Frank & Arlene Osborne Scholarship

The Frank and Arlene Osborne Scholarship was established by Carole Osborne Lovinger in honor of her parents. Frank Osborne homesteaded with his family near Big Sandy in 1910 after moving from Wisconsin. Arlene, who later became Frank’s wife, moved from Wisconsin to Great Falls during the height of The Great Depression and worked with her aunt at their family’s grocery store. Frank was later employed by the Great Falls Post Office for 35 years until his retirement; Arlene was a homemaker and an avid gardener with a passion for beautiful flowers.

They raised three children, all of whom became Great Falls High School graduates and each with a very strong work ethic, an outstanding sense of responsibility, and an innate desire to help others whenever they could.

Scholarship Requirements:
1. Must show need of financial assistance.
2. Must be a GFH graduate.
3. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or higher (exceptions may be given for extenuating circumstances).
4. Must participate in at least one extra-curricular activity for each year of attendance at GFH.
5. Must attend a Montana state college or university, not a religiously affiliated institution

Donate A One Time Or Ongoing Scholarship For High School Graduates

Setting up an educational scholarship fund can be a meaningful way to give back to your community or to honor a loved one. There are a number of things to consider when planning a scholarship. Please contact the Foundation for assistance, we are happy to help you. Contact Stephanie Schnider at or call 406-268-6021.