Since 2016, Montana State University has offered the Hilleman Scholars Program to honor the legacy of Dr. Maurice Hilleman. A native of Miles City and a 1941 graduate of Montana State in microbiology, Dr. Hilleman is credited with saving more lives than any other medical scientist of the 20th century. His tenacious research and discovery over a 40-year career led to many of the vaccines we use today, improving public health and saving the lives of millions.
The MSU Hilleman Scholars Program provides eligible Montana high school graduates who show academic, leadership and career potential with exceptional financial and academic support throughout their four years at MSU. Here’s more information on the Hilleman Scholars Program.