I feel proud to represent my tribe as a scholar because I want children to know that education is important and possible, and that there are people who want to support them to get educated and believe that they can do it.”
– Kimberly McKeehan, scholarship recipient
The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has created the only Native American Graduate Scholarship at Montana State University and the University of Montana. Inquiries should be made to the graduate school admissions office at Montana State University and the University of Montana.
The Scholarship upholds Dennis Washington’s long time vision of promoting the betterment of society and the development of a highly diverse workforce through education.
The recipient must:
- be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree program at Montana State University or University of Montana (no professional degrees such as law, business, or pharmacy may apply);
- have a baccalaureate degree from a four-year regionally accredited institution of higher learning anywhere in the U.S. and have graduated with at least a 2.5 undergraduate cumulative GPA;
- be enrolled at full-time status;
- maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
- be a Montana resident;
- be an enrolled member of a Montana tribe; and
- be a U.S. citizen.