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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Tips for Applying for Scholarships

Helena College Scholarship Reference Form

Spring Scholarships (will be applied to Fall account)


  • 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
  • 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
  • MTCC Youth ServeMontana Scholarships
    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. 17
  • 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
  • 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
  • American Chemical Society Scholars Program
    African American, Hispanic, or American Indian majoring in chemical sciences; GPA 3.0; financial need; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  March 1
  • Angel Fund Scholarship
    Graduating high school seniors at Capital High School, Helena High School, or PAL who will be attending an MT college or university in the fall semester; Award: $1,000-$2,000; Due date: March 1
  • Horatio Alger Assoc. Scholarship Program 
    MT high school senior planning to attend college; GPA Varies; Award:  50 x $10,000; Due date: March 15
  • Montana Community Foundation
    Montana resident based on county of origin; Award:$500-$20,000; Due date: March 19
  • American Fire Sprinkler Assoc. Scholarship
    High school seniors enrolling in college/trade school fall after graduation; 10 x $2,000; Due date:  April 1
  • Ed Stofko Scholarship
    Graduating High School senior accepted to an accredited Montana college, University or trade school. Must be a current member of Rocky Mountain Credit Union. GPA: 2.75+ Award: $1000; Due date: April 22
  • 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 24
  • 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
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
    See website for further information; Award: varies; Due date: May 15
  • 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
  • High School Super Senior Scholarship
    High school senior, enrolled or accepted full or part-time in college; at least 16 years old; GPA: 3.0+; Award: $5,000; Due date: July 4
  • 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. 20
  • American Bullion Scholarship
    Must be currently enrolled at an accredited high school; a 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
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships
    See website for further information; Award: varies; 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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