Washington Foundation Scholarships for Teachers & Students - MT History Conf

Tuesday, June 22, 2010
By Julie Saylor

Washington Foundation Scholarships Available for Teachers and Students


Thanks to the generosity of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation in Missoula, the Montana Historical Society is pleased to offer scholarships for attendance at the 37th Annual Montana History Conference.   This year the conference will be held in Helena at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel from September 30 through October 2.   The theme will center on the Centennial Anniversary of Glacier National Park.  Sessions will explore a wide range of topics ranging from the Native Americans who inhabited the region long before it was a park to the history of wildlife management and search and rescue in the park.  A more detailed schedule will be available this summer.


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.  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.


Applicants should provide the following information by mail or email (no official form is required):




Mailing address:



Teachers—grade(s) taught and number of students:

Students—grade level and major/area of interest:

My school is/is not located on one of Montana’s seven Indian reservations.


Include a brief description of why you want to attend the History Conference and how this scholarship will further your teaching or study of Montana History.


Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. September 3, 2010.  Awards will be announced the following week.


For more information, or to submit an application, contact:


Kirby Lambert, Montana Historical Society

PO Box 201201

Helena MT 59620-1201




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