Grants and Scholarships
Grants provide opportunities for youth and adults to strengthen their skills and maximize their positive impacts on the communities in which they live.
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative's Giving Back Grant:
For over 19 years, in the spirit of Giving Back Blackfoot has been awarding local 4-H clubs grants to help with community projects. The mission of Blackfoot's 4-H Club grant is to help support the many 4-H Clubs located within its rural service territories. Each 4-H Club is encouraged each year to consider a community project that focuses on healthy living, citizenship, leadership, and community. This grant provides opportunities for youth and adults to strengthen their skills and maximize their positive impacts on the communities in which they live. Past 4-H grants have been used for fairground livestock facilities upgrades, community hall landscaping, and various painting jobs, etc.
The on-line Application is quick and easy. 4-H Clubs are encouraged to visit Blackfoot's website at www.blackfoot.com/community. Once on the website click on "request support" and you will be take to the on-line Application.
For additional information on Scholarships offered by Blackfoot visit:
Montana Department of Agriculture - Rural Community Development Grant Program:
The purpose of the grant program is to assist funding community development projects conducted by rural youth organizations such as 4-H, by encouraging rural youth to conduct projects that will improve the quality of life in rural Montana communities, and to improve interaction between the rural and urban portions of these communities. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 29, 2020.
For additional information and the application visit:
The Montana 4-H Foundation awards over 22 different scholarships to Montana 4-H youth and alumni each year. There are a wide variety of scholarships with varying eligibility requirements. Application deadline for these scholarships is April 1.
Sanders County 4-H Council Scholarships
Sanders County 4-H Council offers scholarships annually to graduating seniors. For more information contact the Sanders County Extension Office at 406-827-6934.
To encourage young people's interest in range science and management, there are three scholarships offered annually through Montana Range Days for graduating seniors in High School or college students that are continuing their education. This application qualifies the applicant for all three scholarships and is due April 30th. The event is held in Beaverhead County again this year and the applicants are encouraged, but not required to attend.
Applicants must be a resident of Montana enrolled (for the first time) or attending any accredited institution of higher education, on a full time basis, have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above, and must demonstrate an interest in forestry. Applicants must have a Tree Farmer or a Tree Inspector as a reference.