Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds can make a significant and positive impact on students' lives and Montana's future. With more than 50 scholarship funds distributing more than $400,000 each year, Montana Community Foundation is one of the largest providers of scholarships in the state.

Girl in a meadowAn individual, family, business or organization can establish a scholarship. You create the selection guidelines and we identify eligible students, distribute the scholarships, handle all paperwork and documentation and ensure students continue to meet the criteria once enrolled.

Our scholarships can support students of all ages obtaining their education and degrees at every level in the educational system. Scholarship funds at MCF are considered nondiscriminatory even if they benefit a limited group of people, such as women, minorities or residents of a particular community. If you’re interested in a comprehensive approach to helping scholars succeed, we can also help you identify and partner with nonprofit organizations that sponsor college preparation activities such as tutoring, test preparation, mentoring and more.

Meet an MCF Scholarship Recipient

Laurel Sabol is a Bozeman native and recent recipient of the Marcia Edsall Scholarship. She is earning a degree in Exercise Science in hopes of ultimately pursuing a doctorate. Her goal is to become a pediatric occupational therapist with a specialty in autism.

The Marcia Edsall Scholarship Fund was created to support young women from Gallatin County. Born in 1929 in Pony, Montana, Marcia and her family later moved to Bozeman where she also attended Montana State University. Described by one of her daughters as a “very generous person” who taught her children to “always give back more than they received,” Marcia’s kindness is helping young women like Laurel achieve their goals.

"I would like to thank Marcia Edsall and her family for helping make my dreams come true. Montana is such a special place and I hope to be able to give back in the way that she has given to me."

- Laurel Sabol, Marcia Edsall Scholarship recipient

Scholarship Applicants

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Montana Community Foundation

33 S. Last Chance Gulch, Suite 2A
Helena, MT 59601
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