Pursuing Scholarships is Worth the College Savings

Unlike student loans, scholarships are free money that do not have to be repaid. But it takes some effort to receive scholarship funds.

Even if it's only $100, apply. For every $100 you might win, that's $100 less you'll have to borrow. On the average student loan, you'll pay nearly $2 for every dollar borrowed. Don't overlook small, local scholarships, and don’t let applying for larger scholarships intimidate you.

Scholarships are listed by category and application due date. Check back often for new additions!

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  • Providial Medical Scholarship
    Must be in your final year of high school; must be at least 16 years or older; GPA: 3.0+; Award: $500; Due date: Jan. 15
  • Youth ServeMontana Scholarships
    For up to 100 high school seniors with 100 hours or more of volunteer work within the last year, must attend MT college or university; Award: $1,000; Due date: Jan. 31
  • U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships
    High school scholarship; Award: varies; Due date: Jan. 31
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation
    Numerous scholarships available to students entering manufacturing related fields; see website for various applications; Award:  varies; Due date:  Oct. 15-Feb. 1
  • Angel Fund Scholarship
    Graduating high school seniors at Capital High School, Helena High School, or PAL who will be attending a MT college or university in the fall semester; Award: $1000-$1500; Due date: Feb. 1
  • HACER National Scholarship
    High school senior; at least one parent of Hispanic heritage; GPA: 2.7+; Award: up to $25,000 over 4 years; Due date: Feb. 4
  • MTCC Youth Serve Montana Scholarships
    High school seniors with volunteer service hours of 100 or more within the last 12 months and will be attending a MTCC affiliated school (includes Helena College); Award: 100x $1,000; Due date: March 1
  • American Chemical Society Scholars Program
    African American, Hispanic, or American Indian majoring chemical sciences; GPA 3.0; financial need; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  March 1
  • The Great Unknowns Scholarship
    High school senior or graduate, or a current college student; must be age 24 or under, as of 3/13/19; enrolled or plan to enroll full-time for the entire 2019-2020 academic year; Award: 16x $5,000
  • Montana Community Foundation Scholarships
    Renewable scholarships; Award: varies; Due date: March 16
  • Montana Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship
    Incoming college freshman, must be a current paid Montana Farm Bureau member, or an immediate member of a current paid Montana Farm Bureau family; Award: 2x $1,500; Due date: April 1
  • Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau Scholarship
    Incoming college freshman, must be a current paid Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau member, or an immediate member of a current paid Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau family; Award: 2x $1,500; Due date: April 1
  • American Fire Sprinkler Assoc. Scholarship
    High school seniors enrolling in college/trade school fall after graduation; 10 x $2,000; Due date:  April 1
  • David Strong Memorial Scholarship
    Graduate of the Access to Success Program during the current academic year, enrolled full-time in a career and technical program at Helena College, must achieve a 2.5 GPA during college coursework, must complete their FAFSA; Award: Two year tuition waiver; Due date: April 5
  • Skills USA Awards (See high school instructor for details)
    Tuition waivers to Helena College offered to 1st/2nd place winners of specific Skills USA Competitions; Award: One year Helena College Tuition Waiver;  Due date: Awarded after State Skills USA Competitions
  • Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation-All State Community College Academic Team
    See website for further information; Award: varies (minimum of $1,000); Due date: May 2
  • Treacy Foundation Scholarship
    Starting freshman or sophomore college students who are residents of MT, ID or ND; Award: $2000/year renewable for 4 years; Due date: May 1
  • Providial Medical Scholarship
    Must be in your final year of high school; must be at least 16 years or older; GPA: 3.0+; Award: $500; Due date: June 21
  • From Classroom to Classroom Scholarship
    High school senior pursuing an education-related degree; Award: $5,000; Due date: June 30
  • Resume Companion's $1000 Scholarship Giveaway
    Enrolled or plan to enroll full-time for upcoming fall semester; Award: $1,000; Due date: July 14
  • Opportunity Bank of Montana
    Graduating high school senior of Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson, Gallatin, or Silver Bow counties; GPA 3.0; Award:  varies $750-1500; Due date: Sept. 14
  • Horatio Alger Assoc. - Montana Scholarship Program 
    MT high school senior planning to attend 1 of 5 UM-MT campuses this fall; GPA 2.0; Award:  50 x $10,000; Due date: Oct. 25
  • U.S. Bank Scholarship
    HS seniors enrolled in college by September of award year; U.S. citizen; application is online only; Award: 35x $1,000; Due date: Oct. 26
  • American Bullion Scholarship
    Must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school; legal resident of the U.S. or hold a valid U.S. student visa; Award: 5x $250; Due date: Oct. 31
  • Violet Richardson Award
    Presented to young women between the ages of 14-17 who make the world a better place through their volunteer efforts; Award: $500 split equally between the winner and the charity of their choice; Due date: Dec. 1
  • National Honor Society Scholarships
    Current high school senior and a member in good standing of an active NHS chapter; Award: $2,850-$22,650 ; Due date: Dec. 10
  • Burger King McLamore Foundation
    High school seniors, and all BK corporate & field employees, their spouses and children; Award: up to $1,000; Due date: Dec. 15

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