Reach for the Future Scholarship 4 Year

Education Level

Graduating Senior, College Level



Application Open

Monday, January 01, 2024

Deadline Date

Sunday, March 31, 2024


If you are applying for a financial need-based scholarship, you must complete the 2024-2025 FASFA Form before submitting your MCF Scholarship Application.

Following a 'soft launch' by the Department of Education on December 31st, the 2024-2025 FASFA Form is now open at The application may be periodically unavailable for maintenance, and a brief ‘waiting room’ at the login is possible.


  • Application Access Code: 24VMSE4YR
  • Applicant must be a Montana Resident:
  • Graduate from a Montana high school OR
  • Provide a strong connection to Montana
  • Family, historic, or strong personal connection
  • Strong preference for nontraditional, i.e., older, re-entry students
  • Applicantmust plan or be currently enrolled at an accredited post-secondary educational institution, (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school)
  • 2 year - community college, college of technology, or technical school
  • Pursuing a certificate in a specialized field related but not limited to Aviation Technology, Industrial welding, Metal Fabrication, Carpentry, Computer-aided Design, etc.


  • 4 years - must have successfully completed 60 credit hours
  • Must be a natural resources or agricultural field
  • Field study may include but not limited to botany, geology, hydrology, wildlife biology, agricultural economics, animal, range, or plant sciences.
  • Applicant must be enrolled with 9 or more credits
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Renewable up to 2 years:
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Must provide a current non-official Transcript -
  • Name, 9+ credits, and next semester class schedule
  • Must complete MCF renewal student information and acceptance form

Re-Apply, Renewal or One-time

2 yr Renewal

Submitted Items Needed

  • Transcript
  • LOR
  • Essay