State Scholarships

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 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

2020-2021 Unite 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.

MSU-Bozeman 2021 Montana Premier Scholarship

Apply early! Resources are limited. More information may be found at

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

UM Resident Entering Student Scholarship

The University of Montana: Application and information are available at

UM Presidential Leadership Scholarship

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

UM 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

Montana Tech 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

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

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

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


  • Scholarship application is open from Dec 1 - Jan 15

UM Western Chancellor's Leadership Scholars Award

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

UM Western New Student Scholarships

Incoming freshmen may apply of this scholarship. The application can be found at:

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.

MSU Billings General Scholarships

Incoming freshmen may apply for general scholarships by completing and submitting the Application for Admission. This application is online att:

UM 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 Mrs. Morgan for more details.

MSU Northern Freshman Scholarship

MSU-Northern Freshmen Scholarship opportunity. Applications can be downloaded at

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

MUS Honor Scholarship

Information is available on-line at

Montana Community Foundation

The Montana Community Foundation offers more than 150 scholarships to deserving Montana students each year.

Qualifications vary widely resulting in scholarship eligibility for a diverse range of students. For most scholarships, students can begin applying online January 1, with the closing date for applications being March 19. Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $5,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years.

Begin applying January 1st.

Odd Fellow's and Rebekah's of Montana Scholarship

All graduating Montana high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or LESS are welcome to apply for a $500 scholarship offered yearly by The Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges of Montana.


A. We only consider students with a GPA of 3.0 or less. You must include a copy of your transcript with the cumulative GPA.

B. You must attend a college, university, vo-tech, business, nursing, beauty school, etc. in Montana.

C. The $500 will be paid directly to the institution. (You must know your school choice.)


1. Copy of transcript – cumulative GPA of 3.00 or less.

2. Application must include a synopsis of your future plans, please include the school you plan to attend and your major.

3. A paragraph about your family. Please tell us if anyone in your family is or was an Odd Fellow or a Rebeckah.

4. Why you are applying? State your financial need.

5. A photo of yourself.

6. Three letters of recommendation. 1 from a teacher, 1 from a friend or relative, 1 from an employer, if you have one, or your church pastor

7. Include in your letter: Offices held in high school, Extracurricular activities, Honors and awards, Hobbies, activities outside of school, Home obligations

8. The application must be postmarked by March 10 and mailed to: Donna Harris (Chair), PO Box 265, Joliett, MT 59041 or Joan Fischer (Secretary), 3157 Conestoga Way, Billings, MT 59105

The Council of Higher Degrees of the Loyal Order of the Moose and Women of the Moose

This scholarship is in the amount of $500 and will go to a student who is attending a Montana High School.

Students who apply need not have any affiliation to a Moose member, but must show financial need.

Applications are available in the AHS Counseling Office

The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the graduation ceremony.

  • Mail applications to Alyce Haider, 1025 Hwy 2 W Glasgow, MT 59230-1516

  • Due September 1, 2021

Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association

The Montana Sheriff's and Peace Officer Association announces the availability of 2 $750 scholarships to be awarded for the fall to a graduating high school senior who is seeking a career in local law enforcement. Recipients will be selected on the basis of need and academic ability as well as career goals.

Eligibility requirements are as follows:

1. High school graduate or successful GED completion.

2. Must be able to meet basic peace officer eligibility requirements as established

by Montana statute and the Montana Peace Officers Standards and Training Council .

3. Must have a high school grade point average of at least 2.5 and preferably plans

to be enrolled as a full-time student in a Montana based college or university that offers a minimum AA degree in the Criminal Justice Field.

4. High School students applying for the fall scholarship must submit proof on

enrollment intentions in a university or college.

5. When applying for a scholarship, please include the following:

6. Letter requesting consideration as an applicant.

7. Current High School transcript.

8. Personal resume including references.

9. Outline of career goals.

10. Recent Photograph.

11. Statement of how you are currently financing your college education.

12. Letter from high school or college advisor verifying your academic abilities and

attesting to the fact you are enrolled in or have applied for a criminal justice degree program.

The Scholarship award winner(s) check for $750.00 will be issued, in the applicant's name, and forwarded to the college/university in which he/she is enrolled.

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2018.

Send Application and Supporting Documents to:

Sheriff Wynn Meehan

Broadwater County Sheriffs Office

519 Broadway

Townsend, MT 59644

MSU Great Falls General Scholarships

Students planning on attending MSU-Great Falls College of Technology should apply for the General Scholarship. Applications can be downloaded at:

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 may be downloaded at The deadline is March 5, 2021.

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. Morgan's office or can be downloaded at The deadline is March 25, 2021.

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

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

2021 Black Mountain Software Scholarship

The Black Mountain Software Scholarship in the amount of $500 is available to all interested 20201graduating Montana high school seniors who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education after graduation. Applications are available in the AHS Counselor'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 Download the application at

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.

UM 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 can be viewed on-line at

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

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 can be downloaded at

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