Ken Maddox Memorial Scholarship

Ken Maddox was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1951. After attending school at Knoxville College his freshman year, Ken transferred to Montana State University (MSU) in the fall of 1970 where he walked on to the basketball team and majored in education. He later obtained his Masters in Education through MSU.

After graduating with his bachelor’s degree in 1975, Ken moved to Great Falls and taught in the Great Falls Public School System for over forty years. He started at Lincoln Elementary followed by Chief Joseph Elementary before he decided to move to the middle school level at Paris Gibson Middle School. His last teaching position was at East Middle School where he was in charge of an academic intervention program.

Ken’s impact extended beyond the classroom as he coached and refereed for numerous years. He was generous with his time and always put the needs of others ahead of his own. He was a positive mentor for children and adults alike.

The Ken Maddox Memorial Scholarship is established to support a student athlete who is pursuing further education and has demonstrated a commitment to supporting and mentoring others.

Scholarship Requirements:
1. One $1,500 scholarship will be offered at Great Falls High School.
2. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.
3. Applicants must have participated in high school athletics.
4. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to supporting and mentoring others.
5. Applicants must explain how they have overcome obstacles.
6. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation.

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.