A college education is worth the investment, that’s why The University of Montana awards hundreds of scholarships to support students who show academic promise and potential.
Montana Resident Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: December 31
The Montana Resident Entering Student Scholarship Program draws together many endowed scholarships and donations into a single scholarship pool. New freshman and new transfer students are eligible. The application for admission to The University of Montana will also be the student’s application for a UM General Scholarship for all students who submit a complete application by December 31. A scholarship committee matches qualified applicants with the scholarship that best fits them. Notification of awards will take place in mid-March.
The Horatio Alger Montana Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to eligible high school seniors in the state of Montana who aspire to pursue higher education at The University of Montana. This scholarship will be awarded according to the terms set by Horatio Alger.
For detailed information and a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation website at www.dpwfoundation.org.
Non-Resident Scholarship Opportunities
Priority Deadline: December 31
Complete The University of Montana Application for Undergraduate Admission to apply. All new incoming students will be automatically considered for scholarships through the UM Entering Student Scholarship Program which also includes the Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (WUE). These scholarships are awarded based on a completed admissions application; no additional application is required. The Scholarship Committee will evaluate each application and award students the single scholarship that best matches their academic and personal accomplishments.
For Autumn 2012, incoming freshman who were offered a non-resident entering student scholarship earned an average cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.3 and earned a 23 on the ACT or 1630 on the SAT. Incoming transfer students who were offered a non-resident entering student scholarship earned an average cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0. (Please note: These averages do not include students who were offered the WUE Scholarship).
Students who apply by December 31 will receive priority review. Students who apply after December 31 will be reviewed on a competitive basis.
Priority Deadline: December 31
The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship is a highly competitive, academic, merit-based scholarship. The scholarship committee will automatically evaluate students from WUE States for the WUE Scholarship based on the application for admission. Academic success is the primary factor in awarding of the WUE Scholarship. To be eligible for the WUE Scholarship students must apply for and be admitted to The University of Montana
The awarding of WUE will be determined based on the academic information provided on the application for undergraduate admission only. Student’s academic major will not have any effect in the awarding process. Priority will be given to applications postmarked by December 31. Students who apply after December 31 will be reviewed on a competitive basis. The WUE Scholarship amount represents 150 percent of Montana resident tuition and fees rather than the full nonresident tuition and fees.
The WUE is one of the most prestigious academic merit awards The University of Montana offers. For Autumn 2012 incoming freshman students who were offered WUE earned an average cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.77 and earned a 28 on the ACT or 1850 on the SAT. Incoming transfer students who were offered WUE earned an average cumulative transfer GPA of 3.7.
Eligible applicants must be first time incoming students to The University of Montana (freshman or transfer) from:
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- NEW FALL 2013: Students accepted from The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) will be eligible for the WUE Scholarship at UM.
You do not need to apply for the WUE Scholarship, you will be automatically considered based on the academic information on your admission application.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline: December 31
The Presidential Leadership Scholarship is The University of Montana’s premier academic scholarship, recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance, and contribution to the community. Freshman who wish to apply for the Davidson Honors College Presidential Leadership Scholarship must complete the Davidson Honors College (DHC).
For more information, please refer to The Davidson Honors College application.
The University of Montana participates in the National Merit Scholarship Program and offers awards of $2,000 a year to finalists who have indicated UM as their first choice for attending college. Semi-finalists who enroll at UM receive an award of $1,000 a year. Interested students are encouraged to list UM as their first college choice. For questions please contact the Financial Aid Office by calling (406) 243-5373.
The University of Montana participates in the Army ROTC Scholarship programs through its Army ROTC unit. To receive an application for a four-year scholarship, contact your high school guidance office. Applications for two and three-year scholarship are available directly for The University of Montana ROTC department. If you have any questions or if you would like to receive an application please contact Army ROTC by calling (406) 243-ARMY (2769), collect calls accepted.
If you are interested in becoming a student-athlete at The University of Montana, please contact the Athletic Department.
Many of UM’s academic departments award scholarships to exceptionally talented students. You are encouraged to contact the department of interest by January to find out more about the scholarships and application process.
Be sure to plan ahead for deadlines so that you have plenty of time to explore your scholarship options and apply. It’s also important that you take advantage of the resources available to you. To ensure that you are getting accurate scholarship information, check with your high school guidance counselor to see if they support a particular online scholarship search. Your local library or bookstore may also have scholarship books to help you find assistance.