Several Montana high school seniors were recently awarded scholarships to help out with college expenses. Outreach Coordinator Alison O’Neil explains.

“Every year, the Governor’s Office of Community Service, in partnership with Reach Higher Montana and Montana Campus Compact, award 100 $1,000 scholarships to Montana high school seniors who are attending a Montana college or university that is part of Montana Campus Compact,” O’Neil said.

According to O’Neil, the Youth Serve Montana Scholarships are intended to promote volunteerism and encourage young leaders to further their learning.

“This scholarship is awarded to students who have completed at least 100 volunteer hours within the last 12 months,” O’Neil said. “It is intended to recognize students who have dedicated themselves to improving their community through community service, volunteerism, and to help students who wish to attend school in Montana.”

Students from over 50 different towns in the state received a scholarship and four of them are from Missoula. 16 of the scholarship recipients are planning on attending the University of Montana.