Who Can Apply
Custer County Educational Foundation believes that any sincere and determined person should have the opportunity to continue his or her education after graduation from high school. Scholarships can be for an accredited two-year or four-year program, or for vocational and technical colleges. Current CCDHS seniors may apply.
If you are a high school senior and not sure about your immediate future plans – you should apply.
If you know you are going into the military, going on a mission, or taking the year off – you should apply.
Our scholarship can be held up to 18 months after your high school graduation. Present your scholarship award letter along with your proof of enrollment to receive your scholarship check.
CCEF started awarding Sophomore Scholarships in 2012. Those who were recipients their high school graduation year receive a letter from CCEF the following April inviting them to apply. The application process is different than the application on our website. You are required to maintain 3.0 GPA your freshmen year of college to receive a sophomore scholarship. Under the Alumni News – please sign up to receive alerts and announcements to help us keep in touch with you.
By completing an application form, students become eligible for any award administered by the foundation. Applications are scored by an Awards Committee. Students receive points for qualities such as strong character attributes, work experience, school and community activities and service and academic record. Those earning a 2.0 GPA or greater are eligible. In this way, the selection process is objective and nondiscriminatory, making scholarships available to a wide range of deserving students.
Complete Your Application
Any CCDHS graduating senior who meets the established criteria is invited to submit an application for a scholarship. Each scholarship will be a minimum of $1,500. The Directors of CCEF may change the amount of the scholarship at their discretion.
Listed below are links to help provide other resources for scholarship and financial aid information.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
The Department of Education Explore Financial Aid
The Montana University System Resources
Reach Higher Montana