Growing a Safer Montana

Trade & Industry Scholarship

Montana State Fund is committed to the safety of Montana’s workforce. This scholarship is for Trade & Industry students who demonstrate a desire to champion safety in their chosen fields.


$4,000 is awarded for the cost of attendance (i.e. tuition, board etc.). Recipients will receive the scholarship in two equal payments: One at the start of the 2024 spring semester and the second at the start of the fall 2024 semester. Students who graduate or fall below full-time before the disbursement are not eligible to receive the award.


The application window opens in the fall.


Students enrolled full-time in good standing at an approved program.

Scholarship Team Contacts:

Montana State Fund Safety Services at or Sophie Magnuson 406-565-0356 or Troy Meier 406-495-5111

Eligible Programs:

Aaniiih Nakoda College

  • Industrial Trades (AAS)

City College at MSU Billings

  • Transportation (AAS)
  • Welding Technology (AAS)
  • Auto Collision Repair (AAS)
  • Auto Technology (AAS)
  • Diesel Technology (AAS)

Dawson Community College

  • Welding Technology
  • Technical Skills (AAS)

Flathead Valley Community College

  • Welding and Inspection Technology
  • Electrical Technology (AAS)
  • Electronics Technician (AAS)
  • Industrial Machine Technology
  • Welding Fabrication (AAS)

Fork Peck Community College

  • Automotive Technology (AAS)

Great Falls College MSU

  • Industrial Technician (AAS)
  • Renewable Energy Technician (AAS)
  • Welding Technology (AAS)

Helena College U of M

  • Industrial Welding
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Automotive Technology
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Diesel Technology

Highlands College

  • Construction Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Metal Fabrication Technology
  • Precision Machining
  • Welding Technology

Missoula College U of M

  • Sustainable Construction Technology (AAS)
  • Diesel Technology
  •  Welding Technology

MSU Northern

  • Electrical Technology (AAS)
  • Ag Mechanics (AAS)
  • Trades Management (BA)
  • Diesel Technology (BS) & (AAS)
  • Diesel Technology Field Maintenance (BS)
  • Plumbing Technology (AAS)