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Griffiths awarded MSU Presidential Scholarship

2024 Three Forks High School Graduate and Valedictorian Madison Griffiths was recently named a recipient of the Montana State University Presidential Scholarship.

Griffiths joins 20 other high school graduates from across the nation and world, including eight others from Montana, who were awarded MSU's most prestigious scholarship.

The MSU Presidential Scholarship is awarded based on scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and exemplary public service. Students receive an annual stipend plus a tuition waiver. If they maintain a superior academic standing at MSU, the scholarship is for four years.

"MSU continues to attract exceptional high school scholars," said MSU President Waded Cruzado. "We are excited that these students have chosen to attend Montana State University, and we can't wait to welcome them to campus this fall."

Griffiths graduated as a valedictorian from Three Forks High School, where she participated in student council and served as student body president her junior and senior years, as well as National Honor Society president. She participated in several speech and debate categories, winning state her senior year in public forum debate. Griffiths played varsity tennis all four years of high school and was team captain her senior year.

She co-founded the Three Forks after-school tutoring program and organized local blood drives. Griffiths plans to pursue a degree in political science. Her parents are Tim and Melissa Griffiths.

The scholars were selected from a pool of approximately 1,350 applicants, according to Durward Sobek, interim dean of the MSU Honors College.

"We are immensely proud of these outstanding students who have demonstrated unparalleled academic excellence, exceptional leadership, and deep commitment to community service," Sobek said. "Their achievements embody the core values of our university and set a high standard for their peers."