Sisters United Scholarship

Candice English of The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers created Sisters United, a monthly collaborative initiative to support Indigenous Women, Children, and Communities along with organizations that focus on supporting Murdered and Missing Indigenous People. Through this initiative, we have created a yearly scholarship in honor of Ashley Heavy Runner and Jermaine Charlo, both young Indigenous women who have been missing since August 2016.

  • The scholarship award is $5,000, which is divided into semesters. The recipient must carry a 2.7 GPA to receive the $2,500 for the second semester.
  • This is a four-year renewable scholarship as long as the recipient maintains a 2.7 GPA.

Scholarship Requirements:
1. Must show proof of enrollment or descendent of a Montana Indian Tribe.
2. Must graduate from a Great Falls public high school (CMR, Paris Gibson, and Great Falls High).
3. Must have at least a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.
4. Must be involved in extracurricular activities, community service OR after school employment.
5. Two Letters of Recommendation (non-family member).
6. 500-word essay on how you think we can better our indigenous communities, on and off the reservations.
7. Preference will be given to students who have not received additional large scholarships.

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.