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HPSEF Scholarship Program

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.

 PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL APPLICATION DESCRIPTIONS PRIOR TO STARTING TO FILL OUT THE FORM. 

  • Some have specific requirements, if requirements are not met the application will not be sent to that donor. Please apply for all that you qualify.
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  • All donors request school transcripts from your last 7 semesters.
  • A FAFSA is request by most donors. You must have your FAFSA ready for upload in PDF format. If your FAFSA does not upload properly please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or print a hard copy and turn into HHS Counselors or send to Robin’s Admin bldg, PO Box 7791 
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  • Applications must be received by midnight March 1, 2023. No exceptions.
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Scholarships
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ALFRED AND CATHERINE BRADBURY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

REQUIRED: ATTENDING MSU or U of M SCHOOL SYSTEMS, CURRENT AND PAST GRADUATES ELIGIBLE
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, planning 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.

NORTH CENTRAL MONTANA BLEWETT BEST STUDENT/WRESTLER SCHOLARSHIP

REQUIRED: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, SAT/ACT SCORES
Award made possible by Alexander (Zander) Blewett, Hoyt & Blewett PLLC. One $500 scholarship is available to a wrestler-student in North Central Montana 
each year. Applicant must have participated in wrestling all four years of high school and demonstrated academic achievement. A letter of recommendation from applicant's wrestling coach and a letter from another faculty is required.  The applicant must provide current transcripts with seventh semester grades and SAT/ACT scores.  Scholarship selection is made by members of the Blewett family. The application linked below must be filled out and returned by the due date listed. The HPSEF application will NOT be accepted. Please see the Blewett website for further details: 

https://www.hoytblewett.com/community/blewett-north-central-montana-wrestling-scholars/

STATEWIDE BLEWETT BEST STUDENT/WRESTLER SCHOLARSHIP

REQUIRED: LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, SAT/ACT SCORES
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 wrestling all four years of high school and demonstrated academic achievement. A letter of recommendation from applicant's wrestling coach and a letter from another faculty member is required.  The applicant must provide current transcripts with seventh semester grades and SAT/ACT scores. Scholarship selection is made by members of the Blewett family. The application linked below must be filled out and returned by the due date listed. The HPSEF application will NOT be accepted. Please see the Blewett website for further details:

https://www.hoytblewett.com/community/blewett-statewide-wrestling-scholarships/

DR. JAMES & KAY ELLIOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

HHS & HI-LINE GRADS, CURRENT AND PAST GRADS ELIGIBLE
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.

THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD BY JEFF C DIBBLEE

REQUIREMENT: AREA OF STUDY, ESSAY 
A scholarship is being offered by Jeff Dibblee to a Havre High School graduate whose interest in life centers toward working with and motivating people in general, everywhere. This will include: journalists, photographers, political science, and/or organized labor leadership.  Also, human rights involvement. Jeff will select the recipient. Requirements to apply for this scholarship include a 2.5 minimum grade point average as well as a letter/essay written by the student stating their intent, goals and aspirations. Attending a Montana school is preferred but not a requirement. If applicant doesn’t completely understand the criteria of this application, Jeff will be available to discuss it in a phone call or text for further explanation, at 406-945-1632. Typical award amount is $750.

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. Recipient must have applied to and been accepted by a post-secondary educational institution. Preference will be given to immediate relatives of the Class of 1970.  Typical award is one $500 award.

HAVRE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1972

The HHS Class of 1972 would like to offer a scholarship to a 2023 HHS graduate in memory of our classmates that are "gone but not forgotten." Funding for the award will be provided through donations from classmates. The successful applicant must be planning to attend a Montana school and have a 2.5 grade point average, financial need as well as participation in school and community activities will also be a consideration. Everyone is encouraged to apply and a preference will be given to immediate relatives of the Class of 1972. Selection of the recipient will be made by the HHS Awards/Scholarship Committee. Typical award is one $1000 scholarship.

WELLS LAMEY BLUE PONY PRIDE SCHOLARSHIP

REQUIRED: ESSAY, CURRENT AND PAST GRADUATES ELIGIBLE
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 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.

FRIENDS OF MUSIC

REQUIRED: 3 MUSIC CREDITS, LETTER RECOMMENDATION, ESSAY

A typical award of $500 is made possible each year by donations accumulated through fundraising of the Music Parents Association/ Havre Friends of Music. The successful applicant will be chosen by the Friends of Music Scholarship Selection Committee. Requirements to apply for this scholarship include a minimum of 3 music credits, a letter of recommendation from a HHS Music Teacher, and a written essay.

Please download the attached document for further scholarship application information.

HOWARD AND SALLY MILLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

A $500 scholarship is established by the Miller family and friends, which includes former HPS Superintendent Dr. Kirk Miller, in honor of Howard and Sally'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.

DENNIS AND GLADYS BYMASTER SCHOLARSHIP

REQUIRED: AREA OF STUDY, ESSAY. PREFERENCE: ATTENDING MONTANA SCHOOL
Dennis and Gladys Bymaster were dedicated educators in Havre Public Schools until their retirement in 1995 and 1999. Their children, William, Dave, and Dan Bymaster, Carol Gabrielsen, and their families, would like to honor their parents' commitment to education by offering a scholarship in their name to a graduating senior that is pursuing a career in Education. Students applying must carry a 3.0 or better GPA and financial need is a major factor in the decision. The HHS scholarship selection committee or members of the family will choose the recipient of the $2,000 scholarship award. A 500 word essay describing your reasons for pursuing Education is required. In addition, students attending college in Montana will be given a preference.

PEO AZ SCHOLARSHIP

WOMEN ONLY APPLY
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 $500.

C. LOWELL AND VIVIAN D. PURDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

HHS & NORTH STAR GRADS ELIGIBLE
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.

NATALIE PATRICK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

REQUIRED: SPECIFIC HHS ACTIVITIES, PERSONAL STATEMENT
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

REQUIRED: ESSAY
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.

TERRY AND KATHY SATHER SCHOLARSHIP 

REQUIRED: ATTENDING U of M, ESSAY.  PREFERENCE: AREA OF STUDY, LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
The children of Terry and Kathy Sather are offering a $1,000 scholarship in honor of their parents and their dedication as teachers in Havre Public Schools and the community of Havre for nearly 40 years. The scholarship is offered to a Havre High graduate that plans to attend University of Montana in Missoula. Preference will be given to students planning to major in education and/or liberal arts (the arts, humanities, ect.), but any student planning on attending UM is encouraged to apply. Please provide an essay describing your favorite parts of growing up in Havre, focusing on your educational experiences. A letter of recommendation is helpful, but not required.

WAYNE THURSTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

HILL COUNTY SCHOOLS GRADS ELIGIBLE,  REQUIREMENTS: ATTENDING A MONTANA SCHOOL, AREA OF STUDY, ESSAY, LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
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 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.

TILLIE PATTERSON FOUNDATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

ATTENDING A MONTANA SCHOOL
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. 

HAVRE AMERICAN LEGION "RIDERS" POST 11 AND REDS AUTO PARTS SCHOLARSHIP
REQUIRED: MUST BE A CHILD OR GRANDCHILD OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBER OR VETERAN
This scholarship is made possible by donations from the Havre American Legion Riders and Reds Auto Parts.  Successful applicant will be a child or grandchild of an active duty service member or a veteran and a graduating senior of Havre High School.  Applicant must have applied to and been accepted at a post secondary institution (accredited college or trade school).  Selection will be based upon a combination of academic achievement and participation in school and community activities.  Must have the ability to show your parents or grandparents involvement in the military in the US (ie Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or any new branch).  Proof would be a copy of a DD214 for retired members or a military ID number for active service members.  The recipient will be chosen by the scholarship committee.  Typical award amount is $500.
FORT ASSINIBOINE GENEALOGY SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP

REQUIRED: MUST BE ATTENDING MSU-NORTHERN, ESSAY
This scholarship is made possible by donations from the Ft Assiniboine Genealogy Society.  All applicants must be a graduating senior of Havre High School with a 3.0 or better GPA and attending MSU-Northern.  The student must have been active in community service organizations and provide a short essay about past involvement with community service.  The scholarship committee will select the recipient.  Typical award amount is $200.

CONNIE PETERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is given in memory of Connie Peterson who worked for the Havre School District for 34 years. She spent 25 years teaching physical education and 9 years as a councelor. During that time she not only coached track and golf, but in 1972 she was the first girls basketball coach for Havre. Connie also started the Helpers and was a sponsor of the program for 15 years.  In 1992 she was given the prestigious award of "Teacher of the Year". This award will be available to Havre High School seniors with financial need as determined by their FAFSA.  Selection will be based on financial need.  Current high school seniors are eligible to apply.  The High School selection committee will select the recipient.  Typical award is $500.

DRITSHULAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

William Dritshulas, owner/CEO of the Duck Inn, Inc. and Boothill Properties, Inc. is a local entrepreneur, with a passion for business and a strong determination to succeed.  This scholarship is his way to give back to the Havre community. The successful applicant will be a graduating senior of Havre High School with a GPA of 3.0 and majoring in Business or Hospitality at an accredited college or university in Montana. The applicant must submit a brief essay describing their interests in Business or Restaurant – Hospitality and a letter of recommendation from a teacher or community member.  Selection will be based upon a combination of school/community involvement, work history, and financial need.  The recipient will be chosen by the Donor.  Typical award amount is one $1000 award.

SHARON M SHEPHERD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Sharon M Shepherd worked at the Havre Middle School for 38 years. This scholarship is made possible by donations in her memory. A successful applicant will be a graduating senior or a past graduate of Havre High School, including undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant must submit a personal essay and be majoring in Elementary Education or have an emphasis in Art. Selection will be based upon a combination of academic achievement and financial need. The recipient will be chosen by the Donor. Typical award amount is $500.

The personal essay must answer the following questions:

What teacher had the most impact on you growing up and why?
Why do you want to go into the field of Education?
How would you define a successful educator or teacher?

DR. CRAIG V. MUELLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is made possbile by the Kraske Family in memory of past superintendent Dr. Craig V. Mueller, who dedicated his career to serving students. This scholarship will be available to Havre High School seniors and past graduates that are/will be majoring in Education at an accredited college or university in Montana. Preference will be given to students attending MSU Bozeman but all Montana students are eligible to apply.  The Kraske Family will select the recipient.  Typical award amount is $925.

PAMELA JEAN ALEX ESSARY HIGH SCHOOL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Pamela Jean Alex Essary was born and raised in Havre Montana. She graduated from Havre High school in the class of 1961. After graduation she studied at Northern Montana College. She went on to work in the business office at Sacred Heart Hospital in Havre. In January 1964, she married Ben Essary who was stationed at the Air Force radar site north of Havre. Pam and Ben enjoyed a 58-year marriage and a 22-year career in the Air Force.  Pam played a key role in supporting Ben’s career. She also worked over the years in the medical administration field and managed several doctors’ practices, where she enjoyed building relationships with patients and investing in their care on a personal level. After retirement in 1998 they moved back to Montana and lived in Stevensville. Pam volunteered for years at Pantry Partners, the Stevensville food bank. She played a key role in obtaining a grant to build a new building to house the foodbank. Pam was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. Pam passed away in January 2022. This scholarship grant is to continue her legacy of community involvement.  Typical award is $500.

Criteria for scholarship award:

  1. Graduating Havre High School senior
  2. GPA 3.0 or higher
  3. Pursuing a 4 year bachelor’s degree
  4. Selection will be based upon a combination of financial need, high academic achievement and participation in school and community activities. 
THOMAS BABIAK SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established by the estate of Katherine Green in memory of Thomas Babiak. It is open to graduating Havre High School seniors that will be attending a college or university in the state of Montana. The winner will be selected by the scholarship committee. Typical award is $500.

HPSEF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship is made possible with memorial donations. This year's award is in honor of Cheryl Evans. The successful applicant is chosen by the Scholarship Committee. The applicant must be attending an accredited 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.

Havre Public Schools Education Foundation
(406) 395-8550 ext. 6715