Wallace L. Johnson Memorial Gift

GHS Educational Trust Receives Gift in Memory of Wallace L. Johnson

Marjorie (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 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.