2019

Students interested in this scholarship will also need to complete the attached Montana Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship application, the applicant must also submit a video answering the questions outlined on the L&C 2019 Scholarship Sheet.

CYNDI FORBES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Award: $1,000 (1) & $500 (1)
  • How To Apply: See attached
  • Download Application
  • Other

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

 

GATES OF THE MOUNTAINS FOUNDATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 2, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Deadline for the return of the application to the Foundation Selection Committee, 2234 Gold Rush, Helena, MT 59601, is “on or before” April 2nd of the applicant’s high school graduation year.
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Fill out the attached PDF or pick up an application in the counseling center.
  • Download Application
  • Other

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 $1,000.00 scholarship for two consecutive years to the successful Applicant.

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 or a Helena student having received his/her GED and not over 21 years of age.

FELLER TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 5, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Return to the Helena High School Counseling Center no later than 3:00pm on April 5, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Print the attached or pick up an application in the counseling center.
  • Download Application
  • Other

My parents, Al and Dorothy Feller, valued education and inspired a passion for learning in their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  Early in their lives, Dad was a teacher, coach, and principal.  Mom was a teacher and choir director.  It was teaching that brought them together.  Their four children graduated from Helena High School in 1962, 1963, 1965, and 1968. They continued their education by earning college degrees.

In Al and Dorothy’s honor and memory, this $1,000 scholarship, for freshman year only, is awarded to a Helena High School graduate who is continuing his or her education to become a teacher.  The Feller family wishes all who receive this scholarship a successful and rewarding career.

Established by:  Debra (Feller) Simmons

Scholarship Application Criteria

  • Graduating senior at Helena High School
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above
  • United States citizen
  • Desire for a career in teaching
  • Enrolled a minimum of 3 years at Helena High School
  • Complete copy of high school transcript
  • List of activities that have prepared you for and/or inspired you to enter the teaching profession
  • One page essay “Why I want to Be a Teacher”
  • Two letters of recommendation from non-family member, such as employer, teacher, or pastor
  • Verification of acceptance at a university or college

If, for whatever reason, the recipient is unable to fulfill the requirements, the scholarship will then be awarded to the next worthy applicant when possible.

HELENA KIWANIS CLUB WEBER MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 12, 2019
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Print the attached pdf application
  • Download Application
  • Other

Qualifications and criteria for all applicants:

  • Be a college bound graduating high school senior attending college during the fall 2019 semester.
  • Participated in at least one Helena High School or Capital High School Music Program.

GRADUATING SENIORS

  1. Scholarship applications may be obtained from the school Career Center, Music Teachers, or by contacting the Helena Kiwanis Club at 406-442-8657.
  2. Follow the instructions outlined in the scholarship packet.
  3. One $1,000 scholarship each will be awarded at Capital High School and Helena High School.
  4. Mail the application, CD or DVD of your music selection, and letters of personal reference to the Helena Kiwanis Club.
  5. Application due date for the 2019 Helena Kiwanis Club Music Scholarships is April 12, 2019. The applications will be reviewed by a scholarship committee composed of Helena Kiwanis Club members.

Only students who have been awarded a scholarship will receive notification. Scholarship recipients will be acknowledged at a Scholarship Recognition Day on May 6th 2019; they will be asked to perform one of their musical selections.  All scholarships are provided as cash awards issued to the student at the Scholarship Recognition Day. Questions regarding the scholarship process can be directed to askjervem@bresnan.net.

HELENA KIWANIS CLUB KEY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Deadline: April 12, 2019
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: See attached PDF application
  • Download Application
  • Other

Key Club Scholarships Instructions:

  1. Complete all sections of the application as accurately as possible. Make sure that all signatures required for eligibility are included
  2. Only students who have been awarded a scholarship will receive notification
  3. Must be a college bound graduating high school student and a registered Key Club member
  4. All scholarships are provided as cash awards in the form of a check issued to the student
  5. The scholarship amount is $1,000
  6. Awards are disbursed at the May 6th club meeting honoring scholarship winners

Application and attachments must be received before April 12, 2019 at

Helena Kiwanis Club
Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 4178
Helena, MT 59604

CLEVE A. MALMSTROM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 12, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Mailed to Marcia Wall, P.O. Box 482 Canyon Creek, MT 59633
  • Award: $1,500
  • How To Apply: Pick up in the counseling center
  • Other

Qualifications for this $1,500 freshman year scholarship:
• 3.25-4.0 GPA
• Played football 4 years at Helena High School
• Participated in track 4 years at Helena High School
• Committed to pursuing a college degree at a Montana college/university

Checklist for completed scholarship application:
1) Please complete all questions on scholarship application
2) Include the following:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • 7th semester official transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Employment history/resume
  • Acceptance letter from a Montana college/university verifying fall 2018 admission

Pick up an application in the counseling center.

BLACK MOUNTAIN SOFTWARE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: All submissions must be emailed or postmarked on or before April 15, 2019.
  • Award: $1,000
  • Download Application
  • Online Application

Black Mountain Software will be awarding two $1,000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors in Montana. Any Montana high school senior graduating in 2019 may apply if he or she will be attending an accredited institution of higher education. These accredited institutions include trade schools, technical schools, colleges or universities. The applicant’s field of study may be any field that they want to pursue.

Applications and essays may be submitted electronically or mailed to Black Mountain Software.

The attached PDF contains the application and essay instructions.

HAROLD SHEPHERD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Submit application prior to 3:00pm on April 15th.
  • Award: Up to $1,000
  • How To Apply: Download and complete the attached PDF
  • Download Application
  • Other

The Harold Shepherd Memorial scholarship is an annual recognition of a senior track and field student athlete from either Helena high school 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.

Amount – A scholarship of up to $1,000 will be awarded, depending on the number of qualified applicants.

Application Requirements – The scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who has competed with the Bengal or Bruin Track and Field team during all four years of high school.

Application Deadline-  Your application should be submitted to the Counseling/Career Center at Helena High or Capital High 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.

Method of Payment – If awarded, scholarship funds will be paid by the Helena School District directly to the financial aid or registrar’s office of your university, college, or technical school.

CANCER UNWRAPPED

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Award: $500
  • Other

Have you survived cancer? Have you watched a loved one or friend deal with cancer? We want to hear your story!

The Cancer Unwrapped High School Writing Contest invites students to submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win one of several $500 cash prizes. Winning essays will be well-written, compelling and emotionally honest.

Contest Details:

  • Open to students in grades 9-12 residing in the United States
  • Essays must be between 500 and 2,000 words
  • Essays must be submitted at cancerpathways.org by April 15, 2019

For more information, contact Liz Lange at 1-866-200-2383 or Liz@cancerpathways.org.

LAST CHANCE AUDUBON SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 15, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Application should be completed and returned by email to scholarship@lastchanceaudubon.org
  • Award: $1,000 (2)
  • Download Application
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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 may apply who anticipate being accepted to a college 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

MONTANA SHERIFFS & PEACE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

MSPOA Scholarship

For graduating high school seniors seeking a career in local law enforcement.

The Montana Sheriff’s and Peace Officer Association announces the availability of two $750.00 scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester of 2019 to a graduating high school senior who is seeking a career in local law enforcement.  Recipients will be selected on the basis of need and academic ability as well as career goals.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. High School graduate
  2. Must be able to meet basic peace officer eligibility requirements as established by Montana statute and the Montana Peace Officers Standards and Training Council
  3. Must have a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 and preferably plans to be enrolled as a full-time student in a Montana based college or university that offers a minimum AA degree in the Criminal Justice Field.
  4. High School students applying for fall scholarship must submit proof on enrollment intentions in a university or college.
  5. When applying for a scholarship, please include the following:

* Letter Requesting consideration as an applicant

*Current High School transcript

*Personal resume including references

*Outline of career goals

*Recent photograph

* Statement of how you are currently financing you college education

*Letter from high school or college advisor verifying your academic abilities and attesting to the fact you are enrolled in or have applied for a criminal justice degree program

The deadline is April 15, 2019

Send application and supporting documents to:

Sheriff Wynn Meehan
Broadwater County Sheriffs Office
519 Broadway
Townsend, MT 59644

Please send a complete copy to:

Nominations
MSPOA Administrative Office
34 W. 6th Ave., Ste. 2E
Helena, MT 59601

STUDENT-VIEW SCHOLARSHIP

2019 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:

  • One $4,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It’s quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum ACT/SAT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees

Simply log on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area.

The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2019.

The scholarship deadline is April 22, 2019.

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EGIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Award: $2,500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
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Awarding Twenty $2,500 Scholarships to High School Seniors pursuing an HVAC Technical Education

The EGIA Foundation Scholarship Program, established to recognize the excellent and deserving students seeking careers in HVAC, is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program which will provide up to twenty $2,500 individual awards to students nationwide.

Awards will be granted to eligible applicants pursuing an HVAC Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma at an accredited community college, technical/vocational school, or other approved technical institute during the 2019-2020 academic year.

To qualify, applicants should:

  • Intend to enroll or be currently enrolled in an HVAC technical program at an accredited institution for the entire 2019-2020 academic year
  • Be US Citizens, US Nationals, and/or US Permanent Residents based on the guidelines utilized by the US Department of Education Federal Financial Aid eligibility
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent
  • Pursue an Associate’s Degree, Certificate, or Diploma in an HVAC technical program
  • Explain what inspired them to choose an HVAC technical education and their plans upon graduating

EVE WEAVER O’CONNELL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Received no later than April 30, 2019 before 5:00 pm est
  • Award: 4 year scholarship subject to terms and conditions
  • How To Apply: Online Application
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Application process:

  1. You must set up an account and complete the online process. (once this is complete you will get an email back confirming they received the online portion of your application and reminding you to complete step 2.)
  2. You must mail in the additional required materials. (see list below)

Eligibility:

  • A graduating high school senior
  • Be within the middle one-third in scholastic standing (and in good academic standing) at the time of initial application, as a graduating high school senior
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate traits of good character and ability, a willingness to further his or her education in college, and adaptability in associating with other students
  • Plan to attend full-time an accredited college or university in Montana

 

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MONTANA RANGE DAYS SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Applications must be received by the Montana Range Days, Inc. Steering Committee by April 30.
  • Award: $1,000
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Montana Range Days Scholarships

Montana Range Days, Inc. is an annual event that celebrates the importance of range and provides opportunities for learning about range and range management. To encourage young people to continue with education and careers in Range Science and related fields, three scholarships are offered through Montana Range Days. Scholarships are available to graduating
seniors in high school or college students who are continuing their education.

Montana Range Days Scholarship ($1,000.00)
To assist young Montanan’s education of rangeland, Montana Range Days, Inc. has established the Montana Range Days Scholarship. To be eligible, the applicant must be majoring in Range Science or a related field. The Scholarship winner will be awarded $1,000.00 upon successful completion of one semester of college.

Harold and Lillian Jensen Scholarship ($1,000.00)
Harold and Lillian Jensen, long time ranchers from Baker, established a scholarship of$1,000.00 annually, to assist a young person who has an interest in Range Science. Harold was a past Chairman of the Montana Range Days, Inc. Steering Committee, and was the local Chairman for the 1985 and 1986 Range Days events hosted in Baker by the Fallon County Range Committee. The recipient must be present for the presentation of this scholarship at Range Days in June. The Scholarship has to be used at a Montana university or college.

Bob and Donna Sitz Memorial Scholarship ($1,000.00)
Bob Sitz was a rancher committed to improving range management. He believed in the youth of Montana and sought to ensure a bright future for Montana’s rangeland through education. Bob & Donna were strong supporters of Montana Range Days. In memory of Bob & Donna, the Sitz family has established a scholarship of $1,000.00 annually and to be announced at Montana Range Days. The winner will receive this scholarship upon successful completion of one semester at a Montana university or college.

Montana Range Days, Inc. is committed to providing learning opportunities, which enable participants to develop a better understanding of the importance of Montana’s rangelands. To further this commitment, Montana Range Days, Inc. encourages high school seniors or college students to apply for the MONTANA RANGE DAYS SCHOLARSHIPS.

Members of the Montana Range Days, Inc. Steering Committee will select the scholarship winners based on the following criteria:

1. Involvement in range activities and youth events.
2. Leadership in school and community activities.
3. Academic achievement.
4. Financial need.

Relatives of the selection committee are ineligible for the Montana Range Days scholarships.

Applications must be received by the Montana Range Days, Inc. Steering Committee by April 30.

The scholarship winners will be announced at Montana Range Days in June. An application form follows. Submitting one application qualifies the applicant for all three (3) scholarships. Please send the completed form to:

Jaime Nelson
Montana Range Days Scholarship Committee
1236 Hendrickson Road
Wilsall, MT 59086

TREACY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: May 1, 2019
  • Award: $2,000.00 per year and are renewable for 4 years
  • How To Apply: Online Application
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The Process and Requirements

The Treacy Foundation gives scholarships to starting freshman and sophomore college students who are residents of Montana or Idaho.

The scholarships are $2,000 per year and are renewable for 4 years provided the student requests renewal each year. You can go to any school that you like.

We do not offer scholarships for trade school. We do not offer scholarships to junior, senior, or graduate college students.

The application process will reopen in January 2019. The applications are then reviewed by the Scholarship Selection Committee. The applicant will then be notified of his/her selection or non-selection.

We do provide preference to students requesting renewal of their scholarships, so we are limited on the number of new scholarships granted each year.

Renewal

Once a student has been selected for a Treacy Foundation scholarship, that student will receive preference for renewal. You must write a letter or email the Treacy Foundation requesting renewal by May 1st each year. Include your student ID# and where you will be going to school.

If you have any questions, please email kimmy@treacyfoundation.org.

SEE YOU IN JANUARY 2019!

ROVER SCHOLARSHIP

How to Enter:

  1. Answer our scholarship question in 400 – 500 words (response must be written in English).
  2. Put your answer in a Google doc, with your name and year in college at the top (high school seniors eligible).
  3. Submit by May 1st, 2019.
  4. Full details here.

In order to participate in our scholarship contest, student applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. You need to be a resident of the United States.
  2. You must be a graduating high school senior or currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college in pursuit of a associates degree, bachelor’s degree, or master’s degree. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or university enrollment.
  3. If you’re a graduating high school senior, your GPA must be 3.0 or above.
  4. If you’re in college, your GPA must be 3.0 or above. If you’re in graduate school, you must either have a 2.5 GPA or above or a “Pass” in a Pass/Fail grading system.
  5. You can’t be related to anyone on the Rover staff, but you can be related to someone who’s a pet sitter or dog walker on Rover.
  6. Full terms here.

MILO CASAGRANDE SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Applications must be received by May 01, 2019.
You are applying for a $1000.00 scholarship for the 2019 school year. You may apply once a year.

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to receive a Milo Casagrande Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

1. This scholarship is being offered to all students. Preference will be given to current MTTA members in good standing, their family members or their employees and their families. (i.e., spouse, child or grandchild)
2. You must be a high school senior graduating with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited college or trade school, OR you must be enrolled in an accredited college or trade school and be maintaining a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
3. You must complete and submit this application as well as all required supporting documents below.
4. Recognizing the need for skilled professionals in the towing industry, preference will be given to those majoring in a trade school, auto or diesel mechanics, business, accounting, mechanical or electrical engineering.

Supplemental materials to be submitted with this application.

  • Letter of recommendation from a Principal, Guidance Counselor, Dean, or Teacher.
  • Personal letter from you to MTTA’s Scholarship Fund Committee providing information about yourself, your career and educational goals, and your reasons for applying for this scholarship.
  • List of personal accomplishments, community service activities, leadership roles, and any prizes, honors, or awards granted for academic, creative, and athletic efforts.
  • Work experience to date.
  • Certified copy of school transcripts.
  • Recent photo.

MONTANA’S BIG SKY STATE GAMES CHARACTER COUNTS SCHOLARSHIP

The Big Sky State Games has teamed up with the CHARACTER COUNTS! Coalition and Kenco Security and Technology to recognize the importance of sportsmanship and character in Montana student athletes. CHARACTER COUNTS! is a nonprofit organization striving to improve the character of today’s youth. It is based on common ethical values that transcend political, religious, socio-economic, and cultural differences. Called the “Six Pillars of Character,” these values are: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Character Counts! Scholarship is sponsored by Kenco Security and Technology.

Over the past twelve 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 2018-2019 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. The application is available at all Montana High Schools Guidance Counselor offices.

B. DAVIS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: May 24, 2019
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com
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This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
There is no age restriction

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below:

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. 

Your submissions must be sent to us by email at awards@studentawardsearch.com

ABBOTT AND FENNER

  • Deadline: June 14, 2019
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Submissions must be sent by email to scholarships at abbottandfenner.com
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Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed.

The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions as well as the school they are currently attending.

RENEWED DEADLINE: June 14, 2019
AWARD VALUE: $1,000

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at abbottandfenner.com

Topic: Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

BIGSUN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: June 19, 2019
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: All essay submissions should be sent to: "athleticawards at bigsunathletics.com"
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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.

Deadline –  June 19, 2019

Amount of Award  – $500.00

The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.

Please send us a short essay (500 – 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE HEALTH CARE SCHOLARSHIP

The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study.

To enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, simply submit a short essay (no more than 500 words) describing why you are passionate about substance use disorder and mental health treatment. Essays can be in the form of a personal narrative with a medical perspective or focus specifically on clinical experience.

Do you have a compelling recovery story? Have you witnessed the challenges that addiction can present, or helped someone overcome substance use disorder? Share your experience and describe why you are eager to enter the health care field for a chance to be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.

Eligibility & Requirements

In order to be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident
  • Enrolled or accepted in an accredited college or university and plan to continue enrollment
  • Consent to a talent release and be willing to provide a digital photograph and quote for display on Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS) websites if notified as the winner
  • Graduating high school seniors who meet the above criteria are encouraged to apply

WOMEN IN APPRENTICESHIP AND NON-TRADITIONAL OCCUPATIONS (WANTO) SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Deadline Details: Funds will be awarded until they are depleted or when the grant expires June 30, 2019, whichever comes first.
  • Award: $500
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The MT-WANTO scholarship is targeted to women entering non-traditional construction careers.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and be accepted into 1) a registered apprenticeship program; 2) college non-trade construction program; or 3) be employed in a non-traditional construction occupation.  Non-traditional construction occupations include carpentry, heavy equipment operators, mechanics, welders, ironworkers, bricklayers, stonemasons, electricians, painters, plumbers, laborers, cement masons, insulation workers, roofers, HVAC technician, surveyor, architect, etc.

The WANTO scholarship must be used to assist with expenses related to entering non-traditional training, education, apprenticeship or employment.  Examples are childcare, transportation, books, tools, licenses, testing fees, etc.

  • Complete and sign the attached application
  • Provide at least two references
  • Provide at least one letter of recommendation (ex. employer, instructor)
  • Provide proof of enrollment in apprenticeship/education program OR proof of employment
  • Send the application packet to:

Career Training Institute

Attn:  Lisa Newman

347 North Last Chance Gulch

Helena, MT  59601

LEWIS AND CLARK FIRE AND EMS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: August 10, 2019
  • Deadline Details: no later than 5:00 pm (MST)
  • Award: $1,500
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APPLICATION INFORMATION
Thank you for your interest in applying for a Lewis and Clark Fire and EMS Scholarship. Funding is provided through FEMA’s SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) which is focused on improving fire service recruitment, retention and response of volunteer firefighters and EMS crews.

AWARD:
$1,500.00 per applicant is available annually while the scholarship program is funded. Checks will be made payable to the recipients’ college or university.

DEADLINE:
Completed applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm (MST), on August 10, 2019, for Fall semester 2019 consideration. Scholarship awards will be disbursed twice each year to coincide with the Spring and Fall college semesters. A new application must be completed for each semester/award applied for, even if you have already received a scholarship award in the past. Applications may be mailed to: Domestic Preparedness Assistance Center PO Box 1552 Helena, MT 59624.

CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION
All candidates must:

  • 1. Be a resident of the state of Montana
  • 2. Be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D.
  • 3. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 4. Have been accepted to an institution offering programs within the Fire Science, Occupational Health, Nursing, EMT program, or a related discipline.
  • 5. Applicant must obtain a minimum GPA of 1.5 at the end of semester to be accepted.
  • 6. Applicant (or parent/legal guardian) must either join or be a current member of a volunteer fire or EMS department within Lewis and Clark County, Montana.

APPLICATION RESPONSIBILITY

  • 1. Completed application
  • 2. Copy of acceptance letter from college or university (on campus, or on- line acceptable)
  • 3. Copy of Driver’s License
  • 4. Two (2) typed letters of reference (not relatives, and one page or less)