8 MCA Scholarships are available for high school athletes graduating in 2021
In 2021, the MCA will award a total of 8 scholarships to graduating senior athletes. Only one application is needed for students wishing to apply . Scholarships are presented at the MCA Awards Ceremony, in conjunction with the summer MCA Coaches Clinic.
The Ralph Halverson Scholarships
Two $1,300 scholarships will be available for Montana graduating senior athletes (1 girl, 1 boy). In 2018, in honor of Ralph’s 13′ pole vault, this amount was increased from the previous $1000.
Ralph Halverson was the Executive Director of the Montana Coaches Association for over 40 years. This fund was created by the generosity of former Great Falls High School track & field standout Mark Reed. Ralph was a mentor to Mark throughout the years, and Mark is now Head of School at Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, NC. Mark donated $3,000 to fund a scholarship in Ralph’s name during a surprise visit to his former track coach at the MCA Clinic in August 2012, and pledged an additional $7,000 over the next 7 years.
Mark was a tremendous and memorable athlete for the GFHS track team. In 1983, he high jumped 7’2″, long jumped 23’2″ and triple jumped 47’1-1/2″, winning all three events at the State Track Meet in ’83. Coach Halverson, who passed away in May 2013, was extremely touched by Mark Reed’s philanthropy, and enjoyed sharing the memories of Mark’s high school, collegiate, and professional accomplishments.
To date, Mark has donated $15,000 to the scholarship and numerous other coaches and friends of Ralph, have donated an additional $15,000. What an outstanding way to honor and remember Ralph!
Frontier Conference / MCA Scholarships
The Frontier Conference generously provides two $1000 scholarships (increased in 2020 from $750) to athletes selected by MCA Scholarship criteria, who will attend Frontier Conference Schools. Schools in the Frontier Conference are: Carroll College, College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, Montana State University-Northern, Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College, Southern Oregon University, University of Providence and University of Montana-Western.
Montana Coaches Association Scholarships
The MCA gives four $750 scholarships to athletes selected by MCA Scholarship criteria. MCA is proud to be able to assist Montana athletes in this tangible way.
The 2021 application form for all of the MCA Scholarships is an electronic form, available here: Scholarship Form
Questions: Contact the MCA Scholarship Chairman, Brenda Clark | P.O. Box 191, Geraldine, Montana 59446 Phone: 406.799.0222 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Frontier Conference is a sponsor of our scholarships. We appreciate their generosity!