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Grant to aims to get more Montanans to attend college

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Higher education has picked up a financial boost in Montana thanks to a new four-year initiative.

The iGraduate Montana grant is worth $650,000 and comes from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. The push is to see all high school students in Montana graduate and continue with their higher learning education.

"It’ll be helping thousands. We will be working with students across the state in various school districts from A, B, C and AA,” Montana Deputy Commissioner of Higher Education John Cech said. “And we all have a common goal, that’s to help our students from high school to college and onto their next step in life in their careers."

The grant also makes the ACT test free for Montana students who are juniors in high school. Also, starting on Nov. 6 all Montana colleges and universities have agreed to waive the application fees for an entire week.

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