Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship Award Program


Supporting the 

Pursuit of Excellence Scholarships

The Montana Silversmiths Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship program was created in 2005 from the idea of community, of rewarding excellence in our youth and a desire to give back to the people and organizations that make us great. From its inception, Montana Silversmiths looked to utilize this program to celebrate and encourage students to be the best versions of themselves through continual personal growth. Supported in part by our Everybody Wins Program (LINK TO PAGE) and Montana Hat Feather sales, it is thanks to these purchases that Montana Silversmiths will be awarding multiple scholarships this year.

The Pursuit of Excellence scholarship is an investment in candidates who have a history of self-improvement and a desire to better themselves and the communities in which they live. This scholarship is unique, in the fact that the recipients are not being rewarded for having the best grades or possessing the most athletic ability but celebrates the student with a desire to become the best that they can be; individuals that are in the "Pursuit of Excellence."

To be a meaningful part of the present we must invest in the future.  Montana Silversmiths believes in supporting those who strive for excellence in all aspects of life and community.

Thank you for looking into our Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship.

“Sometimes, it’s not about being a champion, it is about having a heart of a champion.”

Who is eligible?

The Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship will be available for high school seniors or current college students who are enrolled in an accredited 2 or 4-year college.

The deadline for application submission is August 15th, 2020. The scholarship announcement will be on September 15th, 2020.

Fill out the Form to Apply:

·        Essay Submission

  • Write a 500 word essay on the following topics:

           Please tell us about your community service experience.

  • What is something you’ve done in the past that made a difference in your community?
  • What does “Pursuit of Excellence” mean to you?  What actions are you taking to accomplish your goals?
  • Please give an example of how you have improved yourself over a period of time.
  • What are your career aims and goals, what do you see yourself doing in five years and WHY?


Your essay should have a serious tone and be written at a college level.  The correct usage of grammar and punctuation is a must.  Any article submitted must be your own work.  You may cite sources, but do not put any quotes longer than two sentences.  We are looking for your own thoughts, ideas, and experiences.

The Everybody Wins Trophy and Custom Awards Program was created from the idea of supporting our community and a desire to give back to the people and organizations that make us great. The Everybody Wins Program offers exclusive pricing on trophy buckles and quality awards for community organizations and associations like FFA, high school rodeos, and 4-H, where multiple award buckles are needed. The program is a win-win for organizations, associations and the community.

The Everybody Wins Program offers exclusive pricing on trophy buckles and quality awards for community organizations and associations like FFA, high school rodeos, and 4-H, where multiple award buckles are needed. The Everybody Wins Program is tied in with the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship, with a part of the proceeds going towards youth scholarships, it is thanks to these purchases that Montana Silversmiths will be awarding multiple scholarships this year. Making the program a win-win for individuals, organizations, associations and the community.

With Montana Silversmiths, Everybody Wins.  Competitor; Committee; Community.

What’s in it for you and your organization?

  • 35% off the retail prices of six (6) or more trophy buckles or jewelry
  • Quality made in the USA awards for your event(s)
  • Knowing that you are giving back to those who strive for excellence (4% of proceeds are used to help fund the Pursuit of Excellence Scholarships)

Buckles include those found online through Montana Silversmiths ‘Buckle Builder’.

Design Your Own Buckles do not apply to the Everybody Wins Program.