Dollars for Scholars accepting applications

Conrad Dollars for Scholars is now accepting applications for $18,390 of scholarships they have available for students who have completed at least one year of college.  Applicants must have graduated from Conrad High School.  By filling out one application, students will be eligible for 36 different scholarships this year.

The awards include the $360 Everett and Helen Elliot Scholarship that will be awarded to a student preparing for a career involving music or business and the $500 Mike and Blanche Moritz Memorial Scholarship that will be awarded to an education major.

For those students majoring in an agriculture field of study, there are two awards this year.  They include the $270 Marvin and Vivian Cheek Scholarship and the $500 Tom C. McCracken Memorial Scholarship.  The $280 McDonald Family Scholarship in memory of Chuck and Delores McDonald is given to a student enrolled at a vocational school.

A $270 scholarship is from the Calie Keil Snoddy Endowment and is awarded to someone attending nursing school.  A $2,150 scholarship from Lester and Kaye Johnson in memory of Todd Johnson goes to a student entering a field in sports medicine or physical therapy.

Two other scholarships, one for honoring Ira Perkins for $270 will be awarded to someone studying music or education and another from Conrad Building Center for $450 is for someone pursuing a degree in business.  The Bliss family has an endowment that will award three $525 scholarships for students pursuing a music degree, agribusiness degree or a religious background.  Two other scholarships, one honors the memory of Margaret Graham for $1,125 and is awarded to someone going into education and another $3,375 scholarship is from the Rossberg Family endowment and is based on financial need.

Another scholarship is in the memory of Dola McCoy which awards seven $300 grants to full-time students enrolled in the University of Montana system.

The single application will also make a student eligible to apply for the $400 Stockman Bank scholarship, ten $300 awards from the community endowment and a $300 award from the All 50’s Reunion.

Other scholarships this year include the $195 Jean Aitken Memorial for those interested in computer science and the $270 Dr. Wayne E. Walston scholarship that will be awarded to a student that intends to be a teacher.

A new scholarship this year is the $1,000 EDC Scholarship.  All scholarship applications are graded objectively by the local selection committee.

Request for a scholarship application may be mailed to: Conrad Dollars for Scholars, Box 787, Conrad, MT 59425.  An application can also be issued by calling Jim Meier at (406) 271-5637.  Applications must be returned to Conrad Dollars for Scholars by Aug. 2, 2010.