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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$500 Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)-Bridenstine Award
Awarded to an outstanding student committed to the Christian faith. Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Award was established by Fred & Dorothy...
Awarded to an outstanding student committed to the Christian faith....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Irene Carver Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior Montana native with a GPA between 2.3 – 3.5, has a job and is also involved in the campus community by...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior Montana native with a GPA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Up to $1,500 Jack & Isabel Haynes Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana undergraduate student with a minimum 3.4 GPA with financial need. Established by Isabel M. Haynes.
Awarded to a Montana undergraduate student with a minimum 3.4 GPA with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Ended
$1,500 James and Dorothy Short Scholarship
One Scholarship awarded to a White Sulphur Springs graduate. One Scholarship awarded to an Education major. Established by James E. Short, Western...
One Scholarship awarded to a White Sulphur Springs graduate. One...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
No less than $500 Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a humanities and social science majors with a minimum 3.0 and have financial need. This scholarship is funded by a generous grant from...
Awarded to a humanities and social science majors with a minimum 3.0 and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: No less than $500
Ended
$1,000 Jaycees Scholarship
The Dillon Jaycees Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student from Beaverhead County attending the University of Montana...
The Dillon Jaycees Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 Jean Feldt Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a female athlete with preference to elementary education with a minimum 3.3 GPA and financial aid. Established by her sons Walter &...
Awarded to a female athlete with preference to elementary education with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Jim Spehar Memorial
Awarded to a junior/senior IT major with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Established by his mother Muriel Spehar. Jim was an alumnus who graduated in 1973.
Awarded to a junior/senior IT major with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Established...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$300 Joseph E. McCarvel Scholarship
Awarded to an elementary education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA from Anaconda, otherwise a non-traditional student. Established by the family of...
Awarded to an elementary education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
$500 Kleis Larsen Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana. Based on leadership, citizenship and financial need. Established by...
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 Kristen Lynn Dunfee Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana and is based on leadership, citizenship, need and scholarship. Established...
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$150 Lula Mae Clay Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding all-around student. Established from her estate for a scholarship in her memory.
Awarded to an outstanding all-around student. Established from her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $150
Ended
$1,200 Lulack “Rock Jock” Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in geology or environmental science with great potential, minimum 2.5 GPA, participates in varsity athletics and has...
Awarded to a student majoring in geology or environmental science with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$400 Maier Miller Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding athlete with high scholastic achievement and leadership qualities. Preference to athlete who competes in two sports and...
Awarded to an outstanding athlete with high scholastic achievement and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$350 Margaret R. Orr Memorial Scholarship
Margaret received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Western Montana College. Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who is...
Margaret received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$200 Marny Spruce Scholarship
Awarded to a Native American student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, preference to education/prelaw/environmental sciences majors with financial need....
Awarded to a Native American student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, preference...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200
Ended
$500 National Trail Heritage Foundation Camp Fortunate Chapter Member Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior who is a graduate of a Montana High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference given to Beaverhead County graduates...
Awarded to a junior or senior who is a graduate of a Montana High School...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Non-Traditional Morningstar Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana resident “older” student (who have not gone directly from high to school to college) with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given...
Awarded to a Montana resident “older” student (who have not gone...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Norman & Maurine Jacobson Education Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a minimum 2.0 GPA who is an education major. Preference to a single parent with financial need who has leadership...
Awarded to a student with a minimum 2.0 GPA who is an education major....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$400 Osborne Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence “Pop” started work at State Normal College in 1926 and continued until 1956 as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. Awarded to a...
Lawrence “Pop” started work at State Normal College in 1926 and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$200 Patty Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior female volleyball player with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Established by her family in remembrance of Patty. Patty was a...
Awarded to a junior or senior female volleyball player with a minimum...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200
Ended
$300 Pendergast Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. Established by Alberta & Daniel Pendergast. Alberta was an alumna.
Awarded to a Montana resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
$2,500 Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Scholarship honoring Phyllis & Tom Welch
The Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan Scholarship honoring Phyllis and Tom Welch was established by the Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan Board of...
The Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan Scholarship honoring Phyllis and Tom...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$500 Psychology Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA and a declared major in the Bachelor of Arts Social Science option with a Psychology related area who...
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA and a declared major in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$600 Robert & Carol English Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an English major student who is full time and in good standing. Established by the English Family.
Awarded to an English major student who is full time and in good...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$500 Robert Mock Memorial
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA, enrolled in the BA Social Science degree program with a related area from those offered by HPSS, and...
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA, enrolled in the BA Social...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Robert Monaco Memorial
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate (preference to Beaverhead County high school grad) with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Based on students Christian...
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate (preference to Beaverhead...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 Rotary Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding student with high scholastic ability, need and community involvement. Established by the Dillon Rotary Club.
Awarded to an outstanding student with high scholastic ability, need and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Roy Evenson Grant Scholarship
Awarded to a student based on need, disabled, future potential or special talents. Established by Roy Evenson one of Western’s most loyal and...
Awarded to a student based on need, disabled, future potential or...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 Ryburn Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA who registers for DR 241 and participates in any aspect of the college plays....
Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 Sampson Rural Scholarship
Awarded to a student from a rural school who excels scholastically. Established by Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Sampson.
Awarded to a student from a rural school who excels scholastically....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 Sherry Lynn Miller Memorial
Awarded to female student athlete from Plains, Montana. Established by her mother Patricia Miller.
Awarded to female student athlete from Plains, Montana. Established by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$700 Soroptimist Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a nontraditional undergraduate female student who is motivated to achieve her goals. Established by the Soroptimist Club of Dillon in...
Awarded to a nontraditional undergraduate female student who is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
Up to $2,000 Steele-Reese Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to graduates of Salmon, Challis, Leadore or Mackay high schools in Lemhi or Custer counties, Idaho. The highest GPA will receive highest...
Awarded to graduates of Salmon, Challis, Leadore or Mackay high schools...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
$1,000 Swede Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full time student in good standing with an incredible work ethic, civic engagement, selfless attitude and servant leadership....
Awarded to a full time student in good standing with an incredible work...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 Terry Colvin Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship created by Clarice Colvin in memory of her beloved husband, Terry Colvin. Scholarship is awarded based on need with preference to...
Scholarship created by Clarice Colvin in memory of her beloved husband,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Traditional Morningstar Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana resident student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to a Madison County resident. Established by her son John and his...
Awarded to a Montana resident student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$250 TRiO - Foundation Discretionary
Awarded to a current TRiO student. Chosen by the TRiO staff.
Awarded to a current TRiO student. Chosen by the TRiO staff.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$500 UMW Foundation Academic Scholarship
Awarded to second semester freshmen students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who participate in extracurricular activities. Established by Montana Western...
Awarded to second semester freshmen students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 UMW Foundation General Academic Scholarship
Awarded to qualified upperclassmen with a minimum 3.3 GPA who participate in extracurricular activities. Established by Montana Western Foundation.
Awarded to qualified upperclassmen with a minimum 3.3 GPA who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$300 Viola Lovell Anderson Scholarship in Elementary Education
Awarded to a junior or senior elementary education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by her three children to...
Awarded to a junior or senior elementary education major with a minimum...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
Up to $2,000 Wallace & Ersel Webb Sharples Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA, with financial need, who plans to teach in a rural community. Established by Wallace Sharples.
Awarded to an education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA, with financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Ended
$250 Washburn History Award
Awarded to a student with an interest in history and a proven academic record. Established by George “Bud” Mack.
Awarded to a student with an interest in history and a proven academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$500 Washington Foundation Quarter Horse Club Equine Studies Scholarship
Awarded to a full time junior/senior in good standing who is majoring in Equine Studies with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must be a resident of...
Awarded to a full time junior/senior in good standing who is majoring in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$750 Wayne W. Smith Elementary Education Scholarship
Awarded to an Elementary Education major with financial need and a 3.0 GPA. Established by Wayne W. Smith a Western Elementary Education alumnus.
Awarded to an Elementary Education major with financial need and a 3.0...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
$300 Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate of Beaverhead or Madison County school who is a business major with an interest in banking. Established by Norwest Bank (now...
Awarded to a graduate of Beaverhead or Madison County school who is a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
$250 William C. Bierrum Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a worthy athletic student. Exemplifying conspicuous achievement in both academics and athletics. This award commemorates a former...
Awarded to a worthy athletic student. Exemplifying conspicuous...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$500 William S. Bender Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana student with leadership skills and high scholastic ability who excelled in extracurricular activities in high school....
Awarded to a Montana student with leadership skills and high scholastic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended