Community Involvement

2020 Scholarship Information

2020 Winners:


Current School

Major/College or University

McKenna Auzqui Arvada-Clearmont High School Family and Consumer Sciences, Nutrition
University of Wyoming
Madison Bighorn St. Labre Indian School Psychology / Dartmouth
Tyson Bjornestad Sundance High School Music Technology / Sheridan College
Jordan Cookman Forsyth High School Nursing / Mesa Community College
Elizabeth Davis Academy of Academic Achievement Arts and Humanities / Black Hills State University
Ashlynn Fennema Arvada-Clearmont High School Elementary Education / Casper College
Tayden Gee Powder River County High School Diesel Technology / Billings City College
Luke Herzog Powder River County High School Health and Human Performance
Montana State University
Morgan Hubbard Forsyth High School Elementary Education, Special Education
Montana State University – Billings
Kailee Ingalls Northwest Community College Biology / University of Maine-Fort Kent
Casey Knobloch St. Labre Indian School Undeclared / Laramie County Community College
Rachel Morey Buffalo High School Environmental Engineering / Wilkes University
Anthony Oswald Colstrip High School Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering /
Mary-Bismark ND
Jasmine Oswald Colstrip High School Business, Pre-Law  / Mary-Bismark ND
Elsa Petzold Sheridan High School/Homeschool Mechanical Engineering / University of Wyoming
Josiah Rudloff Sundance High School Health and Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Sports Nutrition
University of Jamestown or University of Wyoming
Bailey Smith Powder River County High School Machine Tool Technology / Sheridan College
Noah Timber Colstrip High School Aerospace Engineering Technology / Embry Riddle
Christian Velder Sundance High School Civil Engineering / Sheridan College
Callie Williams Powder River County High School Criminal Justice, Psychology / Montana State University

2020 Scholarship Information:

In 2020, Range awarded twenty scholarships valued at $2,500 each. Two of the twenty scholarships are earmarked in memory of two former Board members — Louis Capra and Robert Adams. The Louis Capra Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Ashland or Broadus exchange. The Robert Adams Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a student from the Rosebud, Forsyth or Hysham exchange. In addition, one of the twenty scholarships will be earmarked as the Ron Bixby Memorial Scholarship in memory of a former employee. This award will go to a student who is a tribal-enrolled member.

New for 2020, Range will be designating two scholarship that are different than in previous years. The first is a scholarship to a person who is continuing their education in college or trade school and has completed at least 24 credit hours. The second scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who is planning to attend trade school in the fall.

Applications are available from (a) your local high school counselor, (b) by calling Range at 406-347-2226 or 800-927-2643, or (c) by downloading the Range Scholarship Application and corresponding Financial Statement.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. The applicant must be a resident of either Montana or Wyoming.
  3. The applicant must be a dependent (son or daughter) of a current member of Range Telephone (who subscribe to voice and/or broadband service), or a dependent of a current employee of Range. The exchanges served by Range are:
    In Montana:
    • Hysham – 342
    • Forsyth – 346 or 356
    • Rosebud – 347
    • So. Miles City – 421
    • So. Broadus – 427
    • Alzada – 828
    • Birney – 984
    • No. Broadus – 554
    • Busby – 592
    • Decker – 757
    • Ashland – 784
    • Broadus – 436
    • Lame Deer – 477
    In Wyoming:
    • Sundance – 283
    • Arvada – 736
    • SE Sheridan – 737
    • Decker – 750
    • Clearmont – 758
    • Alzada – 878
  4. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior entering his/her first year of college or trade school.
  5. For the continuing education scholarship, the applicant must be entering their junior or senior year of college or trade school and have completed at least 24 credit hours. Applicants must include an official transcript with application.
  6. The applicant must complete an application and a personal letter of application. The personal letter must include at least one paragraph dealing with (a) academic achievements, (b) community involvement and (c) educational goals. The applicant must also complete a financial statement (link above) indicating their financial need. At least one current letter of recommendation, but no more than three, may accompany the scholarship application. Please include a copy of your most recent school transcript (the transcript should contain the school’s grading scale).
  7. Incomplete applications will not be returned for completion and will be immediately disqualified. In addition, applications received or postmarked after the deadline shall also be disqualified.
  8. Applications must be submitted to Range, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P. O. Box 127, Forsyth, MT 59327 and postmarked by no later than March 13, 2020.
  9. High schools will be notified of the winners and they will be announced at the respective graduation/award ceremonies.


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