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2019 Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

Presented by the Governor’s Office of Community Service, Montana
Campus Compact, and Reach Higher Montana


Recognizing Montana high school senior students for volunteering in their communities

The Youth Serve Montana Scholarship was created to promote volunteerism among high school students, encourage young leaders to further their learning, and provide tuition assistance for Montana students who wish to attend college in-state. Up to 100 students will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship toward their college tuition. Scholarship funds have been made available through support from Montana Campus Compact, a network of Montana campuses committed to community service; Reach Higher Montana, a nonprofit dedicated to helping students pursue and fund postsecondary education; and the Governor’s Office of Community Service, the state agency tasked with expanding and promoting service in Montana. The Governor’s Office of Community Service administers the scholarships.

All scholarship information and application materials can be obtained online at serve.mt.gov. A list of Montana Campus Compact Institutions is available at mtcompact.org.

General Guidelines:

Applicant must submit a completed application and proof of acceptance to one of Montana’s Campus Compact member institutions to the Governor’s Office of Community Service by January 31, 2019.

  • Applicant must have completed at least 100 hours of volunteer service within a 12-month period. 12-months is defined as the period 12 months prior to the date of application.
  • Service that is compensated may not be used for this application’s service hours.
  • Scholarship funds must be used for the 2019-2020 academic year at a Montana Campus Compact member institution.
  • Students must demonstrate financial need by documenting an active FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application.

2019 Scholarship Application Form

Please be sure this section is complete and legible. If information is missing, illegible, or if the student is not of high school senior status the form will not be accepted. Your application must also include proof of acceptance or enrollment at a Montana Campus Compact member institution and confirmation of a submitted FAFSA application. Postmarked deadline: January 31, 2019.

Youth Serve Montana Scholarships are made available through generous contributions of our partners, Reach Higher Montana and Montana Campus Compact (MTCC). MTCC support for the 2019 Scholarships is pending Board approval.


Student Information:

First Name *
First Name is a required field.
Middle Initial
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Last Name *
Last Name is a required field.
Mailing Address *
Mailing Address is a required field.
City *
City is a required field.
State *
State is a required field.
Zipcode *
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Phone *
Phone is a required field.
Birth Date *
Birth Date is a required field.
Email *
Email Address is a required field.
Confirm Email Address *
Must match Email Address

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*Please list a Montana Campus Compact Member Institution. Visit mtcompact.org for a complete, up-to-date list of participating colleges and universities.

Publicity Release (Optional):

“If I am selected to receive a Youth Serve Montana Scholarship, the Governor’s Office of Community Service, Montana Campus Compact and Student Assistance Foundation may use my name, photo and the name of my school for purposes of news, publicity and publications.

Student Signature: Date:

Parent/Guardian Signature**: (**if student is not 18 years of age)

Contact Information Release (Optional):

I would like to receive email updates from the Governor's Office of Community Service and Montana Campus Compact about future service and training opportunities.
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First-Generation College Student (Optional):

I am the first member of my family attending a college or university.
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Student Service Information:

Please list your volunteer service experience, totaling 100 hours at minimum, within the past 12 months. The past 12 months are defined as the period 12 months prior to the date this form is completed. Please attach additional sheets if needed.

Prohibited scholarship program activities:

For more details on allowable and prohibited activities, please see the Frequently Asked Questions. Hours dedicated to the following activities cannot be counted toward the 100 hours:

  • Efforts to influence policy and legislation;
  • Participating in or endorsing events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, platforms, candidates, or elected officials;
  • Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that conducts worship services, constructing, operating, or maintaining facilities devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.


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Narrative Questions:

Please answer the following questions about your commitment to service. Please limit your responses to less than 300 words each.

What motivates you to volunteer? How do you plan to continue your commitment to serve in the future? * This is a required field.


How has your volunteer work positively impacted the community around you and how has your service experience impacted you personally? Please reference the service activities listed on the previous page. * This is a required field.



Documents must be uploaded in PDF format


Please upload a letter of acceptance or enrollment for the 2019-2020 academic year at a Montana Campus Compact member institution.
* Document must be in PDF format. This is a required field.

Please upload the FAFSA confirmation email. It should contain a confirmation number and no confidential information.
* Document must be in PDF format. This is a required field.

Application Verification:

This application must be verified by your high school guidance counselor, principal, or superintendent. Applications from home schooled students must be verified by the county superintendent.

Please provide the name and contact information of your counselor, principal or superintendent:

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Please check to make sure your application package is complete! It should include:

  • A legible and complete application form.
  • Description of at least 100 volunteer service hours in the last 12 months.
  • Verification of volunteer hours from your high school counselor, principal, or superintendent.
  • Proof of acceptance or enrollment for the 2019-2020 academic year at a Montana Campus Compact member institution. Please attach a letter from the institution.
  • Proof that you have submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please attach the FAFSA confirmation email that you receive after completing a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It should contain a confirmation number and no confidential information.

Please refer to the Youth Serve Montana Scholarship FAQ posted at Serve.mt.gov if you have questions about any of these items.

Send completed application to:

Governor’s Office of Community Service
Attn: Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

P.O. Box 200801, Helena, MT 59620
Email: serve@mt.gov
Phone: 406-444-9077
Fax: 406-444-4418
Website: serve.mt.gov

Please click "Submit" to complete your application.

Once your application is submitted, a confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided. In some instances, confirmation emails are identified as SPAM/JUNK, so please check your SPAM/JUNK folders if you do receive notification that your application was submitted.

Also upon submission, an email will be generated to your counselor, principal, or superintendent that you identified on page 5 of your application to verify your volunteer hours. Please confirm with him/her directly to verify receipt.







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