the scholarship

In Mariah's honor, the McCarthy family initiated a scholarship fund for students who remain MIP (Minor in Possession) free throughout their high school years.

2015 Scholarship

The 2015 scholarship application submission period is now open. Completed applications and materials must be postmarked by March 31, 2015. Please download the application and details below: 2015 Application download

About the Scholarship

The Mariah’s Challenge Scholarship Program is a private non-profit program operated through the Mariah Daye McCarthy Scholarship Foundation and provides scholarships to Butte-Silver Bow high school seniors who epitomize the ideals of the Foundation. Mariah’s Challenge is dedicated to the prevention of underage drinking and promoting healthy adolescent lifestyles. The scholarships are based on the student’s adherence to the challenge as well as their character and community commitments. The program is not based on grades, financial need, or leadership/achievement.

Mariah’s Challenge provides the opportunity for applicants to earn a one-time, non-renewable scholarship in an amount determined by the organization. Scholarships will be determined and awarded by a scholarship panel independent of the Mariah’s Challenge Foundation. Full scholarships are sent directly to the institution the student will attend. The funds may be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, and room and board.


Upcoming Events

  • 2015 Scholarship Application Period
    Feb 1, 2015, 10:00 AM Scholarship Application Period

    The application submission period for Butte area seniors is now open through Mar. 31, 2015. Download the application...

  • Presentation to MT Traffic Education Assn.
    Apr 26, 2015, 12:00 PM Montana Traffic Education Assn
    1413 3rd West Hill Drive, Great Falls, MT

    Leo McCarthy presents to the Montana Traffic Education Assn. in Great Falls, MT.

  • Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run
    Sep 20, 2015, 12:00 PM Copper Canyon Harley Davidson
    34 Olympic Way, Butte, MT 59701

    1/2 Marathon and 5K fun run will be on Sept. 20, benefiting Mariah's Challenge Scholarship Fund. Details to come.