Reach Higher Montana
Reach Higher Montana guides, prepares, and supports Montana students with inspiration, information, and resources for college. At our new location in downtown Helena, students and parents can stop in for assistance with all things college – we help students explore their opportunities, apply to colleges and for financial aid, search and apply for scholarships, and answer the many questions students (and parents) have as they embark on the next step in their educational journey.
Our programs include:
Reach Higher Montana College Goal – Events held at high schools and colleges to help families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time for priority deadlines. We partner with school counselors and college financial aid staff to ensure that expert advice and assistance is available at each location.
Reach Higher Montana Scholarship – $1,000 scholarships awarded to high school seniors AND current college students to provide financial assistance to pay for college. Applications accepted October 15 – December 15.
Scholly – Reach Higher Montana provides free access for Montana students to Scholly, a nationally-recognized scholarship search tool. To date, Montana students have been awarded over $173,000 in scholarships they found through Scholly.
Reach Higher Montana Summit for Youth in Foster Care – Each summer, Reach Higher Montana hosts up to forty youth from the foster care system with aspirations to pursue college education. Nationally, fewer than 3% of youth from foster care attain college degrees. With this summit, youth have the opportunity to explore higher education options, learn what college life is like, receive a free laptop computer for their education, and learn about other financial resources to help them pay for college.
Foster Care Education and Training Vouchers – Eligible youth who have been in the foster care system can apply for up to $5,000 per year to pay for higher education through Reach Higher Montana. This funding is provided through a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Statewide Outreach – in addition to our new Helena location, Reach Higher Montana has offices in Missoula, Butte, Bigfork, Great Falls, Bozeman, and Billings.
Reach Higher Montana
40 W 6th Avenue
Helena , MT 59601