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 2019-2020 academic year, the Montana Community Foundation awarded nearly $500,000 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, with the closing date for applications being March 19. Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $5,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years.

Learn more about applying for a scholarship.


Scholarship checks have been mailed out. Please give your School’s Financial Aid at least two weeks to process and post to your school account. Checks will be processed on a bi-weekly basis.

The scholarship cycle for 2021-2022 has closed. Please check your email or your account to view the status of your application. The scholarship cycle for the 2022-2023 school year opens on January 1, 2022.

If you have questions, email Jenny Stark at jstark@mtcf.org.

If you have not accepted your MCF Awarded scholarship please do so as soon as possible.

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.

Are you a past MCF Scholar? Update your information here.

You can share your story by completing the online form or by emailing Kristin Williams at kristin@mtcf.org. You can also update your address and other contact details so we can stay in touch and share highlights of the program.

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We're Here to Help

For additional help, questions or comments, contact Jenny Lou Stark, Scholarship Manager.