Purpose of the Birtic Book Program

College textbooks are expensive. Most students consider the cost of tuition and room and board, but few consider the cost of textbooks. Students are almost always paying for their textbooks from their own pocket. This takes away need resources to cover living expenses such as housing, food, and other expenses. For this reason, George and Priscilla Birtic wish to establish the Birtic Book Program to help students in a way that very few other programs do. George and Prisilla would like to lessen this burden by providing funding to help students defray the cost of their textbooks.

Get to Know the Birtics!


George and Priscilla Birtic both believe strongly in Montana State University and supporting students through their college education. George Birtic taught at Lame Deer Public School for 32 years before retiring and moving to Belgrade. While in Lame Deer, George first taught 7th and 8th grade students for 15 years. After that he taught Title 1 reading and math to 2nd and 3rd graders for several years and later served as Title 1 director. George now teaches drivers ed at Bozeman High School and has since 2008. George has taught over 1000 students to drive at Bozeman High. Priscilla also taught at Lame Deer School as an elementary and physical education teacher. Go Bobcats!

Birtic Book Program Application

The application for the 2024 Spring Semester is now closed. No further applications will be accepted at this time. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mackenzie at [email protected]