In 2005, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation proudly announced the creation of the Helen B. Miller Horatio Alger Scholarship for students attending Montana State University.
Dennis and Phyllis Washington are honored to express their gratitude for Helen’s friendship and loyalty by creating this educational legacy at her alma mater.
This special scholarship is directed toward Montana students with financial need who have demonstrated the ability to overcome adversity in their young lives. Visit Montana State University’s Financial Aid office for more details.
Helen B. Miller, B.A. 1940 Business Administration, grew up in Willow Creek, Montana and worked at MSU’s Hamilton Hall, then a women’s dormitory, to pay room, board, and tuition. After college she and her husband ran a dry goods store in Drummond and it was there that she was approached in 1965 by Dennis Washington to work as a bookkeeper for his new construction business.
Helen has been recognized as a Montana businesswoman exemplifying many high ideals of The Washington Companies: absolute integrity, honesty, thoroughness, and an unfailing work ethic. Her ability to see the lighter side of any situation and her cheery humor brighten any room.
Helen passed away September 2011 and the Helen B. Miller Horatio Alger Scholarship is dedicated to her memory.