The Stock Farm Greater Ravalli Foundation seeks to financially support the growth and development of Ravalli County’s public education system by addressing three specific needs, which comprise the basic essentials of daily life in Ravalli County:
Provide technology, books, classroom supplies, and teacher support for Ravalli County public schools.
Provide college scholarships for high school seniors attending public school; workforce certified students and grants for non-profits and projects in Ravalli County.
Provide grocery cards, meals and warm winter clothing for students and families in Ravalli County.
Fighting Cold & Hunger
No one should suffer from cold or hunger but in Ravalli County, many families do. In Montana, one in five children under the age of six live below the Federal poverty level and Ravalli County is one of the poorest counties in the state. The Stock Farm Greater Ravalli Foundation provides a sustenance program with grocery cards and meal vouchers for local families.
The Foundation helps to stock the shelves of local food banks and provides at-risk school age children with food for weekends and holidays through their backpack program. It also helps struggling families pay for meal voucher programs for school breakfast and lunch because the last thing a student needs to worry about is food. The Foundation, along with our valued partners, the Rapp Foundation and Columbia Sportswear, also provides children with winter weather clothing including coats, snow pants, boots, hats and mittens to help them stay warm during the long harsh Montana winters.
Since 2012, The Foundation has provided Ravalli County children with:
- 1,000 Winter Hats
- 1,400 Coats
- 2,480 Pairs of Gloves
- 1,000 Pairs of Boots
- 700 Snow Pants
The Stock Farm Greater Ravalli Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to help students in need and attending public schools who have a desire and commitment to further their education and training. Students who receive scholarships are relieved of the burden of the ever-increasing cost of higher education. This allows them the opportunity to focus on what is really important, fulfilling life-long career dreams and goals. Since 2002, The Foundation has awarded 320 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Darby, Hamilton, Florence, Stevensville, Victor and Corvallis worth over $3 million − with 43% of the scholarships going to first-generation recipients.
Scholarships are for two years − $6,000 per year for a total of $12,000.
Eligible applicants must:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater.
- Be graduating from a Ravalli County high school during the current school year.
- Attended the last two years of high school in Ravalli County.
- Plan to attend an accredited post-secondary school full-time (in-state or out of state). This includes technical schools plus two-year or four-year programs.
- Have an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) less than $30,000 according to your FAFSA. If $30,000 in EFC is exceeded due to extenuating circumstances, you can still apply.
- Submit ENTIRE SAR (Student Aid Report) from FAFSA.
- Complete an application and submit all requested materials by the deadline.
Special consideration will be given to financial need.
For recipients that stay in Montana and attend Carroll College, Montana State University, Montana Tech, Rocky Mountain College, The University of Montana, or The University of Montana Western, the scholarship is matched by the universities and is to be used for their junior and senior years, providing the student meets all criteria. This makes our award equivalent to a four-year scholarship!
Scholarships given by school information is based upon 280 Scholarships given (1 deceased), 279 calculated.
Post secondary graduation includes two-year schools 2004-2014. Based upon 116 survey responses out of 126 recipients 2004-2014 (92% Response Rate)