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HPSEF Scholarship Program

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The Foundation manages and administers scholarships provided by generous donors and supporters. Alumni, family, corporate partners and philanthropic groups committed to education have provided living and lasting legacies by establishing scholarships.  


WAYNE THURSTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible through memorial donations from Doris Roberts. The successful applicant(s) are chosen by the Hi-Line Amateur Radio Club with the typical award being either one $2,000. award or two $1,000. awards, depending on selection by the Hi-Line Radio Club. This one-time scholarship is available for high school seniors who have graduated from a Hill County High School (Havre, Box Elder, Rocky Boy, Northstar) and will be applied toward their first year of higher education. The applicant must plan on attending a 4-year accredited university or college in Montana in a STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The scholarship will be awarded based upon the information provided in the completed application and will be valued and rated by the Club members. A brief essay is required describing why you have chosen your major field of study and your educational and career objectives and future goals. Also required are a letter of recommendation from a school-related organization/activities advisor/director, including contact information. A letter of recommendation from a community, church or volunteer activity supervisor, including contact information and a letter of recommendation from an employer/work supervisor including employment dates and contact information. Please include your school transcripts from the past 7 semesters.

HPSEF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Made possible with memorial donations, the 2019 scholarship is 'In Memory Of' Charles Williams and Stan Joy. The successful applicant is chosen by the HHS Awards Committee, a standing committee comprised of educators and currently chaired by John Ita. Applicant must have applied to and been accepted at a post-secondary institution. Selection will be based upon a combination of financial need, academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. Typical award amount is one $500. award.

ALFRED AND CATHERING BRADBURY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established by the family in honor of their parents. Many of the family members live in the Havre area and Montana. The successful applicant is chosen by the Bradbury family. Scholarship is available for students who have graduated from Havre High School who plan to attend a school in the Montana State University or University of Montana school system. Selection will be based upon a combination of academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. Any current graduating HHS student or past HHS graduate is eligible. Typical award is one $1,000. award.

BLEWETT WRESTLING SCHOLARSHIP
Award made possible by Alexander (Zander) Blewett, Hoyt & Blewett PLLC. One $500. scholarship is available to a wrestler-student at Havre High School each year. Applicant must have participated in varsity wrestling all four years of high school and demonstrated academic achievement. A letter of recommendation from applicant's wrestling coach is required. Scholarship selection is made by members of the Blewett family. Typical award is $500.

BLEWETT ALL-STATE WRESTLING SCHOLARSHIP
Award made possible by Alexander (Zander) Blewett, Hoyt & Blewett PLLC. One $1,000. scholarship is available to a wrestler-student at All High Schools in Montana. Applicant must have participated in varsity wrestling all four years of high school and demonstrated academic achievement. A letter of recommendation from applicant's wrestling coach is required. Scholarship selection is made by members of the Blewett family. Typical award is $1,000.

DR. JAMES & KAY ELLIOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established by the Elliott family in honor of their parents, $2,000. is available to student(s) graduating from Havre High School or a Hi-line High School in the Northern Montana Healthcare service area. The successful applicant will be chosen by a member of the Elliott family. Selection will be based upon a combination of financial need, high academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. Typical award is one $2,000. award or two $1,000. awards, depending on selection by the family member.

GENE GABRIEL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Established in 2012 by Gracia Gabriel and her family to honor her husband and their father, Gene Gabriel, who was an avid supporter of Havre High School athletics and activities. Two(2) $500. scholarships are available for students who have graduated from Havre High School with the intent of pursuing post-secondary training leading to a 4 year degree. Students must have demonstrated financial need and one scholarship is available specifically to student participating in high school athletics. Any current graduating HHS student or past graduate of HHS is eligible. Typical award amount is $500. each recipient.

HAL GILMORE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Hal was a long ago student of Havre High and wanted to do something for current students of HHS with funds from his estate. The family is offering one $1500. scholarship to a current graduating HHS student or past graduate that is pursuing a career in Education. The HHS Awards Committee will select the recipient with consideration of financial need, academic achievement and participation in school activities. Any post-secondary educational institution of applicant's choice is acceptable. Typical award amount is one $1500. award.

HAVRE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1970
The HHS Class of 1970 is offering a scholarship with money raised from a fundraiser and memorials provided by class members. The recipient is to use the funds for tuition, room & board or books. Financial need is the first consideration in the selection along with participation in school and community activities. The selection will be made by the HHS Awards/Scholarship Committee, a standing committee comprised of educators and currently chaired by John Ita. Recipient  must have applied to and been accepted by a post-secondary educational institution. Typical award is one $2,000. award.

THOMAS LAFOND STATE FARM UP AND COMING ENTREPRENEURIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Made possible by Thomas Lafond State Farm Agency. Any individual going on to higher education at a Montana college or university, majoring in business, is eligible. No grade requirements and an Associate degree is eligible, proof of enrollment is required to receive scholarship funds. Applicants must write no longer than a one page report on the importance of life insurance and submit with the application. The report will be critiqued by Tom on knowledge, research, grammar and professionalism. Typical award is one $500. award.

HAVRE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1976
A $600. scholarship is being made possible with a donation from the HHS Class of 1976. The successful applicant will be selected by the HHS Awards Committee, a standing committee comprised of educators currently chaired by John Ita. Student must have applied to and been accepted at a post-secondary educational institution. Selection will be based upon a combination of financial need, academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. Typical award amount is one $600. award. 

WELLS LAMEY BLUE PONY PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP
The family of Wells Lamey established this scholarship in memory of Wells who was a longtime supporter of Havre Public Schools and a die-hard fan of Blue Pony athletics. The successful applicant must be a graduating senior or recent graduate of Havre Public Schools and will be selected by the Lamey family. Selection will be based upon a combination of high academic standards and participation in school and community activities. A separate essay is required addressing each student's efforts in becoming the best Blue Pony possible. Typical award is one $500.

HAVRE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1968
A $500.00 scholarship is being made possible with donations from members of the HHS Class of 1968. The successful applicant will be chosen by the HHS Awards Committee, a standing committee comprised of educators and currently chaired by John Ita. Any post-secondary educational institution of applicants choice is acceptable. Selection will be based upon a combination of financial need and academic achievement. A letter of recommendation from any teacher is required. Also, an essay stating decided upon area of study, the reason that area of study was chosen as well as the institution planning to attend. Typical award is one $500. award.

FRIENDS OF MUSIC AND EUNICE DEROSA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Made possible each year by donations accumulated by fund-raising by the Friends of Music parents and students group at HHS. This year memorials to Eunice Derosa have been included in this award due to the great appreciation Eunice had for the high school music department. The successful applicant will be chosen by the Friends of Music scholarship selection committee. A letter of recommendation from an HHS music instructor is required. Typical award is two $500. awards.

HOWARD MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $500. scholarship established by Howard's family, which includes former HPS Superintendent Dr. Kirk Miller, in honor of Howard's immense support and love for the Blue Ponies. The successful applicant is chosen by the Miller family. Selection will be based upon a combination of financial need (those middle income families that don't qualify for low income status through the FAFSA application process), high academic standards and participation in school and community activities. Typical award is one $500. award.

BART NOLAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Bart Nolan is remembered and honored by his family through this scholarship made available to students pursuing art studies in college. To be eligible a student with a major or minor in any area of art is acceptable. Studies may include painting, drawing, photography, graphic art or design, music, architecture, videography, computer technology in the art area, as well as an Education degree with the intention of teaching in the art area of studies. The successful applicant is chosen by the Nolan family. Selection will be based upon interest in art, academic achievement of a 3.0 grade point average or better, participation in school and community activities. This scholarship requires a letter of recommendation from a teacher/advisor of Havre High School. The essay portion of the application must address why you wish to further your education in the art field and why you plan to enroll in your preferred course of study. Typical award amount is one $1,500. award.

PEO AZ SCHOLARSHIP
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans and stewardship of Cottey College; and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations. Women only need apply. The local AZ chapter of P.E.O. funds scholarships through its local fundraising activities. Typical award is one $500. award.

C. LOWELL AND VIVIAN D. PURDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
A $750. scholarship award is made possible by the Purdy family in honor of their parents' commitment to education. The scholarship is offered to graduating students from Havre High School and North Star High School. The successful applicant is chosen by the Purdy family. Typical award is one $750. award.

PEO CHAPTER V SCHOLARSHIP
PEO is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, loans and stewardship of Cottey College. The local Chapter V PEO funds scholarships through its local fundraising activities. Selection will be based on a combination of academic standards, financial need and participation in school and community activities. The successful applicant is chosen by Chapter V PEO. This scholarship requires an essay, no longer than two pages. Applicant Eligibility: Applicant must be a female senior at HHS, she must be planning to attend MSUNorthern, scholarship funds must be used for tuition, fees, housing or books. Applicant must write an essay which addresses the following: Why are you planning to attend MSUN? What type of career are you interested in pursuing? Why do you feel you deserve this scholarship? What is unique about you as a person? Typical award is one $1,000. award.

NATALIE PATRICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Natalie Patrick Foundation was created in memory of Natalie, a very active, Havre High School student who passed away at the age of 16. The N.P. Foundation raises funds to support activities Natalie was involved in as a teenager and continue her legacy of excellence and generosity. This scholarship is focused on rewarding ambitious, goal-driven students like Natalie. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship a student must be graduating from Havre High School, be a US citizen, have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and plan to attend an institute of higher learning, which may be a 2-year college, a 4-year college or vocational school. Applicants are also required to be involved in 2 or more of the following activities: High School Band or Choir, High School Golf Team, High School Speech & Debate or High School Art Classes. An additional requirement is a personal statement about yourself to the N.P. Foundation Board of Directors in 300 words or less stating: What you plan to achieve through college that can possibly impact the community and/or world, why you should receive this memorial scholarship and if selected how you will honor the memory of Natalie in your studies and extracurricular activities. Typical award is two $1,000 Awards.

SUE SWAN COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP
Made possible by donations from her children in honor of Sue's career in healthcare and commitment to community service. The successful applicant is chosen by Sue Swan and her family. A separate essay addressing student's involvement in community service is required. Typical award is one $750. award.

SONS OF NORWAY HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP
Two (2) scholarships are made available to graduates of Havre High School and North Star High School through the endowed funds from the former Sons of Norway organization. Selection of successful applicant will be made by the HHS Awards Committee. A separate essay addressing the applicants interest in Norwegian history and heritage is required. Typical award is two $750. awards. 

TILLIE PATTERSON FOUNDATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Made possible due to the wishes of the late Tillie Patterson. She wanted to award scholarships to 2 students from Havre High School that will be attending a Montana college or university. The successful applicant is to use the funds for tuition, room & board or books. Financial need is one of the first considerations in the selection. The recipients will be chosen by the HHS Awards Committee. This year the Patterson Foundation is offering 2 scholarships at a value of $8,000. each, $4,000. toward fall semester 2019 and $4,000. toward spring semester 2020 to each recipient.


Scholarship applications, guidelines and information are available beginning in January each year with applications due April 1st. One online application form is used for all the various scholarship offerings. Information is also available from the Havre High School Counseling Center or by contacting HPSEF via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text (406) 395-8550 ext. 6724

You can create a lasting legacy like many past alums and friends of Havre Public Schools by establishing a scholarship fund to honor your family or specific interests. The Foundation will work with you to customize your scholarship to meet your desires while fulfilling the Foundation's mission. Honor a relative, colleague, classmate, teacher or loved one with a tribute to HPSEF. We will notify the person being honored by your gift and provide you with a tax-deductible receipt for your donation. Bequests create your lasting legacy without affecting your current financial situation. All it takes is a simple designation in your will or trust and it costs nothing during your lifetime. You can name Havre Public Schools Education Foundation in your will for a specific amount, a percentage or a residuary share of your estate an your gift will be exempt from federal estate taxes.

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