The Institute for Educational Opportunities
Helping Students Succeed in Higher Education

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.


Since 1994, the Institute has helped more than a third of all students from Southwest Montana prepare to succeed in higher education. Its programs range from courses that introduce elementary students to science, math and technology to professional development services for teachers.


The Institute focuses on students who show high aptitude in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and pairs them with programs that meet their individual needs. Students enrolled in Institute programs are given one-on-one attention and support, ensuring that they receive the tools they need to achieve their dreams.


During DAYONE the Institute for Educational Opportunities is raising funds for Montana Tech's Talent Search (TS) program.  Montana Tech's Talent Search provides academic, career, and financial counseling to our high school and middle school participants and encourage them to graduate from high school and continue on to the post-secondary school of their choice.


Please consider investing in students today and making a gift to Montana Tech's Talent Search (TS) program.


Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email and tell your friends!


Institute for Educational Opportunities Donor Map
Rank State Donors
1 MT 4
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
Departments are competing head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department by bringing in the most individual donors to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Mining Engineering 89
2 $3,750 Digger Athletics 83
3 $2,500 Business Information & Technology 37
4 $2,000 Environmental Engineering 33
5 $1,750 Petroleum Engineering 29
6 $1,500 Geological Engineering 24
7 $1,250 Mechanical Engineering 23
8 $1,000 Montana Tech Nursing 18
9 $750 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 15
10 $500 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 13
11 Electrical Engineering 9
12 Highlands College 9
13 Undergraduate Research Program 7
14 Biological Sciences 7
15 Professional & Technical Communication 7
16 Computer Science 6
17 Student Affairs 6
18 Civil Engineering 4
19 Chemistry & Geochemistry 3
20 Geophysical Engineering 3
21 Mathematical Sciences 3
22 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 3
23 The Institute for Educational Opportunities 3
24 Data Science/Statistics 2
25 Health Care Informatics 1
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