Scholarship Application Form

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

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

8 Scholarships available in 2018

In 2018, the MCA will award a total of 8 scholarships. Only one application is needed for students wishing to apply for our scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded at the August Awards Ceremony, in conjunction with the MCA Coaches Clinic.

The Ralph Halverson Scholarships 

Two $1,000 scholarships will be available for Montana graduating senior athletes (1 girl, 1 boy).

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 $11,500 to the scholarship and numerous other coaches and friends of Ralph, have donated an additional $11,000.  What an outstanding way to honor and remember Ralph!

Frontier Conference / MCA Scholarships

The Frontier Conference generously provides two $750 scholarships 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, Lewis-Clark State College, 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. Two high school senior girls and two senior boys will be selected for this scholarship.  MCA is proud to be able to assist Montana athletes in this tangible way.

The 2018 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:




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