DJ Strandberg

Dear Angel Fund,

I would like to thank your organization for helping relieve the financial burden of college. It would be nearly impossible to have a job and be successful in my college courses. This scholarship, earned through community engagement and academic success, has allowed me to focus primarily on my studies at Montana State University. My dreams of becoming a doctor are now closer. Not only did the Angel Fund help pay for my academics, they gave me opportunities to volunteer in my community of Helena, Montana. I was able to sort donated school supplies for children in need. Their kindness has only inspired me to help those who are not as fortunate as me. Thank you Angel Fund for giving me the freedom to study without debt hovering over me.

—DJ Strandberg

Angel Fund Scholarships

(For Helena Graduates Only)
The Angel Fund will grant multiple $1,000 to $2,000 post-secondary scholarships to graduating seniors at Access to Success, Capital High School, Helena High School and PAL to help defray tuition expenses at a Montana college or university freshman year. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving seniors based on financial need, academic success and a commitment to give back to their community. Second year, Morrison Family Gift Trust Sponsored Scholarships, may be available based on a renewal request emailed to theangelfundmt@gmail.com by May of 2020 along with student's first year transcript and an updated personal statement. Second year renewal requests are ONLY available for Morrison Family Gift Trust Sponsored Scholarships, please check your scholarship letter to confirm your eligibility.
The completed application will be due in March of 2020 and should be submitted to the Counseling Center at your high school. Be sure to include the following items with your application:
  1. Letter of recommendation
  2. 7th semester official transcript
  3. Personal statement
  4. Employment history/resume
  5. Acceptance letter from a Montana college/university verifying fall 2020 admission
If you have any questions, please contact your School Counselor.
Scholarship Recipients
Angel Fund scholarships are based on financial need and academic success, providing service to our community and a commitment to "pay it forward" to those needing assistance in the future. We couldn't be more proud of our scholarship recipients and can't wait to see how they will positively impact our world in the years to come.
To read about our past scholarship recipients' most recent endeavors and successes, please visit our Where are they now? page.
To review all Angel Fund Scholarship recipients for a particular year, please make a selection from the following list:

2019 Scholarship Recipients

Name High School Attending Field of Interest Amount
Elizabeth Black

Sponsor:
Paul Trombetta
(Montana Inn)
in memory
of Jim Patterson
CapitalMSU BozemanMechanical Engineering$1,000
Treven Maharg

Sponsor:
Paul Trombetta
(Montana Inn)
in memory
of Jim Patterson
HelenaMSU BozemanEngineering$1,000
Alyssa King

Sponsor:
Mountain West Bank
Endowment in memory
of Dick Morgan
HelenaUM WesternBusiness$1,000
Chelsea Gates

Sponsor:
Helena Police
Protective Association
CapitalMSU BozemanCriminology/Sociology$1,000
Vanessa Walsh

Sponsor:
Helena Police
Protective Association
HelenaMontana TechEducation$1,000
Christopher Duffey

Sponsor:
Susan Nimick
Angel Fund Board
Member
HelenaHelena CollegeSet Design$1,000
Seth Lang

Sponsor:
Susan Nimick
Angel Fund Board
Member
CapitalUM WesternEducation$1,000
Holden Sampson

Sponsor:
Susan Nimick
Angel Fund Board
Member
HelenaMSU BozemanEducation$1,000
Kaisha Gerhardt

Sponsor:
Timothy Speyer
Family Foundation
HelenaUM MissoulaGeneral Studies$1,000
Katelyn McKay

Sponsor:
Len & Concetta Eckel
and Mary Beth &
Ray Linder
HelenaCarroll CollegeNursing$1,000
Trinity Nelson

Sponsor:
Frank and Cathy
McCall in memory
of Dick Morgan
CapitalMissoula CollegeCulinary$1,000
Makayla GeiszeirPALUM MissoulaGeneral Studies$1,000
William FieldsCapitalMSU BozemanComputer Programming$1,000
Connor BemisCapitalUM MissoulaBusiness Finance$1,000
Emily KidderCapitalMontana TechNursing$1,000
Connor MurgelHelenaUniversity of
Providence
Biology$1,000
Cade KidderCapitalUM MissoulaBusiness Finance$1,000
Laila Balcerzak

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
HelenaMSU BozemanNursing$2,000
Sidney Gates

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
CapitalMontana TechNursing$2,000
Lauren Helbling

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
CapitalMSU BozemanComputer Science/
Aerospace Engineering
$2,000
Casey Holland

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
HelenaMSU BozemanGeneral Studies$2,000
Janell Swanson

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
HelenaMSU BozemanHealthcare$2,000
Kali Anderson

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
HelenaMSU BozemanPsychology/Medical$2,000
Savannah Schneider

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
CapitalMSU BozemanVeterinary$2,000
Samantha Wigen

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
CapitalHelena CollegeVeterinary$2,000

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Name High School Attending Field of Interest Amount
Sierra Nicole BrownCapitalMSU BozemanGeneral Studies$1,000
Kaitlyn French

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
CapitalUM MissoulaGeneral Studies$1,000
Joseph Raymond Hagengruber

Sponsor:
Morrison Family
Gift Trust
CapitalCarroll CollegeFisheries Biology$1,000
Nikalys Mason JemmingsCapitalUM MissoulaPharmacy$1,000
Christopher Kunda

Sponsor:
Susan Nimick
Angel Fund Board
Member
CapitalUM MissoulaJournalism$1,000
Makenzi Paige Long

Sponsor:
Susan Nimick
Angel Fund Board
Member
HelenaHelena CollegeNursing$1,000
Matthew McGinley

Sponsor:
Cathy and Frank
McCall in memory
of Dick Morgan
CapitalCarroll CollegeBusiness$1,000
Konner P. McKay

Sponsor:
Susan Nimick
Angel Fund Board
Member
HelenaUM WesternElementary Education$1,000
Mikal Aimee Mihelish

Sponsor:
Mountain West Bank
Endowment in memory
of Dick Morgan
CapitalMSU BozemanBusiness Management$1,000
Brendon Alan Ralph

Sponsor:
Paul Trombetta
(The Montana Inn)
in memory
of Jim Patterson
HelenaMSU BozemanMechanical Engineering$1,000
Anna Rose RomeroCapitalCarroll CollegeMedical Field$1,000
Shaina Lynn SilvonenCapitalMissoula CollegeCounseling$1,000
David Jordan StandbergCapitalMSU BozemanBiological Sciences$1,000
Amber Dawn Turpin

Sponsor:
Timothy Speyer
Family Foundation
HelenaUM WesternArt Education$1,000

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Name High School Attending Field of Interest Amount
Kristopher Richard BoschHelenaMontana TechEnvironmental Engineering$1,000
Isabelle JoHanna BrusHelenaMSU BozemanBiochemistry$1,000
Olivia Josephine BrusHelenaMSU BozemanElementary Education$1,000
Hailey Ryann CrawfordHelenaMontana TechEducation$1,000
Charles Dexter Dean

Sponsor:
The Montana Inn,
Paul Trombetta in memory
of Jim Patterson
HelenaMSU BozemanConstruction Engineering$1,000
Tamara L. HaywardCapitalMissoula CollegeGeneral Studies$1,000
Kasydi Rai LucasCapitalMSU BozemanPre-Veterinary Medicine$1,000
Brian McMahon

Sponsor:
The Montana Inn,
Paul Trombetta in memory
of Jim Patterson
HelenaMSU BozemanCivil Engineering$1,000
Trevor Jarred PetersonHelenaHelena College
Spring Semester
Diesel Mechanics$1,000
Courtney Lee Radke

Sponsor:
Cathy and Frank
McCall in memory
of Dick Morgan
HelenaHelena CollegeNursing$1,000
Stetson Terry RatzlaffHelenaMontana TechEngineering$1,000
Lauren Elyse RoachHelenaUM MissoulaArt Education$1,000
Gabriel D. WalshHelenaMontana TechEnvironmental Engineering$1,000
Ashley Lillian WolfeHelenaMSU BozemanBiology and Spanish$1,000
Kendra RaeLynne WoodlandHelenaCarroll CollegeElementary Education$1,000
Three Angel Scholarships are sponsored by an anonymous donor and one additional Scholarship is sponsored by Mountain West Bank Endowment through the Montana Community Foundation. Morrison Aviation Family Trust has also designated their donation for Scholarships this year.

2016 Scholarship Recipients

Name High School Attending Field of Interest Amount
Isaac Cade Gilfeather

Sponsor:
The Montana Inn,
Paul Trombetta in memory
of Jim Patterson
HelenaMontana TechEnvironmental Engineering$1,000
Karlie Marie GrahamHelenaMSU Bozeman
Fall Semester 2016
Medical Field$500
Keely Ellen HuthHelenaRocky Mountain CollegeBiology$1,000
Matthew Christopher McCarlHelenaUM MissoulaPsychology$1,000
Abigail Joy NorthrupHelenaMSU BozemanEnvironmental Sciences$1,000
Joseph Pepper PenningtonHelenaUM MissoulaMedical Field$1,000
Makenzie Renae WaldenCapitalUM MissoulaSpeech Pathology$1,000
Abbie Marie WithamCapitalUM WesternElementary Education$1,000
We would also like to thank Cathy and Frank McCall for sponsoring a
2016 Scholarship in memory of Dick Morgan.

2015 Scholarship Recipients

Name High School Attending Field of Interest Amount
Taylor Severine CanrightHelenaUM WesternUndecided$1,000
Kasey Lynn CronCapitalHelena College UM
Spring Semester 2016
Undecided$500
Jennifer Lynn FifeHelenaHelena College UM
Fall Semester 2015
Health Field$500
Eric Adam GeorgeHelenaMSU BozemanVeterinary Medicine$1,000
Justin Keith JohnsonCapitalMSU BozemanBiochemistry$1,000
KyLee Elizabeth LamphierCapitalMSU BozemanAnimal Science$1,000
Shaeley Marie McMahonHelenaMSU BozemanPre-Med$1,000
Caitlyn Kelley MurphyHelenaMSU BozemanCivil Engineering$1,000
Ashley Lynne NashHelenaMSU BozemanPre-Med$1,000
Kayla Marie PochaCapitalMSU BozemanNursing$1,000
Chase SouthHelenaMSU BozemanEnglish Literature$1,000
Erica ZarlingHelenaMSU BozemanNeuroScience/Pre-Med$1,000

2014 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Destiny Ryan BrugmanKeith & Debora BrugmanMSU BozemanCommunity Health$1,000
Autumn Tara FraserBarb Barnes and Michael FraserUM MissoulaJournalism/Radio$1,000
Akemi Lynn NakagawaKenji & Judy NakagawaMSU BozemanFood & Nutrition$1,000
Matthew Stephen SekerakJamie Sekerak and Stephen Sekerak Jr.UM Western (Dillon)Elementary Education$1,000
Nichole Jean SilverthorneRochelle Weaver and Gary SilverthorneHelena College UMSocial Work$1,000
Abigale Cotton SnortlandGreg & Ann SnortlandMSU BozemanMechanical Engineering$1,000
Jennifer Renae StonekingSteve & Pam StonekingUM MissoulaGlobal and Multicultural Liberal Studies$1,000
Haley WalterScott & Lori WalterMSU BozemanBusiness$1,000
Shae McGuin WarrenTerri Ashley and Joe WarrenUM MissoulaFilm$1,000
David Hunter WileyDeborah WileyHelena College UMAuto Technician$1,000

2013 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Austin Gary RensmonDarryl and Jamie RensmonMSU BozemanEngineering$1,000
Shannon HarrisScott and Donna HarrisMSU BozemanVeterinarian studies$1,000
Madeline F. SchertingMark and Andrea SchertingHelena College UMSociology$1,000
Anthony Allan StarkeEd and Lindy StarkeMSU BozemanElectrical / Mechanical Engineering$1,000
Mathew Christian ThomasTrev and Becky ThomasMSU BozemanPre-Medicine$1,000
Breanna Kay ThompsonTimothy and Mary ThompsonMSU BozemanSpeech Pathology$1,000
Zackary Shane WinfieldScott and Monica WinfieldMontana TechPetroleum Engineering$1,000

2012 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Morgan AndrewsCory Gloege and Tanya MartinUM Western (fall) & Helena College UM (spring)Veterinary Technician$1,500
Keeli Rae SchillingShanni BarryCarroll CollegeNursing$1,500
Nicole Lauren SchumacherJohn SchumacherCarroll CollegeEnglish Teacher$1,500

2011 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Jacob Lloydson GroverTravis and Kelly ElderUM MissoulaCriminology$1,000
Gayland Alexander KelseyJennifer Kelsey MSU Billings College of TechnologyWelding$1,000
Hugh Edmond KingeryRobert and Barbara KingeryUM MissoulaHistory Teacher$1,000
Casey Michael McGowanKaren-Arneson SpawnMSU BozemanMechanical Engineering$1,000
Stacia Brooke MedvecGary and Brenda MedvecMSU BozemanNursing$1,000
Nikita Maria NotbohmKevin and Monique LeggMontana TechNursing$1,000
Tiana Jaylee PallisterTyson and Nicole PallisterUM MissoulaGenetic Counselor$1,000
Anthony Vern Schwartz Jr.Anthony and Mae SchwartzMSU BozemanMedicine$1,000
Russell Alan StanberyAlan and Catherine StanberyUM MissoulaEnvironmental Studies$1,000

2010 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Miranda Lee ClarkMartin and Bonnie ClarkMSU BozemanArchitecture$1,500
Texel FederHappy Feder & Kathryn MerrickMSU BozemanEducation$1,500
Kylee Jo ReelJoe and Kris ReelHelena College UM (fall only) General Studies$750
Shawna StacksJolena WilliamsHelena College UMNursing$1,500

2009 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Krista LundbergMichael & Teresa LundbergUM (fall) MSU Havre (spring)Education$1,000
Matthew PodolinskyJohn & Nancy PodolinskyUM MissoulaWildlife Biology$1,000
Matt ReyantVern and Linda ReyantMSU NorthernEducation$1,000
Alyx RuzevichPete and Maryann RuzevichUM MissoulaTeaching French$1,000
Shane StonerScott & Louise StonerMSU BozemanOptometry$1,000
Drew ZindellLila ThomasMontana TechNursing$1,000

2008 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Jacob ClairmontJoel & Terri ClairmontMSU BozemanArchitecture$1,000
Cayrtia UnclesEsther Hill-UnclesHelena College UM Forensic Science$1,000
Rainey WhitneyMindy FlandersHelena College UM Computer Science$1,000

2007 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Heather GranbyDorry AabergUM WesternEquine Industry$1,000
Kaila Ann MattesonSteve MattesonUM MissoulaMarketing & Business$1,000

2005 Scholarship Recipients

Name Parents / Guardians Attending Field of Interest Amount
Kayla LegareCurt Legare & Shellie MitchellCarroll College Behavioral Sciences$500