education programs

Supporting our schools, students and customers.

Blackfoot Communications is committed to supporting educational opportunities for all ages. Our educational support includes investments in schools, student scholarships and customer learning opportunities.

See our 2023 Student Scholarship awardees below!

School Support

Here are some ways we help local schools and educators.

  • August Institute: We proudly support August Institute, an annual conference for educators that focuses on technology integration into core content areas. We also cover the cost of registration to help send rural teachers to attend.
  • Public Library Grant Program: Blackfoot’s Public Library Grant Program focuses on purchasing electronic equipment for public use at county public libraries in our service communities. Click for online application »
  • Missoula College: Blackfoot Communications is proud to be the largest-ever private donor to the Missoula College, pledging $500,000 to help fund construction and provide cutting-edge technology to the new Missoula College Campus.
Student Scholarships
Customer Learning

Supporting our schools, students and customers.

Blackfoot Communications is proud to announce it has awarded $36,500 to 29 Montana students this year. As part of its commitment to education, the Blackfoot Scholarship Program provides academic scholarships for students from within its residential Montana service areas.

The scholarship program is designed for graduating high school students and/or post-secondary students currently served by Blackfoot at either their parents’ residence or their own principal residence, and/or attending college/university/trade school.

  • District 1 (Condon, Seeley Lake)
    • Seeley Swan High School: Owen Hoag, Klayton Kovatch, Danielle Sexton, Ava Thornsberry
  • District 2 (Drummond, Philipsburg)
    • Drummond High School: Grady Radtke, Jessie Struna
    • Granite County High School: Terese Buhr, Kyla Reisenauer
  • District 3 (Avon, Elliston, Potomac, Greenough)
    • University of Montana: Rhiannon Hallgren
    • Hellgate High School: Kaitlyn Henry
  • District 4 (Arlee, Dixon)
    • Whitmore School: Elaina Baldwin
    • Montana State University: Shelby Smith
    • University of Irvine: Molly Kate Sullivan
  • District 5 (St. Ignatius)
    • St. Ignatius High School: Cassidy Orr, Canyon Sargent, Gabby Smith
  • District 6 (Clinton, Missoula, Alberton)
    • University of Montana: Quina Goldsby
    • Bates College: Gabrielle Smart
  • District 7 (Charlo, Plains)
    • Charlo High School: Brennan Andersen, Sidney Bauer, Hayleigh Smith
    • Ronan High School: Isaac Cantlon
    • Flathead Valley Community College: Kyla Tomlin
  • District 8 (Thompson Falls, Noxon, Trout Creek)
    • Noxon High School: Aubrey Erwin
    • Montana Tech: Justin Morgan
    • Thompson Falls High School: Wesley Powers
  • District 9 (St. Regis, Superior)
    • St. Regis High School: Macy Hill
    • Superior High School: Molly Patko, Kylie Quick
  • Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour Winner
    • Thompson Falls High School: Arianna Manuel