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Missoula Community Foundation Scholarship Program
DEADLINE: Monday, April 2nd 2018 - BY 11:59PM

The Missoula Community Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to provide assistance to students from Missoula-area high schools to attend Montana post-secondary schools. This allows the Community Foundation to support local educational institutions, enhance students’ career prospects, and encourage talented young people to stay in Montana and become engaged members of their communities.

A total of five, $1000 scholarships will be awarded. One student from each of the following schools will be awarded scholarships; Big Sky, Frenchtown, Hellgate, Seeley-Swan and Sentinel High Schools; Willard are also encouraged to apply. Winners will be selected based on Community Involvement, Aptitude, Character, Academic Interest and Financial Need. Scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the post-secondary institution; 2 installments of $500 per semester. Students will be required to submit proof of attendance.

Please contact your guidance counselor with any questions. You may also contact Nikki Robb with the Missoula Community Foundation at Nikki@MissoulaCommunityFoundation.org.

Scholarship winners will be notified no later than Friday, June 1st, 2018.


Assessment Award Application
Welcome to the application for
the Missoula Project for Nonprofit Excellence (MPNE), an initiative of the Missoula Community Foundation. Core funding and support is provided by Caroline Kurtz, Martha Newell and Annie Schaub Watson. Supporting funding comes from the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation, Stranahan Foundation, High Stakes Foundation and the United Way of Missoula County.  The program is modeled after Big Sky Institute for the Advancement of Nonprofits (BSI)'s Montana Nonprofit Connections Program.

The MPNE assessment component provides a professionally facilitated, comprehensive organizational assessment involving the board of directors and key staff leadership. The process builds board and staff consensus about near-term organizational capacity building priorities and leads to a choice of one project to be funded by a project grant award.

Only organizations that have been approved by the MPNE Grants Coordinator are eligible to apply.

Applications are due by midnight Friday, January 26, 2018 The MPNE core funders will review the applications and will select organizations for assessment awards. Applicants will be notified by Friday, February 16th, 2018.

If awarded a grant, you will be expected to attend an orientation session on Friday, February 23rd from 9-11am. A staff and board member representative must attend, preferably the executive director and board chair.

If you have any questions about your application, please contact Meredith Printz at meredith@missoulacommunityfoundation.org or (406) 926-2846 or (406) 552-7347.