Law Student Awarded Bertha Morton Scholarship

Forrest GravesForrest Graves, a second-year law student within the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana, was awarded the prestigious Bertha Morton Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. This scholarship award places Forrest “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.

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.”