Scholarship List

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.
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Need help with the FAFSA?  Text FAFSAHELP to 41411.

 

JUNIORS – GET A JUMP ON SCHOLARSHIPS

When it comes to paying for college, every dollar counts. Finding and applying for a variety of scholarships is an excellent method of making headway on college-related expenses. Reach Higher Montana is here to help you Get a Jump on Scholarships. This programs is designed to assist students with searching and applying for scholarships and is provided at no cost to you. Students that complete the FREE program will be entered into a drawing for a $500 scholarship.

Sign up for one of these four sessions (spaces are limited):

  • June 19, 20, and 21 – 10am-noon
  • June 26, 27, and 28- 10am-noon
  • July 10, 11, and 12 – – 10am-noon
  • July 17, 18 and 19 – 10am-noon

Register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/GetaJumponScholarships. All sessions will be held at the Lewis & Clark Library.  Stop by the counseling center for more information.

 

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.)

 

COLLEGE PEAS STUDENT STANDOUT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

There is more to getting into college than good grades and test scores! College Peas Student Standout College Scholarship is for the student who has something special that makes them different from their peers. 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. Scholarship amount: $400 + a free college admissions consultation with Mike Moyer. An application deadline has not been set for this round and, therefore, no award date. You may still apply, however.

Visit http://www.collegepeas.com/scholarshipgreen/ for additional information.

HILLEMAN SCHOLARS PROGRAM

  • 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.

OppU ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Award: $2,500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

“The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results.  It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others.  Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs.  Scholarship selections are made four times a year.  (December 31, March 31, June 30)  Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.”  This scholarship is for current high school and college students, and all applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

 

VOLT Lighting STEM Scholarship

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

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

VOLT Lighting would like to extend a scholarship opportunity to students whose educational interests are in a STEM program or, to children of parents who work in a STEM industry. VOLT relies heavily on our team’s research, design, and technical knowledge to build durable, affordable, and quality products for our customers. To acknowledge our industry and partners, we’re happy to offer this bi-annual scholarship competition.

No Fee to Apply!

Eligibility Requirements Are as Follows

 

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

 

Essay Topics to Choose From

VOLT Lighting is continually working to improve its quality, processes and services and we do so by considering the input of staff, partners and our valued customers. Our scholarship competition revolves around this same concept.

  • Applicants will submit an original, high-quality essay pertaining to our landscape lighting line.
  • How will your study in a STEM program contribute to your immediate or long-range career plans?
  • Explain the importance of your STEM program in today’s society.
  • What industry do you intend on working with your STEM program learning? What do you think that industry will be like in the next 10 years?
  • What are the most important issues your field (or your parents’ STEM career field) is facing today?
  • Describe a role model who inspired your interest in a STEM program.

Essay Writing Instructions

Each submission must be unique and written by you in your own words. It should be submitted in the form of a PDF or Microsoft Word document (i.e. PDF, .DOC, or .DOCX) and typewritten.

Application Submission Guidelines

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

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

Application Deadline

The scholarship is offered bi-annually from April 1 – July 31, 2018 and September 1 – December 31, 2018. There are two opportunities to apply per year with deadlines as follows:

  • July 31, 2018
  • December 31, 2018

For more information visit https://www.voltlighting.com/volt-lighting-stem-scholarship-competition/p/scholarship-stem-competition.

MATTRESS HELP SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: September 25, 2018
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: See post or website for directions
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Other

MattressHelp.org is pleased to announce our annual Sleep Health Scholarship. We created this scholarship to spread awareness about sleep as a public health issue and help students cut down the rising costs of higher education.

Each student who is awarded our scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees. The scholarship is awarded once every academic year and is open to all students in the United States who meet the eligibility criteria.

Eligibility requirements

  • Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States or Canada OR current college students already studying at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • Anticipating completion of high-school diploma at time of application or already in possession of high-school diploma/GED
  • Planning to or currently pursuing a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
  • Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA

Please submit your scholarship application to our contact AT mattresshelp DOT org email address.

To apply, please create a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) that answers the following:

  • What factors most negatively and positively affect your sleep?
  • Assess the quality of your own sleep health and discuss some ways that you can improve it.
  • Make your video creative and impactful both to yourself and others.
  • The most creative submission will win the scholarship each year.
  • Upload your video to YouTube, make sure it is titled “Mattress Help Scholarship Submission – Your Name – Year” and include the link when you submit your application below.

For additional information visit https://mattresshelp.org/scholarship/.

AES Engineers

  • Deadline: October 6, 2018
  • Award: $5,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

The consulting firm of AES Engineers is committed to continuing its support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  This award is available to all students, regardless of their field of study.

To be eligible the student needs to answer one of the essay questions that they will find on our site at http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm 

We are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluating the essays that are submitted.

Amount of award:   $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2018

Further information, including previous winners, is available on our web site at:  http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm