Montana State University

MSU names 2017 Provost Scholars

June 14, 2017 -- MSU News Service

Six outstanding students from Montana and throughout the country have been named 2017 Montana State University Provost Scholars, one of MSU’s most prestigious scholarships.

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BOZEMAN -- Six outstanding students from Montana and throughout the country have been named 2017 Montana State University Provost Scholars, one of MSU’s most prestigious scholarships.

“MSU continues to attract top academically ranked high school scholars and this year is no exception,” said Ilse-Mari Lee, dean of MSU’s Honors College. “Many of these scholars have gained admittance and scholarships to other prestigious institutions and have chosen to attend MSU because of the quality of our programs and the opportunities available to our students,” she said. 

The MSU Provost Scholarship awards are based on scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and exemplary public service, similar to the Presidential Scholarship awards. Recipients of the Provost Scholarship also receive an annual stipend plus a tuition waiver. The scholarship is for four years if the students maintain a superior academic standing at MSU.

Lee said that the six scholars were all finalists for the Presidential Scholarship.

“These students will surely impact our community, state and nation in meaningful ways,” Lee said. “We are delighted that they have chosen to attend Montana State University.”

The 2017 MSU Provost Scholarship recipients are:

Montana

Bozeman:

Wesley Robbins attended Bozeman High School and intends to major in engineering and physics. He served as captain for both the Bozeman Hawks and the Bozeman Blitzz Soccer Teams. He is the son of Nikki and Jim Robbins.

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Alaska

Anchorage:

Joaquin Monterrosa attended West Anchorage High School and intends to major in pre-medicine and business. He participated in athletics and music and completed 13 years in the Spanish Immersion Program. Monterrosa is the son of Willow and Antonio Monterrosa.

Celia Sheppard attended East Anchorage High School and intends to major in biology. She participated in student council, varsity volleyball and soccer. Sheppard is the daughter of Linda and Frank Sheppard.

Colorado

Brighton:

Lindsey Wadsworth graduated as valedictorian from Brighton High School and intends to major in chemical engineering. She was named Outstanding Senior Graduate and participated in varsity softball, the National Honor Society and biology field courses in Costa Rica and Alaska. Wadsworth is the daughter of Kelly and Patrick Wadsworth.

Oregon

Forest Grove:

Mitchell Faris graduated as valedictorian from Forest Grove High School and intends to major in computer engineering and computer science. He is both a National Hispanic and AP Scholar. Faris was instrumental in leading his club to earning Presidential Citation awards from Rotary International for his work with providing shelters in disaster stricken areas in the U.S. and clean water and sanitation systems to countries in need. He is the son of Annette and Geoff Faris.

Washington

Snohomish:

Christopher Bianchini graduated as valedictorian from Glacier Peak High School and intends to major in mechanical engineering. He is a National Merit Scholar finalist and an accomplished athlete who will join the Bobcat Track and Field team in the fall. Bianchini is the son of Traci and David Bianchini.

For more information about the Provost Scholarship program, contact the MSU Honors College at (406) 994-4110 or honors@montana.edu.

Contact: Ilse-Mari Lee, dean, Honors College, (406) 994-4689 or ilselee@montana.edu