Community-Minded College Students Invited to Apply for Dennison Scholarship

October 29, 2019

UM News Service

MISSOULA – The Montana Campus Compact is now accepting applications from community-minded college students around the state for its inaugural George M. Dennison Civic Engagement Scholarship.

At least nine Montana college students will each receive the scholarship worth $1,000. The award will go to students who have volunteered significant time, energy and resources – while pursuing a degree or certificate – to projects that make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 11. Learn more about the scholarship and apply at Winners will be notified by Monday, Dec. 9.

Funds for the scholarship were donated in memory of George M. Dennison by Jane Dennison and sons, Rick and Robert Dennison, and their families.

George M. Dennison (1935-2017) was the longest-serving president of the University of Montana, having led the university from 1990 until his retirement in 2010. Among his many accomplishments was his record of public service. In 1993 he co-founded Montana Campus Compact, a network of colleges and universities committed to community engagement.

“When the board of Montana Campus Compact created the George M. Dennison Civic Engagement Scholarship in 2018, it was done to honor a vision that reminds us that Montanans are better together, that we should strive to find common ground across political divides and that the core purpose of an education is to serve the public good,” said Josh Vanek, Montana Campus Compact associate director. “This scholarship honors exemplary Montana college students who, like George, have made noticeable positive differences in their communities, the country and the world.”


Contact: Josh Vanek, associate director, Montana Campus Compact, 406-243-5177,