P-3 and Leadership Financial Assistance Project

The goal of this project is to build early childhood teacher and leadership capacity in Montana by providing financial assistance to individuals pursuing the P-3 teacher endorsement or an early childhood master’s degree. Financial assistance is awarded based on priority levels and Preschool Development Grant targeted programs and communities.  

The application for Summer and Fall 2019 are no longer available. All applications were due by April 26, 2019. Please be aware that this grant funding is coming to an end and will be prioritized for students who have previously received this assistance.

Applicants are required to apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to applying for the P-3 scholarship. For more information visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/

Cohorts and Priorities 2018


Practitioner Registry Award for Achievement of GED or HiSET

Did you join the Practitioner Registry at Membership status and complete your high school equivalency (HiSET or GED) after October 1, 2018? You may be eligible for the Practitioner Registry Award for Achievement of GED or HiSET. See the application below for criteria and how to apply.

Practitioner Registry Award for Achievement of GED or HiSET

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) Accreditation

The intent of this scholarship program to promote NAFCC accreditation for state registered family and group child care homes. See the application below for criteria and how to apply.

Step 1: NAFCC Accreditation Scholarship
Step 2: NAFCC Accreditation Scholarship
Step 3: NAFCC Accreditation Scholarship

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Accreditation

The NAEYC accreditation process is designed for child care centers, preschools, school-age programs, and kindergartens. Scholarships are available to help pay the costs of the four steps in the NAEYC accreditation process and for the Annual Report fee.

Apply for this scholarship when you begin the application process with NAEYC. The Montana application for initial and renewal scholarships requests itemization of all accreditation costs. Please contact NAEYC to verify the costs of accreditation for your program. For more information about NAEYC accreditation visit their website.