Altogether, the consortium awarded $132,000 to students pursuing science and engineering at one of the 19 Montana colleges and universities in the consortium. A grant from NASA provided the funds.
Three out-of-state students who attend or will attend graduate school at Montana State University or the University of Montana received full-year fellowships of $15,000 each plus in-state tuition and fees. Three out-of-state students who attend or will attend graduate school at MSU received half-year fellowships of $7,500 each plus in-state tuition and fees.
Montana students who received $1,500 scholarships are listed below with their home town, year in school, major and institution they attend or will attend.
Billings: Katherine A. Kitchen, junior, psychology, Rocky Mountain College
Jon Laurent, senior, molecular biology, MSU-Billinsg
Box Elder: Ron Chandler, junior, natural resources/forestry, Stone Child College
Bozeman: Alaina Garcia, senior, mechanical engineering, MSU
Browning: Martin Lorenzo, sophomore, civil engineering technology, MSU-Northern
Butte: Josh Wold, senior, electrical engineering, Montana Tech
Clancy: Ben Dunham, senior, computer science/math, Carroll College
Columbia Falls: Thomas Klein, freshman, computer sciences, Flathead Valley Community College
Crow Agency: Curtis RidesHorse, junior, environmental health, Little Big Horn College
Cut Bank: James Durka, freshman, computer sciences, Blackfeet Community College
Ekalaka: Amanda Kortum, sophomore, biology, University of Montana - Western.
Glendive: Dan Gavinsky, sophomore, mechanical engineering, Dawson Community College
Great Falls: Jessica Ostrom, junior, forensic science, University of Great Falls
Havre: Jayson Nissen, sophomore, physics and mathematics, MSU
Lodge Grass: LaDawn PlainFeather, junior, pre-med/biochemistry, UM
Polson: Sean Shriner, junior, computer engineering, Salish Kootenai College
Redstone: Jamie Gatz, senior, ag operations technology, MSU-Northern
Ronan: James Greene, junior, computer science/info technology, Salish Kootenai College
West Yellowstone: Jeremy Hostetter, junior, physics and astronomy, UM
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