UM Scholarships

Below are a few of the scholarships offered by the University of Montana. Some use the scholarship portal to gather applications and some have a separate application process.  Please click on the Application Information links under each award for more details on how to apply.


Goldwater Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017 (UM Deadline)
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program provides $7,500 for students committed to careers involving math, science, or engineering research. The eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • Full-time matriculated sophomore or junior pursuing a degree at an accredited 2- or 4-year institution
  • Intend to pursue a research career in natural science, mathematics or engineering
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or permanent resident

Please see the Steps in the Nomination Process web page for more information.

To apply, please contact Laure Pengelly Drake, Coordinator for Writing Center Programs, External Scholarships, and Advising by email, phone, or in person. Applicants will need to bring an unofficial transcript and a draft resume to the meeting.

laure.pengellydrake@umontana.edu
406-243-6140
LA 144

Truman Scholarship

Deadline: Friday, November 10, 2017 (UM Deadline)
Applicants: Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Truman Scholarship for graduate and professional school requires application a year early; candidates apply as juniors. You must demonstrate outstanding potential for public service and be committed to making a difference through careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education, or elsewhere in the field. You will write a brief policy proposal as part of your application. 

To apply, please contact Laure Pengelly Drake, Coordinator for Writing Center Programs, External Scholarships, and Advising by email, phone, or in person. Applicants will need to bring an unofficial transcript and a draft resume to the meeting.

laure.pengellydrake@umontana.edu
406-243-6140
LA 144

Boren Awards

Deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 (UM Deadline)
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

Boren Scholarships for undergraduates, and Boren Fellowships for graduates, are an initiative of the National Security Education Program and provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation. Graduate student awards are $30,000 and undergraduate awards are $20,000.

An information session will be held on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 pm in UC 332.  Please contact Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry at marja.unkuri-chaudhry@umontana.edu or 406.243.2296 for more information.

 

Udall Scholarship

Deadline: Thursday, November 30, 2017 (UM Deadline)
Applicants: Undergraduate

Description:

The Udall Scholarship provides 60 scholarships of up to $7,000 to sophomore and junior-level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. UM leads the nation in the number of past Udall Scholars.

To apply, please contact Laure Pengelly Drake, Coordinator for Writing Center Programs, External Scholarships, and Advising by email, phone, or in person. Applicants will need to bring an unofficial transcript and a draft resume to the meeting.

laure.pengellydrake@umontana.edu
406-243-6140
LA 144

Research & Creative Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in June.
Applicants: Graduate / Undergraduate

Application Information

Description:

The Research and Creative Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that applications for the Research and Creative Scholarship Fund (RCSF) are now open. This is a wonderful opportunity for UM students seeking to:

  • Conduct a research project
  • Produce an academic creative work
  • Travel to present a research/creative project

Student applicants must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and there must be no outstanding holds or debts on the applicant’s student account.

Montana Institute on Ecosystems Graduate Enhancement Awards

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in January.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The Montana Institute on Ecosystems (IoE) at the University of Montana has funds to support graduate students in the environmental sciences or related fields. Funds may be used to for summer salary, research supplies, travel, publication support, or convening a meeting or conference. Awards up to $5,000 per student are available to help accomplish an activity tied directly to their educational objectives.

The Wyss Scholars Program for the Conservation of the American West

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in November.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

Two Wyss Scholars will be selected from the College of Humanities and Sciences (Environmental Studies) and/or the College of Forestry and Conservation on the basis of their leadership potential, commitment to furthering land conservation in the Intermountain West, commitment to pursuing a career as a practicing nonprofit or public-sector conservationist, and their academic strength.  Selected students must be registered as full-time students and consider taking one course from the graduate EVST engagement requirement courses (activism courses); one course in land use planning, natural resource law or environmental law; and one course in negotiation, conflict resolution, collaboration.

Application Time Schedule:

  • Friday, December 23, 2016 by noon MST - Submit email indicating intent to apply to julie.tompkins@mso.umt.edu
  • Friday, January 13, 2017 by noon MST - Submit materials via a single PDF to julie.tompkins@mso.umt.edu
  • Week of January 16, 2017 - Interviewees will be determined
  • Week of January 23-27, 2017 - In-person interviews will be conducted

Dennis R. Washington Native American Fellowship

Deadline: Applications are no longer being accepted. Please check back in February.
Applicants: Graduate

Application Information

Description:

The Fellowship upholds Dennis Washington's long time vision of promoting the betterment of society and the development of a highly diverse workforce through education. There will be one fellowship awarded which will consist of: $10,000 stipend; designation as a research or teaching assistant; eligibility for Montana Native American Fee Waiver. The University of Montana can choose whether or not to renew the Fellowship after the first year (maximum two years for a Master's program and three years for a PhD program).

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be accepted to a Master's or Doctoral degree program at the Graduate School of the University of Montana or Montana State University (no law degree or medical related field, including pharmacy)
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate and 3.0 during any graduate program work
  • Graduate from a 4-year regionally accredited institution of higher learning anywhere in the United States
  • Montana resident
  • Enrolled member of a Montana Indian Tribe