Annual Grants

David Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Applications for the David Gibson Memorial Scholarship are processed through our web-based scholarship platform.

Check back in early 2022 to access the online scholarship application.

Please see below for application guidelines. 

David Gibson was an inventor, a mechanical genius, and a fixer of all things who held a patent on the Gibson Round Bale Feeder. He always had a project going or was helping others with their cattle, fencing, farming, and anything else that he knew needed doing.

David was born on July 25, 1941 in Livingston and he received his education at Springdale School and Park County High School. David died on September 30, 2020 from congestive heart failure. In David's honor, his family established this scholarship for a Park County student wishing to attend a vocational or trade school. The scholarship will be awarded to one student per year, with that student receiving $500.



  • Graduate of a Park County high school: Park High, Gardiner, or Shields Valley OR a home-schooled student.
  • Planning to attend a vocational or trade school.
  • Complete an online application, with a brief essay:
    • What got you interested in this particular trade?
    • What previous experience have you had with this trade?
    • Why do you think you would be good at this trade? 
  • Request one letter of recommendation, which can be completed either online or in paper format and delivered to the PCCF office at 104 S. Main St.
    • Click HERE to download and print the paper version of the letter of recommendation form.


Please direct any questions about this scholarship opportunity to Annie Beaver, Director of Finance & Administration: or call our office at 406-224-3920.