Date: 2019/03/27

Great Falls College MSU student honored as 2019 Newman Civic Fellow

. “I was in utter shock when I heard the news. I see this as a prelude to the amazing things that lie ahead for me.” - Julius Scott

GREAT FALLS – Julius Scott, a computer programming student at Great Falls College MSU, has been selected by Campus Compact as a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow.

"From the first time I met Julius, it was evident to me he would quickly become a student leader and actively engaged in campus activities," said Dr. Susan J. Wolff, CEO/Dean of Great Falls College MSU. "He is serious about his studies and educational goals, and Julius' love of life and desire to be of service inspires others to become involved."

The Newman Civic Fellowship, named for Campus Compact co-founder Frank Newman, is a one-year experience emphasizing personal, professional, and civic growth. Scott joins 275 other college students nationwide who will make up the 2019 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

Scott is currently the sitting President of the Associated Students of Great Falls College MSU and is campaigning to be elected as President again in the upcoming year. He previously served as Food Pantry Chair after being involved in many food drives when he was younger. Making sure students do not go without crucial items such as food and toiletries has been one of his main missions since becoming a student at Great Falls College MSU.

"Students already have enough stress factors on their plate as it is. Whether or not they are going to get a plate of food during the day shouldn't be one of them," said Scott.

He has organized several campus food drives, including the 2018 Turkey Drive which provided 48 Thanksgiving meals to students and their families in need.

Scott is the recipient of the Montana Space Grant Consortium, a component of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship program. Through the grant, he received $900 per semester to restore a plasma table for college.

He currently serves as the Secretary of the Cybersecurity Club at Great Falls College MSU.

"Receiving a national award like the Newman Civic Fellow is such an honor," said Scott. "I was in utter shock when I heard the news. I see this as a prelude to the amazing things that lie ahead for me."

Scott plans to stay in state to continue his education at either Montana State University or the University of Providence and earn a bachelor's degree in computer science. His career goal is to become a software engineer.

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