Heisey Teacher Scholarships


  • Twenty $1,000 scholarships will be awarded competitively to PreK-12 school teachers in the Great Falls Public Schools District to help fund work toward a master’s degree, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification, academic work supporting Great Falls Public Schools’ District Goals, or an Endorsement, including; counseling, administration, special education, music, health enhancement, reading, gifted education or any other field related to education.

  • Twenty scholarships will be awarded throughout the district, with the intent of awarding support in multiple schools.  In the event that one or more schools do not have a qualified applicant, multiple scholarships may be awarded at the same school.

  • Teachers who have already completed a master’s degree may apply the scholarship to a second master’s degree or an advanced degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.).

  • Scholarships may also be used for the purpose of working toward an advanced degree or securing an endorsement in a specific subject area, which is applicable to teaching.

  • Scholarships may be utilized to fund the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification process.

  • Scholarships may be utilized to support academic work which would directly support the professional in their capacity of supporting district level goals and initiatives.

  • Monies will be distributed directly to the university or institution providing the education.

  • All monies must be expended within six months of the date the scholarship is awarded.


  • Online applications open January 9, 2017
  • Applications close February 9, 2017
  • Recipients will be notified February 23, 2017

2016 Heisey Teacher Scholarship Recipients

Past Recipients

A copy of the Foundation's 990 is on file and available for viewing during regular business hours at the Foundation office: 1100 4th Street South, Great Falls, MT. For information please contact Dave Crum, Foundation Executive Director, at 406-268-7340.

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