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Institute for Educational Opportunities
Butte Endowed Scholarship - Encouraging First Generation Students To Be The First!

The Institute for Educational Opportunities is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 and college students with the tools and support they need to achieve success in higher education. The Institute for Educational Opportunities houses AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society), AmeriCorps, Trio Student Support Services, Talent Search, and Upward Bound which celebrated their 25th Anniversary in 2019!  

 

 

The common thread of all of the Institute for Education Opportunities work is to allow for opportunities for first generation students. We recognize a special obligation to the youth of Butte. It's our goal to put more of the city's sons and daughters on the path to a college degree and a bright future. Many of these young men and women will be the first in their families to attend college. We want to give them the chance to BE THE FIRST! They have what it takes to succeed, mirroring the qualities that make Butte itself such a special place: strong family values, a tireless work ethic, a purposeful, goal-oriented outlook and a knack for getting things done.

 

We are thankful to the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, in conjunction with Montana Resources, who saw our vision and made a $597,000 gift to Montana Tech to create the Montana Resources Opportunity Scholarship for students who graduate from high schools in Butte. This gift is creating opportunities for Butte students to pursue their education by funding three full-ride scholarships for graduates of high schools in Butte to seek any four-year degree at Montana Tech.

 

 

As part of this year's DayOne, the Institute for Educational Opportunities wants to continue this momentum with the Butte Endowed Scholarship and help advance Butte students and our community at large. Raising funds for the Butte Endowed Scholarship will allow Montana Technological University to expand local recruitment efforts and raise our profile as a first choice university. It will also provide scholarships for students who otherwise could not afford to attend college. Students selected to receive the Butte Endowed Scholarship will be awarded a full scholarship to allow them to focus on their education.

 

The ultimate goal is to establish a $2.5 million endowment that will positively impact students in Butte for years to come. We are grateful for several leadership gifts that have put us on the path to that goal and want to share the opportunity for you to become involved and invest in the youth of our community.

 

You can be certain that an investment in the Butte Endowed Scholarship is an investment in the city's youth today and for generations to come. 

Gifts made to the Butte Endowed Scholarship during DayOne will be matched 1:1 up to $12,500 thanks to Butte natives and Montana Tech alumni James and Michele Tangaro and Micheal and Ann O'Keefe. 
 

Please consider joining with the Institute of Education Opportunities today making a gift during DayOne to the Butte Endowed Scholarship. 

Help us spread the word by sharing this project on social media, by email and with your friends!

 

 


Butte Endowed Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 12
2 UT 1
2 GA 1
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Butte Endowed Scholarship Match
Thank you to James and Michele Tangaro and Micheal and Ann O'Keefe for adding an additional $12,500 in matching funds to the Butte Endowed Scholarship during DayOne 2021. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$5,700 MATCHED
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2
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Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2021 Montana Tech student donors had their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$2,200 MATCHED
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2
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Canadian Resident Match
Thank you to Bob '82 and Liz Shepherd who matched $5,000 in gifts made by current Canadian residents during DayOne 2021! This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,650 MATCHED
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2
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Second Chance - First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$2,730 MATCHED
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2
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First Time Donor Match
This match has been met and all available funds have been awarded. During DayOne 2021 first time donors had their gifts matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2021, Montana Tech's Giving Event!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
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McCarthy Momentum Match
Thank you to Jack and Leah McCarthy for driving the momentum and excitement during DayOne. An additional $5,000 has been added to DayOne projects, funds and scholarships thanks to their generosity. This matching opportunity has been met and awarded all available funds.
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$5,000
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members. $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. This match opportunity has been met. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2021 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
50 / 50 Donors
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Leaderboard
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most donors to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne 2021Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Donors
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 144
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 61
3 $2,500 Environmental Engineering 33
4 $2,000 Business 30
5 $1,750 Clark Fork Watershed Education Program 29
6 $1,500 Petroleum Engineering 28
7 $1,250 Geological Engineering 25
8 $1,000 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 23
9 $750 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 16
10 $500 Institute for Educational Opportunities 15
11 Mathematical Sciences 13
12 Nursing 13
13 Mechanical Engineering 11
14 Biological Sciences 10
15 Civil Engineering 10
16 Highlands College 9
17 Computer Science 8
18 Chemistry & Geochemistry 6
19 Electrical Engineering 3
20 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 2
21 Student Affairs 2
22 Opportunity and Innovation 0
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