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 with high academic credentials and a demonstrated desire to champion safety as they move into their professional endeavors.

Eligibility: Students with at least one semester (12 credit hours) of coursework completed and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Only students from the following programs are eligible.

  • Aaniih Nakoda College - Industrial Trades
  • City College at MSU Billings - Business, Construction, Energy Technology
  • City College at MSU Billings - Transportation, Welding Tech
  • Dawson Community College - Welding Technology
  • Flathead Valley Community College - Electrical Technology (AAS)
  • Flathead Valley Community College - Electronics Technician (AAS)
  • Flathead Valley Community College - Industrial Machine Technology (CNC)
  • Flathead Valley Community College - Welding Fabrication (AAS)
  • Flathead Valley Community College - Welding Inspection Technology
  • Gallatin College MSU - Welding Technology
  • Great Falls College MSU - Welding Technology & Fabrication (AAS)
  • Great Falls College MSU - Renewable Energy Technician
  • Helena College U of M - Industrial Welding and Metal Fabrication
  • Highlands College - Construction Technology & Welding
  • Missoula College U of M - Sustainable Construction
  • Missoula College U of M - Welding Technology
  • MSU Northern - Electrical Technology (AAS)
  • MSU Northern - Plumbing Technology
  • MSU Northern - Welding Technology

Application Requirements: Documents must be submitted in pdf format unless otherwise specified.

  • Brief bio with a photo.
  • Completion of essay question(s) after watching assigned video(s).
  • A 1-page cover letter describing the importance of safety specific to your desired industry, how you’ve championed safety in the past, and how you plan to champion safety in the future.
  • One personal letter of recommendation and one instructor/professor submitted questionnaire.

Other Requirements: Recipients of the scholarship must submit an unofficial transcript by Friday, January 1, 2021 to confirm 3.0 GPA and 12 credit hours of coursework.

Award: A sum of $4,000 is awarded towards the Cost of Attendance (i.e. Tuition, Board etc.). Recipients will receive the scholarship in two equal payments: One at the beginning of the 2021 spring semester and the other at the start of the fall semester of 2021.

Deadline: The application window opens on Thursday, October 1 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 15.

Contact Information: If you have questions regarding this scholarship, contact Montana State Fund Safety Services