Nineteen gifted high school seniors from across the nation, including 11 from Montana, were selected as recipients of the 2014 Presidential Scholarship, Montana State University’s most prestigious scholarship.

The Presidential Scholarship awards are based on scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and exemplary public service. Recipients receive an annual stipend plus a tuition waiver. The scholarship is for four years if the students maintain superior academic standing at MSU.

7 of the 19 MSU Presidential Scholars are from Bozeman High School. This is quite an accomplishment, considering there are 480 applicants from all over the country.

MSU continues to attract top academically ranked high school scholars and this year is no exception. We look forward to welcoming an inspirational cohort of incoming Presidential Scholars this fall.

-Ilse-Mari Lee, dean of MSU’s Honors College