Students Receive YSM Scholarships

98 Students Awarded Youth Serve Montana Scholarships

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

HELENA, MT- The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Montana Campus Compact, and Student Assistance Foundation today announced that 98 Montana high school seniors from 71 schools stretching from Eureka to Wibaux were awarded $1,000 Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. These scholarships recognize each student’s commitment to volunteering over 100 hours in the last year.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants needed to volunteer at least 100 hours in the last year. Many students volunteered more than this and in total, the 98 scholarship recipients contributed more than 18,000 volunteer hours to Montana. Students helped their communities by mentoring their younger peers, coaching sports teams, assisting seniors in hospitals, participating in 4-H service events, serving as summer camp counselors, hosting donation drives, organizing park clean-ups, and so much more.

“These students instill a commitment to serve their communities that they will bring with them as they begin their next phase in life at a Montana institution of higher education,” said Lt. Governor Angela McLean. “These recipients are well-deserving of this scholarship award for their hard-work and service, and for the lasting impact they’ve had on those around them and on the people of Montana.”

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 2015 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.

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. 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.  Funds generated by SAF are returned to Montanans in the form of education grants, scholarships and public benefit programs - to date totaling more than $29.6 million.  Visit www.safmt.org  or www.SmartAboutCollege.org.

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