Nominations for 2020 25 Under 25 Awardees are now closed.

Each year Forward Montana Foundation highlights 25 Montanans under the age of 25 that are shaping Montana through their work, their vision, and their perseverance in honor of Pat & Carol Williams.

We invite you to nominate a young Montanan in your life that you feel is deserving of this honor.

All nominees must reside in Montana and be 25 years old or younger on September 21st, 2020.

Nominations will be open until May 15th. Those nominated will be invited to apply to be one of Montana’s 25 Under 25 and a group of independent Montanans from across the state will choose the 25 Under 25.

All winners must be nominated and submit an application to be considered. We also invite young Montanans to self-nominate. 

Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Belief in Montana: They love Montana, but they also understand that it will take all of our collective talents to make it an even better place. They are constantly trying to make themselves better. They are diligent about sharing their passions and building power with their friends and neighbors.
  • Caring a lot: Whether it’s about one issue or a thousand issues, they care a lot. They are dedicated to making their community a better place and are proud of the impact they’ve made on their community.
  • FMT attitude: Though they don’t take themselves too seriously, they understand that change takes hard work. When it comes to the issues they stand for they won’t take no for an answer. They work hard to find creative solutions and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.