Scholarship Application Form

The Montana Coaches Association is proud to offer college scholarships to eligible Montana high school seniors who have lettered in at least two varsity sports (one during their senior year).

Other considerations include academics, service, character and athletic success.

Why I Give: an impact beyond measure

by Mark Reed

8 MCA Scholarships are available for high school athletes graduating in 2024

In 2024, 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).  $1300 is in honor of Ralph’s 13′ pole vault.

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 as a young athlete.  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 $18,500 to the scholarship and numerous other MCA members and friends of Ralph have donated an additional $21,000.  What an outstanding way to honor and remember Ralph!

Frontier Conference Scholarships

Frontier Conference generously donates two $1000 scholarships. Recipients must attend Frontier Conference Schools (selected by MCA Scholarship criteria).  Frontier Conference schools include Carroll College, College of Idaho, Eastern Oregon University, Montana State University-Northern, Montana Technological University, University of Montana Western, Rocky Mountain College, Southern Oregon University, University of Providence.

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 electronic application form for all 8 Scholarships, is available here: Scholarship Form

Questions: Contact the MCA Scholarship Chairman, Brenda Clark | P.O. Box 191, Geraldine, Montana 59446  Phone: 406.799.0222 | Email:

Frontier ConferenceThe Frontier Conference is a sponsor of our scholarships. We appreciate their generosity!

Scholarship Donations

For anyone wishing to donate to the Ralph Halverson Scholarship Fund, please make your checks payable to MCA and note it for the RH Scholarship Fund.

Mail your checks to:


Attention: Ralph Halverson Scholarship Fund

375 Ramble Inn Road

Fort Shaw, MT 59443