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Montana State University Freshman and Premier Scholarships
Deadline: February

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 1

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.


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

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


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 

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 First-Year Scholarships
Deadline: Priority Deadline is January

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



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



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
Deadline: December

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 Providence New Student Scholarship
Deadlines Vary

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: https://www.uprovidence.edu/become-a-student/financial-aid/scholarships-grants/


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

Sam Walton Community Scholarship
Deadline: September 1

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


Montana Women Foundation Scholarship
Accepting Applications: November 1st-February 1st 2019

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


Hagan Scholarship
Dealine:  November 15, 2018

The purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide a practical understanding of important life skills not typically taught as a part of the school curriculum. These life skills are taught via workshops, Schwab Scholar Accounts, and study abroad. It is a nationwide, need based, merit scholarship. For eligibility requirements, application, and additional information, visithttps://haganscholarships.org


Wendy's High School Heisman scholarship
Dealine:  October 17, 2018

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, 2018

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


Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Deadline: November 15, 2018

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 14, 2018

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

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. http://www.greatfallschamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2018-Scholarship-Application-Form-PDF.pdf


NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award
Deadline: October -December

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

Foot Locker Scholar
Deadline: December 14, 2018

Must be entering college in fall of 2019, be currently involved in high school sports, intramural sports or community-based sports, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 . Amount: $20,000. Application and additional information available at https://footlockerscholarathletes.com/

Burger King Scholars Program
Deadline: December 15, 2018

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: June 30th - Fall Semester, December 30th - Spring Semester

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://touchmarkfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Touchmark_Foundation_Scholarship_Application.pdf


American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Deadline: Postmarked no later than December 31, 2018

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


Freshmen through Seniors: John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest
Deadline: January 18, 2019

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 1, 2019

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

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 11, 2019

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


Reach Higher Scholarship
Deadline: January

To qualify, applicants must be:

  • Montana high school seniors.
  • Montana residents who graduated from a Montana high school and are currently attending a Montana college or university.
  • Planning on attending school at least half time.
  • Maintaining a 2.5 grade point average (GPA)

Apply now: https://www.reachhighermontana.org/scholarships/


National MS Society, Greater Northwest Chapter
Deadline: January

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 25, 2019

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

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.


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

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

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/2018-macd-scholarships/


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


NSHSS Andeavor Youth Leadership Awards
Deadline: March 15, 2019

Andeavor Industries is providing 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. The scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in spring who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of one of the following 19 states where Andeavor 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. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, as well as demonstrated financial need and a personal statement of up to 500 words. Click on the following link to apply: http://nshssfoundation.org/scholarships/andeavor-youth-leadership-awards/


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

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.


Northwest Farm Credit Services Scholarship
Deadline: March

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. 

Farm Kids for College Scholarship
Deadline: February 28, 2019

Three $1000 scholarships. Competition is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue agriculture-related degrees Students must pursue degrees from accredited colleges or universities.
Applicants write two brief essays, submit two letters of reference, official transcripts, GPA and ACT or SAT scores. http://www.nfo.org/scholarships/


Montana Farmers Union Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019

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 1

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.

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship
Deadline: March

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


Montana University System (MUS) Honor Scholarship
Deadline: March

Students wanting to apply for 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.


Montana Clerk and Recorder's Association Scholarship
Deadline: March 15, 2019

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

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


Horatio Alger Association Montana Scholarship Deadline
Deadline: March

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://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/state-scholarships/


NIADA/ Manheim Regional Scholarship
Dealine: March

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 15, 2019

$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 30, 2019

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.

Kids' Chance of America Scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019

This scholarship was organized to assist children who have had a parent killed or severely injured on the job. Applicant must be between the ages of 16-26 years of age., must have a high school diploma, GED, HiSet, or be a high school student in good standing (who will graduate in the current academic year), and be a dependent of a parent or guardian who sustained a serious work-related injury or fatality. See the following link for additional information: http://www.kidschanceofmontana.org/scholarships/

Montana Community Foundation's Scholarship Program
Deadline: January 1st-March 17th

Applications for the Montana Community Foundation's scholarship program are now available online athttps://www.mtcf.org/Grants-Scholarships/Apply-for-a-Scholarship  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.


North Central Montana Cattlewomen
and North Central Montana Stockgrowers Scholarship

Deadline: March 15, 2019

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.


Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Scholarship
Deadline: April 15, 2019

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 https://www.mspoa.org/scholarships


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: March 31, 2019

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


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 Grain Growers Association Scholarship
Deadline: April 1, 2019

Montana Grain Growers Association will present two scholarships annually to 1) high school senior pursuing a degree from an accredited institute of higher education, or 2) a current college student in good standing. In addition, applicant must: Be a producer member (or have at least one parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is a producer member) in good standing; enroll full time, and pursuing an an related degree.  For an application and additional required materials, visit: https://www.mgga.org/foundation/mgfscholarships/

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.


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
Deadline: April 15, 2019

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 https://hhs.helenaschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2018/10/Black-Mountain-Software-Scholarship-2019.pdf   All completed scholarships must be mailed to:  Black Mountain Software, ATTN: Scholarship Application Committee, 145 Southlake Crest, Suite 1, Polson, MT 59860  https://hhs.helenaschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2018/10/Black-Mountain-Software-Scholarship-2019.pdf

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.

Deadline: May 1

MTSNA offers two $500 scholarships for anyone, regardless of age, furthering their education in the field of nutrition.  Scholarships will be rewarded May 15th.   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/uploads/1/6/3/5/16356270/500_hs_scholarship_carol_simanton_proposed_winter_newsletter_2014.pdf

Montana Coaches Association
Deadline: May 1

MCA will award a total of 8 scholarships. Amounts vary. Only one application is needed for students wishing to apply for our scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded at the August Awards Ceremony, in conjunction with the MCA Coaches Clinic.  Visit http://montanacoaches.powermediallc.org/scholarship-application/

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     https://treacyfoundation.org/scholarships/

Big Sky State Games-Character Counts Scholarship
Deadline: May 10, 2019

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

Milk River Gobbler's Scholarship
Deadline: May 10, 2019

Two $500 scholarships.  Eligible applicants must reside in Havre or one of the surrounding hiline communities, be a 2019 high school graduate, and plan to attend a higher education institute within the next year.  An emphasis will be given towards those seeking a career in an outdoorsman type field, however is not a requirement.  Selection is based on scholarship, extra curricular activities and and essay.  Please see Mrs. Spinler for an application and the essay topic. 


B. Davis Scholarship
Deadline: May 24, 2019

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

Recovery Village®’s previous Health Care Scholarship
Deadline: June 30, 2019

A $1,000 award will be given to a student pursuing a health-related degree program. Areas of study that will be considered include, but are not limited to, counseling, social work, emergency medicine, pre-med, nursing, psychology (with a focus on addiction counseling or a substance-abuse related field). Applicants must submit an essay no more than 500 words describing why they are passionate about health care, with a focus on substance abuse and mental health. Essays can draw from personal or professional experience.  https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/scholarships/

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

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

Big Sun Scholarship
Deadline: June

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

Deadline: June

ZipRecruiter is offering a $3000 scholarship. We offer this scholarship twice a year. 

This is our scholarship link: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship

We will reward the most creative one-page submission about a student's past or current job and how that has affected their career aspirations. 

Montana Silversmith Scholarship
Deadline: August

$250-$1000 PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE Scholarship Essay--Montana Silversmiths "Pursuit of Excellence" teams up with Montana Silversmiths Preferred Trophy Dealers to award scholarships to college students as a direct result of the Everybody Wins Trophy Program. The "Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship" is an investment in candidates who have a history of self-improvement and a desire to better themselves and their communities in which they live. The scholarship is unique, in the fact that the recipients are not being rewarded for having the best grades or possessing the most athletic ability, but celebrates the student with a desire to become the best that they can be; individuals that are in the "Pursuit of Excellence."are enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4-year college. Link:  https://www.montanasilversmiths.com/scholarship-program/


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



Havre High School Foundation Scholarships for North Star Students
Deadline: April 1, 2019

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.

Wayne Thurston Memorial Scholarship

The Wayne Thurston Memorial Scholarship will award one $2,000 or two $1,000 scholarships to students pursuing a degree in a STEM — science, technology, engineering or mathematics — field. The award will be available to students graduating from a Hill County school this spring. 

The application form is located on the Havre Public Schools Education Foundation scholarship website,  http://www.hpseducationfoundation.com/

Our Savior's Lutheran North Star Scholarship
Deadline: April 18th @ 4:15

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
Deadline: April 18th @ 4:15

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
Deadline: April 25th @ 4:15

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. 

First Bank of Montana Scholarship
Deadline: May 6, 2019

Amount-$500.  Any graduating Senior of Chester-Joplin- Inverness High School or North Star High School planning on attending post secondary education or training and attending an in-state school is eligible.  Financial need is considered.  To apply: Write an essay--one to two pages in length--detailing your class rank, grade point average, activities, financial need, and educational plans.  Include a cover sheet addressed to the Bank and mail to:

First Bank of Montana
PO Box 650
Chester, MT 59522