Blackfoot Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

The Blackfoot Board of Trustees is pleased to award a total of $34,000 in academic scholarships to 42 outstanding students residing within the company’s Montana and Idaho rural service territories.

The scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated academic success, as well as a commitment to bettering their community. Blackfoot’s scholarship fund is intended to support pursuits in higher education, averaging approximately $30,000 per year for higher education over the past 10 years.

“On behalf of our Board of Trustees, I congratulate all of Blackfoot’s scholarship winners,” said Jason Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Blackfoot Communications. “As a cooperative, we strive to find ways to provide educational opportunities to our members. Our scholarship program is one of many things we are doing to promote education in our rural communities.”  

Congratulations to all of our scholarship recipients!

Grouped by Blackfoot’s cooperative districts and then listed in alphabetical order by last name.

  • District 1 (Condon, Seeley Lake): Aspen Conley, Bethany Hoag, Jayla Kauffman, Klaire Kovatch, Kennedy Kuhn, Gabrielle Sexton
  • District 2 (Drummond, Philipsburg): Hannah Bradshaw, Kane Hess, Susanna Kielley, Sara Kielley, Sydney Phillips
  • District 3 (Avon, Elliston, Greenough, Potomac): Bethany Heisey, Kyla Nelson
  • District 4 (Arlee): Rylee Belcourt
  • District 5 (St. Ignatius): Sydney Brander
  • District 6 (Alberton, Clinton, Missoula): Gabby Smart
  • District 7 (Charlo, Plains): Brooke Alder, Kaylee Cole, Kaitlin Cox, Chloe French, Connor Fryberger, Rachel Huenink, Liev Smith
  • District 8 (Noxon, Thompson Falls, Trout Creek): Megan Baxter, Jolia Buchanan, Jody Detlaff, Sierra Hanks, Justin Morgan
  • District 9 (St. Regis, Superior): Emma Hill, Jakob Lohman, Bailey Milender

Grouped by school and then listed in alphabetical order by last name.

  • North Fremont High School: Kenadee Bohn, Aubri Bowman, Luke Hill, Shelby Reynolds, Hallie Roseberry
  • South Fremont High School: Kaitlen Miller, Daysun Wood
  • Sugar-Salem High School: Mariah Willis
  • University/College: Daniel Coverley, Bridger Lenz, Lyndzee Madsen

A part of Blackfoot Communications, Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative is a member-owned rural telephone cooperative headquartered in Missoula, Montana. Blackfoot scholarships are funded by unclaimed capital credit dollars. Learn more about Blackfoot’s educational support at