PO Box 900 Philipsburg MT 59858-0900 us


Philipsburg Area Education Foundation

our mission



Click here for application forms. Download the form, complete it and send it in, along with required documents.  See the application checklist and steps for completion.

Click here for the application checklist and procedures.  Incomplete packets or those received after the deadline may not be considered.

We generate and channel public and/or private resources to improve the quality of educational opportunity for the citizens of the greater Philipsburg area.


Free medical training for Granite County residents beginning September 2018.  For information about eligibility, program activities, and application, click here.


We publish two newsletters per year to keep you informed about current PAEF events, available scholarship funds, and award winners.  For the most current newsletter, click here.

​Grants for Teachers and trainers

We offer grants to local educators and trainers for learning activities based on current year revenues in our general fund.  For information and application forms, click here.


We hold essay contests for 7/8th, 9/10th and 11th grade students. Awards are maintained in the PAEF endowment fund until the students graduate and choose an educational institutional to apply the scholarship.  Contest information is disseminated in the classroom about topics, requirements and awards.  For the most current applications, click here.







Click here to see the current and past years scholarship recipients.  These students made it one step closer to a prosperous future, and represent the entire Granite County area.

Our service area includes:

  • Philipsburg
  • Drummond
  • Helmville
  • Hall
  • Georgetown Lake

The current year scholarship offerings are listed here. You can also find out about our donors.

What's New in 2019?

Free medical training for Granite County Residents, specializing in medical assisting, veterinary assisting and emergency medical services.  This training is made possible by a grant from the Steele Reese Foundation.  Open enrollment starting September 5, 2018. For more information, click here.  

Forms and procedures have changed for scholarship application and essay contests. GET THE MOST CURRENT FORM from this website -- don't assume a handout copy is the most current form.    Use the Scholarship Application Checklist to make sure your application is complete Scholarship Application Checklist.pdf.  For the most current scholarship and writing contests applications click here

New members have joined our Board of Directors.  Welcome Jackie Walters and Cheryl Locke.  We are looking for representation on our board from Drummond, Hall and Helmville.  Interested?  Call Tom Hood 406-859-3789 or Sue Huffman 406-859-0141.  

Programs we support:

  • Scholarships for first-time and returning college students
  • Scholarships for first-time and returning vocational/technical training students
  • High school concurrent enrollment
  • Middle school students essay contest
  • High school students essay contests
  • Enrichment programs for school-age children in the arts and sciences
  • Adult education