$125,000 In Youth Serve MT Scholarships Awarded

Scholarship recognizes Montana high school seniors for volunteer service

Helena, MT- The Governor’s Office of Community Service (ServeMontana), Reach Higher Montana, and Montana Campus Compact (MTCC) are pleased to announce 100 Montana high school seniors who have been awarded Youth Serve Montana Scholarships. This scholarship is offered in two awards, $1,000 for 50-99 hours of service and $1,500 for 100+ hours of service to attend a Montana Campus Compact member institution next fall.

“Reach Higher Montana is always glad to work with our partners to increase scholarship resources for Montana students,” said Kelly Cresswell, Reach Higher Montana executive director. “We are grateful for the hundreds of service hours Montana students completed to improve their communities.”

The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among high school students. Funds are available through support from Montana Campus Compact, a network of Montana campuses committed to community service; Reach Higher Montana, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students pursue and fund post-secondary education; and the Governor’s Office of Community Service, the state agency tasked with expanding and promoting community service in Montana. The Governor’s Office of Community Service administers the scholarship funds.

“On behalf of Montana Campus Compact’s CEOs, we’re excited and heartened to welcome a new freshmen class to our institutions as they come in with demonstrated ethics of service by doing good work in their communities.” said Josh Vanek, Montana Campus Compact Director.

Congratulations to these Montana student volunteers:

$1,000 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship recipients serving 50-99 hours: Lilian Jones, Sidney High School, Sidney’

$1,500 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship recipients serving 100 or more hours: Taylor McPherson, Fairview High School, Fairview


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