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. 

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Carroll College
Montana State University
Montana State University Billings – General Application priority deadline is Feb 1
Montana State University Northern
Montana Tech
Rocky Mountain College
University of Providence
University of Montana
University of Montana Western


Bitterroot College University of Montana
City College at MSU Billings
Dawson Community College
Flathead Valley Community College
Gallatin College Montana State University
Great Falls College Montana State University
Helena College University of Montana
Highlands College of Montana Tech
Miles Community College


  • Deadline Details: Varies for each school
  • Online Application
  • STEP 1: Create an account by visiting, 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!


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University of Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship (MAA)

  • Deadline Details: Awards begin after November 15.
  • Award: 1,000 -3,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

The Montana Resident Entering Student Scholarship Program draws together many endowed scholarships and donations into a single scholarship pool known as the Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship (MAA). All new incoming University of Montana students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree will automatically be considered for scholarships. The application for admission serves as the scholarship application.

MAA scholarships range from $1,000 to $3,000. Awarding begins after November 15.


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.

Online application at


  • Must be a current high school student and:
  • Be a current high school student that Intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0.
  • Submit a short essay describing a special skill, talent or interest that helps you standout from your peers. The essay should be no longer than 100 words.

The application deadline has not been set for this round and, therefore, no award date is currently set. You may still apply, however.


  • Deadline Details: 20th of each month
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

This is a $500 scholarship that is awarded monthly.  We at LA Tutors are passionate about sparking the creative genius in students and would love to commend those outstanding students who have a made a difference in the lives of others in some innovative or technological fashion.

Applicants must upload an essay, letter of recommendation, and photo of yourself all at once before submitting the application. All of the following documents must be included:

  • Essay – The essay should describe the goal of the particular project and provide the link to access the content such as the blog, app, etc. (if applicable). Word or PDF format only.
  • Letter of Recommendation – The letter should evaluate the quality of the work. Word or PDF format only.
  • Your Photo – The photo should be one taken during project execution. JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF format only.


·         Must currently be enrolled as a high school or college/university student within the United States or Canada.

·         Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent).

·         Must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.

·         Must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others (This could be a website, series of blogs, an app, fundraising event, etc.)

·         Must submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

·         The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.

·         All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on the 20th of each month. The submission window closes starting the 21st and will reopen on the 1st at 8:00 a.m.

·         Scholarship winners will be contacted via email and must respond within five(5) days of the date of the email to accept the award. If no response is received within this time, another recipient will be selected.


  • Deadline: January 29, 2020
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Each year, AHS selects 35 underserved high school juniors for their academic, personal, service, and entrepreneurial accomplishments, to participate in its no-cost, 5-year empowerment program. These students receive mentorship, practical guidance, and a comprehensive network of support, much like Hamilton did, so they, too, can leave a lasting legacy that will forever change their communities, our nation, and the world.

Provided at no cost to the student the program consists of individual support through phone calls, video conferencing, and emails with AHS staff members and an assigned peer Scholar mentor. Group support and learning is offered through conference calls and Leader Weeks. All curriculum is designed around our 5 Pillars of Success.

Winners will also receive a $500 cash scholarship to pay for college expenses.  In addition, all winners will have access to AHS internship programs and will join a distinguished cohort of peers from across the US.



  • Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Deadline Extended to 01/31/2020
  • Award: $500
  • How To Apply: Download the attached or pick up an application in the counseling center.
  • Download Application
  • Other

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 31, 2020

The deadline for this scholarship opportunity is January 31, 2020.  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.



  • Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Deadline Details: At 11:59am Central Time
  • Award: $4,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined in the link below.

The Foundation will offer a total of 300 awards in the 2020 contest.


  • Deadline: January 31, 2020
  • Award: $1000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

These scholarships are provided in partnership with the Gianforte Family Foundation and the Montana University System.

$1,000 for full-time students or $500 for part-time students


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled either as a full-time or part-time student during the term applying for.
  • Applicants must reapply each semester to be considered for that terms scholarship
  • Must be a Montana Resident (as determined by Montana Board or Regents Policy 940.1)
  • Must file a FAFSA and have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of less than $10,000*
  • Dual Credit students are not required to file a FAFSA
  • Must be in good standing at the chosen campus
  • Must not be a Veteran receiving comprehensive training funding through Chapter 33, Chapter 22, the GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation where scholarship funds would simply replace federal funding already supporting the student. (this will be verified with the Financial Aid Office)
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in a qualifying program at a participating institution

Fall Semester – Priority Deadline of August 1; Final Deadline of September 16, 2019 Spring Semester – Priority Deadline of December 31, 2019; Final Deadline of January 31, 2020


The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce the 2020 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship opportunity. Up to one hundred high school seniors will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for their volunteer service in their respective communities. Qualifying students will have completed 100 hours or more of volunteer service within the last 12 months. Applications will begin on October 15, 2019 and close on January 31, 2020. We are delighted to offer this scholarship opportunity to provide financial assistance for our Montana students who will be attending a Montana Campus Compact Institution next fall (complete list of campuses can be found via the link below). 

 The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among high school students, encourage young leaders to further their learning, and provide tuition assistance for Montana students who wish to attend college in-state. Selected students receive a $1,000 scholarship toward their college tuition.  Applications are online via

MSU Premier Scholarship Application

To be considered for MSU Premier Scholarships, which will be available to incoming Montana resident students, please complete this application. The application deadline is 2/1 for fall semester! Apply early. Funds are limited.

If you have questions, please call (406) 994-2452 or 1-888-MSU-CATS. Applicants must apply for admission (be sure to include self reported GPA and class rank if applicable) and have official ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly to MSU from the testing agency to be considered for scholarships. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Premier Scholarships may be used to cover tuition only.


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 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.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Introducing the College Board Opportunity Scholarships – A Clearer Path to College for All Students

“Applying to college is a complicated process, so we’ve created a program that guides you through it. It doesn’t require an essay, application, or minimum GPA. Instead, it rewards your effort and initiative. Complete key steps along your path to college for a chance to earn scholarships.”

Refer to College Board for more information on their scholarship program.

Joey McKeon Memorial Scholarship

  • Deadline: February 21, 2020
  • How To Apply: Pick-up application in counseling center.
  • Download Application
  • Other

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 in 2009.  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 graduate point average.  Applicants may not have been awarded a full athletic or academic scholarship to a university, college, or technical school.

Interested applicants can print the application information the HHS online scholarship list or pick-up an application in the counseling office.  Applications should be submitted to the counseling office.


  • Deadline: March 1, 2020
  • Award: $4,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Twenty $4000 scholarships to study computer science and/or software engineering at Montana Tech will be awarded to students completing the first seven modules in the CodeHS online curriculum. Montana high school students can access the curriculum for free by joining the CodeMontana Program. High school students outside of Montana are eligible for the scholarship, but need to join CodeHS as an individual (use course code 2766C) if their high school is not using the CodeHS curriculum. If a student is taking an Advanced Placement(AP) Computer Science course in their high school and scores a 4 or 5 on the AP Computer Science exam, we will accept that as a substitute for completing the CodeMontana curriculum.


  • Complete the first six modules of the python-based CS course (Welcome, Intro to Programming with Turtle Graphics, Basic Python and Console Interaction, Control Flow, Strings, and Data Structures). Note an AP Computer Science score of 4 or 5 will also qualify a student for the scholarship.
  • Be admitted to Montana Tech as a first time freshman in computer science or software engineering.
  • Have an ACT Math score of 24 or higher (SAT Math score of 590 or higher).


  • The successful awardee will receive a $1000 scholarship each semester for the first four regular academic semesters as long as the recipient continues to make progress in the computer science or software engineering curriculum and maintains a B average.
  • A total of twenty scholarships will be awarded, beginning on March 1, 2020 and will need to be accepted within 30 days. Scholarships will then be awarded on the first of the month (April 1st, May 1st, June 1st, and July 1st). Students should apply to Montana Tech at least 1 week prior to the award dates in order to be admitted and fully considered for the scholarship.
  • If scholarships still remain, the final scholarships will be awarded August 1st.

To apply, click on link. You should enter the same email address you use to access the CodeMontana (CodeHS) online curriculum. If you applied to Montana Tech, with a different email address, please provide it in the last text box below. If you are currently enrolled in a CodeHS class, please provide the class number.


  • Deadline: March 6, 2020
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

The Angel Fund will grant multiple $1,000 to $2,000 post-secondary scholarships to graduating seniors at Access to Success, Capital High School, Helena High School and PAL to help defray tuition expenses at a Montana college or university freshman year. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving seniors based on financial need, academic success and a commitment to give back to their community. Second year, Morrison Family Gift Trust Sponsored Scholarships, may be available based on a renewal request.

Applications are available February 1, 2020.

The completed application will be due in March 6th, 2020 and should be submitted to the Counseling Center at your high school. Be sure to include the following items with your application:

  1. Letter of recommendation
  2. 7th semester official transcript
  3. Personal statement
  4. Employment history/resume
  5. Acceptance letter from a Montana college/university verifying fall 2020 admission


The Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship is for high school seniors (including PAL and Home Schooling) from Helena, Boulder and Townsend wanting to further their education through a course of study post-high school level. An award of $500 will be given for the first year of post-high school education. Additionally, the winner will be eligible for another $500 when they show proof that they are enrolled for their 2nd year of post-high school education.

PURPOSE:  This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to high school seniors wanting to further their education through a course of study post-high school level.  An equal amount second award will be given to assist the prior-year recipient with their second year of post-high school continuing education on condition that they are currently in good standing and re-enrolled for the next year of post-high school education.  This training is not limited to traditional college or university course work and can include any trade or technical school.  (See attached background information on Mike Bullock)

  • An applicant must be a senior at a Helena, Townsend, Boulder, Lincoln, White Sulphur Springs or Augusta, Montana school (PAL, Christian Schools and Home Schools are included) with a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
  • For the second-year award, student must be a prior-year recipient currently in good standing and re-enrolled for the next year of post-high school education.

Additionally, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity.
  • Have some history of paid or voluntary work experience.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  • Complete the application process.

Bullock Scholarship Reference form

Bullock Scholarship Instructions


  • Deadline: March 10, 2020
  • Deadline Details: The application and all required documents for MFPE scholarships must be received at MFPE headquarters by March 10th, 2020.
  • Award: $1,500
  • Download Application
  • Online Application

The Montana Federation of Public Employees (MFPE) is awarding a scholarship to a student who has demonstrated academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and/or extracurricular activity. The student or parent/legal guardian must be an active member of MFPE.


  • Deadline: March 11, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Completed application returned to the Oro Fino Scholarship Chair no later than March 11, 2020
  • Award: $500
  • Download Application
  • Online Application

The Scholarship is open to both male and female students who meet the criteria listed on the application.

Eligibility requirements for high school seniors include:

  • Graduating high school seniors,
  • Who will be attending a Montana college/university/vocational or trade school, and
  • Successfully completing the application process

Applications can be printed from the attached PDF or picked up in the counseling center.


  • Deadline: March 13, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Friday, March 13, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST
  • Award: $2,000
  • Download Application
  • Other

For Native American/Alaskan Natural Resource Students

The Truman D. Picard Scholarship Program is dedicated to the support of Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources.
Required Materials: The Education Selection Committee will review and rank only those applicants who completely address each
area. Please be specific. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

1. Letter of Application: The letter must include your name, permanent mailing address, email address if available, and phone
number. It should be a maximum of two pages in length, and discuss the following:

  • Interest in natural resources.
  • Commitment to education, community and your culture.
  • Financial need. Students MUST complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and attach the Student Aid Report or
    have the report sent to the ITC office. If it has not been completed, send last year’s report.

2. Resume
3. Three letters of reference:

  • On letterhead (If no letterhead is available through the reference’s organization they should create their own)
  • Signed
  • Dated within the last six months
  • Open sealed documents, if applicable

4. Evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation, as established by the U. S. Government. A photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) will suffice.

5. Transcripts: ALL students must include transcripts. Unofficial or official both accepted. Please open sealed transcripts.

  • High school students must also provide documented proof of acceptance to an institution of higher education and a review of
    college class schedule to verify major before a check is released.
  • College students must also provide proof of their declared major.

6. Delivery of application, TWO STEPS:

  • Submit via fax (503-282-1274) or e-mail ( up until the close of business (5:00 p.m. PST) March 13, 2020,
  • AND mail the originals to be postmarked by March 13, 2020. Be sure to check your local post office hours.
    Inquiries and applications should be directed to the Intertribal Timber Council office:

1112 N.E. 21st Avenue, Suite 4
Portland, Oregon 97232-2114
(503) 282-4296 phone


The scholarship will be awarded in May of 2020. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior who will attend an in state school;
  • Must include a copy of the applicants grades with grade point average;
  • Applications must be returned to me by March 13th, 2020 at the following address:

Paulette DeHart, Treasurer/Clerk and Recorder

Lewis and Clark County

316 N Park Ave. – Room #168

Helena, MT 59623



This scholarship is for high school seniors who will be attending a unit of the Montana University System in the 2020-2021 school year. The scholarship has a value of up to $15,000 total, over the course of the student’s college career.

NOTE: The application period is short:

  • Applications opens January 15, 2020 and
  • Closes March 15, 2020

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen

If you are an applicant in Montana you must meet the following additional criteria:

  • applicants must attend one of the institutions listed below:

The University of Montana or one of its affiliates, which include:
• Helena College
• Missoula College
• Montana Tech at Butte
• The University of Montana at Missoula
• The University of Montana Western at Dillon

Montana State University or one of its affiliates, which include:
• Great Falls College MSU
• Montana State University Billings
• Montana State University at Bozeman
• Montana State University Northern at Havre

There will be an additional application period from January 15 – March 15 for Montana applications.



  1. Students with a GPA of 3.0 or LESS. You must include a copy of your grade transcript with cumulative GPA.
  2. You MUST attend a College, University, Vo-Tech, Business, Nursing, Beauty School, Etc. IN Montana
  3. The scholarship will be paid to the institution you attend.
  4. Your application MUST include – All required information asked for on the application.

-A synopsis of your future plans, please include the school you plan to attend and your major.

-A paragraph about your family, please tell us if anyone in your family is or was an Odd Fellow or Rebekah.

-Why you are applying – state your financial needs.

-A photo of yourself

-Three Letters of Recommendation

(1) from a teacher

(2)from a friend or relative

(3)from an employer if you have one or your church pastor

-A stamped self-addressed envelope

-Include in your letter

(1) Offices held in High School

(2) Extra Curricular Activities

(3) Honors and Awards

(4) Hobbies, Activities outside of school

(5) Home Obligations

The application must be postmarked by March 15th and mailed to:

Adeia Thompson, Chair                 OR                  Barb Scott, RA Secretary
1209 Lewis Ave.                                                      109 Riverview 5W
Billings, MT 59102                                                   Great Falls, MT 59404


GFWC Helena Woman’s Club, Inc. is offering a $1000 scholarship to a foster student graduating high school in 2020 with plans to further his/her education at a Montana vocational program, community college, college or university.  The student applying should be committed to educational goals and the provision of community service.  For consideration for a scholarship, complete this application and submit it along with your resume, official transcript, and three letters of recommendation-no more than two letters from your high school principal, faculty member, and/or activity sponsor. These letters should include the activities in which you are involved.


MSAWWA and MWEA are equal partners in offering the Donald G. Willems Scholarship. One or two scholarships are offered annually to students whose course work leads to employment in the water and wastewater fields, which are highly diverse, including specialization in water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and collection, water resources, watershed protection, groundwater remediation, and many other subdisciplines, including for example, the study of waterborne disease.

Each award includes a scholarship of $1000 to be used toward the cost of education, such as tuition, books, and supplies. Recipients also receive a one-year student membership to either AWWA or WEF (recipient’s choice), and also paid registration and lodging for the MSAWWA/MWEA Joint Conference. The conference includes a variety of presentations on the technical details of project work, research, and regulations, as well as numerous vendor displays of equipment and products for the water/wastewater industry. A conference banquet provides opportunity to socialize with professionals from around Montana and the other northwest states.

 Basic Requirements

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a Montana college or university.
  • The applicants major course work must be leading them toward employment in the fields of water and/or wastewater.
  • Applicants may be enrolled in a program at any degree level (associate, bachelor’s or graduate).
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.0 G.P.A., based on a 4.0 scale.

 Application Instructions
Applicants must submit the Donald G. Willems Scholarship Application Form ( along with supplementary information that is requested on the application. The completed application and supplementary information must be postmarked by March 15th. Instructions are provided for all entries on the application form. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.

 Conditions of Acceptance

  • Applications will be ranked by the MSAWWA/MWEA Scholarship Committee. Candidates will be notified of the Committee’s decision in April.
  • The successful candidates must notify the Scholarship Committee within one week, indicating acceptance or rejection of the award.
  • Recipients will be asked to submit either an AWWA or WEF membership form. Membership will be paid by MSAWWA/MWEA.
  • Recipients will be invited to attend the annual conference. Registration, including meals and lodging, is paid by MSAWWA/MWEA. Transportation is paid by the student.
  • The scholarship will be awarded in the recipient’s name to the school he/she is attending in August of the year awarded. The school will use the scholarship to balance the student’s account, and will distribute any remaining funds directly to the student.


  • Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Award: TUITION
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application
The Montana University System Honor Scholarship is a 4-year renewable scholarship that waives the recipient’s tuition when used at an eligible campus.

Student Eligibility Requirements

To apply students must:

  • Must apply the year they graduate from a high school accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education
  • Must have been enrolled full-time at a high school accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education for at least three years (any combination of three years but must include senior year)
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 at the end of the 7th semester
  • Must be on track to meet the Board of Regents Rigorous Core Requirements by graduation
  • Must take the ACT or SAT test by December 31 of the student’s senior year
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the State of Montana;
  • Must be accepted by an eligible campus



  • Deadline: March 15, 2020
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Montana’s STEM Scholarship Program is designed to provide an incentive for Montana high school students to prepare for, enter into, and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare. The goal of this program is to increase the number of STEM degree recipients participating in Montana’s workforce.

The application process will open December 1st

Eligibility requirements

To receive $1,000 for the first academic year at a qualifying campus

  • Must be a resident of the state of Montana per Board of Regents Policy 940.1
  • Must apply the year they graduate from a high school accredited by the Montana Board of Public Education
  • Must obtain a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.25 (calculated as of 7th semester)
  • Must complete 4 years of college prep math and 3 years of college prep science while in high school
  • Must apply to and be accepted by one of the eligible campuses (listed below)
  • Must be seeking a first certificate, or 2-year, or 4-year degree
  • Must declare a qualifying STEM or Healthcare major
  • Must be enrolled a minimum of full-time (12+ credits) each semester at a qualifying campus
  • Must enroll the first fall semester immediately following high school graduation


  • Deadline: March 16, 2020
  • 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 16, 2020.


Better Business Bureau Northwest Pacific is awarding $17,000 in scholarships to high school juniors and seniors.

Video Scholarship

  • One $5,000 Scholarship awarded to the student with the winning video essay.

Essay Scholarship

  • Six regional $2,000 scholarships awarded to students with winning written essays.

Deadline for submission is March 16, 2020. Applying is easy and Free.


  • Deadline: March 20, 2020
  • Deadline Details: BY MIDNIGHT
  • Award: $500 - $20,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Students can apply for scholarships online beginning January 1, 2020 on MCF’s application system platform at The closing date for scholarship applications is at mid-night March 20, 2020. Scholarships generally range between $500 and $20,000, some of which are renewable for four years.

Scholarships listed by County – High School Seniors

All Montana Counties
Alan and Janette Blackburn Scholarship: (20BLAK)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or have graduated from a Montana high school.
  • GPA must be 3.5 or above.
  • Applicant must have graduated in the upper 20% of their class.
    BBX Scholarship: (20BBXS)
  • Applicant must be a member of the Builders Exchange of Billings, employed by a member, or an immediate relation of a member.
  • The applicant must be attending a regionally accredited public or private college, university or college of technology.

D.A. Davidson Education Memorial Scholarship: (20DADF)

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (high school and/or college)
  • Applicant’s parent must be employed by D.A. Davidson for a minimum of one-year at the time of first award check is issued, and parent must work at least 30-hrs a week
  • Applicant’s parent (includes Step, and adopted children) and employee are eligible
  • Applicant can be full-time or part-time (minimum of 6 credits)
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Applicant must provide the following:
    o Financial Need
    o Long-term goal and objectives
    o Participation in community activities

*Dearborn Ranch Montana Game Wardens Scholarship: (20DRSFGW)

  • Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who is employed by the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a Game Warden.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above through the first semester of the senior year of high school.
  • Applicant must currently be—or plan to be—enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, trade or technical school).

*Dearborn Ranch Montana Highway Patrol Scholarship: (20DRSFHP)

  • Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who is employed by the Montana Highway Patrol.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above through the first semester of the senior year of high school.
  • Applicant must currently be—or plan to be—enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, trade or technical school).

Evelyn B Johnson Memorial Scholarship (20EJMS)

  • Applicant must be a member of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a Montana high school.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, participation in school, community and church activities, long-term goals, and motivation
    Glacier Bancorp Inc. Mick Blodnick Scholarship: (20GBBS) Open to all Montana Counties and Out of state (Limited to employee or employee child of Glacier Bancorp)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 (High School and/or College)
  • Scholarship recipients must be currently employed (or have a parent employed) by Glacier Bank Corp (At the time the first award check is issued)
  • Adopted and Step-children of employees are eligible
  • Full-time or part-time students are eligible
  • Awards will not be based on a geographic, however geographic diversity is highly desirable & be considered

Kay McMillan Nursing Scholarship: (20KMSE)

  • Applicant must be one of the following
    oA graduating senior enrolled in the pre-nursing program at Montana Tech
    o A current pre-nursing student at Montana Tech
    o A nursing student in the Montana Tech Nursing Program
  • Strong preference for nontraditional students, i.e. older, re-entry students, especially those who have overcome significant barriers to return to school
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference for Butte-Silver Bow County High School graduates
  • Minimum pre-nursing (high school) GPA of 2.0
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to community health
  •  Re-apply scholarship year after year up to 4 years

*Louise Dean Northern Cheyenne Nation Scholarship: (20DEANNC)

  • Applicant must be a member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.25 or above.
  • Applicant must provide proof of financial need.

T. Eugene Young Montana’s Promise Scholarship: (20TEYS)

  • Applicant must be a high school senior graduating from a Montana High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be going on to college to study science, technology, engineering, mathematics or healthcare.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, academic achievement, leadership ability, school and community participation and personal attributes.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants attending a university/college in Montana.

Lewis & Clark County
Montana Trial Lawyers Association Scholarship: (20T&LS)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Helena High School or Capital High School in Lewis and Clark County.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant must demonstrate participation in school, church and community activities, and complete an essay on long-term goals and objectives.

*Philip A & Bonnie J. Henault Blackfoot Valley Educational Scholarship: (20 HVBF)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior in high school.
  • Applicant must live and attend at least three consecutive high school years in Helmville, Lincoln or Ovando, Montana.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: past performance in academic and vocational areas, achievement in school and community activities, leadership potential, and academic effort.

*Louise Dean Lincoln High School Scholarship: (20DEANLN)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Lincoln High School.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.5 or above.
  • Applicant must provide proof of financial need.

George & Emily Vucanovich Scholarship: (20VUCA)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of one of the following high schools:
    o Helena High School (Helena, MT)
    o Capital High School (Helena, MT)
    o Butte High School (Butte, MT)
    o Butte Central High School (Butte, MT)
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must plan to attend a two or four year accredited college or university, or be accepted into a post-secondary apprenticeship or training program that has been recognized and approved by the scholarship committee.
    • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, extracurricular activities, life goals and expectations, and exceptional circumstances.

Seeley Family Memorial Scholarship: (20SFMS)

  • Student must be a member of the Helena First Presbyterian Church.
  • Graduating senior or graduate from a Helena high school
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.0
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated good character

Stanley Howard Larson Memorial Scholarship: (20LARS)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Helena High School.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited post-secondary 2 – 4 year college, university, vocational school or college of technology.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Selection criteria includes financial need.


  • Deadline: March 30, 2020
  • Deadline Details: All essays must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2020, to be eligible for consideration.
  • Download Application
  • Online Application

The 2019 scholarship fund will award $1000.00, ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, toward continued education. We wish you the best in your quest for higher education.

Along with this page, attach a LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION from a current or former teacher or counselor, a RESUME, a COPY OF CURRENT TRANSCRIPT, and a 300 to 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, 2020, to be eligible for consideration.


  • Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Postmarked by March 31, 2020
  • Award: $4,000 (renewable for up to 4 years)
  • Download Application
  • Online Application

The McBride Family Scholarship is available for up to four consecutive years, in the amount of $4,000 per year. The recipient must be a Montana public high school graduate, with preference given to Helena graduates, and must have a 2.5 or better GPA. The scholarship will be applied to the student’s tuition, fees, room/board and books at Montana State University Northern.

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

  1. Academic achievement
  2. Future goals
  3. Quality of application


  • Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • 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.



  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Scholarship applications must be received (or postmarked) by April 1st.
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Scholarships and grants provide opportunities for youth and adults to strengthen their skills and maximize their positive impacts on the communities in which they live.

The Montana 4-H Foundation offers a number of collegiate scholarships to students (listed below). When filling out the application, you will select which scholarships you would like to apply for. All scholarships require certain criteria to be met, in order to be awarded. We ask that you only apply for only the scholarships you qualify for. Please review the scholarship eligibility and distribution of fund requirements by clicking on each scholarship name. Awarding of a scholarship is based on availability of funds.



Helena Engineers Club (HEC) is a non-profit group whose members represent a conglomeration of engineering organizations and individuals brought together to share experiences, recognize engineering excellence, and support one another. HEC strives to contribute to the betterment of our communities through service and financial causes.

HEC membership is comprised of professionals from Helena, Montana and the surrounding area. Accordingly, the goal of our scholarship program is to support students enrolled in an engineering or engineering-related program at an accredited institution. Scholarship amounts vary each year and are based upon annual fundraising efforts.


To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Attend an engineering program at a college or university that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC). A recipient may be disqualified if the program is not ABET-EAC accredited. For each selected scholarship recipient, HEC requires confirmation of your enrolled engineering college and fall class schedule prior to September 1st before scholarship checks are released. College acceptance is not required to submit a scholarship application. 
  • Submit a properly completed application postmarked no later than April 1, 2020.
  • Be a high school senior and citizen of the United States at the time of application, while attending high school, private or public, in one of the following Montana counties:


Lewis & Clark County                                     Broadwater County

Jefferson County                                            Powell County



  • Deadline: April 10, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Submit your application to the counseling office, by noon.
  • Award: $1,000
  • 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.”  The only eligibility criteria is that applicants participated in track and field during all four years of high school at HHS or CHS.  The application packet for this $1,000 scholarship requires the application form, one letter of reference from someone other than your track coach or an immediate family member, a transcript, and a one-page, typed essay describing your selflessness, sportsmanship, work ethic, and commitment to community and family.  This essay can include any school or community-related activities with examples of your leadership skills, along with any educational or career plans.   All application packets should be submitted to the counseling center before noon on April 6, 2020.


  • Deadline: April 10, 2020
  • Deadline Details: Return to the Helena High School Counseling Center no later than 12:00 (noon) on April 10, 2020.
  • 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.


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.

  • Application is on our website ( or contact your school counselor
  • Include a letter of recommendation and essay
  • Further questions—call or email LCAS President Janice Miller, 439-5762, jan2854 or Education Chair Sumner Sharpe, 443-6536,


  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • Deadline Details: All submissions must be emailed or postmarked on or before April 15, 2020.
  • Award: $1,000
  • 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 2020 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. Please see the scholarship application for those specific addresses along with instructions for completing the application form and requirements for the essay. All submissions must be emailed or postmarked on or before April 15, 2020.

The scholarship application is found here: scholarship2020.pdf

Black Mountain Software looks forward to honoring two Montana high school graduates with these scholarships to help defray the costs of continuing with their education.


  • Deadline: April 15, 2020
  • How To Apply: See below
  • Other

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 $1500.00 scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester of 2020 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.


  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, 2020

Send application and supporting documents to:

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

Please send a complete copy to:

MSPOA Administrative Office
PO Box 794
Helena, MT 59624


  • Deadline: May 15, 2020
  • 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 2020 and attending a Montana school
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA

Interested students should email their name and email address to  After Patti receives the email, she will register the student at the national ABWA website.  After registration the student will receive an email from our national ABWA organization which will contain their personal username, password and application instructions.  The application deadline is May 15, 2020. 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.



  • Deadline: May 22, 2020
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

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.
  • Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.


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.



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.

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.

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.
  • 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 – June 30 and September 1 – December 31. There are two opportunities to apply per year with deadlines as follows:

  • June 30
  • December 31

For additional details and for essay topics visit the counseling center or

ACT Scholarship Giveaway

  • Deadline: July 31, 2020
  • Award: $5,000
  • Online Application
  • Award: Grand Prize – 1 Winner $40,000 scholarship, $5,000 tech package Test Date Prizes – 3 Winners $5,000 scholarship, $5,000 tech package
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10th and 11th graders register for a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship and a $5,000 tech package when you take the ACT test!

Please click on the link for more information and official rules.