Scholarships are cash awards for educational purposes. Scholarships are applied for separately from Financial Aid and are generally merit-based rather than need-based. Scholarships frequently target membership in a specific group, such as Native American students, Hispanic students, or even Bitterroot College students!
University of Montana Scholarship Portal
Bitterroot College students are eligible for University of Montana scholarships. The majority of University of Montana scholarships are available to review and apply for via the UM Scholarship Portal. The portal provides access to the UM's general scholarship application which all students are encouraged to complete. The online scholarship system automatically connects students who have completed the general application to the scholarship opportunities for which they are eligible. The priority deadline for the UM general scholarship application is February 15.
Local Scholarships (not administered by UM)
- Bootstraps Scholarship - College Degree Path For Non-Traditional Adult Students with Dependent Child/Children age 15 or under who are seeking a college degree. Recipients will be awarded funds based on the number of credits enrolled per semester as follows: 6-8 Credits – $500 per semester; 9-11 Credits – $750 per semester; 12 or more credits – $1,000 per semester. Renewability: Provided funding is available, scholarships can be renewed for up to four semesters as long as eligibility is maintained. Scholarship amounts may change depending on the number of credits taken each semester. For greater detail on eligibility criteria, see application.
- Friendly Gardener's Club Scholarship For students who have earned a state-issued high school equivalency diploma (GED or HiSET). Scholarship recipients will be awarded $350 per spring semester. Students who are awarded this scholarship may reapply each year.
- Soroptimists of Hamilton annually award over $20,000 in scholarships to women; preference is given to women who are or have been residents of Ravalli County. Visit their scholarship webpage for information, deadlines, and applications.
Stock Farm Greater Ravalli Foundation (SFGRF) Bitterroot College Scholarships are awarded to students who need financial assistance and who demonstrate exceptional desire and commitment to further their education and training. Applicants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. Eligible applicants must be Ravalli County residents for the past two years and plan on attending Bitterroot College full-time (12+ credits). Special consideration will be given to veterans of the U.S. Military.