Youth Serve Montana Scholarship Deadline April 15th

Contact: Marissa Perry (406) 444-9077
March 31, 2014
For Immediate Release

2014 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship Deadline Approaching

Students earn $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 announced that the 2014 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship application deadline is April 15, 2014.

The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship rewards students who have volunteered over 100 hours in the last year and who want to further their education in state. This year, 100 high school seniors will receive $1,000 toward continued education at one of Montana Campus Compact’s public, tribal, private, or community colleges and universities.

“In addition to test scores and GPA, college admissions officers consider community service an important factor and a strong indication of character when making admission decisions,” said Lt. Governor Angela McLean. “I am proud to see so many high school seniors passionately serving their community while pursuing an education at a higher institution in Montana.”

The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship application form, guidelines, and FAQs can be found online at serve.mt.gov. Completed applications, proof of volunteer hours, confirmation of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and enrollment in a Montana post-secondary institution must be postmarked or submitted to the Governor’s Office of Community Service by April 15, 2014.

The 2014 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 $25 million.  Visit www.safmt.org  or www.SmartAboutCollege.org.

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Marissa Perry
Outreach Coordinator
Governor’s Office of Community Service
Phone: (406) 444-9077
Email: mperry@mt.gov

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