USSYP U.S. Senate Youth Program

Application Deadline: October 1, 2019

This is a $10,000 scholarship awarded to two Montana high school students. You must be a junior or a senior in a public, private or charter high school and hold a leadership position in student council, National Honor Society, or be an elected representative of a student organization. You must be a resident of Montana to apply.

Link:  USSYP Application

Zach Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 25th, 2019

This is a $1,000 scholarship open to male or female wrestlers graduating from a Montana or North Dakota High School in 2020

Link:  Zach Anderson Memorial Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 25, 2019

This scholarship award ranges between $10,000 and $25,000. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be a US citizen, involved in co-curricular and community service activities, maintain a 2.0 GPA, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and demonstrate critical financial need. Adjusted gross income of less than $55,000.

Link: Horatio Alger Association Application

university of providence basketball manager

Application Deadline: Ongoing but it is a first come first serve basis

The University of Providence (Great Falls, MT) women’s basketball program is in search of managers for the 2019-2020 season. A $12,000 scholarship will be offered for being part of the team. Student manager tasks are very limited and would only require 3-5 hours a week of students’ time. Basketball knowledge or playing experience are not necessary to fill this position.

There are a few stipulations about this scholarship.

  • First, it must a a new student to the University of Providence, not a returning student.
  • The student would be considered a “basketball recruit” not recruited by any other department on our university (admissions, athletics, etc.).
  • Also, it can’t be paired with any other scholarships ie: a student already coming here for soccer, then doubling up the scholarship as a basketball manager as well.

Please contact the women’s assistant coach, Krystal Smith at krystalsmith@uprovidence.edu.

Prudential Spirit of community 

Application Deadline: November 5, 2019

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level. 

State Honorees receive a $1,000 scholarship, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.

National Honorees receive an additional $5,000 scholarship, an engraved gold medallion, a trophy for their schools or nominating organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a nonprofit charitable organization of their choice.

Application: Spirit of Prudential

University of montana - presidential leadership scholarship

Application Deadline: December 6, 2019

The Presidential Leadership Scholarship is the University of Montana’s premier freshman scholarship. Presidential Scholars are chosen solely on academic merit with scholarships being renewable for a total of four years. Approximately 25 PLS awards are made each year to incoming freshman.

Resident students receive a full tuition waiver. Non-resident students either have their tuition discounted through the WUE program or they receive a waiver equivalent to in-state tuition (currently $4,373). All PLS recipients also receive a stipend of $7,500 for the Gold Level or $5,000 for the Silver Level.

PLS recipients cannot receive tuition designated scholarships in excess of tuition. Usually, non-resident students awarded the LAS or WSS are able to retain their scholarship in addition to the waiver of in-state tuition because the combination does not exceed tuition. Resident students who are awarded UM's Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship (MAA) are not able to retain these as they are also tuition designated. MT residents cannot receive the tuition waiver associated with the PLS and the MUS Honors Scholarship so should accept the MUS Honors Scholarship because of its portability.


Generally, PLS applicants are expected to meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, and
  • An ACT composite score of 27, or
  • An SAT composite score of 1800 (if taken before 2016), or
  • An SAT composite score of 1270 (if taken in 2016 or later)

Application Procedure:

Applications are available through the Davidson Honors College.

montana state university presidential scholarship

Application Deadline: December 6, 2019

  • Deadline Details: The application deadline is 3 pm MT on December 6, 2019. Supportive materials (two letters of recommendation, transcripts and counselor verification) need to be submitted online by 3 pm MT on December 13, 2019.
  • Award: Full tuition waivers and generous stipends for four years.

The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University's most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. As Ambassadors of the university, they reflect its highest ideals through demonstrated leadership and public service, and are in the process of leaving a unique fingerprint on their world.

Application Link: MSU Presidential Scholarship