IMPORTANT NOTE:Scholarship sponsors may modify their scholarship at any time. Be sure to pay attention to due dates for the various scholarships. Below you will find a section for scholarships that use the EHS Universal Application and a section for scholarships with special application requirements and due dates. SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR APPLICATION LINKS!
Scholarship applications using the common application are due in the counselor’s office by Friday, March 16, 2020 and must include a cover letter, unofficial transcript, resume, and one (1) letter of recommendation.
SCHOLARSHIPS USING THE UNIVERSAL APPLICATION (March 16th Due Date)
CORY SPROUT MEMORIAL
No restrictions. Awarded to a graduating EHS student who has demonstrated a strong work ethic and good character. GPA is not a consideration for this scholarship. Funds are paid 1st semester. An interview may be required with the family.
EARL HOLT MEMORIAL
Amount: Two $1000 scholarships (1 Male / 1 Female)
Eligibility: Student must have been involved in athletics during high school. Student must be of good character. Committee will consider need when deciding the scholarship recipient. Scholarship will be payable upon receipt of grades for first semester and proof of enrollment for 2nd semester. Grades and enrollment information can be sent to Holt Scholarship, Box 517, Ennis High School, Ennis, MT 59729.
ENNIS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Amount: Two $500 scholarships
No restrictions. One scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a 4-year institution and one will be awarded to a student attending a 2-year trade or technical school. An interview is required as part of the application process for the chamber of commerce scholarship.
ENNIS RODEO INC.
Previous Amount: $500
Eligibility:The Ennis Rodeo Association will choose the recipient(s) from the senior class each year on their own. Turn in the Universal Application to Mr. Lingle and he will forward the applications on to Ennis Rodeo Inc. Funds will be paid out second semester upon receipt of a transcript with a 2.5 GPA or higher and proof of registration for second semester.
MADISON VALLEY BANK
Previous Amount: $1000
Eligibility: Any Ennis High School graduating senior (having maintained a 3.00 GPA) who intends to apply for enrollment as a commercial student in an accredited college, vo-tech, or business school. The recipient will be named by the Ennis High School scholarship committee. An alternate will be chosen and will be eligible to receive the scholarship if not used by the first recipient.
The cash scholarship will be sent to the college for the benefit of the recipient when the registrar of the college he/she attends sends written notice to First Madison Valley Bank that the student has successfully and satisfactorily completed one semester or quarter of study (The student typically sends or delivers grades from 1st semester to First Madison Valley Bank along with enrollment information for 2nd semester.) Funds are made available for 2nd semester. He/she must have maintained a minimum GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled in the second quarter or semester.
JACK VUJOVICH MEMORIAL
Previous Amount: $250
No restrictions. Selection will be based on these qualities in order of importance:
- Student Athlete
- Moral character
- Good citizen
- Financial need
JOHN SEAMAN MEMORIAL
Amount: Two $1000 Scholarships
Eligibility: John Seaman was an active teacher for many years and retired in Ennis. He was active with the youth of Ennis and loved the outdoors and especially fishing and guiding on the Madison River. This scholarship is open to all seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The scholarship is open to all majors at either a 2-year or 4-year school. Payment will be made after student submits proof of enrollment at the university. Enrollment information can be sent to Seaman Scholarship, Box 517, Ennis High School, Ennis, MT 59729.
Amount: Two $500 Scholarships
Eligibility: Based equally on student merit and financial need. This scholarship may be used for colleges or vocational education including in-state and out-of-state schools. There are no specific degree requirements. The successful applicants must use the scholarship award for the pursuit of a post-secondary education within 18 months of graduating high school.
A check for $500 will be mailed to the school of choice at the end of September (during 1st semester) unless otherwise notified. Imerys Talc would also like to write a press release with a brief biography of the students and submit it with a photo of each student to the local newspaper as soon as the scholarships are announced.
Amount: $1000 Total (possibly split)
Eligibility: The Moen family is offering a total of $1000 in scholarships to graduating seniors of Ennis High School. This scholarship may or may not be split depending on the applicants. This scholarship may be used in state or out-of-state. Award is made during the second semester of attendance. The criteria are:
- Financial need
- Little additional financial help
- Motivation and hard work
ROSE MeGee MEMORIAL
Amount: Variable (Previously $1000)
Eligibility: Awarded to one Ennis High School graduating senior each year. The scholarship is based on character, grades, and leadership. Designated as an academic scholarship to be given to a deserving graduate for use at a Montana institution of higher education. The scholarship will be paid out 2nd semester.
Ruth Haak Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: The Ruth Haak Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to one student who demonstrates financial need, has performed community service, and has an appreciation for the Madison Valley. The Ennis High School scholarship committee will select the recipient in April and the award will be announced at the EHS Academic Awards ceremony in May. The scholarship will be paid after the first semester of college based on the student earning at least a 2.5 GPA for the first semester.
PAUL THOMAS MEMORIAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP
Eligibility: This scholarship is designated for a student who is planning to attend a vocational education program or an associates degree program in-state or out of state. Scholarship selection will be made by family members and is based on the universal application. The applicant must be sure the following information is covered on the Universal Application:
- financial need
- indicate/document any involvement in community service
First Interstate Bank Scholarship
Eligibility: The first priority is for a student pursuing a business program, but all students are encouraged to apply.
****** SCHOLARSHIPS WITH SPECIAL APPLICATION MATERIALS *******
The following scholarships each have special deadlines and procedures. Please read through the application procedures carefully. If there is an application packet, follow it carefully. If you are asked to send a letter of application, be thorough and include all necessary information. Be sure to send the application well before the deadline so that it will be RECEIVED by the due date.
DON AND TAWNYA CLARK SCHOLARSHIP (NEW for 2020!)
AMOUNT: TWO $1000 SCHOLARSHIPS
This scholarship will be used for vocational education. Thee are no specific degree or GPA requirements. To apply for this scholarship, send a letter to Don and Tawnya Clark, P.O. Box 700, Ennis, MT 59729, outlining your plans, summary of your high school career along with any letters of recommendation that can attest to the following:
* Motivation and hard work
* Moral Character
A check in the amount of $500 per semester will be made out to the recipient and school of choice and mailed to the financial aid office of the school.
ENNIS ARTS ASSOCIATION TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS
Higher education tuition scholarships for graduating high school seniors and alumni whose goal is an arts related curriculum. Submission Deadline is typically April 15th. See the Ennis Arts Association Website for more details.
EAA Members Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: Priority is given to past applicants who are continuing in their artistic endeavors.
EAA General Scholarship Fund
Eligibility: These scholarships are awarded annually to college or vocational technical school students who plan on enrolling or who are currently enrolled in an art related degree. Consider a broader definition of the arts. Arts include, but are not limited to: visual and performing arts such as music, literature, drama, architecture, interior design, fashion design, web design, drafting, welding, sculpture, culinary arts, music or art education, and elementary education. Scholarships are available to individual residents of Madison County who are current or past graduates of Madison County high schools (Ennis, Harrison, Sheridan or Twin Bridges) or to those who have graduated from high school (or its equivalent) in these districts. For applications contact the Guidance Office at your high school, Ennis Arts Association Scholarship Chair or EAA website: www.ennisartsassociation.org.
STUDENTS MUST USE THE EAA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE (Do not use the universal application). Please return applications to: Scholarship Chairman, Vern Thibodeaux, PO Box 201, Ennis, MT 59729. Scholarships must be used by May 1 of the following year after the award is given. If all academic scholarships are not awarded, the funds are transferred to the workshop scholarships.
ENNIS ARTS ASSOCIATION TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS (Special Application)
Amount: $100 per activity or a total of $200 annually
See www.ennisartsassociation.org for more details.
ENNIS LIONS CLUB (Special Application - See Attachment Below for current description and requirements)
The Ennis Lions Club offers four scholarships to graduating seniors. The Lions Club members will place a LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION form in the hands of every senior in a senior class. The Lions representative will also explain the application procedures to the seniors. READ THE APPLICATION FORM VERY CAREFULLY AND SEND THE COMPLETED APPLICATION DIRECTLY TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: Ennis Lions Club, Scholarship Committee, PO Box 383, Ennis, MT 59729. Questions can be directed to Jim Forsberg at 682-7858. Please DO NOT turn anything in to the counselor’s office. Deadline for the Lions Club applications will be determined by the Lions Club (typically April 1st). Interviews will be scheduled after all applications are received.
Traditional Scholarship (2 recipients)
Amount: $2400 and $1200 respectively. Each is paid $600 per year.
Eligibility: The traditional scholarship is based on student’s overall scholastic achievements, accomplishments, and participation throughout high school. The award is paid after the first semester has been completed. Complete a Lions Club Scholarship Application Packet and submit it before the deadline. Packets will be distributed to seniors in class and available through the counselor’s office.
Lions Legacy Scholarship (1 recipient)
Eligibility: This scholarship is similar to the Traditional Scholarship, except it will be weighted more toward community service. The student selected to receive this scholarship will be awarded a one-time payment of $600 after completing first semester. Complete the same application listed above.
Lions Vo-Tech (1 recipient)
Eligibility: This scholarship is intended to encourage the student attending a two-year or vocational school to apply for our scholarship. The recipient will be awarded $600 one time after completing first semester. Complete a Lions Club Scholarship Application Packet and submit it before the deadline.
ENNIS TRUE VALUE - TOOLS FOR TOMORROW (Special Application) Amount: Variable (Minimum of $1,000)
Eligibility: The Tools For Tomorrow Scholarship Program recognizes students from Ennis High School who have excelled in the Vocational-Technical curriculum. Tools for Tomorrow Scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who are pursuing Vocational-Technical education after high school.
Many local co-sponsors contribute to this scholarship program often making this scholarship worth much more than $1,000. A specific amount that the student will receive may not be available at the time the award is made in the spring. Ennis True Value will have a special application for the student to complete. See Mr. Lingle for this packet (usually mid – April). Applicants are reminded to be thorough in completing their applications.
MADISON VALLEY CATTLEWOMEN (Application Letter)
Amount: $300 (See Attachment Below)
Eligibility: Madison Valley CattleWomen are offering two $300 scholarships to graduating seniors, one from Ennis High School and one from Harrison High School. To apply for this scholarship, send a letter with your GPA, rank in class, college plans, and a summary of your high school career. Please include any ties to agriculture in general—beef, in particular. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1. Only the letter will be used to award the scholarship—no other applications will be considered. Please email your letter to Betty Goggins at www.madison.mt.gov and click the link given. Mr. Lingle will also receive hard copies of the application when they are sent out in the fall.
Dates: Usually March 1st
MADISON MEADOWS LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION (Application Letter) Amount: $250
Eligibility: The Ladies’ Golf Association is offering one scholarship to a senior golfer. If interested, please submit an application to the Madison Meadows Ladies Golf Association Scholarship Committee. The application should include name, address, phone number, educational and career plans, extracurricular activities, awards and community activities. Send all information to: MMLGA Scholarship Committee, C/O Madison Meadows Golf Course, Ennis, MT 59729. Deadline: TBD.
MVRG Weed Committee’s Larry Zabel Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility: This scholarship is intended for a Madison Valley graduate who will be going on to college. Preference will be given to a student who plans to pursue a degree in agriculture or environmental sciences; including but not limited to: biology, botany, fisheries, forestry and range. Students from both Ennis and Harrison may apply; one scholarship will be awarded. There is not a minimum GPA requirement for this scholarship. The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the student upon receipt of proof of college enrollment.
Process: Complete and Ennis High School Universal Application with a letter of recommendation, resume, and transcript and send to: Melissa Griffiths, MVRG Weed Committee by emailing email@example.com.
Deadline: April 8, 2020
MADISON VALLEY WOMAN’S CLUB(Separate Application)
****APRIL 1 UPDATE**** - Don’t forget to send in applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6th. All documents as one attachment. If that’s not something that you can do at home drop in the mail slot at REMAX mountain property and we will have it scanned for you. We will be holding virtual interviews via Group FaceTime. Details to follow.
Amount: Variable Amount Scholarships (See Attachment Below)
Eligibility: Scholarships will be divided between students attending traditional 4-year schools and those who will attend a vocational-technical school, a trade school, or a community college. A student who applies for this technical scholarship does not compete with the students who are applying for the traditional scholarship.
Applications will be available at the high school counseling office and the Nearly New Store. Usually a representative from the Madison Valley Woman’s Club delivers applications to seniors each year. Send the completed applications to Madison Valley Woman’s Club, Scholarship Committee Chair, P.O. Box 122, Ennis, MT 59729. Applications are typically due in April. Please read the application instructions carefully! Interviews will be scheduled after all applications have been received.
MONTANA ASSOCIATION OF CLERK AND RECORDERS (Special Application)
Eligibility: Students must complete the application form listed on the Madison County website: www.madison.mt.gov and click the link given. Mr. Lingle will also receive hard copies of the application when they are sent out in the fall.
Dates: Usually March 1st
VIRGINIA CITY ELKS LODGE #390 (Special Application)
Amount: Varies depending on scholarship
Eligibility: Each fall the V.C. Elks Lodge #390 delivers scholarship materials to Ennis High School. Each senior will receive a scholarship packet. For information on what to expect, you can visit the following website: http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/. Contact information and address will be available with application packets.
Dates: Applications are usually available on the website after September 1st and delivered to Ennis High School in September. Deadline is usually early December and applications must be turned into the local lodge at Virginia City.
MARGIE AND JAMES ROBERTSON (Application Letter)
Deadline: October of the Fall Semester at college
Eligibility: The applicant must attend a university, college or school operating within the Montana University System or a trade school, vocational or technological school or business school operating under the control or license of the State of Montana or one or more of its political subdivisions.
The applicant must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scoring system. The applicant will have distinguished himself or herself in high school and/or community activities, or demonstrated a special aptitude or skill; or will have overcome adversity, disability or adverse economic conditions, or will have risen above expectations of his or her physical or mental capabilities, environment or social situation.
The scholarship and financial aid will be for one (1) academic year. The scholarship and financial aid can be renewed for up to three (3) additional academic years upon annual reapplication of the student to the committee. The committee will not renew the application of any recipient who does not maintain at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA or equivalent average based upon a 4.0 grade point scoring system or equivalent system.
The scholarship funds and financial aid will be paid to the student upon presentation of adequate evidence of payment for educational expenses and upon proof that the student has maintained at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA or equivalent based upon a 4.0 grade point scoring or equivalent system.
Application Process: In August/early September of each year a notice will be placed in the Madisonian with the application process and deadline. Deadline will usually be around October 1st. Notification letters will be sent out to students who graduated from Ennis High School the previous spring. All other alumni will not receive letters and should check the alumni scholarships page on the Ennis Schools website for the most current information. Recipients usually receive their scholarship funds around Thanksgiving. For more information, call Ross Lingle, EHS Counselor, at 570-1088 (cell) or email email@example.com.