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.
Letter of Recommendation Information Sheet
Need helping organizing your scholarship applications? Try using this checklist or create a similar one for your own use.
Need help with the FAFSA? Text FAFSAHELP to 41411.
www.myscholly.com (Sign up for Scholly for free, courtesy of Reach Higher Montana, by using the code RHM2018.)
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:
How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on the scholarship page.
Apply at https://www.raise.me.
The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing is available for women who are active and interested in computing and technology, and encourages them to pursue their passions. The scholarship encourages the women to pursue their passions.
Aspirations in Computing is a talent development pipeline initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT) that is designed to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing careers.
Any U.S. high school woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply, if she also meets both of the following criteria:
How to Apply:
For applying the scholarship, the candidates must first register themselves through the given link:
Each Affiliate Award winner will receive recognition at an award event, an engraved award for both her and her school, scholarship and internship opportunities, access to a peer network of technical young women in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community. Each National Award winner will also receives $500 in cash from NCWIT.
The application period is September 1 to October 26, 2015 (8:00 p.m. EDT).
The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University’s most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. As Ambassadors of the university, they reflect its highest ideals through demonstrated leadership and public service, and are in the process of leaving a unique fingerprint on their world.
a.You must first apply and be admitted to MSU. You will need your Student I.D. number to proceed with the Presidential Scholarship application process.
b. The application is fully on-line.
c. Student applications must be submitted electronically by November 30, 2018 at 3 PM MST.
d. The on-line submission deadline for counselor verification and letters of recommendation is December 10, 2018 at 3 pm MST.
e. Applicants will be notified by email when the counselor and/or recommenders have submitted their materials. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their counselor and recommenders have submitted their recommendations/counselor verification by December 10, 2018 at 3 PM MST.
Using Fall 2017/Spring 2018 tuition costs, the four-year value of a Presidential Scholarship exceeds $44,000 for Montana residents and $112,000 for non-residents. The Provost Scholarship exceeds $32,000 for Montana residents and $100,000 for non-residents. Both scholarships cover tuition, but not fees. The Presidential Scholarship includes a $4,000 stipend (shown in the value above), which is first applied to fees, including room and board. Any remaining amount after such fees have been deducted will be returned to the student as a cash award. The Provost Scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend (shown in the value above), which is first applied to fees, including room and board. Any remaining amount after such fees have been deducted will be returned to the student as a cash award. Please note that our university has a freshman housing requirement.
The Presidential Leadership Scholarship is the University of Montana’s premier freshman scholarship. Presidential Scholars are chosen solely on academic merit with scholarships being renewable for a total of four years. Approximately 25 PLS awards are made each year to incoming freshman.
Resident students receive a full tuition waiver. Non-resident students either have their tuition discounted through the WUE program or they receive a waiver equivalent to in-state tuition (currently $4,373). All PLS recipients also receive a stipend of $7,500 for the Gold Level or $5,000 for the Silver Level.
Generally, PLS applicants are expected to meet the following minimum requirements:
Applications are available through the Davidson Honors College.
How to Apply: DHC Application Forms completed and submitted to the Davidson Honors College by December 2 will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. After that date, DHC applicants are not eligible for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship, but they will be considered for admission to the Davidson Honors College on a rolling basis throughout the spring semester.
We’re giving away a $1,000 scholarship to a Montana high school senior who completes the FAFSA by December 1 and shows us their #FAFSAface. To enter, take a selfie and mark, write or sticker #FAFSAface on it. Share the photo on our Reach Higher Montana Facebook or Instagram and tag #FAFSAface in the caption or comments.
Finalists will be chosen starting Dec. 2 and a winner will be announced on Dec. 10, 2018.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Apply online https://www.USAGermanyScholarship.org.
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-trad 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.
To apply for the scholarship visit http://www.ctibrc.org/Default.aspx?tabid=75
To qualify for the College Peas Standout Student Scholarship you must be a current high school student and:
The BadCredit.org Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry.
The scholarship amount is $1,000 and will be awarded based on academic merit and submission of a short essay to be titled How the US Credit Scoring System Can Be Improved.
To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Please note the following deadlines:
Please adhere to the essay guidelines below:
For more information click here.
To apply, please mail your official transcript and original essay to the following address:
Attn: Wealth Wise Scholarship
15 SE 1st Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601
We are offering a $2,000 scholarship to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Spring of 2019, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books.
These $1,000 scholarships are delivered to Montana students annually.
To qualify, applicants must be:
To apply: Scholarship applications are available Dec. 1 – Jan. 15 at ReachHigherMontana.org.
At Vigilante Electric we understand the importance and costs of a higher education. This year, we are again pairing our Leadership Award with the Montana Electric Cooperative Association’s (MECA) Memorial Scholarship, giving deserving students the opportunity to win two $500 scholarships while filling out one application.
The VEC Leadership Award/ MECA Memorial Scholarship are given to students that not only excel in the classroom, but in their communities as well. Judging is based on academic strength, activities in school and community, awards and honors, employment, volunteerism, community service and a personal statement.
• Applicant or parent/guardian must be a member of Vigilante Electric Cooperative.
• Past recipients of this scholarship are not eligible.
• Deadline for this scholarship is January 18, 2019
The deadline for this scholarship opportunity is January 18, 2019. The top applications will receive our Leadership Award and the best application will be forwarded to MECA for consideration for their Memorial Scholarship. Past recipients are not eligible.
The Montana Woman Foundation is designed to aid with the success of Montana women of all ages. It is the goal of the Foundation to encourage these women to then give back to their communities by helping fellow Montana women in need, no matter their social, economic or cultural differences. The Foundation promotes positive feedback and a circle of giving.
See the counseling office for additional information and the application.
The Helena Girls Softball Association (HGSA) established the Bonnie Sue Heller Memorial High School Senior Grant Fund for the benefit of High School Senior girls who have participated in HGSA for a minimum of two seasons.
All High School Senior girls who have participated in the HGSA program for at least two (2) seasons. Participation in Rookies, Minors, Majors, or Seniors is considered for eligibility. Primarily, the Grant Committee is interested in those girls who made HGSA a part of their lives season after season.
Grant information and application packages are available on the HGSA website at http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?sid=758226100&url=helenagsa. All grant applications are to be completed and sent to “Bonnie Sue Heller Memorial High School Senior Grant” in care of the HGSA by February 15th.
This scholarship is being offered in memory of Joseph Michael “Joey” 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.
The scholarship is offered to a graduating senior who has swam competitively, for at least two years, for the Helena High Bengals or Capital High Bruins swim teams and has a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. Applicant may not have been awarded a full athletic or academic scholarship to a university, college, or technical school.
The application, an essay, 2 letters of reference, and a current high school transcript it required.
For additional information or the application click here. Paper applications can also be picked up in the counseling center.
In 2019 the State Golf Association will be awarding up to $5,000 in scholarship funds to both graduating boys or graduating girls.
This scholarship is to be awarded to a graduating senior who has been involved with golf. This involvement may include participation on a high school team or in a junior program and need not be presently participating. This scholarship is NOT based on golf skill. Students and parents should read the entire document
thoroughly and be sure to complete all areas of the application. If the space provided on the application for responses is inadequate, please feel free to use additional paper. Please title the paper to correspond with the response. Please note: Your application will not be considered unless you have completed all the requirements listed below. More than one scholarship is usually awarded.
The student must:
1) Have an MSGA Membership. Since the MSGA awards these scholarships, only applicants with an established MSGA Handicap Index will be considered (aka MSGA Membership). This handicap index is free to all Junior players (under 18).
2) Be entering their Freshman year of College/University.
3) Be a resident of Montana.
4) Submit an official copy of their High School Transcript. Include official transcript of high school grades. Class Ranking, GPA, ACT &/or SAT test score questions must be answered and verified by school official.
5) Submit a recent photo of yourself.
6) Enclose two (2) sealed appraisal forms. See SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANT
APPRAISAL pages 10 & 11. The Appraiser should not be your relative; however, we realize that some will be related to the Golf appraiser. Please no letters of recommendations.
For additional information and application click here or download the attachment.
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:
Hilleman Scholars Program selection is based upon:
Additional information can be found at http://www.montana.edu/hillemanscholars/details.html.
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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: