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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Montana History Conference Scholarships: Thinking Ahead to September

The Montana Historical Society is putting together an amazing program for the 41st Annual Montana History Conference, to be held in Helena, September 18-20, 2014. (The educator’s workshop is shaping up well, too.) We hope you’ll consider attending—and that the scholarship opportunity detailed below will make things easier.


This is obviously a great opportunity for teachers, but it is also a good opportunity for your students. In past years, the Butte High School History Club has used this scholarship to send interested high school students (with a chaperone) to the conference. We’ve loved having those young people!


About the conference: Native Americans have called the land we now know as Montana home since time immemorial. But Montana itself first appeared on the map in 1864 with the creation of Montana Territory. The year 2014 is the territorial sesquicentennial, which provides inspiration for the 41st Annual Montana History Conference to be held in Helena, September 18-20, 2014.


About the scholarships: The scholarships will consist of full conference registration plus a $275 travel/expense reimbursement.  All teachers and students in Montana’s high schools, colleges, and universities are eligible to apply (residents of Helena and the immediate vicinity are eligible for the conference registration scholarship but not the travel reimbursement).


Recipients must attend the entire conference, including Thursday’s Educator’s Workshop. 
Preference will be given to
  • Teachers and students from Montana’s tribal colleges;
  • Teachers and students from Montana’s on-reservation high schools;
  • Teachers and students from Montana’s community colleges;
  • Teachers and students from Montana’s small, rural, underserved communities.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. September 3, 2014.  Awards will be announced the following week.
Applying for a scholarship is quick and easy. Apply online.
For more information, contact:
Deb Mitchell, Montana Historical Society
PO Box 201201
Helena MT 59620-1201
406-444-4789
 

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