Montana Girls STEM Group Launches Mini-Grant Program

March 08, 2016

MISSOULA – The Montana Girls STEM Collaborative Project, a statewide initiative encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math, recently launched a mini-grants program to support collaboration, address gaps and overlaps in service, and share exemplary practices.

Teachers, community groups and other organizations committed to collaborating, informing and motivating girls are encouraged to apply by March 31.

 The grants offer a small amount of seed funding and are not intended to fully fund entire projects. Projects for consideration may include everything from a one-day event with a single classroom to an extended project or a longer-duration summer camp that’s put on by a youth organization partnering with a professional association, corporation or college.

Organizations may apply for funding up to $750 and must have at least one partner. Organizations must complete Role Models Matter Training. Both partners must be listed in The Connectory, which is free and accessible at  

To learn more about the mini-grant program, visit The online application system opened Feb. 29.

The MGSCP mini-grants program is sponsored by Techbridge, with support from Northrop Grumman and the Montana National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

For more information email spectrUM Discovery Area Program Manger Jessie Herbert at or call 406-243-4828.

Contact: Jessie Herbert, spectrUM Discovery Area program manager, 406-243-4828,