Montana Tech Students Receive SAF Circle of Success Scholarships


Seventy-five Montana students were surprised last week with the news that they were recipients of a $1,000 Circle of Succe$$ scholarship from the nonprofit Student Assistance Foundation (SAF). Two students from Montana Tech, Aimee Kuntz, from Glendive, and Anna Johnson, from Helena, were recipients. 

Darbie Hess, grants and scholarship manager for SAF, said helping students like Grover is exactly what SAF employees intended when they established the scholarship program nine years ago.

“It’s truly our honor to provide these dedicated and talented students with much-needed assistance to continue their postsecondary education,” Hess said. “Thanks to employee payroll deductions, combined with private donations and the proceeds of our fundraising activities, we are able to make a difference in the lives of these Montana students.”

Scholarships are awarded to second, third, and fourth-year students based on six regions. The college-age population per region determines the number of scholarships distributed in each region. An employee committee narrows the numerous applications received each year to meet the number of scholarships available.

This year’s Circle of Succe$$ awards bring the total of funds distributed through the program to $542,000.