Big 33 Scholarship Essay

If applying to college is a nerve-wracking experience, then I’m not sure how to explain the fear and dread involved in paying for it once you get in.

But wait, it gets worse: student loans, anyone?

Before you know it, your excitement about getting into college can be totally trumped by anxiety about costs.

Luckily, there are thousands of scholarships for college students that can help you pay for school. Whether you’re in high school, college or even graduate school, you’re likely eligible for a fair amount of money.

You don’t need to get straight-A’s, be in dire financial straits or participate in a ton of extracurricular activities every day to earn a scholarship. In some cases, a special skill or interest area — like having creative ways of earning or saving money — can help you win money to use for tuition, housing or textbooks.

Here’s a list of tons of awesome scholarships to get you started on your search. Application rules and deadlines can change, so be sure to read all of the eligibility requirements on the funding organization’s website before applying.

We will be updating this list throughout the year so make sure to check back throughout the year to see if there are any new scholarship opportunities.

Happy scholarship hunting!

These organizations offer awards several times a year — during spring and fall semesters, quarterly or even monthly. Even if you’ve missed the earliest deadline this year, take a look to see if there’s another one coming up!

1. AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship Fund

This fund awards a scholarship of $2,500 each quarter to students enrolled at an American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) member institution. Awards can be used toward bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees in nursing.

The selection committee gives special consideration to students enrolled in a graduate program to become a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30, Dec. 31

2. CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

Wells Fargo sponsors this award, which is open to high school students ages 14 and up, and all undergraduates. A total of 12 applicants — six high school students and six college students — are selected throughout the year via random drawing to win $5,000 each.

Deadline: None – random selection throughout the year.

3. Courage to Grow

This monthly scholarship award of $500 is available to high school juniors and seniors, and college students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. You’ll have to submit a short essay.

Deadline: The last day of each month.

4. United States Senate Youth Program

Two high school juniors and seniors from each state, Washington, D.C. and the Department of Defense Education Activity are chosen each year for this program, which includes a $10,000 scholarship. The 104 selected students will travel to Washington, D.C. as delegates for Washington Week. Applicants must be participants in student government. A principal or teacher nomination is required.

Deadlines: Range from July to November, depending on your state.

5. “No Essay” College Scholarship

Yes, there’s a scholarship you can win without writing an essay! offers this monthly drawing, which is open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone planning to enroll in college or graduate school within 12 months.

Deadline: End of each month

6. $1,000 Local Survey Sweepstakes

Tell about your neighborhood and be entered into a monthly drawing for $1,000. Submit a new entry each month for a better chance of winning.

Deadline: End of each month

7. CaptainU Student-Athlete Scholarship

CaptainU is a site that allows student athletes to promote themselves to colleges and helps college coaches manage their recruiting efforts.

High school and junior college students who play sports and plan to attend a four-year college can apply for this $2,000 award by completing a profile and promoting themselves and CaptainU on social media.

Deadline: Quarterly

8. Campaign Scholarships

Volunteer your time for any campaigns (examples include hosting a canned food drive or sharing ways to combat bullying), and you could win up to $22,000. Submit photos of your campaign work to enter.

The only requirement is that you’re between 13 and 25 years old; if you’re not in college when you win, the organization will hold onto your prize until you head to college.

Deadline: Varies by the campaign

9. Golden Key International Honour Society Scholarships

Golden Key International Honour Society is based on three principles: academics, leadership and service. It offers more than half a million dollars in scholarships each year to its undergraduate and graduate members.

Deadline: Varies by scholarship

10. Nitro College Scholarship

To win $5,000, fill out the scholarship survey, and answer three short questions. As an added bonus, you can refer a friend for a $1,000 scholarship. If your friend includes your name on their application and wins, you get a $1,000 scholarship, as well. They have four deadlines this year.

Deadlines: March 31, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 31

11. Scholarship Program

Open to any high school senior, this scholarship requires you to get a bit creative.

Following the website’s guides, create your own blog about something you’re passionate about. Then, on your new blog, post a video and talk about how you see the blogging world impacting the future of the digital age and working in America. The award is $2,500.

Deadlines: Applications are accepted year-round; winners will be chosen March 31

12. Appraisal Institute Education Trust Undergraduate Scholarship

Students who are already enrolled part time or full time toward an associate or bachelor’s degree focusing on real estate may apply for this $1,000 award. You must demonstrate academic achievement. Submit a short personal statement, two recommendations, your transcript and your resume.

Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

13.  The Festivus Scholarship

Students returning to school after a gap in their education can earn $250 by winning four rounds of quizzes on common knowledge facts. Enter by registering at the Common Knowledge Scholarship Fund and entering the fall quiz (typically begins in early September) or spring quiz (typically starts in early January).

Deadline: December and April

14. Best Reviews Design Scholarship

This scholarship accepts any candidate who are either currently studying in high school or college or can prove they are enrolled to start at a future date. To win this $2,000 scholarship, write up to 500 words on how product design can impact the world in a positive way. There are two cycles each year for this one.

Deadlines: June 1 and Dec. 1

You can apply for these scholarships from July through September.

Note: Some of the following scholarships have multiple deadlines so they may be listed in both the fall and the spring lists.

1. Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship

Women who study business or are enrolled in a business-related program may apply for this scholarship through their local Zonta club, which awards 12 international scholarships of $7,000 and 32 district/region scholarships of $1,000. There’s no age limit to apply.

Deadlines: Varies by local clubs; club-level finalists must be presented to regional representatives by July 1.

2. Resume Companion Annual Scholarship Giveaway

Enter to win this $1,000 scholarship by creating a resume for a fictional character. There is no GPA requirement for this award.

Deadline: July 14

3. SportFact’s $1000 Scholarship

Love sports statistics? wants to know how you’re going to use your passion for sports data in a unique and impactful manner. Fill out this application to apply.

Deadline: July 31

4. CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This is more of a program commitment than it is simply a scholarship. This opportunity is offered through the CIA and is open to any high school senior planning to attend a four-year college, or a current college student.

If selected, you’ll receive a salary of up to $18,000 per year, as well as full benefits. In exchange, you’ll work at the CIA in Washington, D.C. every summer.

Deadline: Aug. 14

5. Race Entry Scholarship

Race Entry wants to hear your reason for running in a race. The award is open to any college student. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

Deadline: Aug. 15

6. “You Deserve It” Scholarship Sweepstakes

Offered by ScholarshipOwl, simply create an account on the scholarship-finding website, and you’ll be entered to win this $1,000 scholarship.

The scholarship is available to any high school or college student who’s at least 16 years old.

Deadline: Aug. 29

7. Cappex Easy Money Scholarship

Every month, Cappex chooses a winner for its $1,000 scholarship. Any high school or college student may apply. This really is easy money — all you have to do is complete the application on the website, and you’ll be entered to win.

Deadline: Aug. 31

8. C.I.P. Scholarship

College is Power awards $1,000 to entering or continuing students in full- or part-time programs. Funds can be used for tuition, books, room and board, and other related expenses.

Deadline: Aug. 31

9. Clubs of America Scholarship

Any college student with a 3.0 GPA may apply for this $1,000 scholarship. Write an essay of at least 600 words about your career aspirations.

Deadline: Aug. 31

10. MoolahSPOT Scholarship

MoolahSPOT’s $1,000 scholarship is open to students from around the world, but your 400-word essay and application must be submitted in English. New and current college students and graduate students can apply.

Deadline: Aug. 31

11. Scholarship Detective Launch Scholarship

Free registration for and a 140-character or less statement are all you need to enter this drawing for one of two $1,000 scholarships.

Deadline: Aug. 31

12. American Hort Scholarships

HRI provides seven scholarship funds for agriculture students. You could be awarded up to $4,000, depending on which scholarships you’re eligible for.

Deadline: Sept. 8

13. Muggets Scholarship

Students who are already enrolled in vocational, undergraduate and graduate programs in horticulture and have at least a 2.25 GPA may apply for this $1,500 scholarship. Two recommendations are required.

Deadline: Sept. 8

14. Thomas “Sarge” Johnson Scholarship

These 11 scholarships are available for active USA Boxing members who have have competed in at least two sanctioned bouts in this year, as well as each of the last two calendar years. Applicants should have completed at least one semester in a college, technical or vocational school.

There are two trade school awards for $2,000 each, seven undergraduate awards for $3,000 each and two graduate awards for $2,500 each.

Deadline: Sept. 15

15. “Hit the Books” Scholarship

If you’re a college student between ages 18 to 25, you can enter to win $500 by writing a 500-word essay on why your education is important to you. You’ll score bonus points if you can work your love of coffee into your essay.

Deadlines: Jan. 31 and Sept. 30

16. Odenza Marketing Scholarship

If you have at least a 2.5 GPA, submit two short essays on given topics to be considered for a $500 scholarship. This scholarship is open to American and Canadian students ages 16 to 25.

Deadline: Sept. 30

17. SkinCare Ox: Beauty + Wellness Scholarship

SkinCare Ox wants to offer $500 in financial aid as well as a goodie basket to a young woman who strives for personal wellness and a healthier life. Applicants are asked to submit an essay (500 words maximum) about their personal journey with health and wellness.

Deadline: Sept. 30

18. Top Reveal Scholarship

Have thoughts about the smart home trend? They could win you this scholarship! Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in a college or university. They will be asked to write a “school caliber essay” relating to one of three smart home topics.

Deadline: Sept. 30

19. AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students with at least a 2.5 GPA can apply for this $500 scholarship that chooses one winner per quarter.

Deadline: Sept. 30

You can apply for these scholarships from October through December.

1. Create Real Impact

Your creative entry about distracted driving could win you a $500 or $1,500 prize. Along with the grand prizewinner of $1,500, the committee also chooses one Spanish language winner and one American Sign Language winner.

Deadline: Oct. 6

2. NSCA Foundation Scholarship

If you’re pursuing a career in strength and conditioning, such as physical therapy, coaching, or personal training, the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation awards 5 different scholarships in every year.

Scholarships are worth $1,500 each and students must be current NSCA members by the application deadline.

Deadline: Oct. 15

3.  College JumpStart Scholarship

Open to anyone in grades 10 to 12 or currently enrolled in college, along with nontraditional students, the College JumpStart Scholarship offers various award amounts to students who are committed to their educations and their communities. Submit a brief personal statement about your goals and achievements to apply.

Deadlines: April 15 and Oct. 17

4. Voice of Democracy

This scholarship judges applicants by short essay told via audio in three to five minutes. The national first-place winner receives $30,000 to use at any U.S. college or vocational school; scholarships of $1,000 to $16,000 are also awarded.

Deadline: Oct. 31

5. Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Coca-Cola has multiple scholarship programs, but its main scholarship offers 150 awards of $20,000 for graduating high school seniors. Applicants will be judged for their capacity to lead and serve.

Deadline: Oct. 31

6. MigVapor Essay Contest

Applicants must write an essay about “a viable solution to help smokers make a positive change in their lives” and include topics such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers. This award is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students over age 18.

There are three awards; you could win up to $1,900. The application cycle reopens each semester.

Deadline: Nov. 1

7. Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

U.S. students in grades 5-12 who have participated in community service in the most recent 12 months are eligible to receive a Spirit of Community Award from Prudential.

National Honorees receive a $5,000 award, a medallion, a trophy and a $5,000 grant to a charity of choice. State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, a medallion and a paid trip to Washington, D.C.

Deadline: Nov. 17

8. Unigo Education Matters Scholarship

This scholarship requires current or incoming college students to write a short response to win $5,000. You must write your response about what you would say to someone who thinks education doesn’t matter or that college is a waste of time.

Deadline: Nov. 30

9. Groza Learning Center Education Scholarship

In order to be eligible for this 1000 dollar scholarship students should write a short essay about the word redemption. They want to hear your comeback story and help students pay for higher education.

Deadline: Nov. 30

10. Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

One student from every school can be nominated by their principal for this $1,000 scholarship for students who show a strong commitment to and involvement in community service, leadership and academics. There are also higher levels of scholarships for eligible winners.

Since the inception of the program in 2000, more than $26 million has been awarded to more than 25,000 students.

Deadline: Nov. 30

11. Lawrence A. Golding Scholarship

The American College of Sports Medicine honors one undergraduate student at its annual ACSM Health & Fitness Summit with $1,000 in scholarship money and $1,000 credit to the ACSM store for DVDs, books or wearables.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors in college who have made a significant contribution to their community in the areas of health, fitness and/or education can apply.

Deadline: End of November

12. HomeSecurityList Smart Home Scholarship

HomeSecurityList is looking for a student interested in the “smart home revolution,” which includes home automation, the internet of things and home security. This scholarship is open to accepted high school seniors or current college and trade school students.

Submit a 1,000- to 2,000-word essay on a relevant topic involving the “smart home revolution” for a chance to win this $1,000 scholarship.

Deadline: Dec. 10

13. Agora Pulse Social Media Management Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is for “emerging social media geniuses,” and is open to both high school and college students who have an interest in social media management. To apply, write a brief essay that talks about the best use of social media management you’ve seen.

Deadline: Dec. 15

14. Burger King McLamore Foundation Scholarship

Burger King offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 for high school seniors or full-time college students who graduated high school within the last three years. The Burger King Scholarship requires a 2.5 GPA, while the McLamore requires a 3.3 GPA.

Deadline: Dec. 15

15. Seo and Content Marketing Scholarship

Open to high school and college students, this $1,000 scholarship requires a passion for marketing. Write a short essay about the best use of content marketing you’ve seen — they’re looking for the “next generation of marketing leaders.”

Deadline: Dec. 15

16. Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Scholarship

For high school seniors entering a four-year, accredited U.S. college or university, Foot Locker awards $20,000 scholarships to 20 students each year.

Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, be a member in good standing of a high school sports team or be involved in an after-school sport.

Deadline: End of December

17. $500 Culinary Scholarship

High school students interested in culinary school, along with current culinary students, can enter to win this $500 award from

Deadline: Dec. 31

18. $500 Nursing Scholarship

Future and current nursing students can apply for this $500 scholarship from

Deadline: Dec. 31

19. Community College Scholarship offers $500 to current and anticipated community college students.

Deadline: Dec. 31

20. Gen and Kelly Tanabe Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is a merit-based award open to incoming and current college or graduate students. Applicants must submit a 250-word essay.

Deadline: Dec. 31

21. Luigi Wewege Foundation Scholarship

Luigi Wewege is offering a $1500 scholarship towards academic tuition fees. The applicant would fill out the application linked and write a short essay about how retail banking would change in the next 25 years.

Deadline: Dec. 31

22. Unigo $10K Scholarship

Surprise! You’ve just been elected president. What’s your first tweet? Answer the question, and you could win a $10,000 scholarship. You must enroll in college no later than fall 2023.

Deadline: Dec. 31

You should apply for these scholarships from January through March.

1. Princeton Prize in Race Relations

This cash prize of $1,000 is awarded to students in grades 9-12 who’ve used community service to significantly encourage positive race relations during the past 12 months.

Winners also receive an all-expenses paid trip to Princeton University for its symposium on race. One prize is awarded in each of the 27 regions in which the organization operates.

Deadline: January

2. Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship

The Positive Coaching Alliance awards high-school juniors $1,000-$2,000 scholarships based on their essays about improving themselves, their teammates and the game.

Students must reside in the U.S. and play for a high school team or in club sports. The organization awards a minimum of 62 scholarships every year.

Deadline: Jan. 1

3. The Annual CGTrader Scholarship

CGTrader is the largest 3D model marketplace. They are giving away a total of 3 scholarships: one $1,500 for a first person window and two $500 scholarships. In order to apply potential winners need to write an essay about “using games for social good and playful learning”.

Deadline: Jan. 15

4. Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarships

The Ronald McDonald House Charities offers a handful of scholarships open to high school seniors. To be eligible, you just have to live in an area where there is a participating RMHC chapter.

Deadline: Jan. 17

5.  Redfin Scholarship

To win this $2,500 scholarship write up to 800 words on the given prompt, which focuses on affordable housing. The scholarship is open to high school seniors, as well as college freshman, sophomores and juniors with a 3.0 GPA.

Deadline: Jan. 31

6. Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Award

Minority high school students may apply for awards of up to $28,000 over four years to attend college. Scholarships also come with mentoring, leadership development and internship opportunities. The foundation awards about 60 scholarships per year.

Deadline: Feb. 15

7. AWS Foundation National Scholarship Program

The American Welding Society offers more than 30 scholarships to students in the U.S. and Canada who plan to pursue careers in welding. Awards tend to be for $2,500 or more, and many are open to students in attending a four-year college.

Students can create a single profile online through AWS to be matched with scholarship options.

Deadline: Feb. 15

8. Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

By completing a single application, women in engineering, engineering technology or computer science in the U.S. or Mexico can apply for a host of scholarships from SWE. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards range from about $1,000 to $20,000.

Deadline: Feb. 15 for sophomores and higher

9.  Wear Action Scholarship

Do you use technology to help you stay fit? Write an essay about it to win this $500 scholarship. Any high school or college student with a 3.0 GPA is eligible. To apply, you must write at least 700 words on how fitness gadgets can impact your life for the better.

Deadline: Feb. 28

10. Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

To win this scholarship, high school seniors or current college students can submit a piece of art, such as a photograph, collage, poem, painting or other creative piece, along with a 500-word essay about your professional goals.

A panel of judges will select 24 finalists. Students who submit the top five entries, determined by public vote, will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Deadline: March 1

11. American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

The American Legion Auxiliary offers five scholarships of $2,000 each year to students returning to school after an interruption or adults who are starting higher education later in life.

Deadline: March 1

12. Life Lessons Scholarship Program

Applicants for this scholarship must submit an essay or short video about how losing a parent during childhood impacted their lives. Eighteen scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded.

Deadline: March 1

13. Headphone Selection Scholarship Program

Open to any high school or college student, this $500 essay scholarship requires you to write up to 1,000 words on “The Effect of Sound on Productivity.” The scholarship seeks essays demonstrating well-crafted research and analysis.  

Deadline: March 1

14. Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Entering first-year law students can apply for this award from the American Bar Association. Full-time and part-time students are eligible; 20 winners receive $15,000 over their three years of law school.

Deadline: March 2

15. Bodie McDowell Scholarship

Junior and senior undergraduates and graduate students studying outdoor communications or journalism may apply. Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000, and there are three or more awards given each year.

Deadline: March 2

16. Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

Children or surviving spouses of a deceased service member or veteran of the US Military may apply. To get the scholarship you need to submit a typed essay explaining how losing your spouse or parent has affected you and what you hope to pursue.

Deadline: March 30

17. Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

This $10,000 scholarship goes to a student active in the social and economic justice movements. Submit a personal statement, two recommendations, a transcript, evidence of financial need and a photo.

Deadline: March 31

You should apply for these scholarships from April through June.

1. The Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship

This $8,000 award from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund was originally created to help African-American students integrate into formerly segregated schools in the South and to increase their presence in the legal profession.

Any undergraduate student showing financial need, academic achievement and a commitment to public service is eligible to apply.

Deadline: April 1

2. College Success Scholarship is offering $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors to apply to tuition. Applicants are required to fill out this application and write about why getting a college degree will help them achieve their goals.

Deadline: April 1

3. Michael Crossland Humanitarian Scholarship

The Golden Key International Honour Society awards its members around the world multiple scholarships, but this $1,000 award is specifically for U.S. students who serve children in need through breaking down barriers in education, sports or assisting families in need.

Deadline: April 1

4. CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program

This is more of a program commitment than it is simply a scholarship. This opportunity is offered through the CIA and is open to any high school senior planning to attend a four-year college, or a current college student.

If selected, you’ll receive a salary of up to $18,000 per year, as well as full benefits. In exchange, you’ll work at the CIA in Washington, D.C. every summer.

Deadline: August 14

5. Signet Essay Contest

Signet Classics awards five scholarships of $1,000 to high school juniors and seniors. Applicants must write an essay about the year’s chosen literary classic from a list of provided topics; teachers then submit the essays to Signet.

Deadline: April 14

6. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Each year the Barron Prize honors 15 young leaders, ages 8 to 18, who’ve made a significant positive impact to people and the environment.

Students must reside in the U.S. or Canada and be currently working on an inspiring service project, or have done so in the most recent 12 months to be eligible for this $5,000 award

Deadline: April 15

7.  College JumpStart Scholarship

Open to anyone in grades 10 to 12 or currently enrolled in college, along with nontraditional students, the College JumpStart Scholarship offers various award amounts to students who are committed to their educations and their communities.

Submit a brief personal statement about your goals and achievements to apply.

Deadlines: April 15 and October 17

8. NDS Sophomore Merit Scholarship

The National Dairy Shrine also offers a scholarship for college sophomores pursuing a career in the dairy industry. First prize gets $1,500, and three runners-up get $1,000 each. Leadership, activities and academic performance are evaluated.

Deadline: April 15

9. NDS Junior Merit Scholarship

Undergraduates in their junior year who plan to work in the dairy industry may apply for this award, which has a first prize of $1,500 and three runner-up awards of $1,000 each. Leadership, activities, and academic performance are evaluated.

Deadline: April 15

10. ASHA Youth Scholarships

Exceptional high school students who are involved with American saddlebred horses, may apply. Academic success, financial need, community service and recommendations are considered. Awards amounts vary; a second award of $2,500 is available from the American Saddlebred Association of Alabama.

Deadline: April 30

11. Digital Responsibility E-Waste Scholarship

Write a tweet-length statement about electronic waste recycling to enter this $1,000 contest. The top 10 finalists will be asked to write a 500- to 1000-word essay.

Deadline: April 30

12. American Floral Endowment

AFE provides over 20 scholarships annually to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in floriculture and horticulture. Award amounts vary by scholarship.

Deadline: May 1

13. Paradigm Challenge

For the chance to win up to $100,000, the Paradigm Challenge encourages youth to use STEM skills and collaboration to come up with an original idea. Anyone ages 4 to 18 can enter this competition.

There are 91 prizes awarded ranging from $200 to $100,000.

Deadline: May 1

14. Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

By completing a single application, women in engineering, engineering technology or computer science in the U.S. or Mexico can apply for a host of scholarships from SWE. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Awards range from about $1,000 to $20,000.

Deadline: May 1 for incoming freshmen

15. Dr. Troy Dreiling Scholarship

If leadership is your strong suit this $1,000 scholarship is for you. Applicants are required to explain how they have exemplified leadership both in and out of school in a 500 word essay.

Deadline: May 1

16. Optimist International Oratorical Contest

Would you engage with an audience from the podium? Winning speakers at the local level can earn scholarships of $2,500, $1,500 or $1,000 at the district level.

Local club competition dates vary, but districts must submit their winner lists to Optimist International by May 15.

Deadline: May 15

17. Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

For this scholarship, respond to one of three essay prompts on Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” The contest is open to all students, from high school seniors to grad students. There are 84 winners, with prizes ranging from $50 to $20,000.

Deadline: May 15

18. PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship

The Public Relations Student Society of America gives two awards of $1,500 to minority communications students. Applicants must be full-time students with at least junior status and a 3.0 GPA. PRSSA membership is not required, but applicants must submit a transcript, letter of recommendation and two-page essay on diversity in the public relations industry.

Deadline: May 26

19. Leavitt Machinery Scholarship

Leavitt Machinery’s $500 essay scholarship is open to any currently enrolled students and those expecting to attend college in the fall of 2017.

You must have a 3.0 GPA and respond to an essay prompt about how safety procedures prevented an injury in a situation either you or someone you know was involved in.

Deadline: May 31

20. Chely Wright LIKEME Scholarship

LIKEME is an organization that provides resources for LGBT teens and their communities. This $500 award is open to graduating high school seniors who’ve advocated for LGBT issues through community service and who demonstrate a commitment to the future of the LGBT community.

Deadline: May 31

21. Best Reviews Design Scholarship

This scholarship accepts any candidate who are either currently studying in high school or college or can prove they are enrolled to start at a future date. To win this $2,000 scholarship, write up to 500 words on how product design can impact the world in a positive way. There are two cycles each year for this one.

Deadlines: June 1 and December 1

22. Global Lift Equipment Scholarship

Open to any student with a 2.5 GPA, this scholarship is seriously unique: You apply by writing a 2,000-word essay from the viewpoint of an inanimate object that you choose from the website. The website says to think about the assignment like the Disney movie “Cars,” except it’s a short story about the company’s used equipment. Win $500 for your creative story.

Deadline: June 2

23. American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Awards

The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers a $2,500 award and a $2,000 award for outstanding translations of Scandinavian works by authors born before 1800.

Deadline: June 15

24. BigSun Scholarship

High school seniors and college students can apply for BigSun Athletics’ BigSun Scholarship.

Students must be engaged in a sport of any kind and apply with an essay describing how their participation in high school sports influenced them.

Deadline: June 19

25. Lift Parts Express Scholarship

The $500 scholarship is open to students ages of 16 to 21 with a 3.0 GPA. You’re required to write an essay about how you plan to pay for college and the job you expect to have once you graduate.

Deadline: June 30

Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder. 

Editorial assistant Haley Gonzalez contributed research to this post. 

Header graphics created by Kristy Gaunt, Illustrative Designer at The Penny Hoarder.

Scholarship List PDF



Area Health Education Center


Montana University System Scholarships


Gates Millennium Scholars Program

Opens July – Deadline September 15th  

$TBD by unmet need

Minimum GPA of 3.3

African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, Hispanic American

Meet Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

Online Application:



Quest Bridge National College Match for Seniors

Apply early August

Due Sept 26th

Full Tuition

ACTs 27, Top 5-10%

Must attend a partner college

Low income, high academic achievement

Online Application


Horatio Alger Association

Apply August 1st - October 25th

Pursue a bachelor’s degree at U of M or MSU system school

Critical financial need

Minimum GPA of 2.0




Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

October 31st

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Cannot have family employed by Coca-Cola







Veterans of Foreign Wars-Voice of Democracy

November 1st

Roger Steerman is the contact

$250 to $500

Open to all; Check with Ms. Robbins



The Prudential Spirit of Community Award – Grades 5-12th

November 5th


Open to all and Apply Online

Community Service



Online Application

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 scholarships between $1,000 and $12,500 (renewable for four years).  Eligible applicants are all high school seniors that are US citizens.  Being a relative of an Elks member is not a requirement.  Recipient selection will be based on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  Applications will be judged starting at the local level and then, if selected, will move through the district, state and national levels.  If an applicant advances through a level, applicants will be notified by e-mail.  The top 20 national finalists will be invited and required to participate in The Leadership Weekend which includes an interview.  Leadership Weekend is an all-expenses paid trip and will take place in Chicago from April 26th – April 29th.


Online Application

Any U.S. citizen who is a college student or junior or senior in high school with a 2.5 GPA is eligible to apply for this scholarship.  The application includes basic contact information as well as an essay using the following prompt: why do you believe you should be awarded this scholarship? Your essay should be 250 words or less.  One scholarship is given each month so you can re-apply


Montana State University Presidential Scholarship

Online Application

“The Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship at Montana State University, in recognition of academic excellence and demonstrated potential for leadership and service.  Up to twenty such scholarships will be awarded to freshmen entering Montana State University each fall.  The Presidential Scholarship includes a full tuition waiver and a generous stipend renewable for up to four years.  Finalists who do not receive the Presidential Scholarship will be considered for the Provost Scholarship, which also provides a full tuition waiver renewable for four years and a stipend.  Presidential and Provost Scholars automatically receive admission to the Honors College.  A cumulative GPA of 3.75 and a composite score of 30 on the ACT or 2000 on the SAT (all 3 scores)/new SAT scores of 1410 (2 scores) are the expected norms for applicants.  The Presidential Scholarship application for fall 2017 awards is 3:00pm MST, December 1, 2017.  (Note: the application will be fully online.)  Applicants need to submit their materials by the December 2nd deadline.  Supportive materials (2 letters of recommendation, transcripts and the counselor verification) need to be submitted online by 3:00pm MST on December 11, 2017.


Montana University System Honor Scholarship

Available Dec 1st, Due March 15th

GPA 3.4 or higher

Must attend MT School

$16,000 over 4 years


University of Montana Presidential Leadership Scholarship

Online Application

“The Presidential Leadership Scholarships are the University of Montana’s premier academic scholarships, recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance, and contribution to the community. These awards are renewable for four years, subject to satisfactory performance by the student.. . . All DHC Supplemental Application Forms completed and submitted to the Davidson Honors College by the deadline will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship.”  All applications received after the deadline will be considered for the Davidson Honors College but are not eligible for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship.






New first year students who will graduate from a Montana high school, have applied for admission and filed a FAFSA by December 1, 2017 may be eligible for a $2,000 Montana Advantage Grant.  This award may be reduced or cancelled if an applicant receives an athletic scholarship. (Carroll’s school code for the FAFSA is 002526)  Visit their website; hover over “Admission & Aid” and then click on “Scholarships & Aid.”



Online Application

Once you complete the FAFSA you can take an online survey and be entered into a drawing for one of four $500 scholarships and a grand prize scholarship of $1,000.  Reach Higher Montana will announce the weekly and grand prize winners on Facebook.  Weekly drawings will take place on November 6th, 13th, 22nd, and 28th, and the grand prize drawing will take place on December 5th.  “Scholarship drawing opens Oct. 1 and closes Dec. 1, 2017.  All entries received at the time of each drawing will be eligible for entry.  Individuals are eligible to win one $500 scholarship.  All entries – including $500 scholarship winners – will be entered into the grand prize drawing.”  Visit the Reach Higher Montana webpage and click on “I did my FAFSA.”


AXA Achievement Scholarship

Online Application

One winner from each state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico will be selected to receive a one-time scholarship of $10,000.  From these 52 winners, 10 will be chosen as national award winners and will receive an additional $15,000.  Applicants apply online and must be planning on attending a 2-year or 4-year school full-time for the 2018-2019 school year.  AXA scholarship winners have ambition and drive, a determination to set and reach goals; have respect for self, family and community; and have an ability to succeed in college.

**Note that only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted, so apply early!**





Northwest Farm Credit Services

Due December 31st

Customer Scholarships: Must be a customer of NW Farm Credit Services

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship: For a sophomore in college

Land Grant Scholarships: For a sophomore in college seeking a degree in Agriculture




The Home Security Scholarship

December 31st

Write essay on crime reduction and what has had the biggest impact.


Apply online:



Montana Jaycee Foundation Scholarship

Due January 1st


Online Application

“The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results.  It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others.  Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs.  Scholarship selections are made four times a year.  (December 31, March 31, June 30)  Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement.”  This scholarship is for current high school and college students, and all applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.


Montana Community Foundation

Opens January 1st and closes March 15th

Awarding up to $350,000 in scholarships


Dearborn Ranch Scholarship – Offered through the MT Community Foundation Application

Due March 17th

Active Uniformed officer as a parent employed by MT Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a Game Warden or the MT HWY Patrol

GPA 2.75




Online Application

There are many scholarships available to incoming freshmen at UM Western.  Be sure to apply by the deadline.


Online Application

This essay contest requires applicants (grades 9-12) to craft an original essay that “demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.”  The essay should “describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born.  The essay may focus on an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.”  Essays should be between 700 and 1,000 words and must be submitted online or postmarked by January 4, 2018.  The first place winner will earn $10,000, second place earns $1,000, five finalists will earn $500, and eight will earn an award of $100.  Applicants “are encouraged to choose an original subject and tell a story that has not yet been told.”  At least five sources are required as well as a bibliography listing those sources.



GE - Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Due January 4th

Up to $40,000

GPA 3.0




  • Deadline:January 15, 2018
  • Deadline Details:Application will be open beginning on December 1, 2017
  • Award:$1,000
  • Find out More →

Online Application

The Reach Higher Montana Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship for seniors graduating from a Montana high school who will be attending a Montana college/university.  Interested applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.



Online Application

After applying for admission to MT Tech you’ll receive information on how to apply for their freshmen scholarships.



Horatio Alger Montana

Opens January 15th Due April 15th

GPA 2.0


Low-Income, high scholastic achievement, Overcome adversity

Must attend MSU or U of M schools




Vigilante Electric Cooperative

January 26th  

Must be member of Vigilante Electric cooperative





S-TEM – University of Providence, Great Falls

Due January 28th

GPA 3.0

Must be studying a field in STEM

Must attend U of P


January 29th

Attending college for medically-related degree

Minimum GPA of 3.0






Online Application

The Youth Serve Montana $1,000 Scholarship is now open!  Interested applicants must have completed 100+ hours of community service in the last 12 months and must be planning to attend a 2-year or 4-year college/university that is part of the Montana Campus Compact. The application will require contact information for the applicant, contact information for a school counselor or other school official who can verify your community service hours, documentation proving that you have submitted your FAFSA (use the letter/e-mail you received after submitting the FAFSA), a copy of your acceptance letter to a MT Campus Compact school, and a thorough listing of your community service work.


Online Application

Check-out all of the scholarships available to MSU Billings students on their website!


Sanford Health Network Chairman’s Challenge Scholarships

Due February 1st

High School Students: Develop a plan to attract more students into health careers in rural settings.



Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship

Due Feb 1st

ACT of 21 or higher

SAT of 1000 or higher

Minority high school senior



Montana Premier Scholarship

February 1st

Attending college at MSU-Bozeman

Complete application to MSU by November/FAFSA Dec 1st

Tuition Paid




  • Deadline:February 7, 2018
  • Deadline Details:Needs to be submitted 2 ways: E-mail/FAX and regular mail. See details below.
  • Award:$2,000
  • Scholarship Type:General
  • Find out More →


This is a $2,000 scholarship for Native American/Alaskan students interested in pursuing higher education in Natural Resources.  Your application must include a letter of application (your two-page letter should discuss your interest in natural resources, commitment to education, community and your culture, and financial need [complete the FAFSA and attach the Student Aid Report or have it sent to the ITC office]), resume, 3 letters of recommendation on letterhead, evidence of validated enrollment in a federally recognized tribe or Alaska Native Corporation (a photocopy of your enrollment card, front and back, or Certificate of Indian Blood will work), a transcript, and proof of your college acceptance.




Online Application

“BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize 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 of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western Wyoming. 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. We recommend getting as creative as possible, telling us the story of a person harmed by unethical business practices and how BBB can help educate consumers in advance to prevent scams or to help consumers report scams or bad businesses.”  (This scholarship application opens October 3, 2017, but you could start planning your video now.)


Grant Trout Unlimited Scholarships

Due Feb 15th

Must rank below top 10% of class


See counselor for application



Whitehall Country Store Scholarship Application

Due February 16th


Everyone Apply!

See counselor for application




This scholarship is from a company called P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You) and is offered to reward graduating seniors who are working to help animals in need.  To apply for this scholarship you will need to submit a 500-1,000 word essay that explains how your volunteer work has changed your life or affected your beliefs on animal welfare.  Your essay should also contain 2-3 pictures of your volunteer work.  The essay should be submitted as a Word document via e-mail.  For specific submission details, look at their website.



Nile Foundation – 4H Scholarships

Due March 1st



Lewis and Clark Republican Women Scholarship – Need new application form

Due March 1st

Counties: Lewis and Clark, Broadwater, Jefferson

Attend MT school


Get app from counselor



Ronald J Woods Memorial Scholarship Application

Due March 1st

Financial Need Based

Financial Support Varies

See counselor for application



American Legion Auxiliary

March 1st


Related to a Veteran – See the specifications


Immigration Law of Montana Scholarship

Opens March 1st and Closes April 1st


Write essay: What is the appropriate role, if any, of nationalism in setting immigration policy today in the United States?


Samsung American Legion Scholarship – American Legion Auxillary

Every year, $300,000 in Samsung American Legion Scholarships are awarded to nearly 100 American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State participants. These scholarships are for undergraduate study only and may be used for tuition, books, fees, room, and board.

Apply when you attend Boys and Girls State



Five scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded for 2018. One scholarship will be awarded in each division of the American Legion Auxiliary. All are gift scholarships and not loans.

  1. Candidates for this award shall be/shall have been Junior members of the American Legion Auxiliary, held membership in the American Legion Auxiliary for the past three consecutive years (2015, 2016 and 2017) and must be a paid member for the current (2018) membership year. Applicant must continue her membership in the American Legion Auxiliary during the scholarship period.*

Due March 1st



MT Farmer’s Union Scholarships

Must be a member of Farmer’s Union – Do all by March 1st

  • Bud Daniels Memorial Scholarship, March 1st $500
  • John Korsbeck Memorial Scholarship, March 1st
  • Stanley Moore National Scholarship, April 19th
  • Hubert K Seymour Scholarship, Feb 1st $2,000
  • Stanley Moore FUI Foundation Scholarship, Apr 19th

Go to the website to research each opportunity



MT Food Distributor’s Association

Due March 14

$ based on need

Associated with the food industry either by employment or family relations

Counselor has a copy of this as well


Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship Application

Application Opens March 15th - Due June 15th

Pursuing Technical program – vocational



Sandra Harper Hunt Memorial Scholarship

Due March 15th

GPA 2-3.0 preference


See Counselor for application




Montana University System Honor Scholarship

Available Dec 1st, Due March 15th

GPA 3.4 or higher

Must attend MT School

$16,000 over 4 years



Governor’s Best and Brightest Scholarship Program

Available Dec. 1st, Due March 15th

High School Merit: 3.0 or higher ($2000 per year of college)

Merit At-Large: Apply no GPA requirements  ($2000 per year of college)

Need-Based: Filled out the FAFSA  ($1000 per year for 2 years)

Must attend MT School




Online Application

These scholarships of varying amounts are awarded “to the daughters of career commissioned officers of the United States armed services…. Selection is based on both merit and financial need.  The application process includes an essay, a secondary school report, a letter of recommendation from a member of the applicant’s community, and a Student Aid Report (SAR).  For more information and to see if you qualify, visit their website.



MT Clerk and Recorder’s Scholarship

Due March 16th

Must attend MT School

$1000 and $500

Get application from the counselor



Whitehall Saddle Club

Due March 15th

Live in Whitehall, Twin or Harrison; Be in High School Rodeo or Whitehall Saddle Club


Get an application from the counselor






Old Fellow & Rebekah Lodges of MT

Due March 15th

GPA of 3.0 or LESS

Must attend MT school

See the counselor for an application



Margaret McGhee Educator Scholarship

Due March 15th

Must be seeking a degree in education


See Counselor for application


Montana Community Foundation

March 15th

Awarding up to $350,000 in scholarships

Apply online beginning January 1st


High Peaks: Ron Wagner Federal Credit Union- Get app from counselor in January


The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Credit Unions offers an annual Scholarship to three deserving young people. The scholarship is open to current graduating high school seniors who are members of a credit union in our area. Applications can be picked up at your high school or any High Peaks FCU office. Applications are to be returned around the 1st of April each year. The winner is announced in mid-April.


High Peaks Federal Credit Union offers an annual $500.00 Scholarship. It is open to students graduating from high school who are members of the credit union or if their parents are members. The Ron Wagner Memorial Scholarship is in honor of Ron Wagner who was voted as High Peaks FCU Treasurer in 1966 and remained on the board until 2010. Applications can be picked up at your high school or any High Peaks FCU office. Applications are to be returned around the 1st of April each year. The winner is announced in mid-April.

March 20th



Quest Bridge for Juniors

March 25th

Class Rank Top 5-10%


High scholastic achievement and low income

Attend a partner college


Imery’s Talc Scholarship

Due March 28th

Open to all


Get application from counselor


Higher Education Scholarships – Two Ten Footwear Foundation

March 31st

Parents must be employed by footwear industry

$3000/year of undergraduate study



Montana Sherriff Peace Officer

Due March 31st

Seeking Career in Local Law Enforcement

Must attend MT School


Get an application from counselor



The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund

Due March 31st

GPA 3.0 or higher


Applications from counselor -




St Vincent Healthcare Foundation

Fall Deadlines and April 1st

Health Care Scholarships


Online Application

“The American Fire Sprinkler Association is a non-profit, international association representing merit shop fire sprinkler contractors, dedicated to the educational advancement of its members and promotion of the use of automatic sprinkler systems.”  This $2,000 scholarship is for graduating high school seniors who are American citizens planning on attending a college/university or certified trade school in the fall of 2018.  This is not a need-based scholarship; 10 names will be drawn from the pool of entrants.  Interested applicants should read the information on fire sprinklers and then take a short quiz on the information.  For each correct answer, an applicant’s name will be added to the pool.


Montana PTA Scholarship

Due April 1st


GPA 2.5

Must seek teaching education

1/18 – Not updated yet






SW Montana Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee Scholarships 

The requirements of application are outlined within the link (open to boys or girls). 

Deadline April 1st, 2018.


MT Farm Bureau Federation Women’s Leadership Committee Scholarship/Bernard Greuf

Due April 1st

Must be a MT Farm Bureau Federation Member



Gates of the Mountains Chapter of Credit Unions

April 1st


MT College, University, Trade or Craft School

Get application from counselor – Needs to be updated, not received yet this spring


Nordmeier/Tafoya Scholarship

Due April 4th

Must have a permanent disability


Get application from counselor


Booster Club of Whitehall

First Friday of May

GPA 2.75


Participated in 3 extra-curricular activities

Get application from counselor



Black Mountain Software

Due April 15th




Montana Sheriff’s and Police Officers Association

Due April 15th

Must be seeking a law enforcement career

GPA 2.5


Get application from counselor – 1/18


Rotary Club

Due May 1st to Counselor

GPA 2.75 or higher


Get application from counselor



Cowdrey Scholar Athletic Scholarship

Due April 15th to Counselor’s Office

Athletically Driven

$ varies

Get application from counselor



Cardwell Cougar Scholarship

Due April 15th

Must have attend Cardwell School for at least 3 years and graduated 8th grade from the school

GPA 2.5 or higher


Available at the start of second semester of post-secondary school with proof of good academic standing

Get application from counselor



Horatio Alger Montana

Due April 15th

Low-Income, high scholastic achievement

Must attend MSU or U of M schools

GPA 2.0

Overcome adversity



Montana Contractor’s Association Associates Division Presidential Scholarship

Due April 15th

Parent must be an employee of this organization

Any field of study for the student acceptable





Dorothy Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Due April 15th

GPA of 3.0 or higher

15 credits from English, Social Studies, Math, Science, or Foreign Language

$Varies – 1/18



American Legion Dennis Smith Memorial Scholarship

Due April 15th


Open to all

Get application from counselor



MT State Elks Association Music Scholarship

Due April 18th

$Varies – 500

Seeking a major or minor in music education/performance


Mariah’s Challenge Scholarship

Due April 24th

Can have no record of a MIP

2 - $500



Golden Sunlight Scholarship (2)

Due April 30th

  1. $1000, Must be seeking a degree in Accounting & Finance, Engineering: Computer Science, Mining, Metallurgical, Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Geophysical, Environmental, Electrical, Petroleum, or Geologic. Any school of choice.
  2. $500, Open to all

Checking on it January 2018


AHEC Healthcare

Due April 30th

Attending school in south central MT

Pursue degree in health professions at a MT Institute of higher education


Immigration Law of Montana Scholarship

Opens March 1st and Closes April 1st


Write essay: What is the appropriate role, if any, of nationalism in setting immigration policy today in the United States?


SFR Corporation Vocational Scholarship

Due to Counselor May 1st


Must attend a vocational or trade school



Dearborn Ranch Scholarship – Offered through the MT Community Foundation Application

Due March 17th

Active Uniformed officer as a parent employed by MT Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks as a Game Warden or the MT HWY Patrol

GPA 2.75


Rocky Mountain Bank Scholarship

Due May 1st to Counselor

GPA above a 2.5

3 Extra-curricular activities

2 - $350

See counselor for application



Sacry Scholarship

Due May 1st to Counselor’s Office

GPA of 2.5 or higher, 2 years of sports, 3 letters in varsity sports or 2 letters in varsity sports and one in band

2 - $1000



Butte Academy of Beauty

Due May 1st

Seeking cosmetology training



MT Tech Code Montana

Due May 1st

Complete first 4 modules of Code Montana

Must be ready for Pre-Calculus

Must be attending MT Tech


Helena College Scholarships


MTSNA Scholarship

MTSNA offers THREE $500 scholarships for anyone furthering their education in the field of nutrition. If you have a student or know of a former student that is going into the field of nutrition in any capacity, please encourage then to apply for this scholarship. The application must be completed by May 1; winners will be announced and awarded by May 15.


Little Guy Wrestling

Due May 1st to Counselor’s office

Must be a high school wrestler

GPA minimum of 2.5

Participation in 3 extra-curricular activities




Montana Coroner’s Association Scholarship

Due May 1st

Counties: Beaverhead, Madison, Silver Bow, Deer Lodge, Jefferson, Broadwater, Gallatin, Park, Sweetgrass

Seeking degree in Criminal Justice or Health Science Field

GPA of 2.5 or higher

Must attend a MT school


Waiting for an updated app

Ruby Valley National Bank

Due May 2nd

Customers of this bank


Not updated yet



This is a $1,000 scholarship for current high school juniors and seniors as well as current college students.  The application for this scholarship is an essay that needs to be submitted via e-mail.  That e-mail also needs to include your name, the school you’re attending this year, and the school you’ll be attending next year.  Essay prompt:  describe three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual.

Send your essay to:




Leavitt Machinery; LM Scholarship Program

Due May 31st

GPA 3.0 or higher

$500 – Write an essay that discusses when someone may have gotten hurt or avoided by safety measures


Horatio Alger Career and Technical Scholarship Application

Application Opens March 15th - Due June 15th

Pursuing Technical program – vocational


Universal Athletic

Due June 1st

Athlete not receiving a full athletic funds or academic scholarship

GPA of 3.0 or higher

Must attend a MT school

Competed in 2 sports

Waiting on updated application




Applicants for this $1,000 scholarship (high school juniors and seniors and current college students) will need to write an essay that is between 500 and 1,000 words.  Essay Prompt: “Describe your educational, career, and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.”  Essays should be submitted to the following address:  


Online Application

“The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.” The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.  The application for this $500 scholarship consists of a 500-1,000 word essay that addresses these questions:

How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?

Has your participation influenced your career goals?

Has your participation influenced how you related to your family?

Your essay should be e-mailed to:
Be sure to include your name and school name with your essay.



Lift Parts Express Scholarship

Due June 30th

GPA of 3.0 or higher

$500 – Write an essay: Going to college is a big financial commitment. Write an essay that outlines how much you expect to spend to finish your schooling, how you intend to pay for your schooling, and what you expect your job to be once you are finished your schooling. There is no word limit for the essay.


Entertainment Blogging

July 7th

Minimum GPA of 2.5

Have taken the ACTs




Construction and Engineering Scholarship

Due July 12th

GPA of 3.0 or higher

Pursuing Engineering, Construction or Architecture degrees



National Pay Day Scholarship

Due July 31st


Open to all


2018 Aspiring Nursing Scholarship

Due August 31st




Montana Council of Higher Degrees – Not Updated Right Now Jan 2018

Due September 1st – For Current Year Seniors – 2015 Graduates


Applies to second semester of your first year in college

Must attend a school in MT

Must have a financial need

Does not specify on technical education so I WOULD APPLY






Carroll College:

Montana State University:

Montana State University Billings:

Montana State University Northern:

Montana Tech:

Rocky Mountain College:

University of Great Falls:

University of Montana:

University of Montana Western:



City College at MSU Billings:

Dawson Community College:

Gallatin College Montana State University:

Great Falls College Montana State University:

Helena College University of Montana:

Highlands College of Montana Tech:

Miles Community College:


Really good list of scholarships:







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