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| March 2022 |

Montana Learning Center announces Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University scholarships

The Montana Learning Center is partnering with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona, to offer up to $20,000 in scholarships annually to graduating Montana Aerospace Scholars, up to $5,000 annually per scholar. Scholarships are awarded to first-year college students attending Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus in the fall.

The aim of the Montana Aerospace Scholars Embry-Riddle Prescott Scholarship is to recognize high school students who have demonstrated significant achievements in education and leadership during their high school careers.

“We are thrilled to partner with such a prestigious institution to offer this scholarship opportunity to graduates of our Montana Aerospace Scholars program,” said Montana Learning Center Executive Director Ryan Hannahoe. “This funding is an important development in our mission to encourage Montana’s youth to pursue STEM-related careers.”

Students must be participating in the Montana Aerospace Scholars program, which is a unique opportunity for Montana high school juniors to explore STEM educational and career pathways while interacting with like-minded peers from across the state.

The free, online program, developed in collaboration with NASA, the University of Washington and the Museum of Flight, focuses on earth and space sciences and the history and future of NASA space exploration. Students who successfully complete the online portion are invited to a six-day summer residency at the MLC, where students have the opportunity to learn about Montana’s growing aerospace industry through behind-the-scenes aerospace company tours. Regional STEM experts offer engaging presentations and networking opportunities for participants.

“As society continues to challenge what’s possible and reach new frontiers, there has never been a better time to pursue a future in STEM,” said Bryan Dougherty, Dean of Enrollment at Embry-Riddle Prescott. “This next generation of aerospace professionals has limitless potential, and we are thrilled to collaborate with Montana Aerospace Scholars to provide the expertise and enriching educational experiences to help them harness that potential.”

Scholarship candidates are selected based on successful completion of the Montana Aerospace Scholars program, their academic records, standardized test scores, GPA, class placement, co-curricular and leadership activities, community service and an essay.

Applications are available online and are due by April 1.

The Montana Learning Center at Canyon Ferry Lake offers youth summer camps in a variety of STEM fields, teacher learning opportunities, and the regions premier astronomy program, featuring the largest public-use telescope in Montana. Montana Learning Center and Montana State University partner to facilitate NASAs Northwest Earth & Space Science Pathways in Montana, an outreach effort to strengthen aerospace education and outreach. The Center boasts a picturesque lakeside setting, which is ideal for exploring Montanas geology and night sky.


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers the world’s premier collection of programs in aviation, aerospace, business, security and intelligence, engineering and beyond. Residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, provide education in a traditional setting, while the Worldwide/Online Campus provides flexible instruction to support student advancement in the U.S. and abroad. With over 148,000 alumni around the globe, Embry-Riddle is not only leading the future; it is changing it.

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