Scholarship Story

Helping Students Like Megan

October 18, 2020

Megan Ayers is a recent graduate of the University of Montana and a recipient of the Dearborn Ranch Montana Highway Patrol Scholarship at the Montana Community Foundation.

“The scholarship took away the financial stress of going to college so I could focus on my education and allowed me to graduate without student loans!”

- Megan Ayers

This scholarship provides scholarships to children of active uniformed officers employed by the Montana Highway Patrol. Megan has always been inspired by her dad, who recently retired after over 20 years of service as a Highway Patrol Officer. He sparked her interest in studying criminology and forensic science, among other degrees and certificates she received after just three years of college.

Megan hopes to become a child protective services investigator and aspires to one day work for the Behavioral Analysis Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).