M. C. Gallagher Endowed Scholarship
Merle C. “Mike” Gallagher was Superintendent of Schools for Billings School District #2 from 1937-1965. Mr. Gallagher’s leadership and his ability to work with the dedicated citizens who served on the school boards and the education staff during those 28 years firmly established a public school system that ranks with the finest. Mr. Gallagher passed away July 6, 2001. He will be remembered as a remarkably wise person, one with great strength of character and integrity who was devoted to his family, church, and community. In honor of Mr. Gallagher’s dedication to education, the Yellowstone Valley Retired Teachers and School Personnel Association established the M. C. Gallagher Endowed Scholarship in May 1999 to provide scholarship assistance to upper division education majors who are graduates of local public high schools.