Parents may apply for scholarship funds with Best Beginnings and with Student Scholarship Organizations to help cover the cost of tuition at MCMS. We also offer an in-house scholarship to provide temporary financial assistance to currently enrolled families who are unable to meet their tuition obligation to the school for that month, and who would otherwise be forced to leave our community or decrease the days of attendance for their child(ren). Please read below, for further information on each of these three scholarship programs:
Student Scholarshop Organizations
Parents in Montana are able to apply for scholarship funds from MT Student Scholarship Organizations (SSO), which each have varying eligibility criteria and application processes. Parents who apply and are awarded scholarship funds for their child(ren), then direct the SSO to pay the funds to the private Montana school of their choice.
To apply, parents must apply directly with SSOs. Parents may apply to any SSOs of their choice.
ACE Scholarships SSO
For children PK - 12
There is a $40 application fee.
2024-2025 Scholarship Applications opens 8am February 5 and closes April 15th at 11:59pm.
Central Education Foundation of Silver Bow
For children K - 12
To apply, submit an application form to Butte Central and complete a separate online application using FACTS Grant and Aid application. For questions or assistance contact Butte Central Admissions Director Sue Burt at 406-782-4500.
Applications Close July 31, 2023
Elevation Foundation, Inc.
To apply, go to: elevationfoundation.business.site
Best Beginnings Child Care Scholarship Program
The Early Childhood Services Bureau (ECSB) offers Best Beginnings child care scholarships (BBCCS) to qualified low-income families whose child receives care from a licensed child care center, licensed group or family child care home, or Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) child care provider. Each family participates in the cost of that care by making a copayment based on a sliding fee scale. Scholarships are available to working families whose income is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and families who get cash assistance through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Apply or check eligibility HERE.
St. Nicholas Scholarship
St. Nicholas was a Christian bishop in the 4th century who was famed for his generosity and love of children. Stories of his giving to those in need abound around the globe. His gift-giving was so renowned, a popular figure you may know was developed based on his character – Santa Claus!
Here at MCMS we honor his memory with our St. Nicholas Scholarship. The purpose of the St. Nicholas Scholarship is to provide temporary financial assistance to currently enrolled families who are unable to meet their tuition obligation to the school, and who would otherwise be forced to leave our community or decrease the days of attendance for their child(ren). This application is for a single month of partial or full financial support from the St. Nicholas Scholarship Fund. If your family requires more than one month of assistance, please reapply each month. Only families who have been with our community for a minimum of 3 months and have a currently enrolled child will be considered for this scholarship. There is a 3 month limit on financial awards per year, per family. Awards typically cover 50% of monthly tuition but may vary based on funding available and number of eligible applicants. All information contained in this application is considered strictly confidential. This is an equal opportunity scholarship. Awards are given at the discretion of Missoula Christian Montessori School.