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MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BOZEMAN SCHOLARSHIPS:

Montana State University Freshman and Premier Scholarships
NO deadline posted. Apply early!  Premier Scholarship due Feb. 1st

To be eligible for all MSU scholarships, students must apply for admission AND submit official ACT and/or SAT scores ASAP. For all scholarship details, including information on the Presidential, departmental and other scholarships, visit www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships/

Montana State University Presidential Scholarship
Deadline: December 2, 2016 3 p.m. Mountain Time

Amount: Includes a full tuition waiver as well as a generous stipend renewal for four years. Eligibility: Must apply for admission to MSU as entering freshman, have a cum. GPA of 3.75 or higher and a composite score of 30 on the ACT or 2000 on the SAT. Please see the following site www.montana.edu/honors/scholarships.html for an application and a summary of the selection criteria.

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY-BILLINGS SCHOLARSHIPS:

New Student Scholarships at MSU Billings

Complete and submit the application for admission along with the scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded on an ongoing basis with the initial review of applications beginning in December. Priority will be given to those who apply by February 1. Apply for Admission early to be considered for scholarships! http://www.msubillings.edu/scholarships/

MSU-Billings Chancellor's Excellence Award Application
Deadline: January 15, 2017

The Chancellor's Excellence Awards are Montana State University Billings' most prestigious scholarship awards, recognizing academic achievement as well as leadership qualities.  Chancellor's Excellence Awards will be awarded each year to freshmen entering Montana State University Billings in September.  Recipients receive $4,000 per academic year.  Scholars who meet or exceed all of the renewal criteria may expect to have their awards renewed for four years for a maximum award of $16,000.  To apply for the Chancellor's Excellence Awards visit  :http://www.msubillings.edu/scholarships/ChancellorExcellence.htm

 

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA SCHOLARSHIPS:

Montana Resident Entering Student Scholarship Program
Deadline: Awarding begins Nov. 15th

The Montana Resident Entering Student Scholarship Program draws together many endowed scholarships and donations into a single scholarship pool. New freshman and new transfer students are eligible. The student's application to UM serves as the scholarship applications. Scholarships range from $1,000 - $3,000.

Davidson Honors College Presidential Leadership Scholarship--U of M
Deadline: December 4th

The Presidential Leadership Scholarship is the University of Montana's premier academic scholarship, recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance and contribution to the community. To apply for the Davidson Honors College Presidential Leadership scholarship, complete the Davidson Honors College (DHC) application form at www.dhc.umt.edu/scholarships/

Must be planning to attend U of M as a freshman in the fall. A minimum 3.5 GPA, ACT composite score of 27 or a SAT combined score of 1800 is expected.  These criteria are not absolute, and highly motivated students are encouraged to apply.

MONTANA TECH UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS:

Montana Tech First-Year Scholarships
Deadline: Priority Deadline is January 15th

To apply for scholarships, individuals must first apply for admission. Montana Tech offers over 200 different scholarships for students from all backgrounds, degrees, and academic ability.  For a list of current scholarships offered, please visit
http://www.mtech.edu/admissions/first-year/scholarships.htm

 

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA-WESTERN SCHOLARSHIPS:

University of Montana-Western
Deadline: January 1

Students must have applied to Montana Western before being considered for scholarship.  A full list of new student scholarships included in this application process can be found at:    http://www.financialaid.umwestern.edu/scholarships.html

 

CARROLL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Merit Scholarships--Carroll College

As part of the application to Carroll College, incoming freshman students are automatically considered for one of our Freshman Merit Awards.  These awards are based upon the student's cumulative high school GPA and either ACT or SAT test scores.Scholarships are $12,000 to $19,000 per year.  www.carroll.edu/scholarships/new-student-scholarships

Montana Advantage Award

New first -year students that are from Montana (graduated from a Montana high school) and have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by December 1, 2016 will be offered a $2,000 Montana Advantage Award.  Receipt of athletic scholarships will reduce or may cancel this award.  The award is renewable for up to 3 years.     www.carroll.edu/scholarships/new-student-scholarships

 

UNIVERSITY OF GREAT FALLS SCHOLARSHIPS:

University of Great Falls S-STEM Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Amount: 4-year tuition waivers to entering freshmen and renewable for four years of continuous, full time enrollment if students maintain GPA of 3.0 or higher Eligibilty: Montana residents and incoming freshmen at the University of Great Falls majoring in chemistry, biology, or mathematics, with a strong interest in a STEM career. Visit the following link for application and additional information: http://www.ugf.edu/Portals/1/MathCenter/S-STEMpacket17.pdf

 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS:

 

Wendy's High School Heisman scholarship
Dealine:  October 3, 2016

Amounts vary. Graduates who have at least a "B" GPA and participate in at least one school-sponsored sport are eligible to apply. This scholarship recognizes outstanding male and female high school students who excel in: academics, athletics and leadership. Visit www.wendysheisman.com for details on how to apply.

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities  To apply visit www.coca-colascholars.or

 

BG Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2016

The "BG Scholarship" was created in memory of Brandon Goodman. The scholarship is for high school and college students. The scholarship is available to students in high school and also students currently enrolled in college. You must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be a U.S. citizen or an international students that is enrolled in school in the USA. Membership is not required to be eligible for this award. You must submit an essay about your academic goals and your contributions to your school and/or community. Award Amount:$300    http://www.bgscholarship.com/scholarship.html

 

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship
Deadline: Available November 1, 2016

The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention. http://www.niada.com/foundation_scholarship.php

 

Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: November 30, 2016

Amount: Havre Elks Lodge jurisdiction will include 6 winner (3 male, 3 female) who will receive at least $200.00 each and will advance on to the Elk State competition. To apply go to www.enf.elks.org/mvs and complete the application. The process is now totally on-line and does not have to be delivered to the Havre Lodge. This competition is open to ALL high school seniors and do not have to be related to an Elk member.

 

AXA Achievement Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2016

Sponsored by the AXA Foundation in association with U.S. News & World Report, is open to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university.  Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents and must have demonstrated ambition and self-drive as evidenced by an outstanding achievement in a school, community, or workplace activity.  $670,000 in annual scholarships.  Apply early--only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted.  Application and Info available at www.axa-achievement.com

 

Annual Ag Banquet Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2016

The Ag Committee of the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce awards four $1,000 scholarships on an annual basis to individuals in Great Falls and Golden Triangle counties seeking a career in the agriculture industry. Scholarships are for two to students attending an accredited college, university, or technical school and two to graduating high school seniors planning to attend college full time next year. ELIGIBILITY High School and College/Technical school students from the Great Falls and golden triangle counties who are planning to attend a college or technical school full time next year. Please mail or submit to: Great Falls Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee Scholarship 100 1st Ave North Great Falls, MT 59401 Please click on the link for an application and a list of required materials. Annual Ag Banquet Scholarship

 

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Deadline: October 1-December 18

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is accepting applications for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. Any high school senior may apply online for a chance to win a scholarship valued from $1000-$10,000. NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two-or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicant should demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and intiative such as: starting own business (design website, lawn mowing, dog walking, tutoring) or participation in organizations such as DECA. Academic record, extracurricular activities, leadership and essay will also be considered. Scholarship is merit based, not based on financial need.  Apply online at  www.NFIB.com/YEA

 

Burger King Scholars Program
Deadline: Runs Oct.-Dec. 15, 2016

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $50,000 (most scholarships are awarded at the $1,000 level)  Applicants must be living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico.  Must be graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada.  Must have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent and plan to enroll full-time.  Apply online at www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram

 

Touchmark Foundation Scholarhip-Nursing
Deadline: December 30th & June 30th

The Touchmark Foundation awards scholarships to support students pursuing degrees in nursing. The Foundation places particular emphasis on student applicants pursuing geriatric nursing studies. For an application go to:  http://www.touchmarkfoundation.org/programs.htm

 

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Deadline: December 31, 2016

AFSCME Family Scholarship Program awards ten $2000 scholarships to high school seniors that will be renewed for $2000 each year for a maximum of four years, provided the student remains in a full-time course of study. Student must be a graduating senior and must be a daughter, son or financially dependent grandchild of an active or retired AFSCME member. The student ust also be an applicant to an accredited college or university and subsequently accepted as a full-time student in a four year degree program. Download the application at http://www.afscme.org/members/scholarships/afscme-family-scholarship

 

Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Deadline: January

The Walmart Associate Scholarship is a college scholarship that is available to high school senior dependents of associates in any division of Walmart and Sam’s Club. Must be based in the U.S. and should demonstrate financial need and involvement in their community.   For information and application, please visit giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships

 

Freshmen through Seniors: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 4th

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation invites U.S. high school students to write an essay on an act of a political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917. First place prive is $20,000 and cash awards for top 25 essays. For contest information, registration, and to submit your essay, visit the Profile in Courage Award Program at www.jfklibrary.org 

 

Lee Magnon Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: January 5th, 2017

Applicants must be enrolled full-time as an udergraduate at an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Applicants must be studying engineering and/or science at their chosen school. Applicanst must have permanent residence in the NACE Central Area which includes the following states: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Applications are available online at https://nace.academicworks.com/. An application form, two recommendation forms, an academic transcipt, and scholarship essay questions are required.

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 5, 2017

This national program awards college scholarships to high school seniors who embody the characteristics of President Reagan at school, in the community, in the workplace, and at home. They are looking for students with: leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Recipients receive $10,000 renewable scholarships - up to $40,000 per student. Apply online through www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships


Montana Jaycee Foundation
Deadline: January 14th, 2017

Must be a graduating high school senior, residing in Montana, who will be enrolling in first year of full-time study at an accredited post-secondary college, university, or vocational school. Recipients are based on involvement, leadership, honors and awards, employment, personal statement, financial statement, scholastic achievement and references. Students chosen as state winners will have their applications forwarded to the National JC Foundation where they have the opportunity to win an additional $1000 scholarship. Log in to download the application at www.mtjcisenate.org   Click on Scholarship Foundation then select the MT JC Scholarship Application Form.

 

Gates Millennium Scholars
Deadline: January

GMS will select 1000 students to receive a good through graduation scholarship for the college or university of their choice.  Students must be African American, American Indian/Alaska native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American.  For other criteria, visit www.gmsp.org

 

National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter
Deadline: January 18th, 2017

Amount $1000-$1500.  Guidelines for The Society's Scholarship Program are as follows. Applicant must have MS or have a parent living with MS, plan to attend accredited post-secondary school for the first time, and live in Washington, Montana or Alaska. Applications are available online at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Resources-Support/Insurance-and-Financial-Information/Financial-Resources/Scholarship-Program/Scholarship-Program-Information

 

Montana Electric Cooperatives'Association (MECA)
Deadline: January 31st

Montana Electric Cooperatives' Association (MECA), of which Hill County Electric Cooperative (HCE) is a member, will again be awarding two scholarships in the amount of $500 each. Applicants or applicants' parents or guardians must be a member of an electric cooperative that belongs to MECA. HCE is proud to be a member of MECA and encourages all eligible students planning to attend college in the fall (both graduating high school seniors and continuing college undergraduates) to apply for this scholarship opportunity.  Download the MECA Memorial Scholarship at www.hillcountyelectric.coop  Click on "Our Youth" and then scholarships.  Applications and essays must be submitted directly to HCE. 

 

Youth Serve Montana Scholarship
Deadline: January 31st, 2017

Up to 100 students will receive a $1000 scholarship.  Applicant must submit a completed application and proof of acceptance to one of Montana's Campus Compact member institutions, must have completed 100 hours of volunteer service within a 12 month period  (12 months is defined as the period 12 months prior to the date of application) and must be of high school senior status. Materials are available on the ServeMontana website: http://serve.mt.gov/youth-servemontana/      Applications must be verified by a high school guidance counselor, principal, or superintendent.

 

Sanford Health Network Chairman’s Challenge Scholarship 
February 1, 2017

AMOUNT: One submission will be selected in each of three categories. • High School students: $2,500 one-time scholarship for higher education program • Undergraduate or Vocational Students: $3,500 one-time scholarship for undergraduate program • Graduate Students: $4,000 one-time scholarship for graduate program Sanford Health Network is offering a scholarship challenge to current high school and university students interested in rural health care. All scholarship submissions must include a completed application form and attach a plan that can be implemented based on the individual challenge. Format of your plan is up to you. • High School Students: Develop a plan to attract more students into health careers in rural settings. • Undergraduate, Vocational or Graduate Students: Develop a plan that advances rural health care and allows rural communities to maintain or expand services in the face of changes to the health care industry. Go to the following site for the application and additional information: http://www.sanfordhealth.org/promo/chairmans-challenge-scholarship

 

Basin Electric Scholarship
Deadline: February 1st

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (BEPC) provides a scholarhip to be awarded by HCE annually to a member's dependent and also a scholarship is available to employees of BEPC members' dependents. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, a statement of education and career goals and an outside recommendation.  Visit the HCE website at www.hillcountyelectric.coop  Go to "Our Youth" then Scholarships.  Complete form fillable PDF appplication and return to HCE

 

P.L.A.Y. Scholarship
Deadline: February 15th, 2017

The contest is open to U.S. residents. No purchase necessary. All participants must be enrolled as full-time high school juniors or seniors. To apply, students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare. The essay should be between 500-1000 words.  Send a Word doc attachment to scholarship@petplay.com with your essay submittion.  For additional information go to: http://www.petplay.com/scholarship

 

MACD Scholarship
Deadline: February 18, 2017

Montana Association of Conservation DistrictsTwo $500 Scholarships are available for Montana student--high school seniors or students who are attending accredited post secondary institution in Montana may apply.  Eligibility requirements include: US citizenship, Montana residency, minimum grade point average of 3.0, and enrollment or plans to enroll in a course of study that allows students to explore natural resource issues. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, range science, forestry, environmental science, land resource science, plant science, etc.  Students may receive a scholarship both as a high school senior and once during postsecondary career. http://macdnet.org/blog/2015/12/15/2016-macd-scholarship-application-now-available/

 

Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarship
Deadline: Last day of February each year

This award (up to $1000) is given to students interested in pursuing a career in nursing or advancing in their career with an emphasis on long-term care. Applications may be obtained by visiting http://www.montanahealthcareassociation.org/scholarship-foundation.html

 

Tesoro Youth Leadership Awards
Deadline: December 1st, 2016 - February 28th, 2017

Tesoro Companies, Inc. is providing twenty $2,500 college scholarships for outstanding young leaders. This new scholarship has been launched to encourage young scholars who are leading by example in their schools and communities.  Eligibility requirements include high school seniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of one of the following 19 states where Tesoro does business: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming

 

HCE Tell Us Your Story Scholarship
Deadline: March 1st

Amount: $1000.  Hill County Electric Cooperative (HCE) is committed to the seven cooperative principles, one of which is to provide education and training for its members. As part of this commitment, the Cooperative offers scholarship opportunities to its members and member dependents. Each year, our Trustees are continually impressed with the quality of applications and the impressive records of the students who apply, so in addition to the Basin Scholarships; the MECA Scholarships; the HCE Workforce Development Scholarships; and the Luck of the Draw Scholarships, HCE invites its members and member dependents enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college this fall to apply. This unique scholarship is solely based on the information you provide to the committee. http://www.hillcountyelectric.coop/scholarships

 

HCE Line Technician Scholarship
Deadline: March 1st

Hill County Electric (HCE) offers a $1000 scholarship for a student residing in one of the five counties served by HCE and who is entering an accredited electric line technician school and who plans to work in Montana as a line technician. Download a copy of the application at http://hcelectric.com/content/scholarships

 

HCE Workforce Development-MSU-Northern Electrical Technology Scholarship
Deadline: March 1st

HCE offers a $500 scholarship to a student who is entering or currently enrolled in the Electrical Technology program at Montana State University-Northern in Havre, MT and who plans to work in Montana in the electrical technology field.  Download a copy of the application at http://hcelectric.com/content/scholarships

 

Paul O’Leary Memorial – Idaho/Montana Section Named Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Amount:  award of $500 is for tuition and fees only, and will be paid directly to the academic institution by the AWS Foundation. This scholarship honors Paul’s dedication to hard work, academics, welding, and his love for Montana. To be considered for this scholarship one must provide evidence of a strong work background, hands-on welding experience, academic excellence, and a residency or college tie to Montana.  The scholarship will be awarded to assist Montana linked welding or metallurgy students. 1. Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen years of age. 2. Applicant must have a minimum high school diploma. 3. Applicant must have a 2.5 overall grade point average with a minimum of 3.0 in welding or metallurgy courses. 4. Student must be enrolled full time in a 2- or 4-year welding or metallurgy program. 5. Proof of financial need is required to qualify. 6. Applicant must submit all required application information. 7. Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and attend an academic institution located in Montana and/or be a resident of Montana.
 http://www.awssection.org/uploads/idahomontana/files/Paul_OLeary_Memorial_Scholarship_Application_Form.pdf

 

North Central Montana Cattlewomen
and North Central Montana Stockgrowers Scholarship

Deadline: March

Minimum of $500.  High school seniors and college sophomores in the membership area: Blaine, Hill and Northern Chouteau.  Counties are eligible to apply.  Individuals intereted in the fields of elementary education, agriculture and family and consumer science that includes education, extension, foods, nutrition and dietetics.  The student must have maintained a "C" average in school.  Applications and additional information are available in Mrs. Spinler's office.

 

Northwest Farm Credit Services Scholarship
Deadline: March 1, 2017

All scholarships are $2,000 each.

Farm Credit Services Scholarship
To be eligible for the program, students must be a:

  • Son or daughter of a current Northwest Farm Credit Services' customer
  • Current customer or customer's spouse returning to higher education
  • Current customer's employee or employee's son or daughter
  • High school senior or a college junior, sophomore or freshman (when applying) 
  • Scholarship winners will be selected based on school and community involvement, scholastic performance, and educational goals and needs. Any career or major is eligible; however, a preference will be given to those students who plan to pursue an ag-related career. 
    www.northwestfcs.com/en/Stewardship/Youth

 

Montana Farmers Union Scholarship
Deadline: March 1st

Two $500 scholarships are made available through the special efforts of the Education Committee and Montana Farmers Union. Must be a high school graduate planning to attend a university, college, community college or college of technology in or out of state; the scholarship must be used the year it is awarded; and Montana Farmers Union family membership dues must be current. Award critera includes:Scholastic Achievement, School Involvement, Community Involvement, Farmers Union Involvement, and Essay.  Go to the following website to apply and see other possible scholarships: http://www.montanafarmersunion.com/?hd=education&id=scholarships

 

John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship
Deadline: March 1st

Montana Farmers Union will present two $500 scholarships in memory of John Korsbeck (1945-2008).  The winner will be selected using the following criteria: applicant or parent must be a Montana Farmers Union member, must be a Montana resident, must be a high schol senior, college student or non-traditional student attending an accredited Montana school.  Must be full-time.  Special consideration will be made for veterans or family members of veterans.  To apply, go to http://www.montanafarmersunion.com/scholarships/#korsbeck

 

FRS Scholarship
Deadline: March

Another scholarship available to dependents of TTC and CMC subscibers graduating from high school is the Foundation for Rural Service scholarship. This program will award twenty-five $2000 scholarships nationally. TTC and CMC will make a $500 matching contribution if one of the winners is from our service area, bringing the total award to $2500. Scholarships will be awarded based on grades, activities, letters of recommendation, and plans to return to work in a rural area. Go to www.itstriangle.com  click on "Youth Support", then "Scholarships" to download an application.

 

Montana Women Foundation Scholarship
Accepting Applications: November 15th-March 15th

This is a $500.00 to $1000.00 scholarship designed to provide assistance for the success of Montana women of all ages. It is the goal of the Foundation to encourage these women to then give back to their communities by helping fellow Montana women in need, no matter their social, economic or cultural differences. The Foundation promotes positive feedback and a circle of giving. Applicants must be female and residents of Montana for the past three years, and the education to be funded by the scholarship must be obtained in the state of Montana. Criteria includes: academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, personal achievement, volunteer/community service and/or leadership roles, and financial and/or personal need. To apply go to:www.montanawoman.com/PDF/ScholarshipApplication.pdf

 

Governor's Best and Brightest Scholarships
and Montana University System (MUS) Honor Scholarship

Deadline: March 15th

Students wanting to apply for the Governor's Scholarships or the MUS Honor Scholarship must register and apply on-line at www.scholarship.mt.gov   Once they have registered and completed the online information, the STUDENT must print and mail the application and other required materials directly to: MGSLP-Scholarship Department, PO Box 203101, Helena, MT 59620-3101 If a student is applying for the MUS Honor Scholarship, Mrs. Spinler must sign the applications to certify a student met the Rigorous Core requirement and have been enrolled at an accredited MT high school for the 3 years prior to graduation.  MUS Honor Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon GPA and ACT or SAT scores.  A student must have a minimum GPA of 3.40.  Prospective recipients must be US citizens and meet Board of Regents' rigorous core policy requirements. The Governors Best and Brightest Scholarship Program is divided into 3 areas: merit scholarships, at-large scholarships and need-based scholarships.  Please visit the www.scholarship.mt.gov website or see Mrs. Spinler if you have any additional questions regarding the scholarships.

 

Montana STEM Scholarship
Deadline: Postmarked by March 15th

Award Value: $1,000 first year, $2,000 renewable second year. Qualifications: Applicant must register online at www.mus.edu/scholarships. Applicant must be a high school senior, a resident of Montana, a graduate from a Montana accredited high school with a cumulative 3.25 GPA and complete 4 years of math and 3 years of science while in high school. Applicant is required to apply and be accepted by one of the eligible campus and be seeking their first certificate, 2 year or 4 year degree. Student must declare a STEM or Healthcare major (list is located at www.mus.edu/scholarships). Student must in enroll in and complete at least 15 credits each semester and must begin using the next chronological semester following graduation. (excluding summer) Student must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Apply: For additional information and requirements, eligible schools and application go to www.mus.edu/scholarships. 

 

Montana Clerk and Recorder's Association Scholarship
Deadline: March

The MCAR is offering a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending an in-state (Montana) school.  Applications are to be returned to the Hill County Clerk and Recorder, 315 4th St.  Havre, MT  59501   Applications are available in Mrs. Spinler's office.

 

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: March 16, 2017

This scholarship is available to current year high school graduates who have had childhood cancer and are residents of Colorado and Montana.  Maximum amount-$10,000. www.stmfoundation.org/criteria

 

NIADA/ Manheim Regional Scholarship
Dealine: March 17, 2017

The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education.  To be eligibile, individuals must be classified as a high school senior residing in one of the four aforementioned regions, have maintained an outstanding academic achievement record as reflected by an official high school transcript, demonstrate an aptitude for college work as measured by SAT or ACT scores.  This is 3,500 scholarship sponsored by Manheim to the college or university of their choice. The awards are presented each June of every year at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) Convention. http://www.niada.com/foundation_scholarship.php

 

Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges of Montana
Deadline: March 20, 2017

$500 scholarship.  Applicants must have a 3.0 or LESS GPA and plan on attending a higher education institute in Montana.  Interested students must submit the following:  an application, a synopsis of future plans, a paragraph about the family (indicating anyone who is or has been a member of an Odd Fellow or Rebekah Lodge), explanation of financial needs, transcript, photograph of applicant and three letters of recommendation.  Please see Mrs. Spinler for an application.

 

Montana Food Distributers Association (MFDA) Scholarships
Deadline: March 20, 2017

The MFDA awards four scholarships annually in the amount of $1500 each.  Nominees should be associated with the Food industry either by employment or family relationships within the industry.  For example, applicants or their parents or both who are employed at MFDA member businesses are eligible.  For an application and additional application guidelines, see Mrs. Spinler.

 

Montana Community Foundation's Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 1st-March 18th

Applications for the Montana Community Foundation's scholarship program are now available online at https://scholarselect.com/matching/40/start_page   Awards range between $500-$5,000 and all awards are designated to specifically benefit Montana students. The search page will ask students to answer some basic questions to determine which programs they qualify for. If the student qualifies for a specific scholarship, the program will link to the application to fill out. If you have any questions about the scholarship process, contact Jenny Baglien, Accontant Montana Community Foundation at (406) 443-8313 Ext. 101.

 

Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Scholarship
Deadline: Opens January 1st


Two $750.00 scholarships will be awarded to a graduating senior who is seeking a career in LOCAL law enforcement.  Recipients will be selected based on need and academic ability as well as career goals  For an application and list of additional eligibility requirements, see www.mspoa.org/scholarships

 

Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

Amount: $2,500. Qualification/Eligibility includes the following: Must be a US citizen or permanent resident of US; have a GPA of 3.0/equivilent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale) ; be a high school student who will matriculate full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia; have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or other extra-curricular activities; and show need by combined adjust income of the parents cannot exeed $60,000. http://scholarshipmentor.com/janice-m-scott-memorial-scholarship

 

Catching the Dream
Deadlines: March & April

Catching the Dream offers several scholarship programs including: MESBEC (Math, Engineering, Science, Business, Education, Computers), Native American Leadership in Education (NALE) and Tribal Business Management (TBM). Must be a graduating high school senior with a high GPA and ACT/SAT score, be 1/4 or more degree American Indian, and be an enrolled member of a US tribe. Students must be planning to attend an accredited college or university on a full-time basis, and apply to all other sources of funding for which they are eligible. For more information, please visit www.catchingthedream.org or contact Scholarship Affairs Office @ 505-262-2351 ext. 116

 

Alert Magazine
Deadline: None

Must be a senior planning to attend college after graduation and have a 2.5 GPA. Must submit an essay (500-1000 words) about a personal encounter you or someone you know has had with drug and/or alcohol abuse, how it was dealt with, and, in your opinion, what was right or wrong about the way the incident or problem was handled.  Award is $500.  Please see Ms. Spinler for more information or visit http://www.alertmagazine.org/

 

Havre Lodge #55 Outstanding Scholastic and Service Scholarship
Deadline: April 1

Amount-$500.  The Havre Masonic Lodge is offering two $500.00 scholarships to youth based on scholastic achievement and community service. The following materials should be provided with the completed application: copies of awards or certificates received; letters of references from teachers, coaches, civic organizational leaders; and three short essays – based on questions provided on application. Applications are available from Mrs. Spinler

 

MTSNA and Western Marketing Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2017

Three $500 scholarships will be awarded to Montana graduating seniors who plan to further their education in the field of nutrition.  This can be in the education field as a Family and Consumer Science teacher or the field of dietetics or going to culinary arts school.  The scholarship application is available at http://www.mtsna.org/scholarships--awards.html

 

PTA Scholarship
Deadline: April 1

Amount: Two $500.00 scholarships. Applicant must be entering or currently attending a Montana college or university with plans to become an educator. Submission information and application forms are available on the Montana PTA website at www.montanapta.org. Then click on “Scholarship” tab.

 

Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April 1

The Montana 4-H Foundation supports 4-H initiatives that focus on healthy living, citizenship, leadership, science, engineering and technology, to name a few. 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. Visit the following site and submit one application for a variety of scholarships: http://www.montana4h.org/#program:30

 

Triangle Telephone Cooperative Central Montana Communications
Deadline: April 1

Forty (40) $1000 scholarships are available to undergraduate students attending an accredited university, college or trade school and who receive local landline service from Triangle Communications.  At least one scholarship will be available to each of the 39 telephone exchanges in the Triangle service area and one will be available at large.  Visit www.itstriangle.com  Click on Youth Support and then Youth Programs.  For assistance, contact Kev Campbell kec@itsTriangle.com or call at 1-800-332-1201, ext. 864 or see Mrs. Spinler.

 

Nordmeier/Tafoya Scholarship
Deadline: April

Amount-$1000.  The scholarship will be awarded to one or more individuals having a permanent disability. Criteria also includes: attending a Montana college or technical school, enrollment in at least 9 semester credits, financial need. The applicant must also submit a narrative of how the scholarship will help meet personal and educational goals. See Mrs. Spinler for an application and forms for required documentation.

 

Horatio Alger Association Montana Scholarship Deadline
Deadline: April 15, 2017

his program is specifically aimed at students who have confronted and overcome adversity in their young lives. 50 students from across Montana will be selected to each receive a $12,000 scholarship and have the honor of being named as a Horatio Alger Montana Scholar. The scholarships can be utilized to pursue higher education at the University of Montana, the University of Montana Western, Missoula College – University of Montana, Helena College – University of Montana, Montana Tech, Montana State University, Montana State University Billings, Montana State University Northern and Great Falls College – Montana State University. In addition to the scholarship, students selected as scholars may access educational and financial counseling from the Horatio Alger Association. To apply go to: https://www.dpwfoundation.org/scholarships-programs/horatio-alger-montana-undergraduate-scholarship-program/

 

Hi-Line Health Foundation
Deadline: April

The Dr. R.S. Buker, Jr. Medical Loan is awarded for books and tuition to applicants wishing to enroll in college in a medical field.  The Hattie Gustafson Medical Loan is awarded to a graduate of Hill or Liberty County schools who is interested in a profession in the medical field.  Repayment of loans is established dependent upon completion of the academic program and whether the student returns to work at Liberty Medical Center or Hill County Medical facilities.  Please visit http://hilinehealth.org/ or pick up an application at the foundation office.  Applications are also available in Mrs. Spinler's office.

 

Black Mountain Software
April 15, 2017

Black Mountain Software is offering a $500 scholarship to Montana students.  All interested graduating Montana high school seniors who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education, regardless of their field of study are eligible.  A five hundred word essay is required. Applications and instructions for completing the form and the essay requirements will be available at
http://www.blackmountainsoftware.com/support/scholarship.html  All completed scholarships must be mailed to:  Black Mountain Software, ATTN: Scholarship Application Committee, 145 Southlake Crest, Suite 1, Polson, MT 59860

 

Stanley Moore National Scholarship
Deadline: April

As a boy, Stanley Moore (1921-2000) traveled with his grandfather, C.C. Talbott, who was a principal organizer and the first president of the North Dakota Farmers Union. Moore held many leadership positions throughout his life. Moore was a strong advocate of education and this scholarship provides a lasting memorial in honor of his achievement and dedication to Farmers Union.   Eligibility: Open to Farmers Union members and their children and any high school senior, college student or non-traditional student seeking funding to attend a two-four year accredited college, university or technical school for any area of study. Award Criteria:   Academic record of student, social and community activities, and essay or oral speech (video).  Typically, several $1000 scholarships are awarded to be used for tuition and books. For application materials, visit the National Farmers Union website at www.nfu.org, click on...education...click on...scholarship programs.

 

Stanley Moore FUI (Farmer's Union Industries) Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: April

Eligibility: open to Farmers Union members and their children within the five-state area of MN, MT, ND, SD, WI. For any high school senior, college student or non-traditional student planning to attend a two-year or four-year college, university or technical school.  Criteria: academic record of student, social and community activities, essay or oral speech (video), priority given to ag study.  For application materials, visit the National Farmers Union website at www.nfu.org, click on...education...click on...scholarship programs.

 

Treacey Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: May 1

The Treacy Foundation gives scholarships to starting freshman and sophomore college students who are residents of Montana, Idaho and North Dakota.  The scholarships are $2000 per year and are renewable for 4 years provided the student requests renewal each year.  Visit the following website for an application
:http://www.treacyfoundation.org/TREACY%20FOUNDATION%20SCHOLARSHIP%20new%202015.pdf

Big Sky State Games-Character Counts Scholarship
Deadline: May

Amount: $500.00.  Only high school JUNIORS are eligible. Must have participated in the Big Sky State Games and write an essay on character traits. Applications are available at  https://bigskygames.org/about/character_counts.php  or see Mrs. Spinler

 

B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 22nd, 2017

Amount of Scholarship-$1000.  Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.  Please visit website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to apply for the scholarship.  Essay of less than 100 words required.  Submissions must be sent by e-mail to awards@studentawardsearch.com

 

Universal Athletic Scholarship
Deadline: June

Two $500.00 scholarships will be awarded to an outstanding male and female student athlete in Montana.  Students who have earned a full athletic or scholastic scholarship will not be considered.  Special attention will be given to students with plans to enter the field of education.  For a list of additional criteria and application visit the website at http://www.universalathletic.com/assets/pdfs/scholarship-application.pdf

 

Abbott & Fenner Business Scholarship Program
Deadline: June 12, 2017

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 

BigSun Scholarship
Deadline: June 19, 2017

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succed 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. 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. Please visit our website www.bigsunathletics.com  to learn how to apply.    Send your submission to    athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

 

The Council of Higher Degrees of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Women of the Moose Scholarship
Deadline: September

Students who apply NEED NOT have any affiliation to a Moose member, but MUST show financial need. Applicants must plan to attend a Montana school of higher education. Please Mrs. Spinler for an application and essay requirements. Amount- $1000.00

 

Full Circle Scholarship
No Deadline.

The Full Circle Foundation is pleased to offer Scholarship Support to students from rural cities with populations less than 3,000 people  who will be the first in their family to attend collage. This is a competitive scholarship open to any student who meets the requirements listed above and hase a minimun GPA of 2.5. This scholarship provides financial assistance to eligible students. Funds may be used to provide tuition assistance and pay school fees. The selection committee will also consider certain living expenses on an individual basis. For further information or to apply go to
http://www.fullcircle-foundation.org/scholarship_program.php

 

NORTH STAR GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Havre High School Foundation Scholarships for North Star Students
Deadline: April 2, 2017

C. Lowell and Vivian D. Purdy Memorial Scholarship -- award to a Havre High or North Star student.
Dr. James and Kay Elliot Memorial Scholarship -- graduates in the Northern Montana Health Care service area.
Sons of Norway Heritage Scholarship -- one for a Havre High student and one for a North Star student.
Applications forms may be found at hpseducationfoundation.com/scholarship-application

 

George and Margaret Thielman Scholarship

Graduating seniors from CJI and North Star High Schools planning to attend MSU-Northern are eligible for this scholarship. Students must have a 2.5 cululative GPA or better. Amount Varies.

 

Our Savior's Lutheran North Star Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 renewable for 3 years. The applicant must be a graduating senior of North Star High School who plans to attend any in-state or out-of state college, university or vocational-technical school. Individuals must enroll as a full-time, degree-seeking student. SELECTION CRITERION: Financial need, educational and career goals, participation in high school and community activities, scholastic Merit (GPA, proficiency), overall presentation of the application.  APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Each applicant must submit a current high school transcript, a list of high school activities and community service projects, and an essay explaining their financial need AND their overall educational and career goals with an identified major and career choice.

 

Bill and Nellie Strissel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Nellie Strissel Memorial Fund.

The applicant must be a graduating senior of North Star High School and plans to attend any college or technical school. All students are encouraged to apply, yet preference will be given to students who have lettered in Speech and Drama and/or participated in any North Star drama production. Selection criterion is based on the following: school and community service performed by the applicant, financial need, educational and career goals, scholastic merit ( GPA, proficiency), overall presentation of the application. Each applicant should submit a transcript, a list of high school activities and community service and an essay of 200 words or less answering the question--"Based on the criterion listed above, why should I be selected for the Nellie Strissel Academic Scholarship?" 

 

Jason Groseclose Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Jason Groseclose Memorial Fund.

The applicant must be a graduating senior of North Star High School and plans to attend any college or technical school. Selection criterion is based on the following: school and community service performed by the applicant, financial need, educational and career goals, scholastic merit ( GPA, proficiency), overall presentation of the application.. Applicants must submit an essay of 200 words or less addressing the following question:  "Based on the criterion listed above, why should I be selected for the Jason Groseclose Academic Scholarship?"  A seventh semester transcript verifying scholarship merit is also required.