Thursday, May 5, 2016

Montana History Conference Scholarships plus a Montana on the National Register Story Map

Save the Date! The Montana Historical Society is putting together an amazing program for the 43nd Annual Montana History Conference. Titled Roots and Branches: 175 Years of Montana History, it will be held in Hamilton and Stevensville, September 22-24, 2016, the 175th anniversary of the founding of St. Mary’s Mission in Stevensville. Renewal units will be available for both the Thursday educator workshop and all conference sessions. We hope you’ll consider attending!

As past years, we will be offering travel scholarships for both teachers and students.   

About the scholarships: Funded by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, 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 Hamilton and the vicinity are eligible for the conference registration scholarship but not the travel reimbursement).

Teacher recipients must attend the entire conference, including Thursday’s Educators Workshop and the Saturday events in Stevensville. Student recipients must commit to attending all day Friday and Saturday, including a Saturday tour.
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 and four-year universities;
  • Teachers and students from Montana’s small, rural, under-served communities.
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. September 11, 2016.  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

P.S. In my last post I mentioned Story Maps. Then I found out that our State Historic Preservation Office has created a Story Map celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Register. It features a property listed in the Register from each of Montana's 56 counties. The information is also available on a deck of playing cards (52 cards plus 4 jokers), free while supplies last.

Note: This post has been updated to correct date scholarship applications are due.

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