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Outside Scholarships

Outside Scholarship Opportunities for UP Students

At UP, we understand the challenges and costs associated with getting a degree. We want to provide you with all the right tools to succeed, educationally and financially.

Finding the right financial resources to earn a undergraduate, graduate or certification can be intimidating. We want to make it easy for you to explore outside resources in supplementing your degree. We offer each of our students scholarship opportunities, but we understand that some students need more assistance and we want to get you that help. Please check out these outside scholarships that can help you achieve your career goals.

Please do not be deterred by writing an essay or finding those small scholarships! Many of those go unclaimed each year!

Find More Scholarship Opportunities

Montana Community Foundation Scholarship Toolkit
National Military Family Association Scholarship
  • $1000 scholarship available to be used towards degrees, certifications, licensure, clinical supervision for mental health licensure, CEU’s, business expenses and more
  • Any spouse eligible to hold a valid military ID is eligible to apply
  • Eligibility requirements:
    • are a spouse of a member of the seven Uniformed Services with a valid military ID
    • are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
    • are a dual service military spouse
    • are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits
  • Application deadline – none
  • https://militaryfamily.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_StudentLanding.aspx

The ScholarshipInstitute.org site has a large number of available scholarships available under the ‘Scholarships’ tab.

  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • Application deadlines vary

Your Guide to All Things Scholarships | ScholarshipInstitute.org

MT Community Foundation - General Application

Over $800,000 was awarded to MT Scholars last year

  • Eligibility Requirements Vary
  • Must be MT Resident
  • Deadline: March 17, 2023

Montana Community Foundation Scholarships

MT Community Foundation - Reach for the Future Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be MT Resident OR
  • Junior/Senior at a 4-year college in Natural Resources or Agriculture OR
  • Attending a 2-year college pursuing a certificate in a specialized field
  • Deadline March 17, 2023

Montana Community Foundation Scholarships

MT Community Foundation - Mark Kelly Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a graduate of Jefferson High School (Boulder, MT)
  • Special preference to those who pursue teaching with consideration for those who plan to teach in areas of Journalism and Liberal Arts
  • Deadline March 17, 2023

Montana Community Foundation Scholarships

MT Community Foundation - Leo & Anne Berry in honor of Joan Marie Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a graduating Senior or graduate of Anaconda High School (Anaconda, MT)
  • Deadline March 17, 2023

Montana Community Foundation Scholarships

MT Community Foundation - Joseph and Eveline Kyle Fund

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a non-traditional or re-entry student
  • Must be a permanent resident of Deer Lodge, MT
  • Deadline March 17, 2023

Montana Community Foundation Scholarships

AAUW Doris Davis-Gallagher Memorial Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship will be offered. This is a one-time award and must be used in the time awarded.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A resident of Park County, MT or Mammoth Hot Springs, with an established MT residency
  • A 3.0 cumulative or higher GPA
  • Must be a college sophomore, junior, senior, or entering graduate school
  • Must carry a minimum of 12 semester credits while receiving scholarship money
  • Must have two (2) signed letters of recommendation submitted with application
  • Deadline June 13, 2023

2023 AAUW Scholarship Application

Montana Healthcare Association Nursing Scholarship - Donald Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarship

Scholarships available up to $2,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 3.0 or better cumulative GPA (high school or college)
  • Attend a college with an accredited nursing program
  • Pursue student on a full-time or part-time basis in a nursing program relevant to the long-term care field
  • U.S. Citizen or possess a Permanent Resident Visa
  • Pursue a nursing program designed to lead to an appropriate degree or certification, including advance practice nursing, if applicable
  • Must reside in Montana and plan to work or remain working in long term care nursing in Montana
  • Must be available for a qualifying interview


Application Requirements:

  • An original scholarship application – mail the signed original or email an electronic copy (including signature)
  • If you have already received the Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarship, please complete the renewal application
  • Official transcripts from the attended educational institutions (high school and college, if applicable) listed on your application
  • Proof of acceptance into or proof of enrollment in (whichever applies) an accredited college nursing program
  • Two recommendations from individuals familiar with the applicant (such as teachers, mentors, employers) who can discuss the applicant’s scholastic potential, personal qualities, and enthusiasm or passion for the long-term care nursing profession. Recommendations from family members will not be accepted. (Letters of recommendation are not required for renewal applications)


Deadline February 28, 2023

Donald E. Pizzini Memorial Nurse Scholarship


Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Montana high school graduate
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Be 2nd, 3rd or 4th year college student for 2023-2024
  • Business majors will be given preference
  • Application Deadline – April 1, 2023

Kelly Kuntz Memorial Scholarship


Reach Higher Montana - Senior Send-Off

Almost $40,000 in scholarships and prizes will be awarded to celebrate Montana High School seniors and their next steps after graduation.


  • Twenty $1,000 Scholarships or Equipment Tool Packages (for student heading into a career, trade or apprenticeship)
  • Four $500 Reach Higher Montana Choice Award Scholarships (most creative video)
  • Ten Laptops
  • Ten Tablets
  • Ten paid of AirPods
  • Twenty-five $100 Gift Cards (from Montana Colleges and Universities)

How to enter:

  • Create short video or take a photo sharing your plans after high school
  • Video should only be 10-15 seconds
  • Include name, high school, and plans after high school
  • If you are shy or for privacy reasons, you can use an avatar or meme
  • Download and pring out the sign, write down your plans and take a photo or video

Deadline: March 17, 2023 for Earlybird Entries

Earlybird Drawing: March 20, 2023

Deadline for all entries: March 31, 2023

Senior Send-Off Event: April 19, 2023 (videos and photos will be shared on the website and social media, prizes will be drawn randomly throughout the day, $500 Reach Higher Montana Choice scholarship announced)

Reach Higher Montana Senior Send-Off