A Very Special Thank You
To all our Partners & Sponsors
We are so grateful for your team support and efforts to help students & education together! We could not offer the expanded services for students, counselors, parents, & schools this last year without you. A heartfelt thank you from MPSEOC! We appreciate you!
MONTANA GEAR UP
Montana GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) believes that postsecondary education is possible for all Montana students, regardless of economic background. Montana GEAR UP supports schools, students, and their families to increase students’ college and career readiness through academic preparedness, postsecondary planning, and financial aid knowledge so that they may succeed in their education beyond high school.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.mus.edu/gearup
MONTANA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM / OCHE
The Montana University System provides students with the information and tools necessary to access and complete post-secondary education. The Montana University System (MUS) is comprised of sixteen public universities and colleges, enrolling more than 44,000 students each semester. This website is designed to provide students, parents, and the public easy access to critical information about enrolling and succeeding in the Montana University System, such as, information on preparing for college, financial aid, transfer of credits, and distance learning.
FOR MORE INFOMATION: www.mus.edu
Apply Montana: Apply Montana - Apply Montana | Montana University System (mus.edu)
OFFICE OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
The Montana Office of Public Instruction is the state education agency of Montana. The agency is headquartered in Helena. The people of Montana have elected a State Superintendent of Instruction as one of the five members of the Executive Branch since 1889. Montana demonstrates the high value it places on educating our children, by electing a State Superintendent for K-12 public education who is accountable directly to Montana citizens. By law, the State Superintendent has general supervision of the K-12 public schools and districts. The State Superintendent also serves as a member of the Land Board, the State Library Commission, and as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board of Public Education, the Board of Regents for the University System, and the Board of Education.
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REACH HIGHER MONTANA
Headquartered in Helena and serving students across Montana, Reach Higher Montana is the public benefit initiative of the Montana Higher Education Student Assistance Corporation (MHESAC). Our vision is for Montana students to achieve personal success in education, career, and life, and we work toward our mission by helping students strategically pursue educational opportunities. We focus our work on five core areas: community grants, dual enrollment, student services, network support, and outreach. For more information, follow us on Facebook or visit our website: www.ReachHigherMontana.org.
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MONTANA YOUTH APPRENTICESHIP PARTNERSHIP
How does the youth apprenticeship program work? Apprenticeships have helped workers train for careers working in high demand occupations for hundreds of years, primarily in the trades. Several US states have established youth apprenticeship programs that have been successfully operating for many years. Through the support of the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship, the Montana Youth Apprenticeship Partnership (MYAP) is launching a program for Montana students.
Like any apprenticeship program, participating students will be hired by an employer who will
provide paid, on-the-job training; students will complete defined related technical instruction with financial assistance from their employer to pay for these classes; and students will earn pay
increases as they progress through their training schedule and demonstrate competency
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AMERICAN INDIAN COLLEGE FUND
The American Indian College Fund's motto is educating the mind and spirit. We achieve this by providing Native students with scholarships and providing financial support for the nation's 34 accredited tribal colleges and universities, which incorporate American Indian culture and language into their curriculum to honor our students' heritage and Native identity. Established in 1989, the American Indian College Fund is the nation's largest and highest-rated American Indian scholarship organization. Your support helps us to provide:
• scholarships and other support for American Indian students;
• capital support for the nation's tribal colleges, the vast majority of which are located on or near reservations;
• funding for cultural and language preservation courses and activities;
• funding for intellectual capital development at the tribal colleges;
• fellowships for tribal college faculty development;
• early childhood development support based in cultural learning at the
tribal colleges; and
• leadership development for Native students.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: www.collegefund.org
CAREER LAB | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRY
The Montana Department of Labor and Industry exists to promote and protect the well-being of Montana’s workers, employers and citizens, and to uphold their rights and responsibilities. The Montana Department of Labor and Industry insures that:
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The Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) is an organization serving the needs of students, institutions of higher education, government agencies, and private funding sources through the coordination of plans and programs for student financial aid.
In addition, MASFAA assists with communications between institutions of post-secondary education and sponsors of student financial aid.
The Association serves as the State forum and acts as the focus for the expression of views on matters relating to the development, funding and administration of student financial aid at the state, regional and national levels.
MORE INFORMATION: Montana Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators - Home (wildapricot.org)
The Montana School Counselor Association is a division of the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and represents approximately 500 Montana professional school counselors.
The mission of the Montana School Counselor Association is to promote excellence in professional school counseling in Montana.
MORE INFORMATION: Montana School Counselor Association (mtschoolcounselor.org)