Scholarships

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.

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  • Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship
    The Early Childhood Services Bureau offers Best Beginnings child care scholarships to qualified low-income families whose child receives care from a licensed child care center, licensed group or family child care home, or Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) child care provider. Each family participates in the cost of that care by making a copayment based on a sliding fee scale. Scholarships are available to work families whose income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and families who get cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Due date: Continuous 
  • Gene Hass Scholarship
    Available to students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in the CNC Machining or Metals Technology Program at Helena College. ;Award: 4 x $1,225.00 for Spring 2024; Due date: Feb. 2nd , 2024
  • Everett Potter Memorial Scholarship
    For students currently enrolled in the Diesel Technology Program. Award: Varies ; Due date: Extended Feb. 16th , 2024.
  • Shupe Scholarship
    This scholarship is in memory of Bill Shupe an educator and advocate for Adult Basic Education. This is available to non-traditional or students utilizing the Adult Learning Center Services. Award: 1 X $500.00 ; Due date: Feb 16th , 2024.
  • The Tracy Lamb Memorial Scholarship
    Available to students who are currently enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance program at Helena College. ;Award: $1,000 for Spring 2024; Due date: Feb. 23rd , 2024
  • The Dianne Armstrong Scholarship for Future Nurses
    Available to students who have already completed all pre-requisites courses for the nursing program. Student must also have been accepted and or already enrolled into the nursing program here at Helena College ; Award: 2 x $500.00 for Spring 2024; Due date: Feb. 29th , 2024
  • Peter Nelson Trades Scholarship
    Available to students who are currently enrolled full time in a trade program at Helena College, and are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. ;Award: 8 x $791.62 for Fall 2024; Due date: March. 15th, 2024
  • Grosfield Nursing Scholarship
    Available to students who are currently enrolled in the Pre-nursing or  the Nursing Program at Helena College. ;Award: 3 x $700.00 for 2024-2025 Academic year ; Due date: July 8th , 2024
  • Reach Higher Montana Scholarships
    For montana high school seniors, montana residents who graduated from a montana high school and are currently attending a montana college or university at least half time; GPA: 2.5+; Award amount varies, Due date: varies
  • Study.com
    Available for all students Award: varies; Due dates: varies
  • STEM Study Scholarship Search
    Various STEM scholarships; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  •  Bold.org Scholarship Search
    Various scholarships; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Life Houses, Inc. Scholarship
    Open to Students who are enrolled or are planning to enrolled any college, university, or training program.; Award$1,200; Due: yearly
  • Melvin Kruger Endowed Scholarship
    Open to Students who are full-time employees of a roofing industry company or their spouses or dependent children. Employees must have a minimum of one year of full-time employment with their companies as of the application deadline. High school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study. ; Award $5,000 each year for up to 3 years; Due: Jan. 31st, 2024
  • Sallie Mae Scholarship
    Open to Students who are legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and any US Territory age 17 or older at the time of entry, and who meet one (1) of the four (4) following eligibility requirements at the time of entry: 
    1. A parent who currently has a child enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;
    2. A student who is currently enrolled in an accredited college or university located within the United States;
    3. A parent who currently has a child enrolled as a high school senior located within the United States;
    4. A student who is currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior who intends to enroll in an accredited college or university located with the United States, within a year of graduating high school.
    ;Award$2,000.00; Due: Jan. 31st, 2024
  • The Montana Woman Foundation
    Women at least 18 years old; female MT resident for 3 years; Award: $500-$1,000; Due date: Feb. 1, 2024
  • Top Tier Tutoring Scholarship
    Fo all students to apply, must submit an essay answering the following question. Describe a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone to pursue a new interest or passion. How did this experience push your boundaries and contribute to your personal growth. ; Award: $5,000; Due date: Feb. 1, 2024
  • Bright Lights Scholarship
    Students enrolled in high school or undergraduate program who are underrepresented minority and/or first-generation college student.This scholarship aims to support students who have had to overcome obstacles in order to pursue a college education. ; Award: $1,100; Due date: Feb. 15th, 2024
  • FEEA Scholarships
    Student must be children, step-children, or legal dependents of full- or part-time permanent federal civilian or postal workers employed with the federal government for more than three years. ; Award: 200 X $5,000; Due date: March 14th, 2024
  • Donald G. Willems Scholarship Awarded Jointly by MSAWWA & MWEA
    Applicants must be enrolled at Montana college or university; must be working towards a career in fields of water/water waste; have at least a 2.0 GPA;  Award: $1500 ; Due date: March 15
  • 9/11 Promise Scholarship
    Applicants be a child of a first responder and or military service member who has been killed or injured and are unable to hold employment.; Award: 5 x $5,000 - $15,000 ; Due date: March 15th, 2024
  • Montana Food Distributors Association Scholarship
    Applicants must be either a high school senior or college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors who are associated with the Food Industry through either employment or family relationships within the industry. Complete application and mail to the MGDA at P.O. Box 5775, Helena, MT 59604 by March 18th;  Award: varies ; Due date: March 18th.
  • TMCF: McDonald's Black and Positively Golden Scholarship
    The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and McDonal's are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Enrolled full-time as an undergrad with a GPA or 2.7 or higher, demonstrate Leadership abilities, experiencing financial need, and be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident. (HBCU);  Award: $15,000 ; Due date: March 27, 2024
  • Money Key Thinkers Scholarship
    Enrolled full-time at least 18 year of age; Award: $1,000; Due date: March 31 st, 2024
  • Montana Farm Bureau Scholarships
    Incoming freshman, current paid Montana Farm Bureau member or immediate member of the current paid family; Award: 2x $1,500; Due date: April 1 st, 2024
  • PTK Scholarship
    Currently enrolled student in all walks of their education journeys. Award: varies ; Due date: For fall 2023 semester Dec. 1st ; For spring 2024 semester May 15th 
  • Moving Forward Collins Rupp Law Scholarship
    Undergraduate student with a criminal history who proves they are making the effort to change their life for the better. As a criminal defense firm, we understand how difficult it can be for these individuals to excel in their personal and professional lives ; Award: $1,000 each semester; Due date: June 5th, 2024
  • Dixie Belle Paint Company Scholarships
    Open to US citizens who are 18 years or older. Students must be attending college or grad school by Fall 2024. Current employees, officers, directors and agents of Sponsor and its related companies and members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, siblings and children) and persons residing at the same address are not eligible to win.  Application must include name and contact information, background details, academic details, and a short original, previously unpublished written response to the following topic, “How has creativity helped you in problem solving?” (500 words or less). Award: 1 x $2,500 & 2 x $1,250 Due Date: June 15th, 2024
  • UncommonGoods: Sallie Mae fund Completing the Dream Gap Scholarship
    The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and the Sallie Mae Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending an accredited post-secondary institution. Selected students must be in good academic standing, but at risk of not returning to or graduating/completing due to an outstanding financial need, and/or emergency situation that leads to a financial aid crisis. Enrolled full-time or part-time, will complete degree program by the end of Spring 2024, GPA 2.75 or higher, US Citizen or permanent resident, diverse candidate, demonstrate leadership abilities, and good moral character.  ; Award: $2,500; Due date: June 28th, 2024
  • Learner Math Lover Scholarship
    The Learner Math Lover Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that's open to all students that love math. Must be a High school Senior, Undergraduate student, or graduate student, as well as a current U.S.. citizen or permanent legal resident ; Award: $500.00; Due date: June 30th, 2024
  • Learner Calculus Scholarship
    The Learner Calculus Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that's open to all students that are currently studying in the STEM field. Must be a High school Senior, Undergraduate student, or graduate student, as well as a current U.S.. citizen or permanent legal resident. ; Award: $500.00; Due date: June 30th, 2024

 

  • Women in Aviation International
    Female aviation students enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Scholarships
    The AIAA Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships Program offers scholarships to college sophomores, juniors, and seniors each year, and recipients can apply to renew their scholarship annually until they reach graduation. Through its annual Graduate Awards Program, the AIAA Foundation presents awards to graduate students doing excellent research in the air and space sciences. Undergraduate Scholarship and graduate Award applications must be submitted online. Applicants must be AIAA Student Members. ; Award: varies; Due date: Jan. 31 st, 2024
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Scholarship
    For students pursing or are currently enrolled in manufacturing, engineering, or related discipline. Award: 60 x $2,500 - $20,000  ; Due date: Feb. 1st , 2024.  
  • Gene Hass Scholarship
    Available to students who are currently enrolled or planning to enroll full-time in the CNC Machining or Metals Technology Program at Helena College. ;Award: 4 x $1,225.00 for Spring 2024; Due date: Feb. 2nd , 2024
  • Gianforte Manufacturing Fall Scholarship
    Must be a Montana resident, must file a FAFSA and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of less than $10,000, enrolled in at least 6 credits in Aviation Maintenance Technology, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, Diesel Technology, Industrial Welding and Metal Fabrication, Machine Tool Technology, Metals Technology, or Welding Technology; Award; $1,000; Due date: Feb. 15th, 2024
  • Everett Potter Memorial Scholarship
    For students currently enrolled in the Diesel Technology Program. Award: Varies ; Due date: Extended Feb. 16th , 2024.
  • The Tracy Lamb Memorial Scholarship
    Available to students who are currently enrolled in the Aviation Maintenance program at Helena College. ;Award: $1,000 for Spring 2024; Due date: Feb. 23rd , 2024
  • Tools Hourglass Foundation Scholarship
    Must be currently enrolled at a community college or trade school with an area of study in either Auto Technology, Auto Mechanics, Diesel Tech, Collision or Skilled Trade Program (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, or Construction. As well as have a GPA of 2.5 or higher, have two letters of recommendation, official transcript, completed essay, and list of extracurricular/volunteer activities if applicable.; Award; $2,000; Due date: March 1st, 2024
  • Peter Nelson Trades Scholarship
    Available to students who are currently enrolled full time in a trade program at Helena College, and are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. ;Award: 8 x $791.62 for Fall 2024; Due date: March. 15th, 2024
  • Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship
    The Early Childhood Services Bureau offers Best Beginnings child care scholarships to qualified low-income families whose child receives care from a licensed child care center, licensed group or family child care home, or Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) child care provider. Each family participates in the cost of that care by making a copayment based on a sliding fee scale. Scholarships are available to work families whose income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and families who get cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Due date: Continuous 
  • P.E.O. Philanthropic Educational Org
    Several Scholarship for Women in all areas of their education journeys. Award: varies; Due Date: varies
  • LendEdu Grants and Scholarships for Native Americans
    Multiple grants and scholarship opportunities; Award: varies: Due date: varies
  • Maryville Scholarships for Women
    Multiple scholarship opportunities; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Affordable Colleges Scholarships for Minorities
    Multiple scholarship opportunities; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Learn How to Become Scholarships for Women
    Multiple scholarship opportunities; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Nitro College Scholarship Opportunities for Women
    Multiple scholarship opportunities; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Nitro College 155 Scholarship Opportunities for Minorities
    Multiple scholarship opportunities; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Best Colleges
    Scholarships and Resources for women; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • ADHD Advisor.org's Quarterly Mental Health Scholarship for Women
    Open to all students who are women and prioritize their mental health while attending school. Must be a High school senior, undergraduate student, or graduate student who is also a current U.S.. Citizen or permanent legal resident. ; Award: $500; Due date: Feb 1st, 2024
  • Black American Engineering Scholarship
    Students must be an incoming college freshman or a student transferring from a two-year program into a four-year program in the fall of 2024.; Award: 6 x $10,000; Due date: FEB. 18th, 2024
  • TMCF: McDonald's Black and Positively Golden Scholarship
    The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and McDonal's are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Enrolled full-time as an undergrad with a GPA or 2.7 or higher, demonstrate Leadership abilities, experiencing financial need, and be a US Citizen or legal permanent resident. (HBCU);  Award: $15,000 ; Due date: March 27, 2024
  • Lewis and Clark Republican Women
    The Lewis and Clark Republican Women are pleased to announce our Twelfth Annual Cyndi Forbes Memorial Scholarship Award application process is beginning. They will be awarding three $2,000.00 Scholarships to female high school seniors, high school graduates, or equivalent who are residents of Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, or Jefferson counties who are either entering, currently enrolled, or is returning to an institute of higher education in Montana.;  Award: 3 x $2,000.00 ; Due date: April 17, 2024
  • Live it Up's Quarterly Women in Healthcare Scholarship
    Open to all students pursuing a degree in the healthcare field; Award: $500; Due date: May 1st, 2024
  • Discover Accounting Scholarships
    Accounting degree-specific scholarships; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Annual Sustainable Business Scholarships
    The Sustainable Business Scholarship is a recurring annual scholarship open to all business and business-related majors who believe in implementing sustainable business practices. Students must be pursing or plan to pursue a business or business-related major (business management, marketing, finance, accounting, etc.)All high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students can apply. Must be a U.S.. citizen or permanent legal resident. ; Award: $1000.00; Due date: May 1st
  • Learner Math Lover Scholarship
    The Learner Math Lover Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that's open to all students that love math. Must be a High school Senior, Undergraduate student, or graduate student, as well as a current U.S.. citizen or permanent legal resident. ; Award: $500.00; Due date: June 30th, 2024
  • Learner Calculus Scholarship
    The Learner Calculus Scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship that's open to all students that are currently studying in the STEM field. Must be a High school Senior, Undergraduate student, or graduate student, as well as a current U.S.. citizen or permanent legal resident. ; Award: $500.00; Due date: June 30th, 2024
  • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
    For Pell-eligible students whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer, and be less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent's or guardian's death. For more information please contact your Financial Aid Office.
  • Scholarships for U.S. Army Veterans
    Multiple scholarship opportunities; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Fisher House Foundation Scholarships
    For children and spouses of military personnel; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Leave No Veteran Behind Retroactive Scholarship
    Please see website for eligibility criteria; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Affordable Colleges Scholarships for Military and Veterans
    Multiple scholarship opportunities; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Nursing Scholarships for Military & Veterans
    Enrolled in a nursing-related degree; Award: Varies; Due date: varies
  • The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
    Awarded to children and surviving spouses of an active duty member; Awards: up to 36 months of benefits at the 100% level; Due date: varies
  • U.S. Air Force ROTC Scholarships
    High school  and current college student scholarship; Award: varies; Due to date: varies
  • AMVETS National Scholarships
    Several scholarships available to veterans and their family members; Award: varies; Due date: varies
  • Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship
    Students who are direct descendants of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces and are in their senior year of high school. Membership in the American Legion is not required for this scholarship.; Award: 15 x $5,000; Due date: March 1st, 2024
  • Navy League Foundation Scholarships
    Students must be enrolled in any curriculum at an accredited institution of higher education in the fall of 2024. As well as be the child or grandchild of a member of the sea services, which includes: the United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard, and the U.S.- flag Merchant Marine.; Award: 11 x $10,000; Due date: March 15th, 2024
  • 9/11 Promise Scholarship
    Applicants be a child of a first responder and or military service member who has been killed or injured and are unable to hold employment.; Award: 5 x $5,000 - $15,000 ; Due date: March 15th, 2024
  • Army Scholarship Foundation Scholarships
    Students must be a son or daughter of regular active duty, active duty reserve, or active duty national Guard U.S. Army members in good standing.; Award: 5 x $1,000; Due date: April 15th, 2024
  • Top Nutrition Coaching's Annual Heroes' Legacy Scholarship
    Open to all students of military families, both past and present. As well as be a high school senior, undergraduate, and graduate student who is a U.S.. citizen or permanent legal resident. ; Award: $ 500.00 ; Due date: April 30th, 2024
  • Reach Higher Montana
    Have a curated list of scholarships for state & local scholarships for Montana students. Senior Send-Off Scholarships are open to MT high school seniors. Award: Varies Due date: varies
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation
    Numerous scholarships are available to students entering manufacturing-related fields; see website for various applications; Award:  varies; Due date:  Nov. 1-Feb. 1
  • Skills USA Awards (See high school instructor for details)
    Tuition waivers to Helena College offered to 1 st/2 nd place winners of specific Skills USA Competitions; Award: One year Helena College Tuition Waiver;  Due date: Awarded after State Skills USA Competitions
  • Breanna Coleman Memorial Nursing Scholarship
    Student must be a high school senior who will be pursing a four-year degree in nursing. As well as be involved in volunteer work or other extracurricular activities outside of school.; Award: $5,000; Due date: Jan. 24th, 2024
  • Youth Serve Montana Scholarship
    The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana,  and Montana Campus Compact  are pleased to offer $125,000 in scholarships for 2024 graduating seniors! Up to 100 seniors will receive scholarships for completing volunteer service hours in the 12 months prior to submitting their application. Students who have completed 50 hours are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship, and students who have completed 100 hours are eligible for a $1,500 scholarship.  Award: $1,000 & $1,500 ; Due date: Jan. 31st
  • Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards Scholarship
    The Elks National Foundation is awarding three   $4,000 scholarships to children and grandchildren of Elks members. See website for all eligibility requirements. ;Award: 3x $4,000 ; Due date: Feb. 5th
  • Nick Lindblad Memorial Scholarship
    The Nick Lindblad Memorial Scholarship hopes to honor Nick's memory and his love of music through supporting a student who shares Nicks' love of music. Any high school senior who has a love for music and has been involved musically throughout high school may apply for this scholarship. To apply, share how music has impacted your life, particularly while you were in high school. ; Award: $3,500.00 ; Due date: Feb. 16th, 2024
  • Vegetarian Resource Group Scholarship
    The Vegetarian Resource Group will award each year $30,000 in college scholarship money to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegan's are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Click on link to apply. ; Award: 1 x $10,000, 4 x $5,000 ; Due date: Feb. 20th, 2024
  • Farm Kids for College Scholarship
    Students must be a high school senior in the U.S. As well as major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university in the fall of 2024. ;Award: 3 x $2,500 ; Due date: Feb. 20th, 2024
  • Design a Sticker, Win a Scholarship
    Design our next sticker for a chance to earn a $1,500, $1,000 or $500 scholarship. Nine scholarships will be awarded, this opportunity is open to all Montana high school students. Award: 9 x $500 & $1,000 & $1,500 ; Due date: Feb. 28th
  • Coast Guard Exchange Scholarship Program
    To provide additional financial resources to dependent children of Coast Guard personnel embarking on undergraduate college/university studies. ;Award: $2,000.00; Due date: Feb. 28th, 2024
  • Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship
    Students who are direct descendants of veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces and are in their senior year of high school. Membership in the American Legion is not required for this scholarship.; Award: 15 x $5,000; Due date: March 1st, 2024
  • Eagle Scout of the Year Scholarship
    See link for more information on this scholarship.; Award: 1 x $10,000 & 3 x $2,500; Due date: March 1st, 2024
  • Horatio Algers National Scholarship 
    See website for more information. Award: varies ; Due date: March 15th
  • Lewis and Clark Republican Women
    The Lewis and Clark Republican Women are pleased to announce our Twelfth Annual Cyndi Forbes Memorial Scholarship Award application process is beginning. They will be awarding three $2,000.00 Scholarships to female high school seniors, high school graduates, or equivalent who are residents of Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, or Jefferson counties who are either entering, currently enrolled, or is returning to an institute of higher education in Montana.;  Award: 3 x $2,000.00 ; Due date: April 17, 2024
  • Lift Parts Express Scholarship 
    Students must be a current senior in high school and a legal resident of the U.S. and be enrolled or expected to be enrolled in college by the fall 2024 academic year. Award: $500.00 ; Due date: April 30th, 2024
  • ASHRAE High School Senior Scholarships 
    Students must be a high school senior with a cumulative GPS of at least a 3.0. As well as be accepted into an engineering, pre-engineering, or engineering technology program. Award: 4 x $3,000.00 ; Due date: May 1st, 2024
  • Learner SAT Scholarship 
    The Learner SAT Scholarship is an annual $500 Scholarship that's open to all high school students who are serious about taking the SAT. Must be a current High school student and a U.S.. citizen or permanent legal resident. Award: $500.00 ; Due date: June 30th 

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