Montana Scholarships and College Information

Scholarships and programs for girls (and many for boys, too)

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We have gathered a list of scholarships available to Montana students. The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project does not have ownership over any scholarships listed. For more information, please visit the website and contact each program directly. Also check out the list PowerHouse Montana of the Women's Foundation of Montana has created by clicking here. Scholarship opportunities have been organized into the following categories: 

Middle School and High School students

High School seniors 

Undergraduate and Graduate students

Other opportunities and More Resources for STEM Scholarships

Opportunities for Middle School and High School Students

Emergency Dentists USA $5000 Video Scholarship. You don't have to be studying dentristy to compete for this video scholarship opportunity. It is open to high school and college students. They are looking for short-two-minute video submissions that are fun and creative.

Doctor David Baker Science for Kids FoundationThe Dr. David W. Baker Memorial Student-Science Foundation was established to promote greater scientific knowledge and competency in the United States by enhancing science education for middle and high school students.The grants cover expenses to allow youth to participate in science programs or activities. Funding awarded is usually $200 and covers travel, equipment, software, etc. for science opportunities. NOTE: Our grant program was initially restricted to “Region II, North Central Montana”, but if you are a Montana science student in need of help with your project, please give us a try. If funds are available we will review your project for funding eligibility!

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation's Youth Scholar's Program is a selective pre-college scholarship for high-performing 7th grade students with financial need. Application for 2018 opens Jan. 17, 2018. Interested in learning more about CLEP? This site includes info about Career-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, including what they are, who should take them, test prep, expert advice, and the benefits to students as they transition to college. Former teacher and current education consultant Susan Landry contributed her knowledge and expertise to the guide.

This site has information about international baccalaureate programs, including how they can help with college, how they different from Advanced Placement, and how to choose the right one. The guide also includes advice from Dr. Robert Bouressa, a director of college guidance and IB expert.

Opportunities for High School Seniors

Jelvix IT offers an essay contest scholarship for high school and college students interested in science, innovative and emerging technologies, and engineering. Deadline July 31, 2019. Scholarships of $1000 and $500.

ZipRecruiter Recurring Scholarship

  • ZipRecruiter offers a $3,000 scholarship for students 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date. (High school seniors can apply as long as they plan on enrolling in classes at an accredited school and are at least 18 years or older by the time of the deadline which would either be June 30th or December 31st.)
  • Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st
  • Applicants write two 500-800 word essays that describe a job you previously held - or hold and describe your ideal post-graduate job
  • Visit

Montana Farmers Union scholarships: Two $500 scholarships are made available through the special efforts of the Education Committee and Montana Farmers Union. The winner must be a high school graduate planning to attend a university, college, community college or college of technology in or out of state; the scholarship must be used the year it is awarded; and Montana Farmers Union family membership dues must be current. Deadline March 1. 

Horatio Alger Montana undergrad scholarship: This program is specifically aimed at students who have confronted and overcome adversity in their young lives. 50 students from across Montana will be selected to each receive a $12,000 scholarship and have the honor of being named as a Horatio Alger Montana Scholar. The Horatio Alger Montana scholarship closes each year on March 15 for high school seniors.

Montana Community Foundation: We're all about Montana's future. Through the power of permanently endowed funds, we help people achieve their philanthropic goals and nonprofit organizations establish stable incomes to support their efforts. Our mission is to cultivate a culture of giving so Montana communities can flourish. For most scholarships, students can begin applying online January 1, with the closing date for most applications being March 18. Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $5,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years. 

Davidson Institute for Talent Development: Davidson Fellows Scholarships - The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. 

College Scholarship ProgramThe Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.

The AXA Achievement Scholarship provides over $1.4 million in scholarships to young people throughout the nation representing all 50 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico. Students have the opportunity to receive a $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000 scholarship. In addition, for every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner’s school.

Best Value School: This is a college scholarship for high school seniors. The BVS scholarship committee will review applications and make final selections based on academic achievement, participation in school and/or community activities, and how well the personal essay highlights the applicant’s career aspirations as a female in a STEM career.

Science Ambassador Scholarship: A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. Scholarship funds will be provided from Cards Against Humanity’s Science Pack—a 30–card expansion pack co–authored with Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal’s Zach Weinersmith and Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait.The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years.

High school STEM scholarship for aspiring commercial drone pilots


Pride Foundation. Some are specifically for Montana students. Pride Foundation is able to offer a diversity of scholarships, which encourage students of different backgrounds and educational interests to apply. We offer over 50 different types of scholarships, but students only need to complete one application. Most scholarships are available for ally or questioning students as well. All funds promote leadership and diversity in the LGBTQ community. Scholarships are organized in four distinct categories: academic pursuits, community leadership, cultural identities, and geography.

See also Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship below

Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate students

Jelvix IT offers an essay contest scholarship for high school and college students interested in science, innovative and emerging technologies, and engineering. Deadline July 31, 2019. Scholarships of $1000 and $500.

BluePay STEM Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university can apply for a $1000 or one of two runner-up $250 scholarships. Deadline Aug. 16, 2019.

Emergency Dentists USA $5000 Video Scholarship. You don't have to be studying dentristy to compete for this video scholarship opportunity. It is open to high school and college students. They are looking for short-two-minute video submissions that are fun and creative.

The Dotcom-Monitor Women in Computing Scholarship is open to female students currently enrolled as full-time undergraduate students at an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Canada for the 2017-2018 academic year. Applicants should have either already declared their major or have completed at least one academic year in computer science, computer engineering, or closely related technical field. Funded by Dotcom-Monitor, and their load testing tool, LoadView. 

Montana State University College of Engineering Scholarships

Montana State University Computer Science Scholarships

Helena College scholarships - many for STEM fields!


$500 scholarships for a Montanan majoring in a horticulture-related field

Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship

The Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship was established by Everipedia, Inc. in 2017. It aims to increase awareness of minorities in STEM areas, along with the challenges they face around the world. Applicants, instead of writing an essay, will create a Wikipedia-style biography page for a person of their choice. A sample list of individuals will be provided, but applicants are free to chose their own. Our scholarship offers an award of $1000 and is open to all incoming and current college students.

 All too often, underrepresented minorities (including members of the LGBT community and women) have to work extra hard to gain the same respect / status as a non-minority individual in a similar position. To this end, we at Everipedia have created a list of individuals that we believe deserve recognition for their work. The Everipedia Tech Titans Diversity Scholarship aims to bring awareness and recognition to these men and women working tirelessly across the globe in search of the truth in science and technology.

- $1000 award

- Deadline is December 1

- Awarded yearly 

- Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in high school, or currently enrolled in a college / university.

- Must be fluent in English. Submissions with poor grammar will not be considered.



Undergraduate Transfer ScholarshipThe Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a selective four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

American Public Transportation Foundation Scholarship Program: The American Public Transportation Foundation (APTF) furthers its mission of increasing and retaining the number of individuals choosing the transit field as a career, and APTF will award a minimum of twenty (20) scholarships of at least $2,500 each to college sophmores, juniors and seniors in public transportation industry-related fields of study. Renewals of previous scholarships are also available. Awards cover the academic year and assist with tuition costs or other educational expenses. All applicants must be sponsored by an APTA member. 

BHW ScholarshipScholarship is open to women who are pursuing an undergraduate or master's degree and are majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Applications for Fall 2017 will open in January.

Society of Women Engineers: SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States. In 2016, SWE disbursed approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $750,000.

More Opportunities and Resources for STEM Scholarships

Aviation Scholarships: Montana is very fortunate to have many generous individuals and organizations that believe in promoting aviation by offering monetary assistance to qualified persons. The Aeronautics Division assists in administering some of these scholarships and encourages participation. The scholarships are offered to Montanans to help defray costs of education (i.e., flight instruction, A&P, etc.) and will be presented during the annual Montana Aviation Conference in Helena.

Searchable Portals for STEM Scholoarship opportunities

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student seeking opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)? The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science -- in collaboration with the participating agencies in the National Science and Technology Council’s Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) and the Alliance -- has launched a search portal for both students and universities to discover federally sponsored STEM education training and funding opportunities. Student users can search the site for opportunities they can apply to directly, such as research internships and fellowships. Likewise, universities can search the site for federal funding opportunities to establish innovative training programs for undergraduates or graduate students.

For programs and opportunities for undergraduates, visit

For graduate programs and opportunities, visit

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