Hugh Kingery

Dear Angel Fund,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your incredible generosity. It is because of your financial help that I will be able to go to college and continue my education without accruing painful amounts of loans. These loans may not have been a problem if I had been hoping to eventually become a doctor or lawyer but because I hope to be a teacher someday, I understand that I must remain painfully aware of my own financial situation. Because of my financial load, I strive to work as many as 50 hours a week during the summer and also have a job in college. Your financial contribution to my education is absolutely invaluable to me. Thank you again for helping me achieve my dream of becoming a history teacher.

—Hugh Kingery

Angel Fund Scholarships

(For Helena Graduates Only)
The Angel Fund will grant one or more $1000 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.
The completed application will be due in March of 2018 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 2018 admission
If you have any questions, please contact your School Counselor. Thank you for applying!
The Angel Fund is a Nonprofit 501c3 Corporation which assists children in the Helena School District. The Angel Fund has been making a difference in the lives of children since 1989.
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:

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 PetersonHelenaMSU NorthernDiesel 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