State: Be sure to check the website directly for deadlines. 



    Rural Montana Saves

    An Individual Development Account (IDA) is a special matched savings account for people/students with limited incomes. Visit the Student Assistance Foundation website at http://www.safmt.org/or see Ms. Henderson for printed out information. This is a great program for students ages 16-19. 

    Montana Foster Care Education & Training Vouchers

    Montana foster care youth are eligible to receive up to $5,000 per year to cover the cost of attending a postsecondary institution through the Foster Care Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program. The program is offered through a partnership between Student Assistance Foundation and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (Montana Foster Care Independence Program). For more information visit http://www.smartaboutcollege.org/pay-for-college/foster-care-education.jspor see Ms. Henderson.

    2020-21 United States Senate Youth Program

    Two student delegates will be selected from Montana to attend the March 3-10 program in Washington D.C. In addition, both will receive a $10,000 undergraduate college scholarship sponsored by The Hearst Foundation. Eligible Juniors & Seniors may apply. See Ms. Henderson for more information.

     MSU-Bozeman 2021 Montana Premier Scholarship
     Apply early! Resources are limited. More information is available in Ms. Henderson's Office or may be found at http://www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.html  

    MSU-Bozeman Presidential Scholarship

     Applicants must apply for admission to MSU as entering freshmen; have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 and a composite score of 30 on the ACT or 2000 on the SAT. This is a full tuition waiver scholarship and is renewable for four year. Find more information at http://www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships/index.html

    U of MT

    Montana Resident Entering Student Scholarship

    The University of Montana: Application and information are available at http://admissions.umt.edu/resident.html.

    U of MT Presidential Leadership

    Must have outstanding talent, academic performance, and contribution to the community; Award renewable for four years; 3.5 GPA and an ACT score of 27 or an SAT combined score of 1800 or higher. Scholarship amount varies. Application and information are available at http://admissions.umt.edu/resident.html

    U of MT Davidson Honors College Presidential Leadership Scholarship

    Eligibility: All applicants for admission to the Davidson Honors College will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. Eligible candidates for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship must be recent high school graduates who have not previously enrolled as a regular college or university student. Finalists in the fall 2008 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars posted an average of 3.97 GPA, SAT combined score of 2190, or ACT composite score of 31.9. Application and information are available at http://www.dhc.umt.edu/scholarships/dhc.cfm.

    MontanaTech Scholarship Program

    MontanaTech will award over $1,000,000 in New/Transfer Scholarships to Montana students. Average scholarship a New Montana student receives is $3,500. 80% of Montana students receive some form of financial aid and/or scholarships. To apply for scholarships at MT Tech go to http://www.mtech.edu/onestop/NewTranSchol.html.

    Montana Jaycee Foundation Scholarship

    Applications for the $1,000 annual scholarship for Montana Seniors are now being accepted. Log in to download the application at www.mtjcisenate.org

    Carroll College Scholarships

    Merit scholarships range from $4,000 to $11,000 for new freshmen. Also available are renewable $1,000 to $3,000 Diversity Scholarships. For more information be sure to check out the Carroll College website at www.carroll.edu/finaid/prostudents/carroll.cc.

    Reach Higher Montana Scholarship

    These $1,000 scholarships are delivered to Montana students annually.

    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)
    • Submitted a 2019-2020 FAFSA
    • https://www.reachhighermontana.org/scholarships/  
    • Scholarship application is open from Dec 1 - Jan 15

    U of MT Western Chancellor's Leadership Scholars Award

    To qualify for this scholarship students must have at least a 3.6 GPA, 26 ACT, separate application, resume, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a 500 word essay describing their most memorable academic achievement. Visit UM Western's website at http://hal.umwestern.edu/financialaid/page4.htm.

    U of MT Western New Student Scholarships

    Incoming freshmen may apply of this scholarship. The application can be found at:http://www.umwestern.edu/financialaid/schappns201070.pdf

    ESA Foundation Scholarships

    Applicants must be one of the following:  A senior in high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA or a minimum score of ACT 22/SAT (verbal/critical reading and math) 1030 Criteria for selection: Character/Leadership/Service/Financial Need/Scholastic Ability/Special Criteria-set by donor. Applications are available in Ms. Henderson's office.

    MSU Billings

    General Scholarships

    Incoming freshmen may apply for general scholarships by completing and submitting the Application for Admission. This application is online at:http://www.msubillings.edu/finaid/forms/scholarshipapp2008.pdf. Priority is giving to students who apply prior to February.

    U of MT College of Technology William J. Gallagher Scholarship

    Each MT high school may submit one completed application for this scholarship. If you are planning on attending the University of Montana College of Technology-Missoula and have applied & been admitted, please see Ms. Henderson's for more details.


    Freshmen Scholarship

    MSU-Northern Freshmen Scholarship opportunity. Applications can be downloaded at http://www.msun.edu/stuaffairs/admissions/pdf/NewStuScholarshipApp2010.doc

    Montana Association of Conservation Districts

    2 $500 Scholarships to Montana students-high school seniors or current college students. Criteria: Montana residency, min. GPA 3.0, studying natural resources (ag related, animal science, forestry, environmental science, etc.). Application are available to download at www.macdnet.orgor are in Ms. Henderson's office.

    MUS Honor Scholarship

    Information is available in Mrs. Morgan's office or on-line at www.scholarship.mt.gov.

    MSU Great Falls COT General Scholarship

    Students planning on attending MSU-Great Falls College of Technology should apply for the General Scholarship. Applications can be downloaded at:http://www.msugf.edu/admissions_records/financialaid/ScholarshipApps/MSUScholarshipApp.pdf

    Montana State Grange Scholarship

    Criteria: Have at least a 2.5 or better GPA; Clear career objectives; Grange Membership (not mandatory); Community activities; Financial need. Applications are available in Ms. Henderson's office.

     Foundation for Rural Service 2021 College Scholarship Program This scholarship is offered annually to help further higher education among rural youth. Must be a Blackfoot Telephone customer to qualify. Applications are available in Mrs. Morgan's office or may be downloaded at http://www.blackfoot.com/our-community/blackfoot-in-education/#scholarships The deadline is March 2022.


    Montana Clerk & Recorders Scholarship Program

    A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior attending an in-state school.Course of study must be business administration, political science, secretarial or government relatedAll applications must be neatly typed and include a copy of the transcript.  Applications are available in Ms. Henderson's office.

    Montana Community Foundation Scholarships -Statewide

    A number of scholarships are available to any eligible student from any part of the state. All scholarship applications are located www.mtc.org/applications. The deadline is March 2022.

    Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association Scholarship

    The Montana Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association announces the availability of two $750 scholarships to be awarded for the fall semester of 2011 to a graduating high school 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. Application information is available in Mrs. Henderson's office.

    2021 Blackfoot Scholarship

    The Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative scholarship is designed for post secondary students served by Blackfoot Telephone at their parent's or their own principal residence. Applications are available in Mrs. Henderson's office or can be downloaded at www.blackfoot.com. The deadline is March 2022.

    Montana Food Distributors Association Scholarship

    The MFDA is searching for high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores or juniors to apply. Applicants must be associated with the Food Industry through either employment or family relationships within the Industry.

    Montana PTA Scholarships


    The Montana PTA Scholarship Program offers financial assistance to students entering or currently attending a Montana college or university in a child-related field of study. Annually, two $1,000 scholarships are awarded: one to a graduating high school senior, one to a current college student. Submission information and application forms are available on the Montana PTA website at http://www.montanapta.org/pages/scholarship.htm.

    Odd Fellow & Rebekah Lodges of Montana Scholarship

    Requirements: Students with a GPA of 3.0 or less; Planning to attend a college, university, Vo-Tech, Business, Nursing, Beauty School, etc.in Montana. Applications are available in Ms. Henderson's office.

    Horatio Alger Montana Undergraduate Scholarship Program

    Sponsored by Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation- $5,000 Scholarships + a $5,000 match will be awarded to seniors planning to attend the University of Montana, Montana State University or one of the campuses associated with both: which include: Montana Tech, UM Western, Helena COT,  Missoula COT, Great Falls College of Technology, MSU Billings, MSU Northern, Gallatin College or MSU Billings COT. The application can be completed on-line at:www.horatioalger.com/scholarships/program_montana.cfm. More information is available in Ms. Henderson's office.

    2021 Black Mountain Software Scholarship

    The Black Mountain Software Scholarship in the amount of $500 is available to all interested 2020 graduating Montana high school seniors who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education after graduation. Applications are available in Ms. Henderson's office or can be downloaded at 


    Montana School Nutrition Association

    Food & Nutrition Scholarship

    The MSNA is offering three $500 scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in food service, culinary arts, food science, nutrition education, nutrition or dietetics.  Criteria to apply includes: Graduating senior; Min. 2.0 GPA; Essay See Ms. Henderson for an application or download the application at http://www.mtsna.org/scholarships.html 

    Montana State Elks Association Music Scholarship

    Scholarships will be awarded to graduating Montana high school seniors whose intentions are to make music a central part of their future. The graduating senior must plan to either major or minor in music education/performance at a school of higher education. The scholarship forms may be downloaded from the M.S.E.A. website:www.elks.org1) Select "State Associations" 2) Select "Montana" 3) Select "State Links" in the menu. 

    The University of Montana Shallenberger Scholarship

    $2000 will be awarded to a graduating Montana high school student enrolled at the University of Montana and majoring in physics, physics with an astronomy option, or physics with a computational option. More information is available from Ms. Henderson or can be viewed on-line at www.physics.umt.edu.

    Full Circle Scholarships

    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 college. This is a competitive scholarship open to any student who meets the requirements listed above and has a minimum 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.

    Montana Farmers Union Scholarship

    The Montana Farmers Union will present two $500 scholarships. The winners will be selected on the following criteria: Must be a high school graduate planning to attend a Univeristy, College, Community College or College of Technology in or out of state; Scholarship must be used the year it is awarded; MT Farmers Union dues must be current; Application packets will be judged on a scale of 1 to 10. 

    Universal Athletic Services, Inc. Scholarship

    $500 Scholarship to be awarded to one male and one female student/athlete graduating from a Montana high school. Must be used at a Montana college or university. Applications are available in Ms. Henderson's office or can be downloaded at www.universalathletic.com.

    Montana Mining Association's Gary Langley Memorial Scholarship

    Two scholarships of $1000 ($500 for fall, $500 for spring) are available. Applicant must be a MT resident; attend MT Tech, major in Mining Engineering, Metallurgic Engineering, Geological Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Geophysical Engineering; have a GPA of 2.5 or higher; be enrolled in at least five (5) classes including a math and a science. Applications are available at www.mountanamining.org/scholarship.asp



Last Modified on October 27, 2021