Blewett Scholarship Matching Challenge Raises Over $400,000 in First 15 Months
The $1.5 Million scholarship matching challenge included in the Blewett naming gift has raised over $400,000 in just the first fifteen months, putting it well on pace to meet the match. "The response to the scholarship challenge has been very strong and I fully anticipate we will meet the ambitious goal set by Zander and Andy Blewett," said Dean Paul Kirgis.
As part of the 2015 Blewett naming gift, a challenge was set to match all gifts of at least $500 to new or existing law school scholarships with corresponding gifts from Zander and Andy Blewett to the new Access to Legal Education Scholarship Fund. That fund provides scholarships for Montana residents and/or graduates of all Montana colleges and universities who attend law school in Missoula.
This week the school announced that the first three recipients of the Access to Legal Education Scholarship: third-year student Kaitlyn McArthur of Everett Washington, a graduate of the University of Great Falls; second- year student Jake Schwaller of East Helena, a graduate of University of Mary; and first-year student Lucas Wagner of Anaconda, a graduate of Carroll College.
Kirgis was upbeat about the recent school's fundraising successes. "We couldn’t meet our law school’s resource needs without the outstanding work of John Mudd, our Director of Development and Alumni Relations, to build and sustain an endowment worthy of this University."