Senior Scholarships

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 LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE FOR APPLICATION LINKS!

Scholarship applications using the common application are due in the counselor’s office by March 15th and must include a cover letter, resume, and one (1) letter of recommendation.

2023-2024 Community & Beyond Scholarship Opportunities:

SCHOLARSHIPS USING THE UNIVERSAL APPLICATION 

DUE DATE MARCH 15TH 2024

MMLGA Joan Schilling Memorial Scholarship:

  • Amount: $500

  • This scholarship is open to any graduating senior.  You do not have to be a golfer to apply because Joan was so involved with all students. This scholarship has a value of $500 paid in the fall at the start of school.

BILL BAKER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: $1000 (Renewable for 4 years. Must maintain 3.0 GPA)

  • Eligibility: This scholarship is for an Ennis High School graduate that is attending an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to a student pursuing a degree in a STEM related discipline including but not limited to: medical and medical related, engineering, mathematics, and biology. Complete the Universal Application and provide a letter of recommendation, resume', and transcript. Turn in completed application and materials to the EHS counseling office.

  • Please turn in 1st semester transcript and 2nd semester class schedule.

CORY SPROUT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: $500.00

  • No restrictions. Awarded to a graduating EHS student who has demonstrated a strong work ethic List and good character. GPA is not a consideration for this scholarship. Funds are paid 1st semester.

EARL HOLT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: 2 @ $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 SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: Varies

  • 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. SCHOLARSHIP

  • 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. Speck 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.

FIRST INTERSTATE BANK SCHOLARSHIP 

  • Amount: $500

  • Eligibility: The first priority is for a student pursuing a business program, but all students are encouraged to apply.

JACK REINTS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: $2000

  • Eligibility:  Preference given to a graduate with high financial need.  Prefer an Early Childhood major, but will consider all applications.

  • Turn in the Universal Application to Mr. Speck for this scholarship.

JACK VUJOVICH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • 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 SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: 2 @ $1000

  • 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.

MADISON VALLEY BANK SCHOLARSHIP

  • 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.

MVRG WEED COMMITTEE’S LARRY ZABEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: $500

  • 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 the Ennis High School Universal Application with a letter of recommendation, resume, and transcript and send to: Melissa Griffiths, MVRG Weed Committee by emailing mvrgweeds@gmail.com.

  • Deadline: April 8

MAGRIS TALC SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: 2 @ $500

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.

MOEN SCHOLARSHIP

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

ORA MEGEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Amount: Variable

Eligibility: Awarded to one Ennis High School graduating senior. The scholarship will be paid out 2nd semester.

ROSE MEGEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

Amount: $1,000

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.

LEE POOLE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP BY MOONLIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Amount: $7,000.00

The Lee Poole Memorial Scholarship honors the man whose vision and passion for the environment brought us Moonlight Basin. It is a merit-based award given to a student who plans to attend either a two- or four-year institution. Preference for this scholarship is given to a student who demonstrates a love for the outdoors and the environment as well as one who has displayed leadership and integrity during their time at Ennis High School.

SCHOLARSHIPS WITH SPECIAL APPLICATION

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 to the corresponding committee and do so well before the deadline so that it will be RECEIVED by the due date.

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
    Amount: $2,000
    Eligibility: Priority is given to past applicants who are continuing in their artistic endeavors.

  • EAA General Scholarship Fund
    Amount: $1,500

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)

ENNIS BOOSTER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: Variable

  • Application: Click Here

  • Eligibility:  No restrictions.  The Ennis Booster Club will choose the recipient(s) from the graduating seniors and may require an interview.  Payment will be awarded after proof of enrollment in an accredited college, vo-tech, or business school. 

ENNIS LIONS CLUB (SPECIAL APPLICATION )

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.

  1. 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.

  2. LIONS LEGACY SCHOLARSHIP (1 RECIPIENT)

    • Amount: $600

    • 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.

  3. LIONS VO-TECH (1 RECIPIENT)

    • Amount: $600

    • 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.

  4. Diane Petroni Memorial Scholarship

    1. Amount: $500

    2. Eligibility:

      • Priority 1-Young men that have been involved in Ennis Troop 1601 or Boy Scout Troop from another area, must submit an application along with short essay describing their involvement in Scouting and what it has meant to them.

      • Priority 2-Any graduating senior (boy or girl), with or without scouting experience. Must submit an application along with a short essay describing how they have demonstrated leadership while in high school, and how they intend to apply their leadership abilities in the future.

****Please only use the Lions Club application for any of the above scholarships. One only, you will be considered for all, however individual essays may be required...see description above.

ENNIS TRUE VALUE - TOOLS FOR TOMORROW (SPECIAL APPLICATION) AMOUNT: VARIABLE ($1000-$5000)

  • Eligibility:

    • Completed 1 semester (12 or more units) at a vocational/CTE college (transcript to Mr. Speck) and be enrolled in next semester with 12 or more units

    • Maintain a 2.8 GPA or higher at vocational/CTE college

    • Career course possibilities: agriculture, business, marketing, family & consumer sciences, health occupations, industrial technology, trades, industry, career preparation, resource management, communications, technical skill development, liberal studies, IT and many more...careers are out there, just pick one!

  • Application: Tools For Tomorrow Application

THANE MORGAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ($1,000) Application

  • Eligibility:

    • For graduating seniors furthering their education at a college, university, or trade school. Applications due back to committee (see application)

JEFFREY AND DOREEN LEE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount: 2 - $500 Scholarships

  • Eligibility: For graduating seniors furthering their education at a college, university, or trade school. All apply. Due April 15th.

  • Application

MADISON CONSERVATION DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIP Application

  • Amount: $1000

  • Eligibility: All seniors attending a post-secondary institution.

  • Completed applications are due back to Mr. Speck by March 15, 2024.

MADISON MEADOWS LADIES GOLF ASSOCIATION (APPLICATION LETTER) SCHOLARSHIP

  • 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.

MADISON VALLEY WOMAN’S CLUB(SEPARATE APPLICATION)

2021 - Email applications to montanagilmore@gmail.com by April 10th. Mr. Speck emailed seniors a copy of the application.  There is also a copy at the link on the left-hand side of this page.

  • 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.

  • Please read the application instructions carefully! Interviews will be scheduled after all applications have been received.

MEL MCKITRICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Amount:  Variable

  • Eligibility:  Write a one page letter of application explaining your future career & educational goals, as well as how you will use this scholarship.  

  • Send your completed letter to Wendy McKitrick at wmckitrick@ennisschools.org

  • Due date is March 16th.

RAVYN BOYD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

VIRGINIA CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SCHOLARSHIP

VIRGINIA CITY ELKS LODGE #390 (SPECIAL APPLICATION) SCHOLARSHIP

  • 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.