Helena College School Code 007570

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Unlike student loans, scholarships are free money that doesn't have to be repaid. But it takes some effort to receive scholarship funds.

Even if it's only $100, apply. For every $100 you might win, that's $100 less you'll have to borrow. On the average student loan, you'll pay nearly $2 for every dollar borrowed. Don't overlook small, local scholarships and don’t let applying for larger scholarships intimidate you.

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General Scholarships

Purple Heart Scholarship
Montana resident, documented Purple Heart recipient (evidenced by DD214), be enrolled for a full academic year as a full time or part time student at a state school; Award:  $1,000 per award year; Due date:  awarded on first-come, first serve basis.

Helena Gold Rush Lions Scholarship
Non-traditional student OR student who has been away from school/college for a minimum of a year; Award: $500; Due date: 9/15

Software Providers Scholarship
A student enrolled during the 2013-14 academic year on a fulltime basis and in good academic standing, who will continue fulltime throughout the entire 2014-2015 academic year; Award: $1,000; Due date: 9/30.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Enrolled in college or high school senior; Write essay on book Atlas Shrugged; See website for additional information; Award: $50-$10,000; Due date: 10/24

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation-All State Community College Academic Team
See website for further information; Award: varies (minimum of $1,000); Due date: 10/31

Student Senate Academic Merit
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 3.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  11/4

Student Senate Books and Supplies
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  11/4

Student Senate Community Involvement
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  11/4

Student Senate Financial Need
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 3.0; Award:  $500; Due date:  11/4

Student Senate for Computer
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award: $500; Due date: 11/4

Student Senate for Tools
Trades student enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  11/4

Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Be a current student at an accredited US community college or two year institution with sophomore status by December 31, or a recent graduate (since spring 2009), plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2014, financial need:  Award: varies; Due date:  11/7 @ noon, central time

Soroptimist Intl. of Helena-Professional Technical
Enrolled in professional technical certificate program; Award: $1,000; Due date: 11/15

Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship
Retired, honorably discharged, active duty or a member of the National Guard or Reserve; have military rank of E-5 or below; Award: up to $5000; Due date: 11/15

Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity Award
Women with primary financial responsibility; financial need; accepted into college; Award: $1,000; Due date: 12/15 Applications can be found at the above link. E-mail application to Peggy Collins

Pride Foundation
Self identified, members of LGBTQ or straight-allies; Award: up to $20,000; Due date: 1/15

MT Wildlife Federation-Phil Tawney Hunters Conservation Endowment
Full time, GPA 3.0, conservation related major; Award: $1000; Due date: 1/18

Fisher House Foundation Scholarships
For children and spouses of military personnel; Award: varies; Due date: 2/28

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Children of Marine Veterans; Award:  $1,000-$10,000; Due date:  3/3

SAF Circle of Succe$$
MT students attending MT college at least ½ time; GPA 2.35; in 2nd + year of higher education; Award:  varies; Due date:  3/15

MT Woman Foundation
Women 18 and up; Female MT resident for 3 years; Award: $500-$1,000; Due date: 3/15

Education Portal
Available to Liberal Arts, General Studies and Humanities degrees; Award: $500; Due date: 4/1

People Helping People
Non-traditional students; have graduated from high school and are not currently enrolled in college; live in specific MT counties; Award: $500; Due date: 4/1

Montana PTA Scholarship
Child related field of study; MT resident; GPA 2.5; member or related to local PTA; Award:  $1,000; Due date:  4/1

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Must demonstrate financial need; must demonstrate participation in expanding civil rights, economic justice and international solidarity; Award: up to $6,000; Due date: 4/1

Helena College Bookstore Scholarship
$500 for books/supplies at the Helena College Bookstore.  See Financial Aid or Bookstore for details. Winner to be determined by random drawing.  Enter by 11/4

Student Senate Academic Merit
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 3.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  4/18

Student Senate Books and Supplies
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester: GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  4/18

Student Senate Community Involvement
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  4/18

Student Senate Financial Need
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  4/18

Student Senate for Computer
Currently enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award: $500; Due date: 4/18

Student Senate for Tools
Trades student enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  4/18

Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Incoming freshman or presently enrolled in college; must be current paid L&C County Farm Bureau member or immediate family of member; Award: $1000; Due date: 4/30

Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship
Any student enrolled in an undergrad degree program in spring, summer, or fall 2014. Award: $5000; Due date: 4/30

My Favorite Car Scholarship
Attending an accredited post secondary institution by fall of 2014; must enroll in degree seeking program; Award: $500; Due date: 4/30

Insureon Small Business Heroes Scholarship
Complete an essay on how small business work experience has inspired you; Award: $2,500; Due date: 4/30

Treacy Foundation Scholarship
Starting freshman or sophomore college students who are residents of MT, ID or ND; Award: $2000/yr renewable for 4 yrs; Due date: 5/1

ThanksUSA Scholarship Program
Children or spouses of of U.S. military service personnel; Award: varies; Due date: 5/15

Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship
Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program for fall 2015; Award: $500; Due date: 5/15

Scholarship Zone
Must be 18 years of age or older; U.S. resident; currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the next 3 months; Award: $10,000; Due date: 5/15

U.S. Bank Scholarship
Currently enrolled in college by 9/2015; U.S. citizen; application is online only; Award: 35 x $1,000; Due date: 5/29

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship
Must be attending undergraduate degree seeking program in fall 2014; must have contributed at least 100 hours of volunteer work over last 2 calendar years; Award: $500; Due date: 5/30

Textbooks For a Year
Open to attending college or university students 18 and older who are legal residents of the United States; Award: $1,250; Due date: 5/31

College Prowler No Essay Scholarship Rules
Enrolled or planning to enroll within 12 months; one entry per person per month; Award: $2000; Due date: Last day of each month

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship
Be between ages 17-24 on 9/1/2014; GPA: 2.5+; Award: $500; Due date: 6/1

Got A Spine Scholarship
Attending college no later than Oct. 2014; enrolled full-time; GPA: 2.5+; Award: $500; Due date: 6/2

Working Parents Job-Applicants.com Scholarship
Must be enrolled at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution or program, currently working, residential parent of at least one minor child, legal resident of the US; GPA: 3.0; Award: $1,000; Due date: 6/14

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
Currently enrolled for fall 2014; Award: $500; Due date: 6/15

2 Plus 2 Honor Scholarship
Must graduate with an associate degree from a 2-year campus of the Montana University System or a Montana Community College; GPA 3.4+; Award: 2 year tuition waiver at eligible school within the Montana University System; Due date:  6/30

Spokeo Connections Scholarship
Must be enrolled or attending to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year or two-year college or university, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent or two-year college or university, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the US; GPA 3.0; Award:  $1,000; Due date:  7/1

College Cognitive Weekly Scholarship
Any current or future student who has been accepted or is currently attending an accredited college; Award: $1,000; Due date: Every Monday

Bizshark Startup Scholarship
Enrolled or planning to attend fall 2014; majoring in business, management, accounting or related fields, however students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply; U.S. citizen; GPA: 3.0+; Award: $1000; Due date: 7/15

Tutor the People Scholarship
Be enrolled in accredited college as undergraduate; in good academic standing and have GPA: 3.0+; Award: $500; Due date: 7/31

Storage.com Scholarship Contest
Current students enrolled in college for the spring 2014 and again fall 2014; parents whose child will be attending or is currently enrolled in fall 2014; GPA: 2.5+; Award: $2,500; Due date: 7/31

DSL.com Scholarship
Current students enrolled in college for spring 2014 and again fall 2014; Award: $2,000; Due date: 8/10

American Fire Sprinkler Assoc. 2nd Chance School.
U.S. Citizen with a high school diploma/GED; not financial need based; Award: 5 x $1,000; Due date: 8/27

Nursing/Fire and Rescue Scholarships

Montana Gerontology Society Scholarship
Pursuing career in aging; enrolled ½ time or more; Award:  $1,000; Due date:  2/15

Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Scholarship
Pursuing a nursing degree re:  LT care; MT resident; GPA 3.0; will work in MT in LT care field; Award:  $1,000; Due date:  2/28

A Nurse I Am Scholarship
Enrolled in LVN/LPN, RN degree; watch nurses film “A Nurse I AM” available at website; 10 x $2,000; Due date: 3/1

Billings Clinic-Health Care Career Scholarship
Non-traditional nurse students or have completed >1/2 program; Traditional students in service area <1/2 pro complete; Award:  $500-$3,000; Due date:  3/31

Millie and Ken Hom Nursing Scholarship
Enrolled fulltime nursing; GPA 2.75; Eastern MT ties; financial need; completed/completing 1st year program; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  4/12

Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Currently enrolled in gerontology, long-term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing or sociology; Award: 5x $1000; Due date: 4/30

Central MT Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship
Resident Central MT (specific counties); completed 1st year college in health field or comparable work experience; Award:  varies; Due date: 5/1
 
Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
U.S. Citizen, nationals or lawful permanent residents, enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a professional nursing degree program at accredited school of nursing located in the U.S., begin classes no later than September 30th, free from any Federal judgment liens, free from existing service commitments, not delinquent on a Federal debt, requires a service commitment; Award: varies; Due date: 5/22.

Grosfield Nursing Scholarship
Currently enrolled in Nursing Program at Helena College; Award: $700; Due date: 7/1

Lacee Miller Scholarship
All current, 2nd year nursing students interested in becoming a CNA; Award: 2x$500; Due date: 7/1

Nurses in Recovery Scholarship
Must be a current Helena or Carroll College student, have at least one year of recovery from alcohol/drug addiction; accepted into the LPN/RN nursing program; Award: $250; Due date: 7/1

Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship
Current students in nursing degree program; GPA: 3.0+; legal U.S. resident; Award: $1000; Due date: 8/1

American Fire Sprinkler Assoc.2nd Chance School
U.S. Citizen with high school diploma/GED; Not financial need based; Award:  5 x $1,000; Due date:  8/27

Trades Scholarships

Boeing Access to Education Scholarship
Open to all current Helena College Trades students with preference given to students enrolled in aviation maintenance technology, computer aided manufacturing or machine tool technology, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, have interest in aerospace or cyber security careers; Award:  4 X $1,000; Due date:  9/15

Gene Haas Machine Technology Scholarship
Students enrolled in a machine technology program or closely related field; see application for further info; Award: $1,000-$2,500; Due date: Available until funds are exhausted

Student Senate for Tools
Trades student enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award:  $500; Due date:  11/4

Helena College Aviation Club Tool Scholarship
Degree/certificate seeking in 1st/2nd semester @ Helena College; minimum 1 semester remaining; GPA 3.0; must be enrolled in Aviation Program; Award:  $500; Due date:  11/4

Everett Potter Memorial Scholarship
Enrolled in Diesel program; Award: $500; Due date: 11/21

Charlie Taylor/Rosie the Riveter Scholarship
Student enrolled full-time in the Aviation Technology Program at Helena College; GPA 3.0; Award: varies;  Due date:  11/29 

Helena Valley Timing Association
Enrolled FT @ Helena College in specific trades programs; graduated HS or/resident of Montana; Award: varies; Due date: 11/29

Helicopter Foundation International
Aviation maintenance/technician student; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  11/30

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation
Numerous scholarships available to students entering manufacturing related fields; see website for various applications; Award: varies; Due date: 10/15 – 2/1

D. Fred and Marian L. Bovie Technical Scholarship
Full/part-time student pursuing an Associate’s degree in welding with a minimum GPA of 2.8; Award:  $2000; Due date:  2/15

American Welding Society
Enrolled in a welding-related program, high school diploma or a GED equivalent, must attend school in the US; Award: Varies; Due date: 3/1

Education Portal
Available to Drafting and Design degrees; Award: $500; Due date: 4/1

Joe Norrish Scholarship
Attend a MT based institution; pursuing a degree in construction management, design, or construction trades; Award:  2 x $1,000; Due date:  4/3

Student Senate for Tools
Trades student enrolled in at least 2nd semester; GPA 2.5; Award: $500; Due date: 4/18

Peter Nelson Trades Scholarship
Open to all current Helena College Trades students making satisfactory academic progress; Award: $600; Due date:  4/17

Harold Hamm Scholarship
Currently enrolled and soon to graduate in aviation Maintenance Technology at Helena College; submit essay; Award:  2 x $500; Due date:  4/17

Electrical Generating Systems Association
HS graduate; seeking career in on-site power generation industry; GPA 2.8; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  5/1

Montana Contractors’ Association Concrete Division Scholarship
Currently enrolled maintaining: GPA 2.5; Graduate of MT high school; Be a dependent of a MCACD member or a dependent of an employee of a member of MCACD; Award: $500; Due date:  5/7

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
Have a sincere interest in an automotive career; Award: varies; Due date: 5/30

Leavitt Machinery
Currently enrolled in degree seeking program; GPA: 3.0+; Award $500; Due date: 5/31

Global Lift Equipment Scholarship
Currently enrolled for fall 2014; Award: $500; Due date: 6/15

Lift Parts Express Scholarship
Between ages 16-21; attending fall 2014; GPA: 3.0+; Award $500; Due date: 6/30

Women's Opportunity & Minority Scholarships

P.E.O. Philanthropic Educational Org
Women; at least 24 months as nonstudent; Award:  $2,000; see financial aid for details

Soroptomist Intl. of Helena-Live Your Dream
Women with primary financial responsibility; financial need; accepted into college; Award:  $1,000; Due date:  11/15

Online Colleges Scholarships for Women
This link allows you to access scholarships for women in categories such as business, demographics, mothers, military veterans, low income and women's organizations; Award: varies; Due date: varies.
 

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers' Single Mother Scholarship
Must be a mother who is enrolled in college; maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; Award: $1,000; Due date: 12/5 

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
African American, Hispanic, or American Indian majoring in chemical sciences; GPA 3.0; financial need; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  3/1

Jeanette Rankin Women's Scholarship
Woman, age 35 or older; low income; pursuing technical, vocational or associate's degree; Award: varies; Due date: 3/1

MT Woman Foundation
Women 18 and up; Female MT resident for 3 years; Award: $500-$1,000; Due date: 3/15

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Native American
Undergraduate Native American females from MT reservation; FT enrollment; Award:  See financial aid for details. Due date: 4/4

Association on American Indian Affairs
FT Native students; US Tribe/some Canadian border tribes; Enrolled/or not formally enrolled in tribe; 1 application; Award: $1,500; Due date: 6/3

Patsy Takemoto Mink Education Foundation
Must be a woman, at least 17 yrs of age; a mother with minor child; pursuing associates degree; low-income; Award: Up to $5000; Due date: 8/1

Linda Miller Scholarship
Must be a woman age 25 or older; enrolled in a degree seeking program; Award: varies; Due date: 8/29

Business Scholarships

American Business Women Association Scholarship
MT resident of Lewis & Clark, Broadwater, or Jefferson County, Attending a MT college or university, Pursuing a business degree or other professional field of study, GPA 3.0; Award: $1,000; Due date: 3/31 (see financial aid for details)

Degree Directory Academic Business Scholarship
Pursuing bachelors degree in business; review:  academic history, extracurricular activities, employment history; Award:  $1,000; Due date:  4/1

Insureon Small Business Heroes Scholarship
Complete an essay on how small business work experience has inspired you; Award: $2,500; Due date: 4/30

Bizshark Startup Scholarship
Enrolled or planning to attend fall 2014; majoring in business, management, accounting or related fields, however students of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply; U.S. citizen; GPA: 3.0+; Award: $1000; Due date: 7/15

Disability Scholarships

National Federation of the Blind
Legally blind; living in USA; enrolled in accredited university/college; Award:  30 x $3,000-$12,000; Due date:  3/31

Nordmeier/Tafoya Western Area Power Administration
Planning to attend a MT college/university permanent disability-physical or mental, enrolled for at least 9 credits; Award:  4/4

Emil A. Honka Scholarship
Legally blind or serious vision loss; preference if completed 12+ credits; GPA 2.5; Award:  $1000; Due date: 5/30

JustWalkers Mobility Scholarship
Students with a mobility disability; GPA 3.0; Award: $1,000; Due date: 6/30

Science/Computer Scholarships

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
African American, Hispanic, or American Indian majoring chemical sciences; GPA 3.0; financial need; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  3/1

Education Portal
Available to computer science majors; Award: $500; Due date: 4/1

High School Scholarships

American Federal Savings Bank
Graduating senior of L&C, Broadwater, Jefferson, Gallatin, or Silver Bow County; GPA 3.0; Award:  varies $750-1500; Due date: 9/15

T. Eugene Young Scholarship
Incoming freshmen (current year high school graduates only); enrolled(ing) full-time (12+cr) at Helena College; FAFSA filed; financial need; MT resident; Award:  $1,000; Due date:  9/15

Software Providers Scholarship
HS or home school student who graduated or earned a GED between 8/1/2013 and 6/1/2014, who will enroll as a freshman for the fall of 2014; Award: $1,000; Due date: 9/30

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation
Numerous scholarships available to students entering manufacturing related fields; see website for various applications; Award:  varies; Due date:  10/15-2/1

Violet Richardson Award
Presented to young women between the ages of 14-17 who make the world a better place through their volunteer efforts; Award: $500 split equally between the winner and the charity of their choice; Due date: 12/1

The P.L.A.Y. Scholarship
Must be enrolled as full-time high school junior or senior; Award: $1000; Due date: 12/3

American Chemical Society Scholars Program
African American, Hispanic, or American Indian majoring chemical sciences; GPA 3.0; financial need; Award:  $2,500; Due date:  3/1

Mike Bullock Memorial
Senior at Helena, Townsend, Boulder, Lincoln, White Sulpher Springs, Augusta (PAL, Christian, Home) schools; GPA 2.5; Award: $500; Due date: 3/1

Angel Fund Scholarship
Graduating seniors at Capital High School, Helena High School or PAL who will be attending a MT college or university in the fall of 2015; Award: $1000-$1500; Due date: 3/2015

People Helping People
Be a graduating high school senior; live in specific MT counties; Award: $500; Due date: 4/1

American Fire Sprinkler Assoc. Scholarship
High school seniors enrolling in college/trade school fall after graduation; 10 x $2,000; Due date:  4/02

David Strong Memorial Scholarship
Graduate of the Access to Success Program druing the current academic year, enrolled full-time in a career and technical progrm at Helena College, must achieve a 2.5 GPA during college coursework, must complete their 2015-2016 FAFSA; Award: Two year tuition waiver; Due date: 4/3

Skills USA Awards (See high school instructor for details)
Tuition waivers to Helena College offered to 1st/2nd place winners of specific Skills USA Competitions; Award:  Helena College Tuition Waiver;  Due date:  4/15

Ford AAA Competition (see high school instructor for details)
Tuition waivers to Helena College offered to 1st place team of 2 for automated manufacturing completion; Award:  Helena College tuition waiver:  Due date:  4/15

Automated Manufacturing Competition (See High School Instructor for details)
Tuition waivers to Helena College offered to 1st place team of 2 for automated manufacturing completion; Award:  Helena College tuition waiver; Due date:  4/15

Horatio Alger Assoc. - Montana Scholarship Program 
MT high school senior planning to attend 1 of 5 UM-MT campuses this fall; GPA 2.0; Award:  50 x $10,000; Due date:  4/15

Peter Nelson Trades Scholarship for High School Students
Open to all current Helena College Trades students making satisfactory academic progress; Award: $600; Due date: 4/17

Lewis & Clark County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Incoming freshman or presently enrolled in college; must be current paid L&C County Farm Bureau member or immediate family of member; Award: $1000; Due date: 4/30

My Favorite Car Scholarship
Attending an accredited post secondary institution by fall of 2014; HS students who will graduate in 2014; must enroll in degree seeking program; Award: $500; Due date: 4/30

Treacy Foundation Scholarship
Starting freshman or sophomore college students who are residents of MT, ID or ND; Award: $2000/yr renewable for 4 yrs; Due date: 5/1

$1,000 Weekly Scholarship
At least 16 years of age; currently enrolled in high school; Award: $1,000; Due date: Weekly

Mission Creek Orthodontics Scholarship
HS Senior; must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program for fall 2014; Award: $500; Due date: 5/15

Scholarship Zone
Must be 18 years of age or older; U.S. resident; currently enrolled or planning to enroll in the next 3 months; Award: $10,000; Due date: 5/15

U.S. Bank Scholarship
HS seniors enrolled in college by 9/2014; U.S. citizen; application is online only; Award: 35x $1,000; Due date: 5/29

American Dream Scholarship
Must be enrolled as full-time high school juniors or seniors; Award: $1000; Due date: 5/30

Maple Leaf Dentistry Scholarship
HS Senior; must be attending undergraduate degree seeking program in fall 2014; must have contributed at least 100 hours of volunteer work over last 2 calendar years; Award: $500; Due date: 5/30

College Prowler No Essay Scholarship Rules
Enrolled or planning to enroll within 12 months; one entry per person per month; Award: $2000; Due date: Last day of each month

Odenza Vacations College Scholarship
Be between ages 17-24 on 9/1/2014; GPA: 2.5+; Award: $500; Due date: 6/1

College Cognitive Weekly Scholarship
Any current or future student who has been accepted or is currently attending an accredited college; Award: $1,000; Due date: Every Monday

Tutor the People Scholarship
Be enrolled in accredited HS in Senior year or as undergraduate in post-secondary institution; in good academic standing and have GPA: 3.0+; Award: $500; Due date: 7/31

Storage.com Scholarship Contest
High School senior enrolled in college for fall 2014 OR parent whose child will be attending or is currently enrolled in fall 2014; GPA: 2.5+; Award: $2,500; Due date: 7/31

DSL.com Scholarship
Current students enrolled in college for spring 2014 and again fall 2014; Award: $2,000; Due date: 8/10

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