Daniel Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship

Dan Gilstrap was born and raised in Wyoming. In 1983, he moved to Billings, Montana, and started working in hospital maintenance; later, he worked as a mechanic for a road construction company. Dan bought Meadow Green Lawn Service in 1998. He put many hours of hard work into his business and was so proud of it; every customer was important to him. Dan was a self-educated man and a “jack of many trades.” He truly loved spending time with family and friends in the outdoors and was liked and loved by all he met. His greatest passions were hunting, fishing, and camping. Dan passed away at age 55 in an accident while doing what he loved – ice fishing. In memory of Dan, Bob Gilstrap and family, along with Montana Pikemasters – Billings Chapter originally established the Daniel Gilstrap Memorial Scholarship to provide financial assistance to City College students. The first scholarship was awarded in academic year 2014-2015. The scholarship has been awarded annually since then. They are committed to continuing this in memory of Dan.

We are proud that Dan’s wife Joni and sister Cindi are apart of the Billings Clinic family.

Eligibility: Vocational Scholarship

The Daniel Gilstrap Scholarship is a Vocational Scholarship. Vocational educations focus on trade fielded careers. From repairing medical equipment to construction experts. There is a high demand for vocational education in the health care setting. The Gilstrap family is happy to award passionate individuals pursuing a further education in vocational fields providing extra support to health care.

Who is eligible?

This scholarship(s) is awarded annually to a person employed in the medical field or as a medical support staff in the Billings Clinic service areas.
An individual seeking a trade or vocational career in health care.
Trade or Vocational students seeking their certificate, licensure, associates, bachelors, or masters
Examples of qualified fields that work in health care:

Biomedical technology or biomedical engineering
Clinical engineering
Commercial Driver
Construction management
CNC Machine Tool Programmer
HVAC Technician
Infection Control Risk assessment (ICRA)
Information Technology (I.T.)
Pipefitter or steamfitter
How to Apply:

Applicant must submit a complete scholarship packet to be considered. Any incomplete scholarship packets or missing materials from packet will not be considered.
A complete scholarship packet includes: Daniel Gilstrap Scholarship Application and copy of most recent high school transcript or G.E.D. and current college transcript. (Non-official transcripts are acceptable and may be an electronic version)

One (1) copy of this completed application with your original signature.
One (1) copy of most recent official high school transcript or G.E.D. and current college transcript, if applicable. (Non-official transcripts are acceptable and may be an electronic version)
Make sure to download and save the scholarship application and recommendation questionnaire form first before filling out.
Deadline: Friday, March 12, 2021