100 Students across Montana Awarded Youth Serve Montana Scholarships

Students to receive $1,000 for college in state by giving 100 volunteer hours

HELENA, MT- The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Montana Campus Compact, and Student Assistance Foundation today announced that 100 high school seniors from 58 schools across Montana were awarded $1,000 Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. These scholarships recognize each student’s commitment to volunteering 100 hours or more.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants volunteered at least 100 hours over the last year. Many students volunteered more than this and in total, the 100 scholarship recipients contributed more than 17,000 volunteer hours to Montana. Students helped their communities by mentoring their younger peers, assisting seniors in retirement homes, participating in school and community service events, serving as summer camp counselors, volunteering with organizations such as 4-H, National Honor Society, and Key Club, and many more.

“Congratulations to the students who were awarded with a Youth Serve Montana Scholarship to help further their learning in our state,” said Dan Ritter, Director of the Governor’s Office of Community Service. “We hope these students will continue to apply this passion of making a difference for others at Montana’s institutions of higher education and down the road as they enter the workforce.”

Visit serve.mt.gov for the full list of scholarship recipients.

These $1,000 Youth Serve Montana Scholarships are for continued education at one of Montana Campus Compact’s two-year, four-year, public, tribal, private, or community colleges and universities.

The 2016 Youth Serve Montana Scholarships have been made possible through support from the Governor’s Office of Community Service, Montana Campus Compact, and Student Assistance Foundation. This is the eleventh year that this scholarship opportunity has been made available for Montana students.

The Governor’s Office of Community Service expands and promotes national service and volunteerism in Montana and engages citizens in service and emergency preparedness. Visit serve.mt.gov.

Montana Campus Compact is Montana’s largest higher-education network and works to improve community life by educating students for civic and social responsibility. Thirteen MTCC campuses match the AmeriCorps Education Award. Visit www.mtcompact.org.

Student Assistance Foundation is a nonprofit Montana corporation that provides students with knowledge and tools to pursue and fund their postsecondary education. Visit www.safmt.org  or www.SmartAboutCollege.org.




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