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Scholarships are money for postsecondary education that does not have
to be repaid, and for which students must generally apply. Students and
their families should begin exploring scholarship opportunities about
a year before the student intends to attend college. Some scholarships
- Circle of Succe$$
- Circle of Succe$$ Scholarships are near and dear to the hearts of Student Assistance
Foundation employees —
the program was originally established through voluntary payroll deductions.
Today funds raised through private donations, along with events including Student
Assistance Foundation’s Golf Scramble and Running Amuck for Scholarship Bucks,
have been added to that pool. A committee of Student Assistance Foundation employees
determines which applicants receive the $1,000 scholarships.
- Who qualifies?
Applicants must be:
How to apply:
Montana residents who graduated from a Montana high school and
are currently attending a Montana college or university.
Attending school at least half time.
Have successfully completed their first year of college and are in their second, third or fourth year of higher education and plan to attend school in 2014-15.
Maintaining a 2.5 grade point average (GPA).
Scholarship applications are available Jan. 1 - Mar. 1, 2015.
Contact Darbie Hess, grants manager, at (406) 495-7393.
Student Assistance Foundation is awarding 56 $1,000 Circle of Succe$$ scholarships. Scholarship(s) will be awarded based on six regions (see map below). The college–age population per region determines the number of scholarship(s) for that region. If we do not receive applications for a particular region, the scholarship(s) will be awarded to another region.
- State Scholarships — The Montana University System offers several state scholarships such as
the MUS Honor Scholarship, Honor Scholarship for National Merit
Scholarship Semi-Finalists and Governors “Best and Brightest” Scholarship program. For more information, visit the
Montana University System
- Youth Serve Montana Scholarship — The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Montana Campus Compact and Student Assistance Foundation reward volunteerism by giving $1,000 toward continued education to up to 100 Montana high school seniors annually. Click here for more information.
- National Merit Scholarships — The independent,
not-for-profit National Merit Scholarship Corporation conducts annual
competitions for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships.
For more information about these programs visit
- Private Scholarships — Funds for these types
of scholarships often come from professional associations, civic organizations,
colleges, universities and more.
- Foster Care to Success Scholarship — These
scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need,
and funding levels are determined based on cost of attendance and other
resources. Apply at Foster
Care to Success website.
- CAUTION: You should never pay someone to find you a scholarship. Legitimate scholarship organizations do not charge students to apply.
- Download a printable version of our scholarship checklist to help you keep track of your scholarship search efforts.
The Internet is a great resource to find scholarships. Visit the Montana Career Information System (MCIS), FastWeb.com, Collegeboard.org or others to get started.
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