Betty Dunn Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Betty Mae Corbett Dunn was born in 1934 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She grew up and attended schools in Cheyenne. In 1973 Betty moved to Billings, Montana, where she was secretary to the vice president for student affairs at Eastern Montana College (now MSU Billings) and a member of the “Formerly EMC” Lunch Bunch. She retired from EMC after 20 years of service. Her delight in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who were the “love of her life,” and friends. Betty passed away at home on July 25, 1996, after a short battle with cancer. In her memory, family and friends established the Betty Dunn Memorial Scholarship. In 2004, the fund exceeded $10,000 and reached endowment status. Now, future generations of MSU Billings students will receive scholarship assistance from the endowment fund named in honor of this special lady. The first scholarship was awarded in academic year 1997-1998.
“This is the first scholarship I have ever applied for and I love that the criteria to qualify is based off of what defines my story in education…the definition of perseverance! Thank you for sharing Betty Dunn’s memory with me for I connected with her story in the few sentences I was given to read about the history of the scholarship. I am grateful for your investment in me and believe that I will make you proud. Every time someone helps me with completing my education I feel more empowered to keep pushing not only for myself but for the investment in me. My family and I much appreciate the generosity you have shored with us.” — Stephanie S., Human Services and Rehabilitation & Related Services major