Kent Seaton Memorial Scholarship

The Kent Seaton Memorial Scholarship was established by the Seaton family in memory of Kent Seaton. Kent deeply believed in the value of education beyond high school. He worked hard to have the money to attend college himself. He was especially proud to see his three children graduate from Great Falls High School and continue on with post-secondary education. Their commitment to education helped them obtain the jobs they have today.

Kent was always mindful of those students who did not have the means to attend college. In honor of his legacy, Kent's family established this scholarship to help alleviate the financial burden for students in need. This scholarship is specifically geared toward a student who is pursuing education in the field of engineering. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing civil engineering or electrical engineering degrees.

The Kent Seaton Memorial Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship offered in two installments of $1,000 during a student's first year of post-secondary education. To receive the second installment of the scholarship, students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in their first semester of study.

Scholarship Requirements:

1. Applicant must demonstrate financial need.
2. Applicant must provide a resume showing school and community activities.
3. Applicant must have at least a 2.8 cumulative GPA while in high school.
4. Applicant must submit two letters of recommendation--one from a teacher and one from a non-family member. (Optional but preferred: A non-family letter of recommendation from an industry professional.)
5. Applicant must attend an educational institution in Montana.

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 stephanie_schnider@gfps.k12.mt.us or call 406-268-6021.