TWO Master in Public Health Graduate Students Awarded Bertha Morton Scholarships

Jane Gillette and Alisha Johnson, both Master of Public Health graduate students within the School of Public and Community Health Sciences at the University of Montana, were awarded the prestigious Bertha Morton Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year. This scholarship award places both Jane and Alisha “among the top five percent of the University’s graduate students in academic performance, research and creative activities”. This $3,000 scholarship is awarded to approximately twenty graduate students at the University of Montana each year.
Please join us in congratulating both Jane and Alisha on obtaining this outstanding academic scholarship!

More information about the Bertha Morton Fellowships/Scholarships:

“Bertha Morton was a Helena, Montana native who worked most of her adult life for the Internal Revenue Service in Helena. She was not an alumnus of The University of Montana, nor did she actually attend any university. She worked hard and saved her money. When she died in 1977, she left a large part of her estate to the UM Foundation because she desired to encourage and help serious students obtain an education here. Bertha Morton fellowships and scholarships have subsequently become our most prestigious awards for graduate students.”