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2021-22 Chancellor’s Leadership Scholars Announced

April 23, 2021

The Chancellor’s Leadership Scholars Award is a four-year, full-tuition scholarship awarded to exceptional students residing in the state of Montana who will be attending the University of Montana Western in the fall.

Montana Western is proud to announce the five following high school seniors as the 2021-22 award recipients:

Claire Nolan

Nolan was born in Livingston, Montana but was raised just outside of the Manhattan/Belgrade area. She has attended Manhattan Schools since kindergarten. Nolan has a passion for softball, playing for the last 11 years. She also participates in the National Honor Society and school clubs. In her free time, Nolan enjoys camping with family and enjoying water sports such as wakeboarding and water skiing.

Emma Anderson

Anderson was born and raised in Kalispell, Montana. In high school, she participated in volleyball, basketball, softball, and the National Honors Society. Anderson has played basketball her entire life and is very excited to continue playing at a collegiate level just like her mother. Anderson plans on pursuing a degree in Elementary Education in order to become a teacher.

Emma Hoover

Hoover grew up in the East Helena School District until moving to Helena High School. She was the Student Body President in middle school, president of Key Club for three years, and a member of the National Honor Society. She is also an active member of her local Lutheran Church. During her free time, Hoover enjoys painting, playing instruments, and spending time outdoors. Hoover plans on pursuing a degree in biology for a future career in dental medicine as a dentist serving impoverished communities.

Morgan Corean

Corean is from Grass Range, Montana. Coming from a rural town, she says that most of her life has centered around agriculture. Throughout her high school career, Corean has been active in sports, FFA, and rodeo. Through FFA, she had the opportunity to compete in veterinary, livestock, horse, and meats evaluation and took top placings in the state both individually and as a team. Horses have been a passion for Corean for as long as she can remember. Currently, she operates 4T Horse Training where she trains horses for clients. Corean plans to major in Natural Horsemanship to further her skills and business.

Toby Veltkamp

Veltkamp grew up on a feedlot outside of Manhattan, MT with his older brother and sister. Agriculture and football have always been a huge part of his life, and he is grateful to be able to pursue both over the next four years at Montana Western. Veltkamp will be majoring in Business with a minor in Farm and Ranch Operations in order to one day take over his family business after college. Growing up, Veltkamp spent many days working for his dad or playing sports. In his free time, Veltkamp enjoys hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.

“We look forward to welcoming these high-achieving students to Montana Western,” said Chancellor Beth Weatherby. “They are fascinating, talented individuals who will add so much to our community. Congratulations to all five recipients of this well-deserved award that recognizes leadership and scholarship.”