About Scholarships

Supporting Montana's Students

Making Big Dreams Happen

We hope you're dreaming big and we hope those dreams include great things for Montana. For the 2022-2023 academic year, the Montana Community Foundation awarded more than $800,000 in scholarships to deserving Montana students, thanks to the generous scholarship funds established by our donors.

Qualifications vary widely resulting in scholarship eligibility for a diverse range of students. For most scholarships, students can begin applying online January 1. Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $5,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years.

Learn more about applying for a scholarship.

The 2023-2024 Scholarship Cycle is Now Open.

Help and Resources

If you have questions related to scholarships, please check out our Scholarship Toolkit first. It has helpful tools and answers to the most common questions we often receive about scholarships. It includes tutorials for those having difficulty with the application software as either a student applying or a scholarship evaluator.

A Renewal Student?

You will be notified at the end of March of instructions on how to complete your 2023 Renewal Student Information & Follow-up form. Please stay tuned.

Scholarship Criteria by County

Alan and Janette Blackburn Scholarship: (23BLAK)

  • 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 21% of their class.
  • Applicant must be or plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

BBX Scholarship: (23BBXS)

  • Applicant must be a member of the Builders Exchange of Billings, employed by a member, or an immediate relation of a member or dependents.
  • Applicant must be attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution public or private college, university, or college of technology.
  • Applicant must submit essays each limited to 100 words
  • Awarded can reapply GPA requirement of a 2.0 or higher

D.A. Davidson Education Memorial Scholarship: (23DADF)

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher (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, or 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 be or plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Applicant must provide the following:
  •     Financial Need
  •    Long-term goal and objectives
  •   Participation in community activities

*Dearborn Ranch Montana Game Wardens Scholarship: (23DRSFGW)

  • Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who is currently 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 plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Renewal requirements:
  • Must complete assigned student information and acceptance form
  • Must submit most recent transcript
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher

*Dearborn Ranch Montana Highway Patrol Scholarship: (23DRSFHP)

  • Applicant must be a natural or adopted child of an active uniformed officer who the Montana Highway Patrol currently employs.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above through the first semester of the senior year of high school.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Renewal requirements:
  • Must complete assigned student information and acceptance form
  • Must submit most recent transcript
  • GPA of 2.75 or higher

Evelyn B Johnson Memorial Scholarship (23EJMS)

  • 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
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Glacier Bancorp Inc. Mick Blodnick Scholarship: (23GBBS)

Open to all Montana Counties and out of state (Limited to employee or employee child of Glacier Bancorp)

  • Applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher (high school and/or college)
  • Applicant recipients must be currently employed (or have a parent employed) by Glacier Bancorp (At the time the first award check is issued)
  • Adopted and Stepchildren 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
  • Applicant must be currently or must plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Kay McMillan Nursing Scholarship: (23KMSE)

  • Applicant must be one of the following:
  • A graduating senior enrolled in the pre-nursing program at Montana Tech
  • A current pre-nursing student at Montana Tech
  • 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 to graduates of all Silver Bow County High Schools
  • Applicants minimum pre-nursing student or high school GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to community health
  • Reapply to scholarship year after year up to 4 years.

Louise A. Dean All Montana Tribal Nations Scholarship: (23DEANTN)

  • Applicant must be a member of One of the 8 Montana Tribes
  • Applicant must provide documentation of Enrollment.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of at least 2.25 or higher.
  • Applicant must provide proof of financial need.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Renewal Criteria:
  • Applicant must complete assigned Student Information form
  • Submit most recent transcript
  • GPA must be 2.25 or higher
  • Student must provide schedule of full-time status for the upcoming AY

T. Eugene Young Montana's Promise Scholarship: (23TEYS)

  • 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 (STEM) science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or healthcare.
  • Selection is based on financial need
  • Applicant must provide 3 References
  • Preference will be given to those applicants who plan to attend a university/college in Montana.
  • Applicant must plan to be attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution, (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school)

*Reach for the Future Scholarship: (23VMSE) – Two students will be awarded 1- 2-year and 1 – 4-year.

  • 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
  • Applicant must 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.

OR

  • 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

*Mabel Redding Memorial Scholarship: (23MRSF)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Hardin High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a GPA of at least 3.0 during their junior and senior years of high school.
  • Applicant must be a resident of Big Horn County, Montana.
  • Applicant must provide a copy of their Acceptance Letter
  • Applicants provide their entrance exam score
  • Additional selection based on financial need, extracurricular activities, and academic achievement
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Scholarship is renewable and student must be full-time. (12+ credits)
  • Renewal requirements:
  • Applicant must complete student information and acceptance form
  • Submit most recent transcript
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Fred & Gloria Thaut Webber Scholarship: (23WEBR)

  • Applicant must be a senior graduate or former resident of Big Horn County or Carbon County, or senior graduating or graduate of Custer Public Schools
  • Applicant must be one of the following:
  • A high school senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
  • A full-time college student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • A non-traditional college student enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, participation in 4-H as a current or former member or leader, and long-term goals.
  • Preference to those who are pursuing a career in education, agriculture, agriculture-business, or agriculture-engineering
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Reapply for scholarship up to 3 years after 1st award

Broadwater Community Foundation Scholarship: (23BWCF)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from a high school in Broadwater County.
  • Selection is based on the following criteria: academic achievement, financial need, and participation in school, community, and church activities.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Ray Doig Memorial Scholarship: (23DOIG)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Broadwater High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 or higher
  • Selection is based on extracurricular activities
  • Applicant has faced or overcome an exceptional circumstance
  • Preference to applicants who have interest or plan to pursue a the Fish and Wildlife area of study
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Fred & Gloria Thaut Webber Scholarship: (23WEBR)

  • Applicant must be senior graduate or former resident of Big Horn County or Carbon County, or senior graduating or graduate of Custer Public Schools
  • Applicant must be one of the following:
    • A high school senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
    • A full-time college student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
    • A non-traditional college student enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, participation in school, church and community activities, participation in 4-H as a current or former member or leader, and long-term goals.
  • Preference to those who are pursuing a career in education, agriculture, agriculture-business, or agriculture-engineering
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Reapply for scholarship up to 3 years after 1st award

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference for the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award.

Great Falls High School Class of 1951 Scholarship: (23GFHS)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Great Falls High School.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 or higher
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership and good citizenship.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school) in Montana.

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference for the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award.

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (22WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference to the study or treatment of speech and language disorders
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school)
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years after 1st Award

Leo & Anne Berry Honor of Joan Marie Scholarship: (23BESE)

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior or a graduate of Anaconda High School.
  • GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant pursuing a degree in Education, preference to those in elementary
  • Applicant selection is based on the following factors: participation in volunteer work or extracurricular, church, and community services.
  • Applicant must be or to be enrolled at an accredited Montana university/college.
  • Applicants must provide a resume including any community service, volunteer work, or extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicants must provide a list of other scholarships and grants applied for and received for the upcoming school year and the monetary value of each scholarship or grant award.
  • Applicants or awarded can reapply for up to 4 years.

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference to the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award.

Nelson L. Seeley Scholarship: (23NSEE)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Baker High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need and character.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Marcia Edsall Scholarship: (23MEBP)

  • Applicant must be female.
  • Applicant must be a resident or former resident of Gallatin County, Montana and a graduate of Bozeman High School or Belgrade High School.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student entering their junior or senior any post-secondary school in the United States.
  • Applicant must have maintained continuous enrollment at an accredited post-secondary institution unless medical or financial difficulties required an interruption in continuous enrollment.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant may reapply up to 4 years

Quad Five Scholarship: (23QUAD)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Lavina or Ryegate High School
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, scholastic aptitude, field of study, and participation in school, community, and church activities.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

*Sam & Hulda Clark Scholarship: (23CLAR)

  • Applicant must be a resident of the Golden Valley County and a graduating senior from Lavina or Ryegate High School.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Award is a 4-year renewal, based on renewal criteria.
  • Renewal requirements:
    • Applicant must complete student information and acceptance form
    • Submit most recent transcript
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Wyman Family Memorial Scholarship: (23WFMS)

  • Applicant must be a graduate or a graduating senior from Granite County High School, in Philipsburg, Montana.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a high school GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Applicant may reapply to scholarship up to 3 years after 1st award

David Payne Scholarship: (23DPSF)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or a graduate of Whitehall High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, motivation, and attitude.
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Applicant may reapply to scholarship up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award

Mark Kelly Scholarship in memory of Ruth Kelly: (23MKSF)

  • Applicant must be a graduate of Jefferson High School in Boulder: 
    • Must provide proof:
      • Copy of Diploma or
      • Copy of non-official transcript
  • Applicant can be traditional, non-traditional, or graduate students.
  • Applicant must have completed (1) successful year at an accredited public or private college, post-secondary educational institution
    • Must provide proof
      • Enrolled at an accredited post-secondary college/university
        • Schedule of Fall credits. (Full-time or Part-time)
  • Applicant must complete application essays
  • Selection is based on: Academic resume, financial need, special circumstance(s)-Health, Life, Family concerns), and journalism experience.
  • Special preference to those who pursue a career in teaching with consideration for those who plan to teach in areas of Journalism and Liberal arts.
  • Awarded applicants may reapply for multiple years.

Montana Trial Lawyers Association Scholarship: (23T&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 or higher.
  • 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.
  • Applicant must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

*Philip A & Bonnie J. Henault Blackfoot Valley Educational Scholarship: (23HBVF)

  • Applicant must be a graduate or graduating senior.
  • Applicant must live or lived in one of the following towns: Helmville, Lincoln, or Ovando, Montana.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a GPA of at least a 2.0 or higher. (first-time non-traditional applicants not required)
  • 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.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Renewal Criteria:
    • Applicant must complete student information and acceptance form
    • Must submit most recent transcript
    • Must submit a schedule of full-time status
    • GPA requirement 2.0 or higher

*Louise Dean Lincoln High School Scholarship: (23DEANLN)

  • 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.
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Renewal Criteria:
    • Applicant must complete student information and acceptance form
    • Must submit most recent transcript
    • GPA requirement 2.5 or higher

George & Emily Vucanovich Scholarship: (23VUCA)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of one of the following high schools: 
    • Helena High School (Helena, MT) 
    • Capital High School (Helena, MT)
    • East Helena High School (E. Helena, MT) 
    • Butte High School (Butte, MT) 
    • Butte Central High School (Butte, MT)
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: extracurricular activities, life goals and expectations, and exceptional circumstances.
  • Provide one letter of recommendation and provide 3 References
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Seeley Family Memorial Scholarship: (23SFMS)

  • Applicant must be a member of the Helena First Presbyterian Church.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate from Helena High School
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated good character
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Stanley Howard Larson Memorial Scholarship: (23LARS)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Helena High School.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection criteria includes financial need.

Steve Frankino Capital High School Class of 1977 Scholarship: (23CHSS)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of Capital High School.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 or higher.
  • Applicant must demonstrate leadership and good citizenship.
  • Applicant must be planning to attend a full four-year program of study at a Montana School.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Reiland Memorial Scholarship: (23RMSF)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or a graduate of Chester-Joplin-Inverness High School.
  • Applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, potential for development, life goals and expectations, academic achievement, leadership abilities, school and community participation, and personal attributes
  • Applicant must be attending a regionally accredited public or private college, university or college of technology
  • Awarded are eligible to re-apply for scholarship for up to 4 years.

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference for the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award.

*Park County Scholarship Fund: (23PCSN)

  • Applicant must be a senior graduating from one of the following Park County Schools:
    • Park High School
    • Gardiner High School
    • Shields Valley High School
  • Applicant must have a GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must plan to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school)
  • Scholarship is renewable and student must be full-time (12+Credits)
  • Renewal Criteria:
    • Applicant must complete student information and acceptance form
    • Must submit most recent transcript
    • GPA requirement 2.0 or higher

Saco High School Memorial Scholarship: (23SACO)

  • Applicant must be graduating senior from Saco High School.
  • Applicant must be enrolled or planning to attend a regionally accredited public or private college, university or college of technology .
  • Applicant must have maintained a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following criteria: financial need and long-term goals and objectives

Glasgow Elks Lodge #1922 Scholarship: (23GELK)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from one of the following high schools: Whitewater, Opheim, Glasgow, Hinsdale, Nashua, Malta, or Saco.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, academic achievement, leadership ability, school and community participation, and personal attributes.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

*Philip A & Bonnie J. Henault Blackfoot Valley Educational Scholarship: (23 HVBF)

  • Applicant must be a graduate or graduating senior.
  • Applicant must live or lived in one of the following towns: Helmville, Lincoln, or Ovando, Montana.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a GPA of at least 2.0 or higher. (first-time non-traditional applicants not required.)
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Renewal Criteria:
    • Applicant must complete student information and acceptance form
    • Must submit most recent transcript
    • Must submit schedule of full-time status
    • GPA requirement 2.0 or higher

Joseph and Eveline Kyle Fund: (23JEKF)

  • Applicant must be pursuing undergraduate, graduate academic, or vocational degree
  • Non-Traditional adult student/re-entry students
  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of Deer Lodge MT
  • Applicant must be attending school full or part-time (min. of 6 credits)
  • Applicant must attend either traditional or online programs at an accredited institution
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • No minimum GPA requirement for students beginning their first year in college
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded applicant can reapply:
    • Awardee must maintain a minimum GPA 2.25
    • Submit most recent transcript
    • Applicant must complete application

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference for the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference for the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award

*Jill Davenport & Jack Sutton Jr. Scholarship: (23JDSE)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Fairview High School
  • Applicant must have a 2.0 or Higher GPA
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must be enrolled or attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution, (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school)
  • Applicant must be enrolled full-time status (12+ credits)
  • Renewable up to 4 years: 
    • Must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Must provide a transcript
    • Must complete renewal student information and acceptance form

George & Emily Vucanovich Scholarship: (23VUCA)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior of one of the following high schools: 
    • Helena High School (Helena, MT) 
    • Capital High School (Helena, MT)
    • East Helena High School (E. Helena, MT) 
    • Butte High School (Butte, MT) 
    • Butte Central High School (Butte, MT)
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: extracurricular activities, life goals and expectations, and exceptional circumstances.
  • Provide one letter of recommendation and provide 3 References
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Kitty Berube Teacher Education Scholarship: (23KBTE)

  • Applicant must be a female college-bound student.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from Butte High School or Butte Central High School.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a degree in elementary or secondary teaching education.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: scholastic record, participation in school, community, and church activities, and long-term goals and objectives in the teaching profession.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Cowboy Christmas Ball Scholarship – Sweet Grass High School: (23CCBS)

  • Applicant must be a graduate of Sweet Grass County High School.
  • Applicant must have completed or be in the process of completing one-third of the required credits toward an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college, university, business, or vocational school.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.
  • Applicant must provide a Letter of recommendation from an Academic Advisor.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Sweet Grass County High School Centennial Scholarship: (23SCHS)

  • Applicant must have graduated from Sweet Grass County High School.
  • Applicant must be actively pursuing a degree or certificate or may be an applicant who is seeking an advanced degree.
  • Applicant must have completed at least one year of study and be a student in good standing, enrolled at a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, academic achievement, and school, community, and church activities

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference for the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award

Glasgow Elks Lodge #1922 Scholarship: (23GELK)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from one of the following high schools: Whitewater, Opheim, Glasgow, Hinsdale, Nashua, Malta, or Saco.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a high school GPA 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, academic achievement, leadership ability, school and community participation, and personal attributes.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Applicant must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, strong preference for the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded recipients can reapply up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award

J.O. Thoreson Broadview Scholarship: (23JOTH)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or a graduate of Broadview High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicants need to complete one semester of post-secondary college before payment is made.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Margaret Rigby Class of 1956 Memorial Scholarship: (23RIGB)

  • Applicant must be a senior graduating from Billings Senior High School.
  • Applicant must have made significant academic progress during their high school career in the face of extraordinary obstacles. Those obstacles may be physical, mental, economic or a combination of obstacles of any sort, the results of which have created the seeds of failure over which the student has persevered.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant must have financial need for the scholarship.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Uri Barnea Music Scholarship: (23URIB)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Billings high school.
  • Applicant must have performed at least one solo at a State Music Festival on a violin, viola, cello, or bass.
  • Applicant must provide documentation of receiving a 'Superior' rating.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • FASFA is requested, although financial circumstances may not be based on financial need
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Montana University/College Students

Alan and Janette Blackburn Scholarship: (23BLAK)

  • 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.
  • Applicant must be or plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, participation in school, community, and church activities, and long-term goals.

BBX Scholarship: (23BBXS)

  • 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.
  • Applicant must be Sophomore status and enrolled as a full-time student
  • Applicant must submit an essay limited to 100 words
    • Personal background
    • Why the scholarship is needed
    • How the scholarship will be used to obtain the applicant's goal
  • Reapply 100-word 
  • A copy of college transcript GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • A statement about why scholarship is needed

Cowboy Christmas Ball Scholarship – Sweet Grass High School: (23CCBS)

  • Applicant must be a graduate of Sweet Grass County High School.
  • Applicant must have completed or be in the process of completing one-third of the required credits toward an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college, university, business, or vocational school.
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need and academic achievement.
  • Applicant must provide a Letter of recommendation from Academic Advisor.
  • Applicant must be enrolled a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

D.A. Davidson Education Memorial Scholarship: (23DADF)

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher (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 hours a week.
  • Adopted and stepchildren of employees are eligible.
  • Applicant can be full-time or part-time (minimum of 6 credits).
  • Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement.
  • Applicant must provide the following:
    • Financial Need
    • Long-term goals and objectives
    • Participation in community activities
  • Applicant must be or plan to be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

David Payne Scholarship: (23DPSF)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or a graduate of Whitehall High School.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, motivation, and attitude.
  • Applicant must provide a recommendation letter from a teacher.
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Applicant may reapply to scholarship up to a total of 3 years of 1st Award

Eldon & JoAnn Kuhns Family Scholarship - Montana Society CPA: (23MCPA)

  • Applicant must be a Montana High School graduate and be a Montana resident.
  • Applicant must be majoring in accounting.
  • Applicant must be at least a junior in standing with at least one semester of coursework remaining.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Must be a student member of the MSCPA.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).

Fred & Gloria Thaut Webber Scholarship: (23WEBR)

  • Applicant must be a current or former resident of Big Horn County or Carbon County, or a current or former student of Custer Public Schools.
  • Applicant must be one of the following:
    • A high school senior with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above
    • A full-time college student with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above
    • A non-traditional college student enrolled or planning to enroll as a full-time student, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Selection is based on the following factors: financial need, participation in school, church and community activities, participation in 4-H as a current or former member or leader, and long-term goals.
  • Preference to those who are pursuing a career in education, agriculture, agriculture-business, or agriculture-engineering
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Reapply for the scholarship for up to 3 years

Glacier Bancorp Inc. Mick Blodnick Scholarship: (23GBBS)

  • In-state or out-of-state applicants are eligible to apply.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher (high school and/or college)
  • Applicant must be currently employed (or have a parent employed) by Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (at the time the first award check is issued).
  • Adopted and stepchildren of employees are eligible.
  • Applicant is full-time or part-time.
  • Awards will not be based on a geographic, however geographic diversity is highly desirable & be considered.
  • Reapply – Applicant can reapply, those who have been awarded must wait 1 year after awarded.

Joseph and Eveline Kyle Fund: (23JEKF)

  • Applicant must be pursuing an undergraduate, graduate academic, or vocational degree, accredited by the commission on colleges/universities in Montana or other U.S. college/university.
  • Non-traditional adult students/re-entry students
  • Applicant must be a permanent resident of Deer Lodge, Montana
  • Applicant can either be full or part-time status (min of 6 credits)
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • No minimum GPA for applicants beginning their first year in college (to accommodate students with no recent school enrollment)
  • Applicant who has been awarded can re-apply with a Minimum GPA of2.25

Marcia Edsall Scholarship: (23MEBP)

  • Applicant must be female.
  • Applicant must be a resident or former resident of Gallatin County, Montana and a graduate of Bozeman High School or Belgrade High School.
  • Applicant must be a full-time student entering their junior or senior any post-secondary school in the United States.
  • Applicant must have maintained continuous enrollment at an accredited post-secondary institution unless medical or financial difficulties required an interruption in continuous enrollment.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
  • Applicant may reapply up to 4 years

Kay McMillan Nursing Scholarship: (23KMSE)

  • Applicant must be one of the following:
    • A graduating senior enrolled in the pre-nursing program at Montana Tech
    • A current pre-nursing student at Montana Tech
    • 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 
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need 
  • Preference for Silver Bow County Butte High School graduates
  • Minimum pre-nursing, current enrollment, or high school GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to community health
  • Re-apply for scholarship year after year for up to 4 years

*Philip A & Bonnie J. Henault Blackfoot Valley Educational Scholarship: (23HBVF)

  • Applicant must be a graduate or a graduating senior
  • Applicant must live or lived in one of the following towns: Helmville, Lincoln, or Ovando, Montana
  • Applicant can be a traditional or non-traditional student (first-time non-traditional applicants not required)
  • Applicant must demonstrate a GPA of at least 2.0 or higher
  • 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.
  • Applicant must be attending a regionally accredited public or private college, university or college of technology
  • Renewal Criteria:
    • Applicant must complete Student Information & acceptance form
    • Must submit most recent transcript
    • Must provide full-time status
  • GPA requirement of 2.0 or higher

Seeley Family Memorial Scholarship: (23SFMS)

  • Applicant must be a member of the Helena First Presbyterian Church.
  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate from a Helena high school
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need
  • Applicant must demonstrate good character
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Applicant may reapply up to 4 years

Sweet Grass County High School Centennial Scholarship: (23SCHS)

  • Applicant must have graduated from Sweet Grass County High School.
  • Applicant must be actively pursuing a degree or certificate or may be an applicant who is seeking an advanced degree.
  • Applicant must have completed at least one year of study and be a student in good standing, enrolled at a 2 or 4-year program at an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, academic achievement, and school, community, and church activities

Reiland Memorial Scholarship: (23RMSF)

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate of Chester-Joplin-Inverness High School in Liberty County.
  • Applicant must have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, potential for development, life goals and expectations, academic achievement, leadership abilities, school and community participation, and personal attributes.
  • Applicant must plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Awarded applicant are eligible to re-apply for scholarship for up to 4 years

Reach for the Future Scholarship: (23VMSE)

  • 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
  • Applicant must 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 to but not limited to: Aviation Technology, Industrial welding, Metal Fabrication, Carpentry, Computer-aided Design, etc.
  • 4 year - must have successfully completed 60 credit hours 
    • Must be in natural resources or agricultural field
      • Field study may include but is 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

Leo & Anne Berry Honor of Joan Marie Scholarship: (23BESE)

  • Applicants must be a graduating senior or a graduate of Anaconda High School.
  • GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant pursuing a degree in Education, preference to those in elementary
  • Applicant selection is based on the following factors: participation in volunteer work or extracurricular, church, and community services.
  • Applicant must be or to be enrolled at an accredited Montana university/college.
  • Applicants must provide a resume, which includes any community service, volunteer work, or extra-curricular activities.
  • Applicants must provide a list of other scholarships and grants applied for and received for the upcoming school year and the monetary value of each scholarship or grant award.
  • Applicants or awarded can reapply for up to 4 years.

Mark Kelly Scholarship in memory Ruth Kelly: (23MKSF)

  • Applicant must be a graduate of Jefferson High School in Boulder: 
    • Must provide proof:
      • Copy of Diploma or
      • Copy of non-official transcript
  • Applicant can be traditional, non-traditional, or graduate students.
  • Applicant must have completed (1) successful year at an accredited public or private college, post-secondary educational institution
    • Must provide proof
      • Enrolled at an accredited post-secondary college/university
      • Schedule of Fall credits. (Full-time or Part-time)
  • Applicant must complete application essays
  • Selection is based on: Academic resume, financial need, special circumstance(s)-Health, Life, Family concerns), and journalism experience.
  • Special preference to those who pursue a career in teaching with consideration for those who plan to teach in areas of Journalism and Liberal arts.
  • Awarded applicants may reapply for multiple years.

Walter & Elaine Anderson Scholarship: (23WEAS)

  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or graduated from one of the following counties: Custer, Prairie, McCone, Dawson, Carter, Wibaux, Richland, Fallon, Powder River, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Daniels, Valley, Garfield, Rosebud, Treasure, and Big Horn.
  • Student must be interested in pursuing a degree and career in education, preferably the study or treatment of speech and language disorders.
  • Selection is based on the following factors: academic achievement, financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must be attending a regionally accredited public or private college, university, or college of technology

Saco High School Memorial Scholarship: (23SACO)

  • Applicant must have lived within the current Saco School District boundary or must have graduated from Saco High School.
  • Applicant must have completed one year of curriculum at a regionally accredited public or private college, university, or college of technology .
  • Applicant must have maintained a 2.0 average during post-secondary education.
  • Selection is based on the following criteria: financial need and long-term goals and objectives

Wyman Family Memorial Scholarship: (23WFMS)

  • Applicant must be a graduate or a graduating senior from Granite County High School, in Philipsburg, Montana.
  • Applicant must demonstrate a high school GPA of at least 2.0 or higher.
  • Selection is based on the following additional criteria: financial need, participation in school, church, and community activities, and long-term goals and objectives.
  • Applicant must be currently or plan to be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary educational institution (university, college, community college, college of technology, or technical school).
  • Applicant may reapply to scholarship up to 3 years after 1st award

Please review scholarship to determine if you meet the criteria to apply. These scholarships are available for non-traditional, reentry, and those students who are already attending a post-secondary school. *Renewable scholarship award.

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