Caring About Students/Communities
Since 2000, Student Assistance Foundation has delivered more than $16.8 million in public benefits to Montana students through its Foundation Activities Division.
Acce$$ Grants — Since 2000, Student Assistance Foundation has awarded $6.9 million in funds to Montana students in need to help fund their postsecondary education. The grants are distributed through the financial aid offices at 21 Montana colleges and universities.
Circle of Succe$$ Grants — Student Assistance Foundation has distributed $231,000 in these types of grants to Montana students to help them continue their postsecondary education. These grants are funded largely through employee contributions and the Student Assistance Foundation Annual Golf Scramble.
Campus and Community Outreach — Student Assistance Foundation operates outreach offices at eight campuses across Montana. Outreach office managers support students and communities through college planning activities, financial aid night presentations, entrance and exit counseling, debt management counseling and more.
College Goal Montana — Every February, Student Assistance Foundation and volunteers at 18 College Goal Montana locations across the state help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit College Goal Montana for more information.
“A Step Ahead” College Prep Camp — Student Assistance Foundation hosts this free camp each year for foster care youths in an effort to give them an opportunity to experience college life firsthand. In addition to receiving instruction in a variety of subject areas, each camper receives a free laptop computer to take home with them!
Foster Care Education and Training Vouchers — Student Assistance Foundation and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services coordinate this program that provides foster care youths with money to attain postsecondary education. These students are eligible to receive up to $5,000 a year.