BCF Andrew Youlden Scholarship Fund

BCF has just established the Andrew Youlden Memorial Scholarship fund with a transfer of over $16,000 from another foundation. Andrew Youlden was a West High student who graduated in May 2007.  He was tragically killed in a longboarding accident soon after his high school graduation. 

Andrew was an independent thinker with great creativity who set an example of leadership and character.  He would have encouraged you to be a leader, accept responsibility, get involved, make good choices and have fun doing it. The purpose of the scholarship is to honor and assist students like Andrew Youlden, who make the most of the gifts they have received and bring happiness to their friends as well as the broader community.

The music and drama department directors from Billings West High School choose a recipient each spring from West High and the award is presented at the Pops Concert and Student Awards night in May. The scholarship is awarded based on merit to the student that has excelled in theatre, drama, choir, orchestra or band and demonstrated leadership, character, made good choices and had a positive influence on others and enthusiasm for life.

The scholarship is given in the form of a check payable to the college or university the student will be attending upon graduation from high school. This is a permanent scholarship and 5% of the fund balance will be distributed each year to the one selected student.

Gifts to this scholarship fund should be made out to the "Billings Community Foundation - Andrew Youlden Scholarship Fund".