Each year, MACD awards two $500 scholarships to Montana students. High school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post secondary institution in Montana may apply.
Eligibility requirements include:
- US citizenship,
- Montana residency,
- minimum grade point average of 3.0, and
- enrollment or plans to enroll in a course of study that allows students to explore natural resource issues. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, range science, forestry, environmental science, land resource science, plant science, etc.
Students may receive a scholarship both as a high school senior and once during post secondary career.
2018 Scholarship Winners
MACD recently announced the winners of our 2018 scholarships. Each year, we award two $500 scholarships to students studying or planning to study natural resource issues. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, be Montana residents, and attend a Montana post-secondary institution.
This year’s winners are Mara Lorch and Christian Bloch.
Mara is a senior at Flathead High School and is planning to study Biological Sciences (Ecology) and/or Environmental Studies at MSU.
Christian Bloch, from Sunburst, is the valedictorian of his class at North Toole County High School. His interest in science and natural resources started when blowing alkali created whiteout conditions and a teacher was killed. The following December, he and his classmates were challenged to investigate and develop a solution to remediate the problem of the blowing alkali. They ended up working with a variety of partnering organizations on solutions, and received $10,000 for further research and a trip to the White House Science Fair to present their work, earning $140,000 in technology for their school. Christian will be studying general studies at MSU.
Congratulations to both scholarship winners!