Institute Administered Scholarships

Montana Tech’s TRIO Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math and Science Scholarships

Montana Tech TRIO Scholarship Descriptions

TRIO MTUB and UBMS programs are pleased to announce the availability of four scholarships designated for expenses of the college or university of your choosing during the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters. By applying, you will be considered for all of the following scholarships.

Montana Tech Gold Access Scholarships

Montana Technological University Gold Access Scholarship was established to provide high-ability, highly committed students a two semester tuition waiver at Montana Tech. This scholarship is awarded to the top applicant from each TRIO program hosted by Montana Tech.

Upward Bound Spirit Award

The Upward Bound Spirit Award was established by the TRIO Upward Bound Student Government to reward graduating seniors who actively participate in TRIO academies and activities. This scholarship is funded by the local fundraising efforts by TRIO scholars.

Dale Theil Memorial Scholarship

The Dale Theil Memorial Scholarship was established to actively encourage TRIO MTUB graduating scholars to live balanced lives. Ms. Amy Verlanic, Executive Director for Montana Technological University’s Institute for Educational Opportunities, donates this scholarship in fond memory of a former student who valued balancing rigorous academics with life’s simple pleasures.

The Fran Rader Memorial TRIO Scholarship

The Fran Rader Memorial TRIO Scholarship was established in remembrance of its namesake, who participated in one of the first Upward Bound Summer Academies in Montana in 1965. Her time in TRIO had a profound effect on her life as she learned the importance of higher education, and it fostered in her a deep sense of community. She dedicated her time to the service of others through a lifelong commitment to civic engagement. This award honors a TRIO student who balanced their high school studies with volunteering their time and skills to those in need in their community.

Coordinators’ Choice Award

Established in 2020, this scholarship is funded by the Upward Bound Coordinators. This scholarship is awarded to the Upward Bound Scholar who has shown dedication to the program, exceeded expectations, and embodies the true meaning of being an Upward Bound Scholar.


Montana Tech’s TRIO Talent Search Gold Access Scholarship

Montana Tech Gold Access Scholarship Application

     The TRIO Talent Search (TS) program at Montana Technological University is pleased to announce the availability of one (1) Montana Tech Gold Access Scholarship. This scholarship is a tuition waiver for a total of two (2) semesters.


Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair Gold Access Scholarship

The Montana Technological University Gold Access Scholarship is a tuition waiver for a total of two (2) semesters. We encourage all high school juniors and seniors interested in attending Montana Tech to apply for this opportunity.

All applicants must have completed their registration and submitted all required materials to participate in the 2021 Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair or at the 2021 Intermountain Junior Science & Humanities Symposia.

Applicants are also required to be registered to attend Montana Tech and as such meet current admission standards, which include:

• Possess a minimum 2.5 GPA;
• Rank in the upper half of your graduating class;
• Possess a minimum composite score of 22 on the ACT and Math sub-score of 22.

Applications are due by noon on Monday, February 22, 2021.

Apply for the Montana Tech Regional Science & Engineering Fair Scholarship.

Be The First – The Butte Endowed Scholarship

Montana Technological University has a special obligation to the youth of Butte. It’s our goal to put more of the city’s sons and daughters on the path to a college degree and a bright future. Many of these young men and women will be the the first in their families to attend college. We want to give them the chance to BE THE FIRST! They have what it takes to succeed, mirroring the qualities that make Butte itself such a special place: strong family values, a tireless work ethic, a purposeful, goal-oriented outlook and a knack for getting things done.


Silver Bow Tavern Association Scholarship

The Silver Bow Tavern Association is proud to announce the 2020 SBTA Scholarship recipients. This is the 5th year that the SBTA has sponsored scholarships for students from Butte High, Butte Central & Highlands College raising the total of scholarships provided our local students to $26,000.

The 2020 Scholarship recipients are:

Jenna Sanders, Kaelan Doherty, Sean Foley, Teagan Peters, Lucas Kingston, Wolfgang Doty-Basel and Trevor Neumann.

The scholarships are funded by the dues that SBTA members pay and were established to provide financial assistance to deserving students from the Butte community. The generosity of the SBTA members cannot be overstated during the current COVID pandemic. Even though their businesses suffered during the lockdown and the uncertainty that has followed, they matched the funds that they have provided to the previous recipients.  More often than not, more than 5 scholarships are generously awarded.

Counselors and teachers from Butte High, Butte Central, & Highlands College promote the scholarship program to their students and the Montana Technological University TRIO Student Support Services program helps to facilitate the award and disbursal of funds to the NEW OREDIGGERS.

SBTA 2021 Brochure

Butte High School or Butte Central High School students:
2021 SB Tavern Association Scholarship High School Application

Highlands College students:
2021 SB Tavern Association Scholarship Highlands Application