Corey C. Griffin Scholarship

The Yellowstone Club Community Foundation is honored to award the Corey C. Griffin Scholarship. These two $5,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors in southwest Montana.

Corey lost his life in 2014 at the age of 27 in a tragic diving accident in Nantucket, MA. Montana was a special place for Corey and his family, not only for the majestic beauty of the mountains, but also the magic of the night skies. He enjoyed the opportunity to explore and challenge himself with the variety of outdoor activities that are abundant here in Montana. Most of all, Corey enjoyed Montana as it represented a place where time stopped and life was solely for sharing Montana’s gifts with friends and family.

In Corey’s eyes, the sky was the limit in terms of how he viewed possibility and challenge. He touched the lives of more people in his 27 years than most do in a lifetime. Corey was remarkable and truly unique in his beliefs and impact.

The Corey C. Griffin Scholarship is awarded annually on March 1st to two individuals who most closely exemplify Corey’s “never quit” attitude, his passionate support and leadership for causes in which he believed, and his philosophy, put simply: finding good in others, lending a helping hand for those in need, and having the courage to create change.

  • Applications must be made online using the form below
  • Deadline for applications is January 15
  • All applicants must be referred by either a teacher, minister, school counselor, guidance counselor or alternative program director
  • Two letters of recommendations are required for each applicant, which may be submitted along with this form or mailed directly to the address at the end of this page
  • Approved applicants will interview with a committee selected by the Foundation

Apply Online

Recipient Information:

Last Name:

First Name:

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Parent/Guardian Information:

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Referring Person Information

All applicants must be referred by either a teacher, minister, school counselor or alternative program director.

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Essay Questions

Please answer each question with between 250-500 words.

1. Describe your current life status? i.e. Are you a student? Are you employed? Do you volunteer?

2. Describe the most influential person in your life to date and why you look to he/she as a role model?

3. Why would the YCCF Corey C Griffin Scholarship give you the opportunity to enhance your life? Please give an example of how you closely fit with Corey’s life philosophy, very simply: finding good in other’s and lending a helping hand for those in need; the courage to create change; and his passionate support and leadership for causes he believed in.

 

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendations are required for each applicant. You may attach them below or mail them to the following address:

Whitney Littman
Attn: Corey C. Griffin Scholarship
PO Box 161234
Big Sky, MT 59716

First Letter of Recommendation:

Second Letter of Recommendation: