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Montana Scholarships

by Mary Brito | Last Updated: October 26, 2022

Important Note: The purpose of this detailed listing is to help you plan your scholarship search throughout the year. Please find information below about scholarships for Montana students. Some of the deadlines may be from prior years. Scholarship deadlines are cyclical, so even if a deadline has passed, the website will likely be updated for the 2022-23 cycle. Be sure to reach out to the sponsor or check sponsor websites for the most recent details.

January

This is for $12,000. This scholarship is available for current graduate and undergraduate students who are majoring in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Applicants must identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or as a straight-ally with a demonstrated commitment to LGBT equality, and must reside in one of the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. The deadline is January 8th. More details here.

This award is available for U.S. citizens who have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must be goal-oriented, HIV positive, and/or focusing on the treatment and/or eradication of HIV. Preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community. The deadline to apply is January 10th. Learn more here.

This award is available for U.S. citizens who have been living in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, or Alaska for at least one year. Applicants must be studying any field of health science and preference is given to self-identified LGBT students, members of LGBT families, and straight allies who have been supportive of the LGBT community. The deadline is January 8th. Website found here.

This is for $12,000. This is available to students who are majoring in law, political science, public policy or public administration with the goal of improving rights for LGBT people. Applicants must be a resident of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington state. The deadline is January 8th. Learn more here.

This is for high school seniors who reside and study in Montana. Students must show a history of leadership and are working toward positive social change. The award is for $3300. Preference is given to students who self-identify as lesbian, gay, bi or transgender. The deadline is January 11th. Read more here.

This will be given to freshmen entering Montana State University Billings. This is for $4,000 per academic year. In addition, recipients who plan to live in the residence halls their freshman year will receive a housing/dining waiver valued at approximately one-half of the total cost of their room and board. The deadline to apply is January 15th. Website here.

This is for $5,000. This has provided need-based college scholarships and educational experiences to cancer survivors from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. Applicants must have received a cancer diagnosis at any point in the past, plan to attend a U.S. college or graduate school, and have a family income of less than $150,000 per year. The deadline to apply is January 31st. More details here.

This awards educational scholarships to LGBTQ and straight-ally students who are committed to making a difference in the world. Eligible applicants must reside in Washington state (those residing in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are encouraged to apply). If you are applying for the undergraduate award you must be a high school senior, have a 3.0 GPA, and, either identify as LGBTQ, members of LGBTQ families, or straight allies who’ve been supportive of the LGBTQ community. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is January 8th. Apply here.

This is for residents of any state, excluding Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Incoming freshmen are considered for the $60,000 grant based on an overall assessment of the application for admission. Full consideration for academic scholarships is given to students who submit a complete application for freshman admission by either the Early Action (November 1) or Regular (January 1) application deadlines. Recipients must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or eligible under the Minnesota Dream Act. The deadline is January 1st. Visit our website.

Students who are pursuing a two-year or four-year degree in any major are eligible to apply for the Ford Built Tough – $1,000 Scholarship. Applicants must apply online and then visit their local participating Ford Truck dealer for signature and dealer code. The deadline to apply is January 11th. Please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

February

This is for $4000 and is available to college students who are majoring in Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, Economics, Environmental Conservation, City planning, Wildlife Science, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects. Applicants must have sophomore or higher standing and be a legal resident of Montana. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Read more here.

This gives three awards for $750. Applicants must be in the final year of high school with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. To be eligible for the first, applicants must be the natural or legally adopted child of a current Missoula Fire Department employee. For the second, applicants must be a natural or legally adopted child of a current full time Missoula City employee. For the third, applicants must be a natural or legally adopted child of a parent who is currently a member in good standing of a labor union. Applicants must also be a Missoula County Public School Student. The deadline to apply is February 1st. 2020 local 271 scholarship application.pdf

This is for $450. Preference given to non-traditional students with a disability that meets the Americans with Disability Act or to students who are single parents. This is available to students who are residents of or have graduated from a high school in the following counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Rosebud, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, or Yellowstone. They must also show definite financial need and have a 2.0 GPA or above. The deadline to apply is February 1st. Learn more here.

This is for high school seniors and college freshmen. To be eligible, you must reside in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho. You must also study humanities and social sciences. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is February 15th. More details here.

This helps support undocumented medical and pre-medical students attending school in the LMSA West Region states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). This organization awards two scholarship recipients with a one-time scholarship, in the amount of $1,800. To be eligible, you must be committed to pursuing a career in medicine and dedicated to serving the Latino and underserved communities. The deadline to apply is February 15th. Read more here.

This is for $1,500. This award is open to re-entry/ non-traditional female students who plan to major in engineering and have completed two or more years of full-time credits (does not have to be in an engineering curriculum). Students must reside or attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The deadline is February 15th. Learn more here.

This is offered by the Montana Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. in the amount of $500 and is available to qualifying college students in an horticulture-related major. The deadline to apply is February 1st. For more information or how to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

This is offered to students at a four-year school entering their junior or senior year. Students must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of one of the eight RMCMI member states (see website for details) and looking for a career in the coal industry. The scholarships may be given for up to two years. The deadline to apply is February 1st. For more information or how to apply, please visit the scholarship’s provider website

 

March

This is for current High school seniors in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and plans to attend a regionally accredited college or university in Fall. Applicants must have a 3.00 cumulative, unweighted GPA or higher. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Click here for more info.

This will present a $500 award. Applicants must be members of Montana Farmers Union, Montana resident, college sophomore or above, with a 2.8+ GPA. The deadline is March 1st. Learn more here.

This is for high school graduates from the following counties: Montana: Daniels, Sheridan, Roosevelt, Richland & McCone; North Dakota: Williams. Applicants must be seeking post-high school education including trade school, cosmetology, Bible College, etc. and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The deadline is March 1st. Application found here.

This is for $500. The applicant must have participated on a Destination Imagination team for a minimum of two years, the applicant must be a senior in a Montana high school or have graduated from a Montana High School and planning on or currently attending a two or four-year college or trade school in or out of state, and Post High School applicants should be actively continuing his or her involvement in Destination Imagination in some capacity –either as a team member or as a volunteer. The deadline is March 1st. Website found here.

This is offering full tuition for $12,120 per semester. Applicants must have completed three years of high school lab science, declare majors in chemistry, biology, or mathematics, maintain full-time enrollment with a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and score at least 500 on the SAT Math or 22 on the ACT. The deadline to apply is March 1st. Read more here.

This is for $2,000. Applicants must be graduates from high schools accredited by the Montana BPE, pursue their first certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree in-state, have a cumulative GPA above 3.0 after the seventh semester, and achieve a minimum composite SAT score of 1050 or ACT score of 20. The deadline to apply is march 15th. More info. here.

This is awarded to a freshman student who is a Montana resident with financial need. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. This award is renewable for three successive years if the student maintains a 2.5 GPA or higher. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More details here.

This offers scholarships to support LGBTQ+ and allied students living in the Northwest. Students must either be residents of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. Applicants must also be pursuing a post-secondary education of any kind. Current college students and those individuals planning to enroll in a program next year are eligible as are current high school seniors. The deadline to apply is March 13th. Website found here.

Applicants must be between the ages of 16-26 years of age, have a high school diploma, GED, HiSet, or be a high school senior in good standing, be a dependent of a parent or guardian who sustained a serious work-related injury or fatality. The deadline is March 31st. Apply here.

This offer financial assistance to outstanding students in accredited post-secondary institutions. Twenty five students completing a two-year, four-year, or trade/vocational certificate/certification program will be selected to receive a scholarship up to $10,000.00 for the upcoming academic school year. The deadline to apply is March 8th. For more information, please visit the website.

A program that encourages aspiring healthcare providers with scholarship awards and community connections. Our High School Healthcare Scholarship Program has a rich history that includes nearly $480,000 awarded to 653 scholarship recipients, with many past awardees now caring for patients in western Montana, the state, and throughout the world. The deadline to apply is March 10th. Visit the website.

 

This provides several scholarship opportunities for exceptional high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in the automotive industry. Encouraging and supporting education opportunities for future industry leaders is integral to our vision of a robust, ethical and professional used vehicle market. NIADA currently offers 5 different scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 12th. Please visit the website.

This is for Montana residents with a minimum 2.5 GPA (preference given to a Madison County resident). The Non-Traditional Scholarship is awarded to an “older” student (who have not gone directly from high school to college) with a minimum 2.5 GPA (preference given to a Madison County resident). The deadline to apply is March 15th. For more information, please visit the scholarship website

 

This gifts $15,000 per year to 50 college-bound high school seniors. It’s intended for covering tuition at in-state, public schools, such as Missoula College, Montana State University-Billings, and Great Falls College. Applicants must exhibit critical financial need for tuition (family income under $55,000), display integrity and perseverance in the face of adversity, and keep satisfactory academic progress with a 2.0 GPA or better. The deadline to apply is March 15th. More details here.

This recognizes high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming (Teton, Uinta and Lincoln County). High school juniors and seniors from across the Northwest are encouraged to apply by creating a 90-second video that demonstrates how BBB helps people become smart consumers. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and have applied to an institute of higher education, whether university, college, vocational school, etc. The deadline to apply is March 23rd. For more information, please visit the scholarship website.

 

North Valley Music School founded this scholarship to encourage the pursuit of music education, provide philanthropic funding for American Indians and indigenous communities, and enable broader public awareness of the diverse musical contributions of Montana’s American Indians to the culture of our state and region. We seek to honor and award such individuals as role models of citizenship, creativity, and entrepreneurship in the arts. The deadline to apply is March 31st. Apply here.

April

This is a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student from Beaverhead County attending the University of Montana Western. The recipient must have a GPA of 2.5 or better and possess qualities of good character, contribute to society and have goals for their future. The deadline to apply is April 1st. More info. here.

This is for $2,000. Preference is given to residents of north-central Montana, including Teton, Cascade, Chouteau, and Pondera counties. Applicants with at least one year of college remaining can apply until April 1st. Learn more here.

This is awarded to a Montana resident student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to a Madison County resident. The amount varies and the deadline to apply is April 1st. More details here.

This is awarded to a Montana student with leadership skills and high scholastic ability who excelled in extracurricular activities in high school. This is for $500 and the deadline to apply is April 1st. Visit the website here.

This gives two $1,250 to $2,500 prizes. Funding is designed for female students who belong to Native American reservations in Montana, including Blackfeet, Rocky Boy, Crow, Flathead, Northern Cheyenne, Fort Peck, and Fort Belknap. Applicants must also have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. The deadline to apply is April 4th. Read more here.

This gives three Scholarships for $1,000 each. To be eligible, applicants must be a Cascade High School Graduating Senior. The deadline to apply is April 8th. Apply here.

This presents two $2,000 educational scholarships to very deserving students.  Applicants under the age of 18 at the time of application submission must have their application co-signed by their parent or legal guardian. Applicants must live in the Rocky Mountain region. The deadline is April 10th. Apply here.

This is for $500. This is given to a Broadwater County High School Graduate. The deadline to apply is April 1st. Read more here.

This is for $500 and is given to a graduating senior from Cascade High School.  The deadline to apply is Mid-April. More info. here.

This is for $1,500. This is a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. To be considered, students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming. The deadline to apply is April 31st. More details here.

This offers $800. This is awarded to a Custer County high school or southeastern Montana high school graduate. Preference is given to student athletes. The deadline to apply is April 3rd. More information here.

This is for $1000. This is given to an American citizen, Montana resident who has sound character with participation in school, community service and church activities. Preference given to students with relationship to a DAR member or relative, with financial need and a junior or senior. The deadline to apply is April 3rd. Learn more here.

 

This offers $2,000. This is awarded to full time students in good standing majoring in math education. Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA at the university level or a minimum 3.2 GPA for a current high school senior. Preference given to Anaconda students first then Southwestern Montana students. The deadline to apply is April 3rd. Website found here.

 

This is offered to osteopathic medical school students who plan to practice medicine in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, or Washington. Students entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years of an AOA approved college of osteopathic medicine are eligible. Applications for these scholarships should be made in students’ 1st, 2nd, or 3rd years. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship website.

 

This $5000 scholarship fund in memory of Larry and Mary Davis. Larry was an integral part of the roofing industry for many years serving on several roofing industry association boards which included the RCA of California and Western States Roofing Contractors Association. Larry and his wife Mary perished in a 1995 airplane accident near their home in Modesto (California) while returning from a WSRCA Committee meeting. This fund was established to honor their support for industry education. The deadline for this scholarship is April 24th. For more information, please visit the website.

This is a tuition waiver that is awarded to a Montana resident who has a minimum GPA of 3.6 and a 26 ACT score or a 1260 SAT Score. Only 5 are awarded annually to new incoming freshmen. This scholarship can be retained all 4 years by maintaining a GPA of 3.0. The deadline to apply is April 3rd. Read more here.

May

This is for $1,000.  This is given to a student who is a Montana resident and citizen of the United States of America majoring in Conservation, Horticulture, Parks or Forestry, Floriculture, Greenhouse Management, Land Management or related subjects. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Application requirements here.

This is for $5,000. This is given to incoming and currently enrolled full time students who reside in Montana. This scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and remains a declared major in humanities as noted on the application. The application is due by May 1st. Read more here.

This honors ten enrolled members of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group, or provide documentation of ancestry to possession of one-fourth degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe. Applicants must also be full-time high school seniors enrolled in an accredited high school. They must complete the online application by May 1st. Apply here.

This is available to qualifying college students in an horticulture-related major. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Application requirements here.

This is for $500.00 and is given to a graduating High School senior majoring in a Criminal Justice or Health Science field. Students must have a grade point average of 2.5 or above and attend college in Montana full time. The deadline to apply is May 1st. Learn more here.

Applicants must be a senior with a 3.0 or less.  Seniors must attend a two year school, trade School, or four year college in Montana. The deadline is May 15th. Learn more here.

This $2,500 award is for four years (for a maximum of 8 semesters) or until baccalaureate degree is obtained, whichever occurs first. Those awarded must maintain a GPA of 2.75 in their freshman and sophomore years and a GPA of 3.0 in their junior and senior years to receive scholarships for all four years. The deadline to apply is May 31st. For more information, please visit the website.

This scholarship, awarded annually by the Montana Tree Program, is open to Montana residents, who are enrolled for the first time, or are already attending accredited institutions of higher education. All applicants must be studying full-time and have a demonstrated interest in forestry. The deadline to apply is May 31st. For more information, click on the link.

June

This ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. This is for individuals residing in states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. The deadline to apply is June 1st. Read more here.

This ranges from $500 to $5,000. This is for students of Korean-American descent attending a school in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, or Washington. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. The deadline to apply is June 30th. Learn more here.

This is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. The deadline is June 30th. Application found here.

This was designed to encourage students to expand their 2-year degree into a 4-year degree in an affordable way. This $4000 scholarship is open to graduates with an associate degree from a campus of the Montana University System or a Montana Community College and consists of a waiver of tuition at any 4-year Montana University System school. The deadline is June 30th. More info. here.

This is given to females who are graduating high school or college freshmans. They must have a 3.0 GPA and have attended high school in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, or Wyoming and be enrolled or planning to enroll in the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math at an accredited college. The deadline is June 20th. 2021 WOA CO Scholarship Program Details.docx

This is for $3,000. This is available for U.S. high school seniors and undergraduate students in the Pacific NorthWest (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) who are planning to major in engineering and pursue a career in iron and steel technology. Applicants must be AIST members or dependents of AIST members. The deadline is June 30th. Read more here.

 

July

August

September

This is a $1,000 scholarship for full-time students and a $500 scholarship for part-time trade/tech students. Applicants must be currently enrolled as full-time or part-time students during the term applying for. Must reapply each semester. Must be a Montana resident and have filed a FAFSA. The deadline to apply is September 15th. For more information, click on this website.

October

This is for juniors who are residents of Montana. This is a two part program for students interested in STEM and in a career in aerospace. The deadline to apply is October 17th. Learn more here.

If you received foster care, guardianship, adoption or Continuing Education and Job Training (CEJT) services from Casey Family Programs in the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, or Wyoming; and you are currently receiving CEJT funding; or starting or presently attending a technical school, college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree; or have completed your bachelor’s degree and are starting or presently pursuing a postgraduate degree, you may be eligible for the Jim Casey Family Programs Continuing Education and Job Training (CEJT) Scholarship. The deadline to apply is October 1st. Please visit our website.

This enables students in 10 western states and the CNMI to enroll in selected out-of-state professional healthcare programs and pay reduced tuition. States typically fund students to enroll through PSEP if a professional healthcare program is not available at one of their in-state public institutions. The following professional degree studies are supported through PSEP: Dentistry (DDS or DMD); allopathic medicine (MD); occupational therapy (MOT); optometry (OD); osteopathic medicine (DO); pharmacy (PharmD); physical therapy (DPT); physician assistant (degrees vary); podiatry (DPM); and veterinary medicine (DVM). Applicants must be certified as residents of their home states. The deadline to apply is October 5th. For more information or how to apply, visit the website

November

This is only available to students in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and Montana. The award is worth $1,000. The scholarship is geared towards high school students from these states that are looking to study in the tourism industry while having at least two years of experience in the travel industry. The application must be turned in by November 3rd. Read more here.

This is for  University of Montana undergraduate students in the Department of Health Professions Radiologic Technology Program. Recipients must be residents of or high school graduates of Missoula, Ravalli or Sanders County with a GPA of at least 3.0. The deadline is November 1st. More info. here.

High school students have a chance to win one of four $500 scholarships, and additional prizes by posting a picture of one of our stickers to Instagram or Facebook and tagging us. This opportunity is open to all Montana high school students. The deadline is November 30th. More details here.

This offers a very limited number of merit-based out-of-state scholarships designed to reduce the out-of-state tuition for high-achieving students at the following levels: Alumni Scholarship: Up to $8,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $32,000 over 4 years); Sunshine Scholarship: Up to $16,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $64,000 over 4 years); and, Gator Nation Scholarship: Up to $20,000 per year (Fall/Spring, total $80,000 over 4 years). The deadline to apply is November 16th. For more information, please visit the website.



December

This $2,000 scholarship is open to an active student or pilot who has considerable interest in aviation and is seeking advanced flight training or pursuing a profession in aviation. Applicants must be a Montana resident. The deadline is December 1st. Learn more here.

This provides six students whose works explore personal grief, loss, and bereavement with $1,000 scholarships. Additional state scholarships of $500 are available to two students from each of the following states: Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and New Mexico. Regional deadlines vary and can be as early as December 1st. Website found here.

This $1,000 scholarship is open to an active student or pilot who has considerable interest in aviation and is seeking advanced flight training or pursuing a profession in aviation. Applicants must be a Montana resident. The deadline is December 1st. Read more here.

This is for qualified female candidates interested in and passionate about aviation. The dollar amount of this scholarship is dependent on the candidate’s goals, not to exceed $5,000. Candidates must be residents of Montana to be considered for this scholarship. The deadline is December 1st. More details here.

This is a $1,000 scholarship for students enrolled in the Rocky Mountain College (RMC) aviation program. The funds may be used for tuition in the RMC aviation program, and/or flight training expenses leading to a Private, Commercial, or Flight Instructor certificate, and may include Instrument and Multi Engine simulator training, and the purchase of aviation related materials and supplies. The deadline is December 1st. More info. here.

This is for students who apply for admission to MSU as entering freshmen. They must 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.  The Presidential Scholarship application also serves as a students’ application for the Honors College at MSU. The deadline for applications is December 3rd. Read more here.

Aviation Organizations of Montana (AOM) has established this $1000 scholarship to financially assist a student pilot in obtaining their private pilot certificate. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website

 

The recipient of this $3,000 scholarship is chosen for outstanding interest in aviation and demonstrated academic achievement. The recipient must be a Montana resident and previously soloed. Preference is given to younger applicants who are new pilots or pursuing a profession in aviation. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website.

A $1,500 scholarship is available to the holder of at least a Private Pilot Certificate and a Second Class Medical, and who is looking to further advance themselves toward a career in aviation with additional pilot training at any of Choice Aviation’s training facilities located in Montana or Wyoming. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 517, Inc. in Missoula will provide a $1,000 scholarship in 2022 for a post-solo student. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website

 

Edwards Jet Center, a full-service Fixed Based Operator, Part 135 Charter Operator, and Part 145 Repair Station, based at Logan International Airport in Billings is offering a $1000 scholarship to help defray the costs of flight instruction or A&P school. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website

 

The Montana Antique Aircraft Association is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, use, and knowledge of antique airplanes. Their motto is: “Keep the Antiques Flying.” Their $1,000 scholarship is to help defray the cost of flight instruction or help defray the cost of A&P mechanic school. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website.

 

This scholarship is funded by an anonymous donor and is open to applicants who demonstrate considerable interest in a career in aviation. The applicant must be seeking education or training in an aviation-related field. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and must be a Montana resident. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website.




This $3,000 scholarship is open to an active pilot who has considerable interest in aviation and is seeking advanced flight training or pursuing a profession in aviation. Applicants must be a Montana resident. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website.

The recipient of this $3,000 scholarship is chosen for outstanding interest in aviation, citizenship in their community and demonstrated academic achievement. The recipient must be a Montana resident and previously soloed. Preference is given to younger applicants who are new pilots or pursuing a profession in aviation. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website.




The Theresa (Nistler) Colley Flight Scholarship is sponsored by the Nistler family. This scholarship is in honor of Theresa’s memory, who loved flying and was working toward her private pilot certificate. This $2,000 Aviation Scholarship will be awarded to a student pilot who is actively working toward a private pilot certificate. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please visit the website.

 

This is for high-achieving students committed to local, community or global service. Seven recipients will be selected to receive a $16,000 scholarship each ($4,000 per year for 4 years). The deadline to apply is December 1st. More info. here.

 

This offers $500 scholarships to two students in Montana whose works explore personal grief, loss, and bereavement. To apply, enter your work to any category in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. At the end of your application, opt in to the New York Life Award. You will be prompted to include a personal statement of 50 words or more on your work. The deadline to apply is December 6th. For more information, please visit the website.

 

This is for Montana high school seniors enrolling at an eligible campus. Recipients are ranked by GPA and SAT/ACT score. This is about $5,000 per year (renewable) and the deadline to apply is December 31st. Learn more here.

 

Deadlines Vary

This is a merit based scholarship for up to $66,400. This is given to incoming freshmen who are non-resident applicants to the University of New Mexico. Applicants must be from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming. It is renewable for four years, dependent on the completion of 15 credits and a 2.8 GPA each semester. Must have an ACT of 18 or an SAT of 960, and a cumulative 3.0 GPA. The deadline varies. More details here.

This is a merit-based scholarship for incoming students at the University of New Mexico who are non-resident applicants. Residents of  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming  are eligible to apply. The scholarship is renewable for four years if 15 credits are completed each semester and a 3.0 GPA is maintained. They must also have ACT of 22 and SAT 1030. The deadline varies. Learn more here.

This has awarded over 100 scholarships and over $200,000 to aspiring television professionals sharpening their storytelling skills at universities in their five-state region of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska. The scholarship award is up to a maximum of a $3,500 cash grant. The deadline varies. Read more here.

To be considered, you must be a US Citizen or permanent resident and have a permanent residence within one of the following participating states/U.S. territories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Guam, and Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Must have a 3.4 GPA from high school, and maintain a 2.5 for renewal. Deadlines vary depending on which semester you apply for. More info. here.

This has an abundance of scholarships for residents of Montana who will/are attending this school. The requirements and deadlines vary.  Learn more here.

This is the largest provider of scholarships to high school rodeo participants in the nation. In sixteen years, $635,000 has been awarded to 190 students. The MPRHWF is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the western and rodeo heritage of Montana, as well as providing Montana high school students the opportunity to continue their education. Read more here.

This selects 1,000 talented students each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Learn more here.

This is for $1000 and is open to both male and female graduating seniors who have wrestled in high school. To qualify, you must have graduated from a high school in North Dakota or Montana. The deadline to apply varies. Read more here.

This is for $4,000. This is for full-time MT students with earned income and low family income. The deadline to apply varies. Application here.

Montana foster care youth are eligible to receive up to $5,000 a year to help cover the cost of attending a postsecondary institution through the Foster Care Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program. This is for students who have “aged out” of the foster care system, who are in foster care, and are adopted from foster care or appointed a guardian after the age of 16. More details here.

This provides many academic scholarships for incoming and enrolled students who attend this school. The requirements, amount, and deadline vary. Read more here.

Dairy farmers are committed to their communities and giving back to the next generations. Dairy MAX awards $2500 scholarships to multiple students across the region with ties to the dairy industry and continuing their education in the agricultural industry. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of scholastic achievement, leadership, and involvement in agriculture. The deadlines vary. For more information, please visit the website.

This is a special incentive that the Army offers to highly qualified applicants entering the Army. Under the LRP, the Army will repay part of a Soldier’s qualifying student loans. Only specified Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs) qualify for the LRP. The Army will repay 15 percent of the outstanding principal balance, less taxes of the Soldier’s student loans annually or $1,500, whichever is greater, after each year of service (up to $20,000, less taxes). Non-prior service, initial-term Army Reserve Soldiers on drilling status are eligible for the Loan Repayment Program if they meet the following conditions: Have Loan Repayment Program guaranteed in writing in the enlistment contract; decline enrollment in the GI Bill program in writing, using DD Form 2366; enlist for a minimum of 6 years; have a high school diploma and a score of 50 or higher on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB); enlist in one of the critical MOSs that qualifies for the program. Loans must be made, insured, or guaranteed prior to entry in the Army Reserve. The deadline varies. For more information, please visit the scholarship website

This is awarded to a Montana student with leadership skills and high scholastic ability who excelled in extracurricular activities in high school. Incoming freshmen are eligible. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

This is a regional tuition-discount agreement administered by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). WUE enables students from one of 16 WICHE states and territories in the Western U.S. to enroll as nonresidents in 160+ participating public colleges and universities and pay 150 percent (or less) of the enrolling school’s resident tuition. If you’re a resident of one of WICHE’s 16 member states/U.S. territories, you may be eligible for reduced tuition rate offered at 160+ participating WUE schools. Contact your chosen WUE school or university for more information about eligibility requirements and programs available. Private institutions are not eligible. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider’s website.

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Mary Brito is enrolled at the prestigious Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York Queens College. She is studying urban studies and political science and aspires to one day work in the nonprofit sector for a social justice organization. Knowing the difficulties, hardships, and struggles that students face on their journey to college, Mary offers insight on the ins and outs of college admissions, what colleges look for in personal statements and supplemental essays, and navigating the scholarship and paying for the college process. For fun, Mary likes to paint, travel, and explore the city with friends. She will also be a programming and residential life assistant for high school students in Building Community at Columbia University.