Being a part of Gallatin County 4-H opens a variety of activities for youth in their future.  Scholarships provide opportunities for youth to achieve goals and attend higher education.

Gallatin County 4-H Scholarships

Applications are due April 1, 2024 to the Extension Office no later than 5pm or postmarked. There are at least 3 scholarships available at $1000 each. If multiple applicants qualify for a particular scholarship, the Foundation may award multiple, but in varying amounts.

2024 Application Form Packet: If you are applying to more than one of the below scholarships, you can check both boxes on page 1 and submit 1 packet.

Frank & Vera Doney Scholarship


The Frank and Vera Doney Scholarship was established in December 2005. Eligible applicants must be

  • High school senior, enrolled in Gallatin County 4-H during the current year.
  •  *Plan to study and agriculturally related major in higher education (including equine science and vet medicine). 
  •  Must turn in 4-H record book with application.
  • Must complete Gallatin 4-H Foundation Scholarship application paperwork.

This scholarship is made possible through a generous donation by Ellis and Bette Doney, Robert and Kathy Doney, and Arleene Doney Weppler in memory of Frank and Vera Doney. Funds will be awarded after applicant provides proof of enrollment in higher education.

Thank you lettters must to be sent to:

Ellis and Bette Doney             Robert and Kathy Doney                     Arleene Doney Weppler
PO Box 92                                836 15th Street                                      284 Rapelje Rd.
Lavina, MT 59046                   Havre, MT 59501                                    Columbus, MT 59019


Gallatin 4-H Foundation Scholarship


The Gallatin 4-H Foundation Scholarship was established in 2016. Funds will be awarded after applicant has completed 1st semester of higher education and is enrolled for 2nd semester (proof of enrollment required).

Eligible applicants must be:

  • High school senior who participated in 4-H all through high school (4 years).
  • Be a 4-H club member for 4 years during high school.
  • Turn in a completed record book with application form.
  • Must complete Gallatin 4-H Foundation Scholarship application paperwork.

Market Livestock Scholarship


The Gallatin Market Livestock Scholarship was established in 2020.This scholarship is made possible through donations and commission from the Gallatin 4-H Market Livestock Sale.  Funds will be awarded after applicant provides proof of enrollment in higher education.  Eligible applicants must be: 

  • Active 4-H Enrollment status all through high school (4 years).
  • 4-H club member all through high school (4 years).
  • Must turn in 4-H record book with application.
  • Actively participated/sold in a 4-H market livestock project during 4 years of high school.
  • Must complete Gallatin 4-H Foundation Scholarship application paperwork.


Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships

Not only does Gallatin County provide scholarships for local youth, Montana 4-H Foundation provide scholarships for youth across Montana. To apply and view scholarships available, please visit their websiteDeadline is February 14, 2024.

Transcripts, Recommendation Letters and County Extension Agent Signature are all required prior to submitting the application, so encourage your students to NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO APPLY. 2 letters of recommendation required. 

Kay Jensen 4-H Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is in the honor of Kay Jensen. Kay loved what 4-H stood for and what it taught youth. She was involved in 4-H in Idaho helping family members with their projects before moving to Nevada where she was a leader and drove her son all around the state to 4-H events. She made sure that her grandchildren in Montana would join 4-H and enjoy all the wonderful things 4-H has to offer. Even though she never had the opportunity as a child to be in 4-H, she still embodied the spirit of helping others that 4-H teaches. It is a privilege for the family of Kay to be able to carry on helping others in 4-H through this scholarship.

Application Due: May 1st, 2024Kay Jensen Application Form

Email Applications to: [email protected]
Mail Applications to: Jensen 4-H Memorial Scholarship 
340 Milestone Dr. 
Belgrade, MT 59714

Gallatin Cattlewomen Scholarship

The Gallatin Cattlewomen wish to offer the Gallatin Cattlewomen Scholarship to a student(s) at MSU for the 2024/2025 academic year.  The scholarship offer may be one or more $1,000 scholarships for the 2024/2025 academic year. 

The selection criteria shall be as follows:

  • Full time biological female student(s) who can provide documented enrollment in an Agriculture-related field and in good standing at MSU.
  • Minimum GPA is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student(s) can receive scholarship multiple years, but must reapply each year.
  • First preference to student(s) from the southwest Montana area (Gallatin, Park, Madison, Broadwater, Meagher, or Beaverhead counties). Second preference will be to a Montana student outside those counties.
  • The recipient will be determined by a committee from the Gallatin Cattlewomen.
  • Applicants must be active in any Agriculture-related organization.

The scholarship recipient(s) will be decided annually by a committee of Gallatin Cattlewomen. Deadline for application is February 15, 2024.  Applications may be submitted either hardcopy or electronically to the address listed on the application form. Scholarship monies will be disbursed to the recipient by the Gallatin Cattlewomen. Checks will be issued to the student recipient after proof of registration for fall semester, 2024, is received by the Scholarship Coordinator.   

Gallatin Beef Producers Association Scholarship

The Gallatin Beef Producers Association has made it their mission to provide opportunities and scholarships to local students in agriculture. Since 2007, they have provided over $84,000 to students and agriculture education efforts. Their Board of Directors recently formed their own scholarship committee to have more involvement in the scholarship selection process. They will award scholarship funds to one or more qualified students attending Montana State University for the 2024/2025 academic year in the amount of $1,000.

To apply please complete the application: 2024 GBP Scholarship. Applicants will need to provide an essay and TWO letters of recommendation. Email applications and materials to [email protected] - Deadline is April 1, 2024.


If you are interested in providing a scholarship to Gallatin 4-H youth, please contact the Extension Office to set up this opportunity.  It can be a one year opportunity or established for years to come!