Sisters United Scholarship

Sisters United is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Montana. Our mission is to empower Indigenous women, children, and communities with healing at the forefront. 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.

Scholarship Details

  • This scholarship is available to female and male students.
  • This is a four-year renewable scholarship that awards up to $5,000 each year.
  • The scholarship is disbursed in two payments each year in the Fall and the Spring.

Scholarship Requirements

  • Must show proof of enrollment, descendancy or affiliation of a Native American Tribe.
  • Must graduate from a Great Falls public high school (CMR, Paris Gibson, or Great Falls High).
  • Must have at least a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in post-secondary education to continue receiving the scholarship each semester.
  • Must submit at least one letter of recommendation from a non-family member. An additional letter of recommendation is optional.
  • The scholarship recipient can attend beauty school, trade school, college, university, or similar educational training.

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.