The Governor’s Office of Community Service, Reach Higher Montana and Montana Campus Compact are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship.

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, a state agency tasked with expanding and promoting community volunteerism in Montana. The Governor’s Office of Community Service administers the scholarship funds.

“Over the last year, young people in communities across Montana served and supported those in need. As community volunteerism changed significantly, Montana’s high school seniors overcame those obstacles to help those struggling with housing, hunger, education and more,”said Josh Vanek, Executive Director of Montana Campus Compact.

The $1,200 scholarships will be offered to 83 Montana seniors attending Montana Campus Compact member institutions   next fall. Qualified applicants are graduating high school seniors who have completed at least 50 hours of volunteer service during the past year. (Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service hour requirement has been reduced from 100 to 50.)

“Community service is a great learning opportunity for students, and we are delighted to continue our support for these scholarships in recognition of the valuable service students perform throughout Montana,” said Kelly Cresswell, Executive Director of Reach Higher Montana. “We hope their service learning continues beyond high school, into their college years.”

The Youth Serve Montana scholarship application and FAQs can be found online at serve/mt.gov.

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