Scholarships for University and City College Students

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY BILLINGS
2015-2016 SCHOLARSHIPS

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Montana State University Billings Foundation is pleased to provide information regarding Montana State University Billings Scholarships

To be considered for all MSU Billings Scholarships, complete the MSU Billings Scholarship application located online before February 1.  Incoming freshman student scholarships will be awarded on an on-going basis beginning in December.  Priority will be given to those who apply by February 1.  For all other students, priority will be given to complete scholarship applications received by February 1.

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Chancellor's Excellence Awards

The Chancellor's Excellence Awards will be awarded each year to freshmen entering Montana State University Billings in September. Recipients receive $3,000 per academic year. Scholars who meet or exceed all renewal criteria may expect to have their awards renewed for four years for a maximum award of $12,000. In addition, recipients who plan to live in the residence halls their freshman year will receive a housing/dining waiver valued at approximately one-third of the total cost of their room and board.  To apply for the Chancellor's Excellence Awards, submit the scholarship application by January 15. The eligibility requirements and scholarship application are available online.

Scholarships Available

Annually, MSU Billings awards over $1.4 million in scholarships!  Check out all of the scholarships available, be aware of deadline dates, and apply!  In addition to applying for scholarships, we strongly encourage you to apply for Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA form, prior to March 1.

The scholarships listed in this publication have been awarded in previous years or are new scholarships.  A few awards may vary for the 2015-2016 academic year in the selection criteria, amount, and/or availability.  The listing is categorized as follows:  General Scholarships, scholarships for College of Allied Health Professions majors, scholarships for College of Arts & Sciences majors, scholarships for College of Business majors, scholarships for College of Education majors, scholarships for City College majors, scholarships for Graduate Students, and scholarships for Student Athletes.

NOTE: you do not need to apply for these scholarships individually unless otherwise indicated in the criteria.

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General Scholarships

Abrahamson Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  11 @ $3,500.  Definite financial need; must have and maintain at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; Montana or Wyoming resident; preference given to non-traditional students.

Hubert & Viola Abrams Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Dora & Charles Hout
 * Award:  $800.  Junior or senior in college; definite financial need; full-time enrolled student; 3.0 GPA or above; resident of eastern Montana.

Academic Support Center Demonstrated Potential Scholarship
* Award:  Varies.  Non-traditional student preferred; must have financial need; recipient must have successfully completed a developmental course within the last year (M065/090/095/098, WRIT095 or RD101; consideration given to students who work full- or part-time to support a family while in college, for students who have day-care aged children, or for students who have faced some other hardship in completing their education.

Jean Albus & Richard Gessling Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $475.  Preference given to non-traditional students with a disability that meets the Americans with Disability Act or to students who are single parents; available to students who are residents of or have graduated from a high school in the following counties: Big Horn, Carbon, Rosebud, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, or Yellowstone; definite financial need; 2.0 GPA or above, with preference given to students who are not normally entitled to scholarships based on achievement; recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester while receiving scholarship. 

Horatio Alger Scholarship Matching Awards
* Award:  Montana State University Bozeman will match one-to-one Horatio Alger Scholarships awarded to students attending any branch of Montana State University who are enrolled as full-time students in a baccalaureate degree program and are maintaining a 3.0 GPA. 

Anner Hughes Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $3,000.  Traditional or non-traditional student; financial need; part-time enrolled student preferred; recipient should be first person in family to graduate from college when they graduate; recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA or above.

ASMSUB Future Leaders Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  One scholarship available to a full-time student on the main campus and one scholarship available to a full-time student at the City College.  Currently enrolled students must be involved on campus and have potential for campus leadership; incoming freshman must have been involved in high school and have potential for campus involvement and leadership.  Recipients must have financial need and 2.0 GPA or above.  Student government members (senators, staff and E.C.) are not eligible for scholarships.  Recipients must participate in at least one campus clean-up and provide a letter at year-end describing their involvement on campus, how the scholarship affected them, and also their future plans for leadership and campus involvement. 

Badovinac Family Scholarships
 * Award:  number of scholarships available varies -- $5,000 each.  First preference will be given to students enrolled in a program of study at City College.  First priority given to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education in the months following their high school graduation; second priority is given to returning students who have graduated from rural public Montana high schools in earlier years; graduates of rural Montana high schools with fewer than 1,000 students are eligible; preference given to graduates of Roundup High School and other select schools, but graduates of all small, rural Montana schools are encouraged to apply; must be enrolled as full-time students.  Provided recipients remain in good standing (2.0 GPA or above) scholarships may be renewed for a second year.

Bieber Endowment for Students with Disabilities
 * Award:  $2,850.  Adults (18 and older) with a disability that meets the definition of the Americans with Disability Act; must have and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA or above.

Chet Blaylock Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $650.  Full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester; graduate of a Montana high school; Montana resident; high school GPA of 3.5 or above, university GPA of 3.25 or above; two letters of recommendation; student who shows "promise in chosen field".

Linda Bliler Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,000.  Traditional or non-traditional student; full- or part-time enrolled; 2.5 GPA or above; preference given to females.

Briggs Distributing Co., Inc./John & Claudia Decker Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  Up to $8,700 available.  Sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; traditional student preferred; financial need; full-time enrolled student.  Preference given to children of employees of Briggs Distributing Co., Inc.  Class status will be waived if applicant(s) are children of employees.

Jimmy R. Bromgard Scholarship Fund
 * Award:  Varies.  Fund will provide money for tuition, fees, and books for any person who was wrongly convicted of a crime in Montana and set free and who wishes to attend MSU Billings.

Carbon County Recognition Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500. One scholarship available to traditional student and one scholarship available to non-traditional student; Carbon county resident; Montana resident; financial need; full-time enrolled student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester; available to freshmen through seniors in college; traditional students must have a 3.0 high school GPA and must maintain a 3.0 college GPA while receiving scholarship; non-traditional student must have a high school diploma or GED and must maintain a 2.5 college GPA while receiving scholarship; traditional student must have letter of recommendation from high school counselor or high school teacher; non-traditional student must have letter of recommendation from community member.

Carbon-Stillwater Tavern Association Scholarship
* Award:  $500.  Resident of Carbon or Stillwater county; available to freshmen through graduate students; 2.5 GPA or above; must have financial need; may be enrolled as a full- or part-time student.

Bruce H. Carpenter Non-Traditional Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  Up to $3,800.  Non-traditional student; Montana resident; freshman in college; financial need; full-time student; up to three letters of recommendation.  First time enrolled freshmen must have at least a 3.0 GPA OR have an endorsement from a counselor or advisor.  Currently enrolled freshmen must have completed 15 semester hours or less of coursework at the post-secondary level and have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Up to three references must be submitted with on-line scholarship application.

Robert J. & Joan M. Carr Access Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $700.  Student with definite financial need; 2.5 GPA or above; full-time student.

Chancellor's Excellence Awards
 
 * Award:  $3,000/year for four years. Recipients who plan to live in the residence halls their freshman year will also receive a housing/dining waiver valued at approximately one-third of the total cost of their room and board. Interested students MUST complete the Chancellor’s Excellence Awards application available online at http://www.msubillings.edu/scholarships/ChancellorExcellence.htm. DEADLINE to submit applications is JANUARY 15.  Traditional or non-traditional entering freshman; enrolled full-time for a minimum of 15 credits per semester; 26 ACT or 1760 SAT; rank in top 10% of high school graduating class OR have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better; (applicants who are home school, charter high school, or G.E.D. graduates, or applicants who have been out of high school more than three years, must satisfy the ACT or SAT requirements listed above); evidence of leadership and a record of school/community service; three letters of recommendation.  Applicants must sign a declaration of intent to complete a four-year undergraduate degree conferred by MSU Billings and be enrolled in an MSU Billings bachelors’ degree program.  For more information please call the MSU Billings Foundation at (406) 657-2244 or (888) 430-6782.

Child Care Scholarships
 * Award: Number and amount of awards vary.  Contact ASMSUB, Room 213, Student Union Building for application and deadline dates; or call ASMSUB at 406-657-2365 or check out their website at http://www.msubillings.edu/childcare.

Collegiate License Plate Endowed Scholarships
 * Awards:  $500 or $1,000 scholarships (up to $13,000 available).  Recipients must have successfully completed a minimum of 15 semester credit hours at MSU Billings; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; preference given to full-time enrolled students; graduate students are eligible.

Jane Dahle Memorial Women’s Studies Scholarship
 * Award:  Number of awards varies, ranging in value from $100 to $250 per semester.  Available to female students who exhibit the potential and dedication to succeed; must have financial need.  For additional information and application contact Dr. Jennifer Lynn, Assistant Professor of History, at 406-657-2922 or via e-mail at jennifer.lynn1@msubillings.edu; or, Dr. Joy Honea, Associate Professor of Sociology, at 406-657-2996 or via e-mail at jhonea@msubillings.edu.

Betty Dunn Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $750.  Female student; financial need; full-time student; single parent.

Jorgen Egeland Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Available to students who are graduates of high schools from rural Montana communities with preference given to students who are graduates from high schools in Sheridan and Daniels Counties; sophomore or junior in college; 3.0 cumulative grade point average or above; financial need; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Lester & Cora Engdahl Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,250.  Preference given to graduates of Garfield County High School; scholarship available to incoming freshmen through seniors in college or graduate students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or vocational degree program; recipients must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA; preference will be given to students in need of financial assistance; traditional recipients must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits per semester; non-traditional students may be part-time with a minimum of 6 credits per semester; recipients should demonstrate the drive and ability to enroll and graduate in their chosen field; preference will be given to an incoming freshman.  If no incoming freshmen meet the above criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a previous recipient or upperclassman who meets the criteria. If no students from Garfield County qualify for scholarship, scholarship may be awarded to a student from McCone, Petroleum, Rosebud or Custer counties provided they meet the scholarship criteria.

Facilities Services Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Scholarships available to full-time employees of MSU Billings Facilities Services and immediate family members of full-time employees or retired employees of MSU Billings Facilities Services; recipients may be enrolled as full- or part-time students.

Dr. Joe W. Floyd and Barbara L. Noble Scholarship
 * Award: Scholarships will be awarded based on the number of credits for which each recipient plans to enroll: 6-8 credits=$1,500 scholarship; 9-11 credits=$2,000 scholarship; 12 or more credits = $2,500 scholarship.  A total of $9,500 will be available.  Single mother, head of household, who is responsible for the care of her dependent children; Montana resident; must be enrolled in a 4-year degree program; financial need; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; available to freshmen through seniors in college; provided funds are available and recipients remain in good standing (2.5 GPA or above), scholarships may be renewed for up to a total of four years.  The value of subsequent scholarships will be based on the number of credits for which the recipient enrolls and the availability of adequate funding.

Food Services of America – Thomas J. Stewart Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $500.  Preference given to non-traditional students; preference given to students enrolled in a business curriculum or to students with some type of agriculture background; financial need; must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Frank Family Scholarship
* Award:  $1,000.  Female; non-traditional student; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 3.0 GPA or above; full- or part-time enrolled student; financial need may be considered, but is not deciding factor in awarding scholarship.

Edna Frost Bookstore Scholarship
 * Award:  Two awards, each covering up to $5,470 for tuition and fees for the academic year.  One male and one female recipient; 3.0 GPA or above; financial need; Montana resident; must have completed two semesters as a full-time student at MSU Billings; full-time student.

George H. Gloege & Randall G. Gloege Endowed Scholarship for Students Actively Interested in Protecting the Environment
 * Award:  $570.  Applicants must be actively advocating for the environment; must have taken at least one course having connection to the environment; preference given to students completing an upper division course; 2.5 GPA.  Interested students must complete the Gloege Scholarship Application available at the MSUB Foundation or contact Dr. Lisa Kemmerer, Professor of Philosophy, at lkemmerer@msubillings.edu.  Deadline to submit application is November 1st.  Scholarship will be disbursed spring semester. 

John F. and Winifred M. Griffith Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  3 awards, each covering up to $7,000 for tuition, fees & instructional supplies for the academic year.  Full-time enrolled student; sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student; 3.0 cumulative GPA with at least a 3.25 GPA in major field of study; recipient must demonstrate academic and leadership potential; students enrolled at the City College or who are majoring in theatre are not eligible for scholarship; students must not be on academic or disciplinary probation.  Students receiving the scholarship are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship by annually reapplying.  Renewal recipients will receive preference as long as the student shows progress towards their degree and improves their GPA in their chosen discipline.

Walter B. & Barbara J. Gulick Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $600.  Scholarship funding for an upper division Honors Program student involved in an upper division research project (typically a year-long project).  Contact the Director of the Honors Program at (406) 657-2908 for application and selection process.

Sue Hart Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $675.  Female, 2.5 GPA or above; financial need.

David & Barbara Hawkins Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $325.  Employee, spouse, or child of employee of Treasure State Electric, Premier Realty, Inc., or LAIS Development; 2.0 GPA or above; full- or part-time student.

The Haynes Foundation Scholarships
 
* Award:  30 @ $2,000.  Undergraduate student; graduate of an accredited Montana high school; Montana resident; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester; 3.5 GPA; financial need.  Incoming freshmen must also have a 23 ACT or 1590 SAT score and must be enrolled in a 4-year degree program.  Based on scholarship funding, past recipients will be given first consideration for scholarship awards.  Scholarships are not available to music or music education majors or student athletes receiving any type of athletic scholarship as a result of their participation in an intercollegiate sport.

Hearst Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $400.  Recipient must be of Hispanic decent; full- or part-time student with preference given to full-time; 2.5 GPA or above; evidence of community or extracurricular involvement; available to freshmen through seniors in college.

Heisey Foundation Scholarships
 
* Award:  Varies.  Scholarships awarded to students who have graduated from specific high schools in north central Montana to include:  Augusta, Belt, Browning, C.M. Russell, Cascade, Centerville/Sand Coulee, Central Catholic, Choteau, Conrad, Cut Bank, Dutton/Brady, Fairfield, Fort Benton, Geraldine, Great Falls High, Highwood, Lincoln High, Montana School for the Deaf and Blind, Paris Gibson Education Center, Power, Shelby, Simms/Sun River, Sunburst/North Toole County, and Valier High Schools; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; selection based on those who will receive the most benefit from the scholarship.

Homesteader's Scholarship
 * Award:  4 @ $2,000 and 2 @ $1,000.  $2,000 recipients must be graduates of a high school in Petroleum County; traditional or non-traditional students; freshmen through seniors in college; high school GPA of 2.0 or university GPA of 2.5; full-time student; definite financial need.  $1,000 recipients must be graduates of a high school in Garfield County; traditional or non-traditional students; freshmen through seniors in college; high school GPA of 2.0 or university GPA of 2.5; full-time student; definite financial need.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local 240 Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $750.  Preference given to theatre majors; junior or senior in college; financial need; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to IATSE members, their family and/or spouses provided they meet the above criteria.  Recipients may be enrolled as a full- or part-time student. 

"Hardy" Kindler Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  3 @ $1,000.  Eastern Montana or Northern Wyoming resident; male; sophomore or above; full-time student; 3.0 GPA; financial need.

Curt Kochner Endowed Scholarship for Student Leaders
 * Award:  $1,550. Sophomore or above in college; 2.5 GPA or above; full-time student; recipient must have demonstrated significant student leadership in campus involvement (i.e. Student Senate, Residence Halls, Community Involvement, etc.).

Brynn & Kara McDonald Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,350.  Incoming freshmen in college who might not otherwise be able to attend MSUB due to financial hardship.  Students must demonstrate potential to be successful in college; must have at least a 2.5 high school GPA OR have at least a 22 composite ACT score or 1530 SAT score.

McMullen Golden Years Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,100.  Incoming freshman; Montana resident; 3.5 GPA; financial need; full-time student.

Metz Family Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $690.  Non-traditional student; must have financial need; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; full- or part-time enrolled student.

Marilynn F. Miller Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,600.  Available to full- or part-time, traditional or non-traditional students; must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA; must have financial need; preference will be given to first-generation college students pursuing either a two-year or four-year degree.  If there are numerous students who meet all the above criteria, students from the Hi-line will receive first consideration.

Carter & Betsy Mollgaard Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $385.  Scholarships available to students who are residents of or have graduated from high schools in the following eastern Montana counties:  Custer, Rosebud, Treasure, Garfield, McCone, Richland, Wibaux, Dawson, Prairie, Fallon, Carter, & Powder River; must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA.  Provided recipients remain in good standing (2.5 GPA or above) and funds are available, scholarships may be renewed for a second year to City College recipients and up to three additional years to main campus recipients.

Montana Center for Inclusive Education Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
 * Award:  8 undergraduate @ $1,000; 2 graduate @ $1,000.  Available to students with a disability that meets the definition of the Americans with Disability Act and is registered with MSUB Disability Support Services; Montana resident; 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.25 graduate GPA; must have unmet financial need; available to full- or part-time enrolled students.

Morningstar Non-Traditional Endowed Scholarships
 * Award:  5 @ $700.  Madison and/or Ruby Valley residents given preference; must be a graduate of a Montana high school; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; part- or full-time student; non-traditional student; student enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or vocational degree program.

Morningstar Traditional Endowed Scholarships
 * Award:  4 @ $1,000.  Graduates of high schools in Madison County (includes Sheridan, Twin Bridges, Ennis, & Harrison) given preference; graduate of a Montana high school; Montana resident; incoming freshman in college; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time student; student enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or vocational degree program.

MSU Billings Alumni Association Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000/year for 4-years to main campus recipient; $1,000/year for 2-years to City College recipient.  Recipient must be related to an alumnus of MSU Billings (EMC); incoming freshman in college; graduate of an accredited high school; full-time enrolled student; financial need; evidence of leadership, community service, and scholarship ability; written statement of personal/educational goals and objectives; minimum of three letters of recommendation; main campus recipient must be working toward a B.A./B.S. degree program; City College recipient must be enrolled in an A.A./A.A.S. program of study.  First time enrolled freshman on the main MSUB campus must have one of the following:  3.5 cumulative GPA, rank in top 10% of high school graduating class, OR have an ACT score of 26 or better/SAT score of 1760 or better.  Continuing freshman must have a 3.5 GPA or above and must have earned 15 semester credits or less to apply.  First time enrolled freshman at the City College must have one of the following:  3.0 cumulative GPA OR have an ACT score of 22 or better/SAT score of 1030 or better.  Continuing freshman must have a 3.0 GPA or above and must have earned 15 semester credits or less to apply. 

MSU Billings Foundation General Scholarship
* Award:  5 @ $1,500.  Freshman through graduate students (one scholarship awarded to each grade level); 3.0 GPA or above; full-time students.

MSU Billings Foundation Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,350.  Incoming freshman; preference given to full-time enrolled students; 2.5 GPA or above.

MSU Billings Recognition Endowed Scholarships
 * Award:  Number of awards varies, ranging in value from $500 to $1,500 (Up to $8,500 available). Scholarships awarded to any student enrolled at MSU Billings who exhibits the potential and dedication to succeed; available to freshmen through seniors in college; 2.5 GPA must be maintained.

MSU Billings Retiree Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  up to $1,000.  Undergraduate student; financial need; 3.25 cumulative GPA or above; enrolled for at least 9 credits per semester; preference will be given to children, grandchildren, or legal ward of retired employees of MSU Billings (or predecessor entity, including City College) or the MSU Billings Foundation.

MSU Billings University Women Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  up to $1,000 available.  Relative of a MSU Billings faculty member.  If no relative of a MSU Billings faculty applies for scholarships, then employees of MSU Billings and employees of MSU Billings Foundation who are at least .50 FTE as defined by the employer and taking at least six credit hours per semester may be considered.  (Relative is defined as spouse, children, niece, nephew, and grandchildren.)

New Montanan Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $450.  Available to non-resident students; must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA; available to freshmen through seniors in college.

Nicholson Single Parent Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,250.  Single parent; must have and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 

Annetta Nielsen/Grace Leuthold – Chapter E, P.E.O. Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $740.  Female student; junior or senior in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

Krystal & Franklin H. Noble Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $550.  Montana resident; incoming freshman; graduate of public high school in the Flathead Valley area including Flathead Valley, Glacier, Big Fork, Columbia Falls, and Whitefish; minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75; ACT composite score of 22 or an SAT combined score of 1530; preference will be given to students who demonstrate significant involvement, during high school, in civic engagement, community service activities, leadership activities, and programs of academic excellence.  Three letters of recommendation are required – at least one must be from a high school counselor/administrator and one from a high school teacher. If no freshman apply for the scholarship, upperclassman who graduated high school from the Flathead Valley, have a 2.75 GPA, and have demonstrated significant involvement will be eligible for the scholarship.

Non-Traditional Undergraduate Student Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Non-traditional undergraduate student; 2.5 GPA or above; preference given to students with financial need.

Office of International Studies Global Leadership Endowed Scholarship
* Award: Up to $2,900.  Available to international, undergraduate students in good standing on an F-1 visa; must be enrolled as a full-time student; must have successfully completed one semester at MSUB; must have at least a 3.0 institution GPA or above; IELP students are eligible for the scholarship after they have successfully completed one semester of undergraduate classes; financial need is a factor.  Applicants must submit the MSUB on-line scholarship application AND must also submit an additional, two-page essay detailing how they will use their experience at MSUB to further global understanding between their home countries and Montana.  Additional essay must be submitted directly to the MSUB Office of International Studies.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Transfer student from Miles Community College; 3.25 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; one letter of recommendation must be from Phi Theta Kappa advisor.
Jean King Rahn Memorial, P.E.O. Chapter E Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $725.  Female student; junior or senior in college; 3.5 GPA or above; financial need; full-time student.

Red Lodge Lions Club Scholarship
 * Award:  $500. Non-traditional student; resident of Carbon County; additional criteria to be determined by Red Lodge Lions Club.

Rocky Mountain Bank Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  Up to $2,150.  Financial need; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; preference will be given to employees, or the spouses or children of employees, of Rocky Mountain Bank who also meet the first two criteria; preference will also be given to applicants from Rocky Mountain Bank’s local markets who meet first two criteria.  Rocky Mountain Bank’s local markets include:  Kalispell, Bigfork, Plains, Stevensville, Whitehall, Bozeman, Plentywood, and Billings.

Mike Ross Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  1 @ $2,800 and 1 @ $1,500.  Sophomore or above in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; preference given to the employees and family members of employees of HDA Management.

Ronald P. Sexton Endowed Scholarship
* Award: $1,950.  Available to freshmen or above in college; financial need; 2.5 GPA or above; available to full- or part-time students; must be working toward a B.A./B.S. or A.A./A.A.S. degree program.

Ellen Shields Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $6,000 per year for four years.  Incoming freshman; available to a student with economic need who is not normally entitled to scholarships provided by the larger companies based on achievement; 2.5 cumulative GPA; traditional or non-traditional student; full-time enrolled; must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program. 

Debra Dee Siegle Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $480.  Available to students who are coming out of foster care.  Preference will be given to incoming freshmen in college; must have financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Stockman Bank Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
* Award: 2 @ $1,500. One scholarship for a female and one scholarship for a male; traditional or non-traditional students; full-time or part-time enrolled students; financial need; 2.5 GPA or above required; Montana resident; students must exhibit a strong work ethic through full or part time employment; special consideration to students who have overcome unique or special challenges.

Student Opportunities Services Scholarship
* Award: $500. Must have participated in or are currently involved with SOS/TRIO; 2.5 GPA or above.

Kassandra Thompson-Christopherson Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,050.  Scholarship available to students who have received a GED; must be enrolled as a full-time student; must maintain a 3.0 college GPA.

Tractor & Equipment Company Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  Up to $1,400.  Employee, spouse, or child of employee of Tractor & Equipment Company; full-time student; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above.

Trustees Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $850.  Financial need; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to part-time enrolled students.

Jane F. Vaughan Endowed Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
 * Award:  2 @ $4,450.  Non-traditional student; full-time enrolled student; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference may be given to students with definite financial need; preference may be given to students seeking a degree with a Teaching Certificate option (this criterion does not restrict the scholarship to students who plan to teach, but would give special consideration to those students).

John C. & Helen E. Voelker Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $245.  Available to past or present employees, or children or spouse of present employee, of Westpark Village Retirement Center with at least one year of satisfactory work experience; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time student.  If several students meet the above criteria, preference will be given to science majors and/or underclassman. If no applicants are past or present employees of Westpark Village Retirement Center, the scholarship may be awarded to a student who is working at a different retirement home who meets the remaining scholarship criteria.

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship
 * Award:  4 @ $2,500.  Montana resident; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; may be part-time or full-time students with a goal to complete an Associate, Undergraduate, or Graduate degree.

John Weinschrott Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  7 @ $1,500.  Incoming freshman in college; eastern Montana resident; 3.5 GPA or above; full-time student; participation in extracurricular activities is a factor.  Applicants from Fallon County (Plevna, Baker, Ekalaka, Willard, or Webster) will receive first consideration provided all criteria are met.

Wells Fargo Bank Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  2 @ $600.  One scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman in college and one scholarship awarded to a currently enrolled student; Montana resident; 3.5 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student.

Westmoreland Coal Company and Penn Virginia Corporation Foundation Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  up to $3,000.  Preference given to children, step-children, or legally adopted children of an active, retired or deceased employee of WCC or PVA residing in the following counties:  Westmoreland Coal Company – Montana: Big Horn, Richland, Rosebud, Yellowstone; Colorado: El Paso; North Dakota: Mercer, Oliver; Texas: Freestone, Leon, Limestone; Virginia: Albermarle, Wise.  Westmoreland Energy, LLC - North Carolina: Halifax.  Penn Virginia Oil & Gas Corporation - Kentucky: Harlan, Martin, Pike; Virginia: Lee, Scott; West Virginia: Boone, Kanawha, Logan, Raleigh, Wayne, Wyoming.  Preference given to students seeking a major or minor in Applied Science, Business Administration, Earth Science, Environmental Studies, General Science, or Native American Studies; must have financial need; must be full-time students; must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Wine Festival Recognition Scholarships
 * Awards:  Range in value from $500 to $3,000 ($48,000 available).  Freshman or above in college; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to full-time enrolled students.

Rev. Kim Woeste – United Campus Ministry Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $485.  Available to students involved in MSUB United Campus Ministry; 2.65 GPA or above; financial need is not a factor but can be considered in the selection process.

Walter E. & Esther M. Woods Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $900.  Preference given to graduates of Saco High School; incoming freshman in college; 3.25 GPA or above preferred; financial need; participation in extracurricular activities is a factor; full-time student.  If no incoming freshman applies or is eligible, the award may be awarded to an upperclassman who is a graduate of Saco High School.  In the event no students from Saco High School apply or are eligible for the scholarship, graduates of high schools in Hinsdale, Malta, or Whitewater who meet the remaining criteria will be considered. 

Zonta Club of Billings Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,000.  Yellowstone county resident; female; non-traditional student; 3.25 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time student.

College of Allied Health Professions majors

Harold S. Alterowitz Academic Excellence Award
 * Award:  $300.  HPE major.  Must be a graduating senior at MSU Billings, and must have attended MSU Billings for at least the last two years before graduation.  Must have highest GPA of all HPE majors graduating in the year the award is being given.  No award will be given if highest GPA is below the honors level.  In odd numbered years, award will be given to a female and in even numbered years to a male. If, in a given year, the male or female recipient is not qualified, the award will be given to that member of the opposite sex who is qualified.  The award will be given to that student certified by the MSU Billings Registrar as fulfilling the above requirements and will be presented at the College of Allied Health Professions Spring Convocation.

Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship
* Award: Varies. Undergraduate student; financial need; full-time student; available to humanities and social sciences majors to include the following majors: Art, Communication Arts, English, Public Relations, Spanish, Music, Environmental Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Human Services; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.

C. Rockne Copple Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Graduate student; must have Degree Candidacy status; must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 and a desirable undergraduate record; enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits fall and spring semester; three letters of reference with application; available to students working towards a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or School Counseling. 

Jane Ferguson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $700. Resident of Carbon County or graduate of high school in Carbon County; student pursing a degree program in health, science, environmental studies, or education; financial need may be considered.

Gregg & Marcia Hafner Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  Available to freshmen through graduate students; must have and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA; full-time enrolled student; must have financial need; available to students majoring in human services, education, or special education; preference given to students who are Montana residents. 

Health & Human Performance & Promotion Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Dr. Ernesto A. Randolfi
 * Award:  up to $1,650.  Health and Human Performance major; sophomore, junior or senior in college; must have and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA; full-time enrolled student; preference will be given to students involved in the Health and Human Performance profession (e.g. association’s membership, community service, work experience) and in the Department of HHP.

Connie Lough Memorial Scholarship
* Award:  $500; Non-traditional student; social services major; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; preference given to full-time enrolled students and students who have community service/volunteer background.

Montana Association for Rehabilitation Academic Scholarship
* Award:  $1,000.  Available to graduate students working towards a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling program; must be an active student member of the Montana Association for Rehabilitation; must be enrolled for 6 or more credits; Montana resident; must have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least one semester of graduate work (9 or more semester hours); 3.0 GPA or higher in completed graduate work; must have filed and accepted Plan of Study in Rehabilitation Counseling Master’s Program; must exhibit philosophy of rehabilitation and demonstrate significant concern for the life, environment and independence of persons with disabilities; must not be a recipient of the Rehabilitation Services Administration Academic Scholarship that is paying for all tuition, books and fees.

Sharon C. Murphy Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500. Available to graduate students working towards a M.S. in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling and undergraduate students working toward a B.S. in Rehabilitation & Related Services; graduate students must have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA, undergraduate students must have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA; full-time enrolled student.  Students who demonstrate service to the campus or community will receive preference in the selection process.

Opportunity Scholarship for College of Allied Health Professions
 * Award:  $950.  College of Allied Health Professions major; preference given to non-traditional part-time enrolled students; must have financial need; recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA or above.

John R. Rhine Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $640.  Student working toward a degree in Health Administration with preference given to graduate students working toward a Master’s Degree in Health Administration; Montana resident; full-time enrolled student; financial need may be considered; preference given to non-traditional students.

John Self Rehabilitation Counseling Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,250.  Available to a graduate student working towards a M.S. in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling or a human services field and/or an undergraduate student working towards a B.S. in Rehabilitation & Related Services or a human services field; graduate GPA of 3.75 or undergraduate GPA of 3.0; full-time student; Plan of Study must be approved for graduate students.

The Elaine Marie Smith Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Available to graduate students working towards a M.S. in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling.  If no Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling majors are eligible, a student working towards a M.S. in Special Education will be considered. U.S. Citizen; graduate student -- recipient must have completed one year of study or have candidacy for graduate program approved through an accepted Plan of Study; 3.0 GPA or above; participation in activities pertaining to field of study is a factor; full-time student; financial need.  Scholarship will be disbursed fall and spring semester.

College of Arts & Sciences majors

Eric Robert Anderson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,250.  Recipient must be a dues-paying member of Art Students League and a declared Art major; GPA for the four previous semesters of enrollment (secondary, post-secondary, or a combination of the two) must be a 3.0 or higher; student must be enrolled as a full-time student for the following fall semester as the awards will be presented at the Student Independent Show each April.  Interested students must submit the following materials in a clearly marked manila envelope indicating the applicant’s name and “Eric Robert Anderson Memorial Scholarship Application”, along with all of the requirements listed below, to the MSU Billings Art Department.   (1) a resume and artist’s statement; (2) a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation, at least one from a faculty member; (3) a minimum of five digital images of five separate works on CD.  Digital format images must be saved as best quality .jpg, no larger than 2MB.  All application materials must be turned in directly to the Art Department located in the Liberal Arts Building, room 100.  Scholarship application deadline is February 1.

Walter & Elaine Anderson Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  2 @ $1,800.  Graduate of a Montana high school or Montana home school; Elementary or Secondary Education major; 3.0 GPA or above; sophomore in college.  Provided the recipient reapplies for scholarships each year and maintains the criteria, the scholarship will remain with the same student for their junior and senior year in college.

Art Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  Art major; must be a currently enrolled full-time student; 2.75 GPA or above.  Applicants must submit five .jpg images of their art work on CD directly to the Art Department located in the Liberal Arts Building, room 100. 

Charles Beardsley Endowed Art Scholarship
 * Award: $500.  Art major; must be a currently enrolled full-time student; 2.75 GPA or above.  Applicants must submit five .jpg images of their art work on CD directly to the Art Department located in the Liberal Arts Building, room 100.

Charles Beardsley Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship Fund
 
 * Award:  19 @ $1,500.  Scholarships are available to students with a major in Art or Music, or a minor in Native American Studies; recipients must have a high school or university GPA of at least 3.0 and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above while receiving the scholarship; must be a full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester; available to freshmen through seniors in college.  Provided recipients continue to meet the scholarship criteria, scholarship may be renewed for additional years.

The Berg Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,050.  Preference given to residents of a Montana community east of Billings with a population of less than 50,000; major OR minor in humanities area to include English, Philosophy or History; minimum of 3.0 GPA over the past two semesters of college or upon high school graduation; full-time enrolled student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester; traditional student as defined as a student between 18 and 22 years of age; definite financial need; available to freshmen through seniors in college.

Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship
* Award: Varies. Undergraduate student; financial need; full-time student; available to humanities and social sciences majors to include the following majors: Art, Communication Arts, English, Public Relations, Spanish, Music, Environmental Studies, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Human Services; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.

Kathryn A. Carpenter Endowed Scholarship in English
 * Award:  $425.  English major; junior or senior in college; 3.2 GPA or above; full-time student; Montana resident; preference given to student who plans to attend graduate school for an eventual teaching career at the University level.

Chefs & Cooks of Montana – Jimmy DeVerniero Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  Student enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program of study at the City College or student enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. degree program in the College of Business or College of Arts & Sciences; full-time undergraduate student enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester credits; definite financial need; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; preference will be given to students interested in, or actively working with, the restaurant/hospitality industry; applicants must include a statement in their scholarship essay identifying need, importance, and how scholarship money will be used.

Chefs & Cooks of Montana – Dr. Aaron Small Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  Student enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program of study at the City College or student enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. degree program in the College of Business or College of Arts & Sciences; full-time undergraduate student enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester credits; definite financial need; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; preference will be given to students interested in, or actively working with, the restaurant/hospitality industry; applicants must include a statement in their scholarship essay identifying need, importance, and how scholarship money will be used.

College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Excellence Award Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  College of Arts & Sciences major; junior or senior in college; 3.4 GPA in major area; 3.2 cumulative GPA; full-time enrolled student.

E. Lyle Cooper Memorial Endowed Scholarship in English
 * Award:  $950.  English major; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 3.25 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time student.

Steve & Jennifer Corning Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,300. English major; 3.5 GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Ben Gloege
 * Award:  $540. Recipients must have upper division status; candidates should have taken at least two (2) creative writing courses at MSU Billings; judgments will be made in relation to quality of student’s creative writing work.  Creative Writing staff will select recipient in March; students are not required to submit a scholarship application or portfolio to be considered for the scholarship.

Dorothea Cromley Piano Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $2,000. Available to a declared B.A. in music major with applied piano major instrument; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Daniels-Ille Family History Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $725.  History major; available to freshmen through seniors in college; full- or part-time enrolled student; Montana resident; high school GPA of at least 2.5 or college GPA of at least 3.0.  Scholarship is renewable to recipient for up to four academic years provided they continue to meet the major and GPA requirements.  Recipients do not need to submit an annual scholarship application to be considered for renewal.

David & Chubbins Davison Mathematics Education Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $800.  Available to Elementary Education majors specializing in mathematics. If no qualified elementary majors specializing in math apply for scholarships, the scholarship may be awarded to a secondary math teaching major. Available to juniors or seniors that have been admitted to teacher education; financial need may be taken into consideration if candidates are equally qualified; must have and maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA; must be enrolled as a full-time student except during student teaching semester.

Mike Dimich Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $875.  Montana resident; 3.5 GPA or above; traditional or non-traditional student; financial need; student interested in the medical field with a declared major or program of study in biology, chemistry and nursing; full-time student (unless nursing student with other obligations).

Nicole A. Emmett Scholarship for Women in Political Science
* Award:  $500.  Female; political science, history, or modern languages major with professional interest in Arabic, Middle East Studies, Politics, or Foreign Policy with preference given to students studying Arabic; junior or senior in college; Montana or Wyoming resident; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; preference given to students with financial need, to traditional students, and to students with professional aspirations of working in government, international NGOs, etc.

Energy Laboratories Chemistry Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $2,150.  Chemistry major given 1st preference - will consider science majors with a chemistry minor; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 3.0 GPA or above (negotiable depending on student's qualifications); full-time student.

Exchange Clubs of Billings Healing Field Endowed Scholarship
* Award: $445.  Student enrolled and accepted in the Paramedic or Fire Science programs at the City College; financial need; 2.0 GPA or above; if there are no qualified applicants in paramedic or fire science programs, consideration will be given to Criminal Justice majors on the main campus.

ExxonMobil Scholarship Program in Mathematics and Science Education
 * Award:  2 @ $1,900.  Available to freshmen through seniors in college; recipient must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or college GPA of 3.25; must be a math/science major with a teaching certificate option or an elementary education major specializing in math/science; Montana resident; full-time enrolled student; must maintain a college GPA of 3.25.  Transfer students in math/science or elementary education majors will receive first priority consideration for the scholarship award. 

Jane Ferguson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $700. Resident of Carbon County or graduate of high school in Carbon County; student pursing a degree program in health, science, environmental studies, or education; financial need may be considered.

Russell Foreman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,200.  Available to juniors or seniors majoring in Psychology or graduate students working towards a master’s degree in Psychology or School Counseling; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to students who demonstrate service to the campus or community.

Willard E. Fraser Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $900.  History major; must be senior status while receiving award; applicant concerned with the broad interests which motivated Willard's life (such as public service, love of country, style & "Pizzazz"); 2.5 GPA or above; full-time student.

Nan & Ben Friesen Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $3,150. English education major; Montana resident; traditional female student with good moral character; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; 3.4 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; financial need.  Students receiving the scholarship are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship by annually reapplying.  Renewal recipients will receive preference as long as they show progress towards their degree.

L. R. Gajewski Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,250.  Music major; junior or senior in college; must have and maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA; student must have passed upper divisionals (must have both years of theory and both years of aural skills); recipient must be in band the entire year while receiving the scholarship; full-time enrolled student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester; financial need is not a factor; available to residents and non-residents of Montana; scholarship may not be re-awarded to the same recipient.

Guthals Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Female; available to students who plan to teach, with preference given to students majoring in math or science with a teaching certificate option; must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.

Mark Henckel Memorial, Walleyes Forever of Billings Scholarship
* Award:  2 @ $1,000.  Biology major, must be from the Billings or surrounding area; junior or senior in college; 3.0 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

High Tech Construction Endowed Scholarship

Hole Nursing Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,750.  Nursing student; Montana resident; 3.0 GPA; full-time enrolled student; if two or more students qualify for the scholarship, preference will be given to the student with the most financial need.

Jane L. Howell Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $500.  Female; physical science major or math major with a physics minor; 3.0 GPA or above; must have financial need; preference given to full-time students, part-time students may be considered.

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Union Local 240 Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $750.  Preference given to theatre majors; junior or senior in college; financial need; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to IATSE members, their family and/or spouses provided they meet the above criteria.  Recipients may be enrolled as a full- or part-time student. 

Terry C. Johnston Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $550.  History major; junior or senior in college; 3.0 GPA or above; preference given to non-traditional students; preference given to part-time students enrolled for 6 to 9 credits per semester.

R. A. Jones Family Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,500.  Available to nursing, medical technician, or biology majors; Montana residents preferred; female; preference given to single parents or children of single parents; non-traditional student preferred; recipients must be a junior or senior on the main campus OR a sophomore at the City College; must have definite financial need; may be enrolled as a full- or part-time student; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.

Jim & DeeDee Jussila Art Scholarship
 * Award: $500. Art major; Montana or Wyoming resident; full-time enrolled student; financial need; traditional student.

Neil Jussila Endowed Scholarship
* Award: $800. Single mother raising children in her home; junior or senior in college; 3.25 GPA or above; math, science, or nursing major with preference given to students who plan to go on to medical school or become a nurse practitioner.

Tasneem & Shafiq Khaleel Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,000. Science major; sophomore or junior in college while receiving scholarship; 3.5 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student.  Scholarship is renewable to the sophomore recipient for a second year provided they reapply for the scholarship and continue to maintain the criteria for the scholarship.

Ruth Hveem Kronmiller Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,650.  Student who has declared a major in the College of Arts & Sciences or a program of study at the City College; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; Montana resident; full-time student; 3.0 GPA.

Roger Larsen, Walleyes Unlimited of Montana - Billings Chapter, Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Biology major; senior in college (juniors may be considered); resident of Yellowstone, Big Horn, Carbon, Stillwater, or Musselshell counties; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Gail L. Maryott Music Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  6 @ $1,000.  Music major; financial need; 3.25 GPA or above; available to freshmen through seniors in college; full-time student.

Math Faculty Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $780.  Math major; must be at least a sophomore to apply for scholarship; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Rob McCarvel Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Science major; senior in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA; financial need; full-time student.

Hilda and Harold McCleave Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,600.  History major; 3.0 GPA or above; senior in college; full-time student.

Bruce Meyers Memorial English Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  Up to $1,450 available.  English major; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 3.3 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Oliver W. Peterson Math Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,750.  Math major with preference given to students with Teaching Certificate Option; Montana resident; junior or senior in college (sophomores may be considered); 3.0 GPA or above; may be enrolled as a full- or part-time student; financial need not required but may be considered.

Irving Quanbeck Environmental Studies Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $660.  Environmental Studies major; financial need; 3.0 GPA or above; junior or senior in college; preference given to students with a record of environmental education outreach activities; preference given to students who have completed coursework within the College of Business to include economics, finance, and statistics; recipient must be enrolled for 9 or more credits each semester they are receiving the scholarship.

Pauline H. Rich Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  * Award:  $1,150.  Montana resident; English major with preference given to student with interest in Literary Arts or Library Science; 3.5 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student (however if student is working, part-time status may be approved).

Alice J. Ripley Endowed Scholarship
  * Award:  $775.  Education major with preference given to a student with music involvement and/or background; junior or senior in college; Montana resident with preference given to students from rural communities; financial need; 3.0 GPA; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits or more per semester.

Millicent Preissel Scanlin Memorial Teacher Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $640.  Available to graduates of Red Lodge High School or residents of the Red Lodge/Carbon County area; Education majors or Arts & Sciences majors with a teaching option; preference will be given to students majoring in elementary education; junior or senior in college; financial need; 3.0 cumulative GPA; may be enrolled full- or part-time.

Schaffer Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $2,100.  English major; sophomore, junior or senior in college; financial need is of primary importance; minimum overall GPA of 3.0; full-time or part-time student, pursuing a four-year degree; interest in linguistics or language study is a factor.

Dr. Norm Schoenthal Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,550.  Biology major, with preference given to students focused on Botany, Zoology, or Ecology areas; preference given to juniors or seniors in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Ada Larson Shaughnessy Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $700.  Nursing major; Montana, Wyoming or North Dakota resident; preference given to non-traditional students; financial need; 3.0 cumulative GPA; may be enrolled full- or part-time.

Sigma Tau Delta/English Department Textbook Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $300 in book credit.  English major or BSLS with English concentration; resident of Rocky Mountain States to include Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota; sophomore, junior or senior; 3.3 GPA or above; financial need; participation in extracurricular activities is a factor; full-time student.

Sigma Tau Delta/Melissa Morgan Memorial Textbook Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $725 in book credit.  English major or BSLS with English concentration; resident of Rocky Mountain States to include Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, and South Dakota; sophomore, junior or senior in college; 3.3 GPA or above; financial need; participation in extracurricular activities is a factor; full-time student.

Spildie/Warne Family Endowed Scholarship
* Award: 2 @ $900.  One scholarship awarded to an Elementary or Special Education major, one scholarship awarded to a student seeking an Arts & Sciences degree with a Teaching Certificate Option in English or Mathematics; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester; preference given to non-traditional students.

Emma Chatham Standish Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,250.  Student seeking an Arts & Sciences degree with Teaching Certificate Option; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need is #1 priority; full-time student; non-traditional student.

Ben & Shirley Steele Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $900.  Available to students majoring in humanities area to include: Art, English, Spanish, History, Music, Communication Arts, Sociology, Psychology and Political Science; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

James Gordon Swanson Environmental Urgency Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,100.  Available to students who are actively advocating for the environment and are seeking a major or minor in Environmental Studies; preference given to juniors or seniors (sophomores may be considered); 3.0 institutional GPA or above; preference given to Montana residents.

Jane F. Vaughan Endowed Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
 * Award:  2 @ $4,450.  Non-traditional student; full-time enrolled student; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference may be given to students with definite financial need; preference may be given to students seeking a degree with a Teaching Certificate option (this criterion does not restrict the scholarship to students who plan to teach, but would give special consideration to those students).

Karen M. Vaughan Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $580.  Montana resident; if no qualified Montana resident applies for the scholarship, scholarship may be awarded to a resident of the Rocky Mountain States; English major; sophomore or above in college; financial need; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time student.

Westmoreland Coal Company and Penn Virginia Corporation Foundation Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  up to $3,000.  Preference given to children, step-children, or legally adopted children of an active, retired or deceased employee of WCC or PVA residing in the following counties:  Westmoreland Coal Company – Montana: Big Horn, Richland, Rosebud, Yellowstone; Colorado: El Paso; North Dakota: Mercer, Oliver; Texas: Freestone, Leon, Limestone; Virginia: Albermarle, Wise.  Westmoreland Energy, LLC - North Carolina: Halifax.  Penn Virginia Oil & Gas Corporation - Kentucky: Harlan, Martin, Pike; Virginia: Lee, Scott; West Virginia: Boone, Kanawha, Logan, Raleigh, Wayne, Wyoming.  Preference given to students seeking a major or minor in Applied Science, Business Administration, Earth Science, Environmental Studies, General Science, or Native American Studies; must have financial need; must be full-time students; must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Eugene F. Wiesner Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $725.  Psychology major; Montana resident preferred; junior or senior in college; 3.5 GPA or above; financial need; full-time student (part-time status may be approved); must have completed at least 15 semester hours of Psychology credits at MSU Billings.

Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $435.  Pre-veterinary major given first preference, other Biology majors will be considered; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

College of Business

Russell Smith Adams Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $400.  Accounting or Information Systems major; financial need; Montana resident; full-time student; 2.5 GPA or above.

Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co. PC Scholarship
 
* Award:  2 @ $715.  Accounting major; 3.0 GPA; full-time enrolled student.

Billings Chapter of CPAs Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,330.  Accounting major; junior or senior in college; Montana resident most of life and likely to stay in Montana for career; 3.1 GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; extracurricular activities is a factor.

Chefs & Cooks of Montana – Jimmy DeVerniero Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  Student enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program of study at the City College or student enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. degree program in the College of Business or College of Arts & Sciences; full-time undergraduate student enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester credits; definite financial need; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; preference will be given to students interested in, or actively working with, the restaurant/hospitality industry; applicants must include a statement in their scholarship essay identifying need, importance, and how scholarship money will be used.

Chefs & Cooks of Montana – Dr. Aaron Small Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  Student enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program of study at the City College or student enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. degree program in the College of Business or College of Arts & Sciences; full-time undergraduate student enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester credits; definite financial need; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; preference will be given to students interested in, or actively working with, the restaurant/hospitality industry; applicants must include a statement in their scholarship essay identifying need, importance, and how scholarship money will be used.

College of Business Alumni Excellence Award Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Declared Business major; 3.45 GPA or top 20% of class; student must have completed 60 semester credit hours; student must have completed Business requirements for admission to upper division classes; evidence of community and campus service participation.

EideBailly, LLP Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $950.  Accounting major; incoming freshman in college; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time student; Montana or Wyoming resident.

Food Services of America – Thomas J. Stewart Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $500.  Preference given to non-traditional students; preference given to students enrolled in a business curriculum or to students with some type of agriculture background; financial need; must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.

Donald E. Fox Memorial Scholarship
 * Award:  $450.  Accounting major; Montana resident; sophomore or above in college; 3.0 GPA; full-time student; student with a desire to be a professional accountant.

Gainan Family Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Elizabeth “G’ma G” Gainan
 * Award:  $450.  College of Business major; female student; definite financial need; resident of Yellowstone county; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

Anthony Gerharz Scholarship
* Award:  $950.  Accounting major; at least a junior standing with at least one semester of coursework remaining; minimum GPA of 3.0; must be a graduate of a Montana high school and currently a Montana resident; graduate students are eligible; preference will be given to student members of the Montana Society of CPA’s.

The Harrington Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,125.  One scholarship awarded to a College of Education major and one scholarship awarded to a College of Business major; 2.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student; preference given to students who are graduates of high schools in Silver Bow or McCone counties.

Dale C. & Mary E. Hawkins Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $700.  Business major; Montana resident; non-traditional student; financial need; 3.0 GPA or above; female student preferred.

High Tech Construction Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $950.  Scholarship available to a College of Business major or a City College student enrolled in the construction technology program or a related business program; financial need; 2.0 GPA or above; full-time student; Montana resident; preference given to children of employees of High Tech Construction.

Matz Properties, LLC Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  3 @ $2,550.  Business major; 3.0 cumulative GPA; financial need; full-time enrolled student; sophomore or above; Montana or Wyoming resident.

George R. McGrail Endowed Scholarship in Memory of Joyce E. (Weidinger) McGrail
* Award:  $550.  Accounting major; junior or senior in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

MDU Resources Foundation Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,200.  One scholarship awarded to a College of Business major who lives in the MDU service area (includes Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota).  COB recipient must be a junior or senior in college, have financial need, a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above, and must be enrolled as a full-time student.  A second scholarship will be awarded to a City College student enrolled in one of the following programs of study:  accounting, business, economics, finance, engineering, computer & network, diesel technology, electronics communication & technology, human resources, mechanical design, power plant technology, or related disciplines.  The City College recipient must also live in the MDU service area, be a sophomore or above in college, have a 3.0 GPA or above, and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Anthony Miller Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,000.   Marketing major; sophomore or above in college; 3.25 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Montana Bankers Association 25/50 Year Club Scholarship
 * Award:  $950.  Finance major (if none acceptable, an accounting major may be selected); junior or senior in college; 3.0 GPA or above; student interested in pursuing banking as a future career; graduate of a Montana high school; Montana resident.

Montana Society of Public Accountants Scholarship
 
* Award: $950.  Accounting major; Montana resident; full-time student preferred; no specific grade point average, however student must be in good academic standing; junior in college.

MSU Billings Accounting Faculty Award
* Award: 2 @ $500.  Accounting major; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student.

Sam Norman Memorial Scholarship
 * Award:  $475.  Business major; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

The Orser Family Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,425.  Accounting major; financial need; 3.0 GPA or above.  Additional criteria may be determined by the Accounting Department.

Rust Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500. College of Business major; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Tim & Kathy Schruth College of Business Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,750.  College of Business major; financial need; full-time student.

Homer A. & Mildred S. Scott Foundation Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $950.  Business major with option in Finance or Accounting; Montana or Wyoming resident; full-time student; achievement and involvement in extracurricular and community activities are factors.

Veraldi Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,550.  Montana resident; Business major; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; 3.25 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student; must have leadership skills.

Barbara J. Walborn Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Accounting major; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; non-traditional student; full-time student.

Westmoreland Coal Company and Penn Virginia Corporation Foundation Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  up to $3,000.  Preference given to children, step-children, or legally adopted children of an active, retired or deceased employee of WCC or PVA residing in the following counties:  Westmoreland Coal Company – Montana: Big Horn, Richland, Rosebud, Yellowstone; Colorado: El Paso; North Dakota: Mercer, Oliver; Texas: Freestone, Leon, Limestone; Virginia: Albermarle, Wise.  Westmoreland Energy, LLC - North Carolina: Halifax.  Penn Virginia Oil & Gas Corporation - Kentucky: Harlan, Martin, Pike; Virginia: Lee, Scott; West Virginia: Boone, Kanawha, Logan, Raleigh, Wayne, Wyoming.  Preference given to students seeking a major or minor in Applied Science, Business Administration, Earth Science, Environmental Studies, General Science, or Native American Studies; must have financial need; must be full-time students; must maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Harold H. Winter Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,175.  Business major; financial need; full-time student; 2.5 GPA or above.

Yellowstone County Tavern Association Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,000.  Business major; Yellowstone County resident; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; available to full- or part-time students; available to freshmen through graduate students.

College of Education majors

Henrietta Adams Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $800.  Elementary Education major; female student; junior or senior in college; financial need; full-time student; 2.5 GPA.

Walter & Elaine Anderson Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  2 @ $1,800.  Graduate of a Montana high school or Montana home school; Elementary or Secondary Education major; 3.0 GPA or above; sophomore in college.  Provided the recipient reapplies for scholarships each year and maintains the criteria, the scholarship will remain with the same student for their junior and senior year in college.

Prof. Ken Card Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,400.  Special Education major; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time student; junior or senior in college; participation in extracurricular activities is a factor.

Christensen Family Reading Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $500.  Reading major or minor; available to sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students; preference given to underrepresented populations among elementary teachers and reading professionals, for example, male or Native American students; 3.0 GPA or above; financial need; undergraduate recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits per semester; graduate recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester.

College of Education Graduate Scholarship
 * Award:  $700.  College of Education graduate student; 3.75 graduate GPA; Plan of Study accepted; must have demonstrated ability to provide leadership in Montana schools or human services; letter of support from the faculty advisor.

College of Education Undergraduate Scholarship
 * Award: $500.  College of Education major; junior or senior in college or individual seeking initial certification in second career masters; 3.4 GPA in major area; 3.2 cumulative GPA; letter of support from the faculty advisor; must have demonstrated commitment to quality education or human services in Montana.

C. Rockne Copple Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Graduate student; must have Degree Candidacy status; must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 and a desirable undergraduate record; enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits fall and spring semester; three letters of reference with application; available to students working towards a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or School Counseling. 

David & Chubbins Davison Mathematics Education Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $800.  Available to Elementary Education majors specializing in mathematics. If no qualified elementary majors specializing in math apply for scholarships, the scholarship may be awarded to a secondary math teaching major. Available to juniors or seniors that have been admitted to teacher education; financial need may be taken into consideration if candidates are equally qualified; must have and maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA; must be enrolled as a full-time student except during student teaching semester.

Elma Epstein Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $890.  Education major; Montana resident; sophomore in college while receiving scholarship; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

ExxonMobil Scholarship Program in Mathematics and Science Education
 * Award:  2 @ $1,900.  Available to freshmen through seniors in college; recipient must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or college GPA of 3.25; must be a math/science major with a teaching certificate option or an elementary education major specializing in math/science; Montana resident; full-time enrolled student; must maintain a college GPA of 3.25.  Transfer students in math/science or elementary education majors will receive first priority consideration for the scholarship award. 

Jane Ferguson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $700. Resident of Carbon County or graduate of high school in Carbon County; student pursing a degree program in health, science, environmental studies, or education; financial need may be considered.

Geoffrey A. Fishbaugh Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $2,000.  Male student; elementary education major; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program; must be enrolled for 9 credits or more while receiving the scholarship. 

Russell Foreman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,200.  Available to juniors or seniors majoring in Psychology or graduate students working towards a master’s degree in Psychology or School Counseling; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to students who demonstrate service to the campus or community.

Charles L. Frank Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $725.  Education major; Montana resident; senior in college; 3.5 GPA or above; full-time student.

Nan & Ben Friesen Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $3,150. English education major; Montana resident; traditional female student with good moral character; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; 3.4 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; financial need.  Students receiving the scholarship are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship by annually reapplying.  Renewal recipients will receive preference as long as they show progress towards their degree.

M. C. Gallagher Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  Junior or senior; Education major; 3.0 GPA; graduate of a public high school in Yellowstone, Stillwater, Carbon, Big Horn or Treasure counties; student with dedication and desire to succeed in education; preference given to student with financial need.

Gamma Women Educators Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $900.  Education major; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 2.65 GPA or above; financial need; available to full- or part-time students.

GFWC Billings Junior Woman’s Club Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Female; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; 3.0 GPA or above; Montana resident; education major or major that will offer a service to other people; non-traditional student.  Interested students must complete the Billings Junior Woman’s Club Scholarship application and include a short essay of career goals, volunteer areas, and anything else that will enable the committee to judge her merit as a scholarship applicant.  Contact the MSU Billings Foundation Office at 406-657-1624 for the scholarship application. Completed Billings Junior Woman’s Club Scholarship applications must be submitted to MSU Billings Foundation Office by February 27, 2015.

May Harper Glantz and Harry Glantz Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $440.  Elementary Education major; female student; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; full-time student; two letters of recommendation -- one from a faculty member.

Guthals Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Female; available to students who plan to teach, with preference given to students majoring in math or science with a teaching certificate option; must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.

Gregg & Marcia Hafner Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  Available to freshmen through graduate students; must have and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA; full-time enrolled student; must have financial need; available to students majoring in human services, education, or special education; preference given to students who are Montana residents. 

Grace K. Harkins Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $200.  Female student; single parent; Elementary Education major; junior or senior in college; full-time enrolled student; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; must have financial need.

The Harrington Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,125.  One scholarship awarded to a College of Education major and one scholarship awarded to a College of Business major; 2.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student; preference given to students who are graduates of high schools in Silver Bow or McCone counties.

Kenneth W. Heikes Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $2,500.  Full-time upper division undergraduate or graduate student; student enrolled in the teacher education program in the College of Education; recipient must have academic and leadership potential; recipient must not be on academic or disciplinary probation; financial need (as defined by the selection committee); 3.0 overall GPA with at least a 3.25 GPA in declared major field of study.

Adella S. Hummel Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $2,500.  Special Education major; non-traditional student; financial need; full-time student; 2.5 GPA or above.

Jarussi Sisters Scholarship Endowment
 * Award:  Two awards, each covering up to $5,900 for tuition & books for the academic year.  Graduate of Carbon County high schools; education major; 2.8 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student; available to incoming freshmen through seniors in college.

Royal and Norma Johnson Charitable Foundation Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,000.  Montana high school graduate; education major; junior or senior in college; must have and maintain at least a 2.65 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

Florence Steele Kem Scholarship
 * Award:  1 undergraduate @ $2,500 OR 2 graduate @ $1,250.  Montana resident; Education major; undergraduate or graduate student; 3.25 GPA or above; financial need; undergraduate students preferred to be enrolled full-time; graduate students may be part-time enrolled if demonstrating continuous enrollment by registering for a minimum of one course per semester.  Preference given to students with an Early Childhood minor and/or students admitted to the teacher education program from a tribal institution.

Marjorie & Spencer Lauson Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $950.  Recipient must be an undergraduate junior or senior working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood OR a graduate student working toward a Master’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Option; undergraduate students must have completed at least 30 semester hours at MSU Billings to be eligible for scholarship; Montana or Wyoming resident; minimum of 3.0 GPA; full-time enrolled student; financial need; traditional or non-traditional student; preference given to student who plans to teach kindergarten through third grade in Montana or Wyoming or plans to teach in the Early Childhood Program at the University level.

Gail L. Maryott Elementary Education Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  6 @ $1,000.  Elementary Education major; financial need; 3.25 GPA or above; available to freshmen through seniors in college; full-time student.

Roseanna Chatham Milne Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $420.  Scholarships available to Native American students who are transferring from a tribal college, with preference given to students transferring from Little Big Horn College; Montana resident; education major; junior or senior in college; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.  In the event there are no qualified transfer applicants, the scholarship will be awarded to a full- or part-time female student with dependents who also meets the remaining criteria (dependents may include children, an elderly parent, or a handicapped spouse).  Students receiving the scholarship are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship by annually reapplying.  Renewal recipients will receive preference as long as the student shows progress towards their degree.

MSU Billings American Indian Teacher Education Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,100.  Available to Native American students (must have card indicating tribal member); education major; 3.5 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student with a minimum of 12 credits per semester (excluding student teaching semester).

C. Bryn Nelson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Education major with double degree in Elementary and Special Education; traditional female student between the ages of 18 and 25; junior, senior, or 5th year student in college; 2.5 cumulative GPA must be maintained; financial need is not required but may be considered when selecting recipient; recipient must be enrolled for 12 credits or more each semester while receiving the scholarship; recipient must be a graduate of a Montana high school or have earned a high school equivalency from a Montana home school, Montana charter school, or Montana G.E.D.; recipient must show evidence of volunteer work such as student government (except partisan political activities and any advocacy/special interest group activism), Special Olympics, hospice care, care for the disabled, care for those with special needs, care for the hospitalized, volunteer work in schools, etc.

Maxine Rawlins Patek Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $850.  Elementary Education major; incoming freshman; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; merit should be initial determining factor but if equally meritorious candidates are available, the more needy should receive preference.

Oliver W. Peterson Math Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,750.  Math major with preference given to students with Teaching Certificate Option; Montana resident; junior or senior in college (sophomores may be considered); 3.0 GPA or above; may be enrolled as a full- or part-time student; financial need not required but may be considered.

Viola Raitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $650.  Education major; Montana resident; must be a sophomore or junior in college while receiving scholarship; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need, full-time enrolled student.

Alice J. Ripley Endowed Scholarship
  * Award:  $775.  Education major with preference given to a student with music involvement and/or background; junior or senior in college; Montana resident with preference given to students from rural communities; financial need; 3.0 GPA; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits or more per semester.

Millicent Preissel Scanlin Memorial Teacher Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $640.  Available to graduates of Red Lodge High School or residents of the Red Lodge/Carbon County area; Education majors or Arts & Sciences majors with a teaching option; preference will be given to students majoring in elementary education; junior or senior in college; financial need; 3.0 cumulative GPA; may be enrolled full- or part-time.

Spildie/Warne Family Endowed Scholarship
* Award: 2 @ $900.  One scholarship awarded to an Elementary or Special Education major, one scholarship awarded to a student seeking an Arts & Sciences degree with a Teaching Certificate Option in English or Mathematics; Montana resident; junior or senior in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester; preference given to non-traditional students.

Emma Chatham Standish Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,250.  Student seeking an Arts & Sciences degree with Teaching Certificate Option; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need is #1 priority; full-time student; non-traditional student.

Mary Maxon Stratford Education Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,200.  Education major – the essay portion of the student’s scholarship application must include a statement addressing their interest in education; entering freshman in college; 3.5 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Benedict & Frances Surwill Memorial Teaching Award for the Outstanding MSU Billings Female Graduating Elementary Education Major
 * Award:  $1,500.  Female student, 3.25 GPA or above; student graduating from MSU Billings during the current academic year; elementary education major; must have shown evidence of strong participation in extracurricular college activities at MSU Billings and participation in community activities; recommendations in support of a student for this award must be submitted to the COE Awards Committee from the student's elementary cooperating teacher.  Students must be nominated by college supervisor for student teaching, MSU Billings faculty member who has had nominee in class, student’s cooperating teacher for student teaching, or elementary principal of school where student taught.  Award and plaque presented at the College of Education Spring Convocation.

Merry Jane Trewhella Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,700.  Education major; Montana resident; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time enrolled student; junior or senior in college; financial need.

Jane F. Vaughan Endowed Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students
 * Award:  2 @ $4,450.  Non-traditional student; full-time enrolled student; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference may be given to students with definite financial need; preference may be given to students seeking a degree with a Teaching Certificate option (this criterion does not restrict the scholarship to students who plan to teach, but would give special consideration to those students).

Shannon Weatherly Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $750.  Graduate student working towards a M.S. in Special Education; 3.5 GPA or above; part-time student; female student; must have completed at least 9 graduate credits and have Plan of Study approved by advisor; must be recommended by Faculty Selection Committee.

John Weinschrott Endowed Scholarship Fund for Upperclassman
 * Award:  8 @ $500.  Education major; Montana resident; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; 3.25 GPA; financial need; full-time student.

Carolyn C. Westvelt Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $445.  Elementary Education major; female; junior or senior in college; full-time enrolled student; Montana resident; 3.0 GPA or above; financial need; preference given to non-traditional students.

City College at MSU Billings students

Agricultural Background Book Scholarship
 * Award:  $200 in book credit.  Student enrolled in the Industry, Computer Technology or Transportation program at the City College; recipient must have either lived/worked on a farm/ranch or have been a member of 4-H and/or FFA; 2.0 cumulative GPA or above; if several students meet the criteria, preference will be given to the student with the most financial need.

ASMSUB Future Leaders Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  One scholarship available to a full-time student on the main campus and one scholarship available to a full-time student at the City College.  Currently enrolled students must be involved on campus and have potential for campus leadership; incoming freshman must have been involved in high school and have potential for campus involvement and leadership.  Recipients must have financial need and 2.0 GPA or above.  Student government members (senators, staff and E.C.) are not eligible for scholarships.  Recipients must participate in at least one campus clean-up and provide a letter at year-end describing their involvement on campus, how the scholarship affected them, and also their future plans for leadership and campus involvement. 

Badovinac Family Scholarships
 * Award:  number of scholarships available varies -- $5,000 each.  First preference will be given to students enrolled in a program of study at City College.  First priority given to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education in the months following their high school graduation; second priority is given to returning students who have graduated from rural public Montana high schools in earlier years; graduates of rural Montana high schools with fewer than 1,000 students are eligible; preference given to graduates of Roundup High School and other select schools, but graduates of all small, rural Montana schools are encouraged to apply; must be enrolled as full-time students.  Provided recipients remain in good standing (2.0 GPA or above) scholarships may be renewed for a second year.

Billings Motorcycle Club Academic Scholarship
 * Award:  $500 per semester.  Scholarships available to members, or children of members, of the Billings Motorcycle Club; recipients must be enrolled in a program of study at the City College; must be high school graduates; preference will be given to students with the greatest financial need.  Students interested in applying for the scholarship must submit their MSUB on-line scholarship application and send a letter of application to the Billings Motorcycle Club board of directors.  Contact Robert Ott with the BMC at 406-245-0455 for additional information.

Brad James Black Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $475.  Student enrolled in the Industry program of study at the City College; preference given to graduates of Billings public high schools; full- or part-time enrolled student with preference given to part-time students; must have at least a 2.5 high school or 2.5 college GPA.  Scholarship is renewable provided recipient continues to maintain the scholarship criteria.

Bradley Chase Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,150. Student enrolled in an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program of study at the City College (exclusive of construction trades); preference given to non-traditional students; full-time student; must have financial need.

Chefs & Cooks of Montana – Jimmy DeVerniero Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  Student enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program of study at the City College or student enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. degree program in the College of Business or College of Arts & Sciences; full-time undergraduate student enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester credits; definite financial need; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; preference will be given to students interested in, or actively working with, the restaurant/hospitality industry; applicants must include a statement in their scholarship essay identifying need, importance, and how scholarship money will be used.

Chefs & Cooks of Montana – Dr. Aaron Small Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $500.  Student enrolled in A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. program of study at the City College or student enrolled in a B.S. or B.A. degree program in the College of Business or College of Arts & Sciences; full-time undergraduate student enrolled for a minimum of 15 semester credits; definite financial need; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; preference will be given to students interested in, or actively working with, the restaurant/hospitality industry; applicants must include a statement in their scholarship essay identifying need, importance, and how scholarship money will be used.

City College Scholarship
* Award:  $1,500.  Student enrolled in an A.A. or A.A.S. program of study at the City College; financial need; must have a 2.0 GPA.

City College Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,400.  Student enrolled in an A.A. or A.A.S. program of study at the City College; financial need.

Mike Dimich Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $875.  Montana resident; 3.5 GPA or above; traditional or non-traditional student; financial need; student interested in the medical field with a declared major or program of study in biology, chemistry and nursing; full-time student (unless nursing student with other obligations).

Mitch Edwards Memorial Scholarship
 * Award:  $5,000.  Available to students enrolled in the Diesel Technology A.A.S. program at City College; Montana resident; incoming freshman in college; must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

Exchange Clubs of Billings Healing Field Endowed Scholarship
* Award: $445.  Student enrolled and accepted in the Paramedic or Fire Science programs at the City College; financial need; 2.0 GPA or above; if there are no qualified applicants in paramedic or fire science programs, consideration will be given to Criminal Justice majors on the main campus.

ExxonMobil Process Plant Technology Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,425.  Second year student enrolled in the Process Plant Technology program of study at the City College; full-time enrolled student; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; financial need may be considered.

High Tech Construction Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $950.  Scholarship available to a College of Business major or a City College student enrolled in the construction technology program or a related business program; financial need; 2.0 GPA or above; full-time student; Montana resident; preference given to children of employees of High Tech Construction.

Hole Nursing Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,750.  Nursing student; Montana resident; 3.0 GPA; full-time enrolled student; if two or more students qualify for the scholarship, preference will be given to the student with the most financial need.

Marguerite Hunt City College Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:   3 @ $1,500.  Scholarships available to freshmen or sophomores who have declared a program of study at the City College; Montana resident; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; evidence of campus/community involvement/civic engagement. Provided freshman recipients continue to meet the scholarship criteria, scholarship may be renewed for a second year.

Renee Johnson Memorial Scholarship
 
* Award:  $750.  Available to a student accepted and enrolled in the Paramedic program of study at the City College; must be a sophomore or above in college; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA; financial need may be considered; available to full- or part-time students. Scholarship awarded for spring semester.

R. A. Jones Family Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,500.  Available to nursing, medical technician, or biology majors; Montana residents preferred; female; preference given to single parents or children of single parents; non-traditional student preferred; recipients must be a junior or senior on the main campus OR a sophomore at the City College; must have definite financial need; may be enrolled as a full- or part-time student; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above.

Neil Jussila Endowed Scholarship
* Award: $800. Single mother raising children in her home; junior or senior in college; 3.25 GPA or above; math, science, or nursing major with preference given to students who plan to go on to medical school or become a nurse practitioner.

Ruth Hveem Kronmiller Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,650.  Student who has declared a major in the College of Arts & Sciences or a program of study at the City College; sophomore, junior, or senior in college; Montana resident; full-time student; 3.0 GPA.

Langlas & Associates, Inc. Carpentry Scholarships
 
* Award:  Up to 9 @ $2,000 each.  Available to students enrolled in the Construction Technology-Carpentry program at the City College; must be enrolled as a full-time student; must maintain at least a 2.0 college GPA. 

MDU Resources Foundation Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,200.  One scholarship awarded to a College of Business major who lives in the MDU service area (includes Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, and South Dakota).  COB recipient must be a junior or senior in college, have financial need, a 3.0 cumulative GPA or above, and must be enrolled as a full-time student.  A second scholarship will be awarded to a City College student enrolled in one of the following programs of study:  accounting, business, economics, finance, engineering, computer & network, diesel technology, electronics communication & technology, human resources, mechanical design, power plant technology, or related disciplines.  The City College recipient must also live in the MDU service area, be a sophomore or above in college, have a 3.0 GPA or above, and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Morningstar Non-Traditional Endowed Scholarships
 * Award:  5 @ $700.  Madison and/or Ruby Valley residents given preference; must be a graduate of a Montana high school; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; part- or full-time student; non-traditional student; student enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or vocational degree program.

Morningstar Traditional Endowed Scholarships
 * Award:  4 @ $1,000.  Graduates of high schools in Madison County (includes Sheridan, Twin Bridges, Ennis, & Harrison) given preference; graduate of a Montana high school; Montana resident; incoming freshman in college; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time student; student enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or vocational degree program.

MSU Billings Alumni Association Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000/year for 4-years to main campus recipient; $1,000/year for 2-years to City College recipient.  Recipient must be related to an alumnus of MSU Billings (EMC); incoming freshman in college; graduate of an accredited high school; full-time enrolled student; financial need; evidence of leadership, community service, and scholarship ability; written statement of personal/educational goals and objectives; minimum of three letters of recommendation; main campus recipient must be working toward a B.A./B.S. degree program; City College recipient must be enrolled in an A.A./A.A.S. program of study.  First time enrolled freshman on the main MSUB campus must have one of the following:  3.5 cumulative GPA, rank in top 10% of high school graduating class, OR have an ACT score of 26 or better/SAT score of 1760 or better.  Continuing freshman must have a 3.5 GPA or above and must have earned 15 semester credits or less to apply.  First time enrolled freshman at the City College must have one of the following:  3.0 cumulative GPA OR have an ACT score of 22 or better/SAT score of 1030 or better.  Continuing freshman must have a 3.0 GPA or above and must have earned 15 semester credits or less to apply. 

Bill Patek Leadership Award Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $950.  Student who has declared a program of study at the City College; second semester in college; 3.0 cumulative GPA; full-time enrolled student; traditional or non-traditional student; evidence of leadership through participation in campus and/or community activities.

Phillips 66 Process Plant Technology Scholarship/Internship
* Award: One renewable $4750 scholarship available to a student enrolled in the Process Plant Technology program at the City College spring semester 2016.  Scholarship will cover tuition, fees, & books for spring semester 2016 and fall semester 2016; summer internship provided at Phillips 66; scholarship is renewable for second year (spring semester 2017 and fall semester 2017), which includes tuition, fees & books up to $4,750.  Preference will be given to first-year students.  Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and must have at least a 2.5 high school or college GPA.  Applicants must be willing to be interviewed by representatives from Phillips 66 and must be able to pass Phillips 66’s pre-employment screening process which includes a physical, drug test, and background check.  Phillips 66 is an equal opportunity employer.  Scholarship award is contingent upon recipient’s acceptance into the City College Process Plant Technology program; recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the Process Plant Technology curriculum and successfully complete the first-year summer internship at Phillips 66 to retain the scholarship.  Interested students must complete the MSU Billings General online scholarship application.  June 1st priority deadline to submit online scholarship application.

PPL Montana Power Plant Technology Scholarship
 * Award:  $950.  Scholarship available to students enrolled in the Power Plant Technology program of study at the City College; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student. 

Uta Mae Satre City College Undergraduate Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  4 @ $1,500.  Two scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen and two scholarships awarded to a continuing sophomore who have declared a program of study at the City College; Montana resident; full-time student enrolled for a minimum of 15 credits per semester; must have and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA; evidence of campus/community involvement/civic engagement.  Provided freshman recipients continue to meet the scholarship criteria, scholarship may be renewed for a second year.

Ada Larson Shaughnessy Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $700.  Nursing major; Montana, Wyoming or North Dakota resident; preference given to non-traditional students; financial need; 3.0 cumulative GPA; may be enrolled full- or part-time.

Lesley Sherman Memorial Scholarship
 * Award:  $250.  Student who has declared a program of study at the City College; 2.0 cumulative GPA or above; full-time student; financial need; must be from a small town.

Stillwater Mining Company Opportunity Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $750.  Available to students enrolled in the following programs of study at MSUB City College:  Diesel Technology, Process Plant Technology, Welding & Metal Fabrication, and Sustainable Energy Technician.  Traditional or non-traditional student; full- or part-time enrolled student; must have financial need; must have a 2.5 GPA or above.

Taisei Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  Scholarships available to students seeking an A.A.S. or C.A.S. in Sustainable Energy Technology at the City College; freshman or sophomore in college; 2.65 GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

T. Eugene Young Scholarship
 * Award:  Varies.  Incoming freshman in college; student enrolled in a program of study at the City College in the trades or crafts area; graduate of a Montana high school; 3.0 GPA or above; full-time enrolled student.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Christensen Family Reading Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  Reading major or minor; available to sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students; preference given to underrepresented populations among elementary teachers and reading professionals, for example, male or Native American students; 3.0 GPA or above; financial need; undergraduate recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits per semester; graduate recipients must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits per semester.

College of Education Graduate Scholarship
 * Award:  $700.  College of Education graduate student; 3.75 graduate GPA; Plan of Study accepted; must have demonstrated ability to provide leadership in Montana schools or human services; letter of support from the faculty advisor.

Collegiate License Plate Endowed Scholarships
 * Awards:  $500 or $1,000 scholarships (up to $13,000 available).  Recipients must have successfully completed a minimum of 15 semester credit hours at MSU Billings; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; preference given to full-time enrolled students; graduate students are eligible.

C. Rockne Copple Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Graduate student; must have Degree Candidacy status; must have a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25 and a desirable undergraduate record; enrolled for a minimum of 9 credits fall and spring semester; three letters of reference with application; available to students working towards a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling or School Counseling. 

Lester & Cora Engdahl Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,250.  Preference given to graduates of Garfield County High School; scholarship available to incoming freshmen through seniors in college or graduate students enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or vocational degree program; recipients must have and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA; preference will be given to students in need of financial assistance; traditional recipients must be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits per semester; non-traditional students may be part-time with a minimum of 6 credits per semester; recipients should demonstrate the drive and ability to enroll and graduate in their chosen field; preference will be given to an incoming freshman.  If no incoming freshmen meet the above criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a previous recipient or upperclassman who meets the criteria. If no students from Garfield County qualify for scholarship, scholarship may be awarded to a student from McCone, Petroleum, Rosebud or Custer counties provided they meet the scholarship criteria.

Russell Foreman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $1,200.  Available to juniors or seniors majoring in Psychology or graduate students working towards a master’s degree in Psychology or School Counseling; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to students who demonstrate service to the campus or community.

Graduate Studies Student Endowed Scholarships
 * Award:  3 awards @ $1,000.  The awards will honor Drs. McRae, Waterman, and Wilson.  See the Office of Graduate Studies regarding application, criteria and deadline date.

John F. and Winifred M. Griffith Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  3 awards, each covering up to $7,000 for tuition, fees & instructional supplies for the academic year.  Full-time enrolled student; sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student; 3.0 cumulative GPA with at least a 3.25 GPA in major field of study; recipient must demonstrate academic and leadership potential; students enrolled at the City College or who are majoring in theatre are not eligible for scholarship; students must not be on academic or disciplinary probation.  Students receiving the scholarship are eligible to continue to receive the scholarship by annually reapplying.  Renewal recipients will receive preference as long as the student shows progress towards their degree and improves their GPA in their chosen discipline.

Gregg & Marcia Hafner Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500.  Available to freshmen through graduate students; must have and maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA; full-time enrolled student; must have financial need; available to students majoring in human services, education, or special education; preference given to students who are Montana residents. 

Kenneth W. Heikes Family Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $2,500.  Full-time upper division undergraduate or graduate student; student enrolled in the teacher education program in the College of Education; recipient must have academic and leadership potential; recipient must not be on academic or disciplinary probation; financial need (as defined by the selection committee); 3.0 overall GPA with at least a 3.25 GPA in declared major field of study.

Florence Steele Kem Scholarship
 * Award:  1 undergraduate @ $2,500 OR 2 graduate @ $1,250.  Montana resident; Education major; undergraduate or graduate student; 3.25 GPA or above; financial need; undergraduate students preferred to be enrolled full-time; graduate students may be part-time enrolled if demonstrating continuous enrollment by registering for a minimum of one course per semester.  Preference given to students with an Early Childhood minor and/or students admitted to the teacher education program from a tribal institution.

Marjorie & Spencer Lauson Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $950.  Recipient must be an undergraduate junior or senior working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood OR a graduate student working toward a Master’s Degree in Education with an Early Childhood Option; undergraduate students must have completed at least 30 semester hours at MSU Billings to be eligible for scholarship; Montana or Wyoming resident; minimum of 3.0 GPA; full-time enrolled student; financial need; traditional or non-traditional student; preference given to student who plans to teach kindergarten through third grade in Montana or Wyoming or plans to teach in the Early Childhood Program at the University level.

Montana Center for Inclusive Education Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships
 * Award:  8 undergraduate @ $1,000; 2 graduate @ $1,000.  Available to students with a disability that meets the definition of the Americans with Disability Act and is registered with MSUB Disability Support Services; Montana resident; 2.5 undergraduate GPA or 3.25 graduate GPA; must have unmet financial need; available to full- or part-time enrolled students.

Morningstar Non-Traditional Endowed Scholarships
 * Award:  5 @ $700.  Madison and/or Ruby Valley residents given preference; must be a graduate of a Montana high school; Montana resident; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; part- or full-time student; non-traditional student; student enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or vocational degree program.

MSU Billings Foundation General Scholarship
* Award:  5 @ $1,500.  Freshman through graduate students (one scholarship awarded to each grade level); 3.0 GPA or above; full-time students.

MSU Billings University Women Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  up to $1,000 available.  Relative of a MSU Billings faculty member.  If no relative of a MSU Billings faculty applies for scholarships, then employees of MSU Billings and employees of MSU Billings Foundation who are at least .50 FTE as defined by the employer and taking at least six credit hours per semester may be considered.  (Relative is defined as spouse, children, niece, nephew, and grandchildren.)

Sharon C. Murphy Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $500. Available to graduate students working towards a M.S. in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling and undergraduate students working toward a B.S. in Rehabilitation & Related Services; graduate students must have at least a 3.5 graduate GPA, undergraduate students must have at least a 3.0 undergraduate GPA; full-time enrolled student.  Students who demonstrate service to the campus or community will receive preference in the selection process.

John R. Rhine Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $640.  Student working toward a degree in Health Administration with preference given to graduate students working toward a Master’s Degree in Health Administration; Montana resident; full-time enrolled student; financial need may be considered; preference given to non-traditional students.

John Self Rehabilitation Counseling Endowed Scholarship
 
* Award:  $1,250.  Available to a graduate student working towards a M.S. in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling or a human services field and/or an undergraduate student working towards a B.S. in Rehabilitation & Related Services or a human services field; graduate GPA of 3.75 or undergraduate GPA of 3.0; full-time student; Plan of Study must be approved for graduate students.

The Elaine Marie Smith Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,000.  Available to graduate students working towards a M.S. in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling.  If no Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling majors are eligible, a student working towards a M.S. in Special Education will be considered. U.S. Citizen; graduate student -- recipient must have completed one year of study or have candidacy for graduate program approved through an accepted Plan of Study; 3.0 GPA or above; participation in activities pertaining to field of study is a factor; full-time student; financial need.  Scholarship will be disbursed fall and spring semester.

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Scholarship
 * Award:  4 @ $2,500.  Montana resident; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; financial need; may be part-time or full-time students with a goal to complete an Associate, Undergraduate, or Graduate degree.

Shannon Weatherly Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $750.  Graduate student working towards a M.S. in Special Education; 3.5 GPA or above; part-time student; female student; must have completed at least 9 graduate credits and have Plan of Study approved by advisor; must be recommended by Faculty Selection Committee.

Wine Festival Recognition Scholarships
 * Awards:  Range in value from $500 to $3,000 ($48,000 available).  Freshman or above in college; 2.5 cumulative GPA or above; preference given to full-time enrolled students.

Student Athletes

Frances S. Barker Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  3 @ $1,100.  Full-time enrolled student; definite financial need; 3.0 cumulative GPA or above, preference given to student athletes.

Bart Bauer Endowed Scholarship for Men’s Basketball
 * Award:  $625.  Scholarship available to a student athlete who is a member of the Yellowjacket men’s basketball team; must have financial need.

Dick Edwards Memorial Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $800.  Available to student athletes; 3.0 GPA; financial need; full-time enrolled student. 

Travis Gates Memorial Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $650.  Available to a student athlete who is a member of the MSUB Yellowjacket men’s or women’s golf team who is not receiving an athletic scholarship; 3.0 GPA or above; financial need; full-time enrolled student.

Paul & Patti Gunville Athletic Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  2 @ $1,400.  Recipients must be a student athlete involved in one of the following minor sports at MSU Billings:  Golf, Soccer, Cross Country, Track & Field, Tennis, Girls Softball, or Men’s Baseball.

Frank McCarthy Women’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship
* Award: $575. Must be a member of the women’s Yellowjacket basketball team; female; 2.5 GPA or above; financial need; full-time student; traditional student.

Men’s Basketball Endowed Scholarship
 * Award: $1,050.  Scholarship awards are based on participation in men’s basketball, grade point average, and need as determined by Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship Committee.

Brent Montague Merit Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $500.  Available to a Yellowjacket student athlete who has exhausted his or her 4-year athletic eligibility in their respective sport.  Preference will be given to men’s or women’s basketball player if otherwise eligible.  2.5 GPA or above; must need 36 credits or less to graduate; must demonstrate outstanding citizenship qualities; traditional student; must have financial need; must be enrolled as a full-time student.

MSU Billings Athletic Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,400.  Available to student athletes. Scholarship awards are based on participation in athletic teams, grade point average, and need as determined by Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship Committee.

Sonny O’Day Athletic Endowed Scholarship
* Award:  $500.  Available to student athletes. Scholarship awards are based on participation in athletic teams, grade point average, and need as determined by Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship Committee.

Ben Plucknett Memorial Scholarship
 * Award:  amount & number of awards vary.  Scholarships available to student athletes who are outstanding throwers on the MSUB Yellowjacket Track & Field team.  For further information, additional criteria, and an application, please contact Dave Coppock, head track & field coach, at 406-657-2374.

PPL Montana Women’s Endowed Softball
 * Award:  $690.  Scholarship awards are based on participation in women’s softball, grade point average, and need as determined by Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship Committee.

Tannehill Athletic Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  up to $4,250.  Scholarship available to student athletes with preference given to members of the Yellowjacket men’s basketball team; award based on participation in intercollegiate athletics, grade point average, and need as determined by Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship Committee.

Fredrick J. Urbaska Baseball Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $5,700.  Scholarship awarded to a high school senior who will be an entering freshman in college and a member of the Yellowjacket baseball team; traditional male student; recipient must be a Billings American Legion baseball player (Royal or Scarlet) who demonstrated both athletic and academic excellence; high school GPA of 3.0 or above; full-time enrolled student; preference will be given to student with financial need.  If no qualified freshmen apply for the scholarship, the scholarship may go to an upperclassman who meets the remaining criteria.

Abby Farmer Wright Endowed Scholarship
 * Award:  $1,150. Scholarship available to a Yellowjacket women’s or men’s soccer player.  Additional criteria may be determined by MSUB Intercollegiate Athletics Scholarship Committee.


Remember…
The Scholarship Application deadline is February 1. Apply early!!

For more information about the Montana State University Billings scholarship application process, call the Montana State University Billings Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at 406-657-2188; or Susan Rhodes, Montana State University Billings Foundation scholarship administrator, at 406-657-2244; toll free at 888-430-6782, or e-mail her at srhodes@msubillings.edu.

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