GHS Educational Trust Receives Gift in Memory of
Wallace L. Johnson
Bollinger and Gerald Bollinger recently made a gift to the Glasgow High School
Educational Trust in memory of Marjorieís father, Wallace L. Johnson of Fort
Peck, to support Glasgow students at the college level. Wallace L. Johnson served as a lineman for
Western Area Power for many years.
For over 51 years, donations
like the Bollingerís have enabled the trust to grow its corpus to over $5
million dollars. The interest it has
earned has been used to award 2,074 grants valued over $1.7 million dollars to
hundreds of GHS alumni pursuing higher education. Both traditional students attending classes
on campus and nontraditional students completing their studies online or
through correspondence courses have received assistance. The primary consideration for grant
recipients has always been financial need.
Students in every field of vocational/technical school and college are
given equal consideration if they are full-time students in good academic
standing, making steady progress towards a degree, and fulfill other
requirements listed on the application, available on the trustís website at www.ghsedutrust.org. The deadline
for grants for the Spring 2016 semester is October 15, 2015, and all eligible
GHS alumni are strongly encouraged to apply.
Whenever the trust
receives donations that total $500 or more in honor, recognition, or memory of
a particular individual, a gift is made to a student or to GHS in that personís
name. Donations of $10,000 or more,
entitle the donor to an annual naming opportunity in perpetuity.
The Glasgow High School
Educational Trust is honored to add the name of Wallace L. Johnson to its permanent
list. The first gift in his memory was
given to Laurel Wageman, an economics major with a finance minor at Montana
State University-Bozeman for the 2015-2016 academic year.
The equipment and programs
that the trust purchases for GHS benefit all students by offering opportunities
that cannot be financed within the schoolís regular budget. Every department of
GHS has received grants, which to date total $205,055.03 in value. The
community at large also benefits from these purchases when it attends events at
the school or uses its facilities.