New college student scholarship deadline: 11:59pm on April 15, 2022

Renewing college student scholarship deadline: 11:59pm on June 15, 2022

West Yellowstone Foundation 

New College Student Scholarship

Due 11:59pm on April 15, 2022

This is for high school students in the class of 2022.

 

The funds available for this scholarship are donated by the West Yellowstone Foundation, Siegel Family Scholarship Fund, Cross Charitable Foundation and other combined private donations and grants available each year.  Funds are designated to assist students with financial aid for an accredited: a) four or five year degree at a college or university, b) two year college degree, c) trade or vocational school degree/certificate program or d) online courses.

  • Up to $5,000 per year when funds are available

  • Scholarships can be renewed annually for a maximum of 4 years of higher education (or 5 if your specific degree requires it, documentation needed)

  • Students may defer an awarded scholarship for two years after graduation BUT are required to apply when they are still a high school graduating senior

  • Program must be completed within 6 years of high school graduation date

  • Full time status is defined as 30 credits earned during fall, spring, intersession and/or summer sessions that count towards the student's GPA

  • Any changes in your enrollment status requires communication in writing to the West Yellowstone Foundation (email: ed@wyfmt.org) as soon as possible after the change takes place (i.e. taking a year off, changing schools, disenrolling, etc.)

 

Eligibility:

  • Current West Yellowstone High School Senior 

  • Attended West Yellowstone School junior and senior year

  • 2.5 cumulative High School GPA with plans to attend a two-year college degree, trade, technical or vocational school

  • 3.0 cumulative High School GPA with plans to attend a four- or five-year college or university degree (OR 3.5 junior & senior year GPA proof required upon graduation)

  • Performed 40 hours community service (as verified by West Yellowstone School counselor)

Robinson Family Greatest Desire Award

Due 11:59pm on April 15, 2022

 

The funds available for this scholarship are donated by the Robinson Family.  The Purpose of this award is to recognize students who are frequently overlooked by the majority of scholarships. The youth we wish to recognize will have made impressive achievements during their high school careers, demonstrating personal goal setting, effort and determination which are not typically recognized by academic or athletic scholarships or awards. This group prefers to award to students with a “B” grade point average.  You do not need to continue with post-secondary education to apply for this award.

 

The purpose of this award is to assist in the realization of that goal.  What is your greatest desire? Dream and be creative.

  • Up to $2,000 for one Junior and one Senior

 

Eligibility:

  • Current West Yellowstone High School Junior or Senior 

  • Prefer students with a “B” average

Sabolsky & Siegel Families Book Award

New College Student Scholarship

Due 11:59pm on April 15, 2022

 

The funds available for this scholarship are donated by the Sabolsky and Siegel Families. The purpose of this award is to assist up to two first year college students, who have graduated from West Yellowstone High School, with the cost of books. In recognition and in support of this important next step in a student’s education, we recognize the difficulty in all things new; tuition, housing, food, books, etc. and have chosen to award a one-time amount to make this first year a little easier on families and students. Further, we wish to honor the Founder of the West Yellowstone Foundation, Arne Siegel, by having students write about his life’s statement. Arne loved and valued education, and we agree, so to honor his memory and to help youth to learn a little bit about giving back we have created this opportunity.

  • $250 each for two Seniors

 

Eligibility:

  • Current West Yellowstone High School Senior 

  • 2.5 cumulative High School GPA

Lilly Art Award

New College Student Scholarship

Due 11:59pm on April 15, 2022

 

The funds available for this scholarship are donated by the West Yellowstone Foundation's Lilly Art Scholarship Endowment in honor of Pat Lilly.  The purpose of this award is to recognize West Yellowstone students who have an interest and talent in the Arts. 

 

  • 2022’s award is estimated to be around $500

  • Scholarships will be awarded at the West Yellowstone High School graduation ceremony

 

Eligibility:

  • Current West Yellowstone High School Senior 

  • 2.75 cumulative High School GPA

  • An interest in the Arts

West Yellowstone Foundation

Renewing College Student Scholarship

Due 11:59pm on June 15, 2022

 

This scholarship is for current college students who have previously been awarded the West Yellowstone Foundation Scholarship.

 

The funds available for this scholarship are donated by the West Yellowstone Foundation, Siegel Family Scholarship Fund, Cross Charitable Foundation and other combined private donations and grants available each year.  Funds are designated to assist students with financial aid for an accredited: a) four or five year degree at a college or university, b) two year college degree, c) trade or vocational school degree/certificate program or d) online courses.

  • Up to $5,000 per year when funds are available

  • Scholarships can be renewed annually for a maximum of 4 years of higher education (or 5 if your specific degree requires it, documentation needed)

  • Program must be completed within 6 years of high school graduation date

  • Full time status is defined as 30 credits earned during fall, spring, intersession and/or summer sessions that count towards the student's GPA

  • Any changes in your enrollment status requires communication in writing to the West Yellowstone Foundation (email: ed@wyfmt.org) as soon as possible after the change takes place (i.e. taking a year off, changing schools, disenrolling, etc.)

 

Eligibility:

  • Awarded the West Yellowstone Foundation Scholarship when they graduated high school 

  • Earned 30 credits per school year during fall, spring, intersession and/or summer sessions that count towards a student's GPA

  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA for a four- or five-year degree or maintain a cumulative 2.5 or higher GPA for a 2-year degree/trade/Tech/Vocational school

  • Reapply every year

  • Communicate asap if you are planning a gap year

 

Probation:

  • If you have not maintained the eligibility criteria, please contact us at ed@wyfmt.org to see if you qualify for a probationary period.

scholarships offered by other organizations in our area:

Gallatin Conservation District

John Venhuizen Honorary Scholarship

The Gallatin Conservation District announces the availability of a $1000 scholarship in honor of long time Gallatin Conservation District board member and rancher, John Venhuizen. This scholarship is available to a graduate of the 2022 academic year from a Gallatin County High School or equivalent.

Due April 11, 2022

Montana State University

Each year, Montana State University offers millions of dollars in scholarship and financial aid to talented Montana freshmen who apply for admission. Learn more about various programs and opportunities for students on their website.

CommUNITY

West Outreach

The CommUNITY West Outreach scholarship is designed to provide assistance for the success of a West Yellowstone Student in their continuing education.  It is the goal of CWO to encourage the recipient to then give back to their communities by helping others in need, no matter their social, economic or cultural differences.  CWO promotes positive contributions and a circle of giving.

Due March 15, 2022

Reach Higher Montana

Qualifications vary widely resulting in scholarship eligibility for a diverse range of students.  Due dates vary, but are generally due March 1-15.

Fall River Electric

Over history, Fall River Electric Cooperative has helped hundreds of students gain access to higher education. Scholarships total $2,400.  Scholarships are available for high school seniors planning to attend college, and to those already enrolled in higher education. Students may apply for any of their four scholarship programs.

Due March 25, 2022

University of Montana

The University of Montana administers most scholarship funds through the UM Scholarship Portal. The portal is accessible to all incoming and continuing UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. 

First consideration is due March 1, 2022

Montana Community Foundation

Qualifications vary widely resulting in scholarship eligibility for a diverse range of students. For most scholarships, students can begin applying online January 1, with the closing date for applications being March 19. Scholarship awards generally range between $500 and $5,000, some of which are renewable for multiple years.

Due March 19, 2022

United Women's Group

Applications available with the West Yellowstone School Counselor.  

$1000 Art Scholarship

$1000 Creative Writing Scholarship