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.

 

HIREINFLUENCE SCHOLARSHIP

At HireInfluence, an influencer marketing agency, our content marketing strategies help brands reach their target markets through authentic social media endorsement.

Exploring new avenues of communication and advertising has brought us to where we are today – serving the largest brands in the world, such as Warner Bros, Gatorade, Microsoft, eBay and more.  We thrive on the constant evolution of the digital space and realize that future trends will emerge from tomorrow’s leaders and young entrepreneurs.

HireInfluence supports and aims to foster the skills necessary to help launch the aspirations and desired career path of up and coming business leaders and technical innovators.  One of the ways we show support is through our $500 Entrepreneur Scholarship.

We believe in supporting passionate, hardworking, and talented college students and to support budding entrepreneurs, future leaders, and all students, we are offering a $500 Entrepreneur annual Scholarship. The scholarship amount is $500 awarded towards College Tuition/Expenses.

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be within the ages of 18 to 25.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States or Canada by selection date or enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in the United States or Canada during the time of submission.
  • Applicant must submit one submission per person.
  • Average GPA must be 2.0 or higher.

For additional information visit: https://hireinfluence.com/scholarship/

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHERN SCHOLAR PROGRAM

  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

MSU-Northern is excited to announce the new Scholar Program. This program is for in-state new first-year students who hold at least a 3.5 GPA and 20 ACT. As a part of the scholar program, each student will receive a tuition scholarship of either $500 or $1000 per year, renewable for up to four years as well as priority registration for their classes each semester. Priority registration for their classes each semester. Priority deadline for the scholar program is February 2nd, and the final deadline is May 31st.

Applications and more information is located at: www.msun.edu/finaid/scholarships/.

FIX THE PHOTO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Award: $1,500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Our Company will choose three deserving winners this year, whose essays will be the most eye-catching and contain fresh ideas. But still you should notice that you can take part only once in this competition. Award permissibility: To suit all requirements you should be either a Graduate or an Undergraduate. In case you are studying in High School, you must add acceptance letter from university or college that has accreditation.

For additional information and details visit http://fixthephoto.com/academic-scholarship.

RAY HUNTHAUSEN JUNIOR GOLF FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Application available in the Counseling Center
  • Other

The Ray Hunthausen Junior Golf Foundation $1000 college scholarship was established to help high school seniors who will be continuing education beyond high school. This scholarship is not based on golf skill.  The only criteria for applicants is involvement in golf in some manner, whether on a school golf team, participation in a junior golf program, work in a pro shop, or work on the grounds crew at a golf course.

This scholarship is intended for use at any institution you attend to further your education beyond high school and is not restricted to a four-year college or university.  The award will be applied to your tuition cost and paid directly to the institution, upon enrollment verification.

Applicants are not eligible if you are a spouse, child, descendent, spouse of a descendent, or other person related to any Grantor or Trustee of the Ray Hunthausen Junior Golf Foundation.

This application must be postmarked by May 31, 2018 to be eligible for the scholarship.  The Trustees will announce the scholarship recipient by June 11, 2018. Please submit your completed application to the Ray Hunthausen Junior Golf Foundation, ATTN: TORI HUNTHAUSEN, 105 SUNHAVEN LANE, HELENA, MT 59601. If you have questions, please call Tori at 406-431-5512, or email at vhausen@bresnan.net.

Pick up an application in the counseling center.

2018 MICHAEL YASICK ADHD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: May 31, 2018
  • Deadline Details: Before 8pm Eastern Time
  • Award: $2,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Shire pharmaceutical company is currently accepting college scholarship applications from students with ADHD pursuing higher education. The deadline to apply for the Michael Yasick ADHD Scholarship is May 31, 2018, at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Twenty scholarship applicants will receive a one-time payment of $2,000 each for tuition at any accredited 2-year, 4-year, vocational, or graduate program in the United States. Each will also receive one year of ADHD coaching services, valued at approximately $4,400. Applicants must be formally diagnosed with ADHD, and must be currently receiving treatment from a qualified health care professional.

Who Can Apply

The scholarship program is for legal residents of the United States who:

  • have been diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • are accepted to or will be enrolled in a 2- or 4-year Undergraduate Program or a Graduate Program (of one or more years in length) at an accredited college, university, trade school, technical school, or vocational school located in the US
  • are under the care of a licensed health care professional for ADHD

Apply online at http://www.shireadhdscholarship.com/US/.

INTERNATIONAL HUNTER EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: June 9, 2018
  • Award: $2,500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

Two hunter education students (high school juniors or seniors at the time of the deadline date) will be

selected from those who have submitted a 200-WORD essay to the IHEA-USA on the following topic:

Now that you have completed the Hunter Education course, please tell us about your specific hunting or shooting experience and how you applied the knowledge gained from the Hunter Education course.

A Gallery of Guns $2,500 ‘Future Leader in Conservation’ Scholastic Scholarship will be awarded to two high school juniors/seniors—hunter education students—from a pool of essays submitted to IHEA-USA in 2018. Student must submit (1) a copy of their Hunter Education certification card (must be completed prior to submission) and current hunting license if applicable, (2) a copy of their current report card, and (3) biography—along with (4) his/her essay. Under Gallery of Guns, the name of his/her Hunter Education Instructor will also be recognized. Submitted essays will be reviewed by IHEA-USA’s Instructor Advisory Committee for selection. Selected essays will be forwarded to the Publisher of the Hunter & Shooting Sports Education Journal for inclusion in the Fall issue distributed around August 2018.

Please submit your forms to: iacihea.awards@gmail.com or mail to: John Sears, IAC Chairman, Attn: Champions of Hunter Education, 10628 Bladensburg Rd., Ottumwa, IA 52501

Visit http://www.ihea-usa.org/news-and-events/ihea-news-releases/384-gallery-of-guns-future-leader-in-conservation-scholastic-scholarship-applications-now-open for additional information and the application.

ABBOTT AND FENNER SCHOLARSHIP

Applicants for this $1,000 scholarship (high school juniors and seniors and current college students) will need to write an essay that is between 500 and 1,000 words.  Essay Prompt: “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.”  Essays should be submitted to the following address: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com  

ABBOTT & FENNER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: June 14, 2018
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Email essay to scholarships@abbottandfenner.com.
  • Other

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.

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@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.

Visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php for additional information.

HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL CAREER & TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

  • Deadline: June 15, 2018
  • Award: $2,500
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr.  Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential)
  • Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2018
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a career or technical program (up to 2 years) at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Demonstrated critical financial need (must be eligible to receive the Federal Pell grant as determined by completion of the FAFSA)
  • Demonstrated perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Funds may be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies. All scholarship funds are paid directly to the institution on behalf of the recipient.

The application is available online at https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/.

WOMEN OF AT&T COLORADO CHAPTER

  • Deadline: June 16, 2018
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

As Women of AT&T Colorado we believe you can make a difference in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

2018 Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Scholarship awards shall be given to females who are graduating High School in 2018 or a College Freshman as of Fall 2017
  • Have a 3.0 GPA Minimum on a scale of 4.0
  • Attended high school in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Enrolled or planning to enroll in and pursue education one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) at an accredited college, university or vocational school

Scholarship Information:

  • Two – $1,000 Scholarships will be awarded
  • Award may be used for tuition, books, supplies and room/board expenses

Scholarship Deadlines:

  • Application deadline is June 16th
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered

Scholarship Notification Details:

  • We will notify the winning recipients via email by July 16th
  • Awards will be paid by check and made payable to the award winner in August

BIG SUN SCHOLARSHIP

“The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part 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.” 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.  The application for this $500 scholarship consists of a 500-1,000 word essay that addresses these 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 related to your family?

Your essay should be e-mailed to:  athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com
Be sure to include your name and school name with your essay.

 

 

THE RECOVERY VILLAGE HEALTH CARE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Award: $1,000
  • How To Apply: Online Application
  • Online Application

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.

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