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Berg Family Endowed Scholarship

Perry M. Berg grew up in South Dakota, graduating high school in 1940. He attended the Universities of South Dakota and Tennessee, graduating from the University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, in June 1946. Dr. Berg served a one year internship in Gorgas Hospital, Panama Canal Zone, followed by two years active duty in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps. He met Karen, a newly arrived nurse, at Gorgas Hospital in June 1947; they were married later that year. In 1954, upon completion of the residence program, they moved to Billings, Montana, where he established his orthopedic practice. In 1967, Dr. Peter V. Teal joined him in practice and they formed Orthopedic Surgeons where he practiced until 1987. This group, his wife and children, his patients, his many friends were the joys, the purpose, and the rewards of his life. For 25 years, Dr. Berg was a consultant to the Miles City VA Hospital and held monthly clinics both there and with the Miles City and Garberson Clinics. Because of his dedication and love of the people of Eastern Montana, he established the Berg Family Endowed Scholarship fund in 1991 to provide financial assistance to Eastern Montana students with a major or minor in the humanities area. The first scholarships were awarded in academic year 2001-2002. Dr. Perry Berg passed away in September 2004 at age 82.


“Once again, I would like to extend my gratitude to you and your family for this scholarship opportunity. Your generosity means a great deal and will serve as a welcome addition to the continuance of my education. Thank you.” – Bailey N., History major with a Native American Studies minor