Montana University System Scholarships and Grants
Scholarships are a form of financial aid and an excellent tool for paying some or all of your college costs. Scholarships can cover some or all of the cost of your education. Unlike loans, these awards are free and do not need to be paid back. Learn more about Montana scholarship and grant opportunities. To submit an application for a Montana University System (MUS) scholarship or to manage a current scholarship visit the Award Montana Portal.
How to Apply for Scholarships
You don’t need to be an all-star athlete or a 4.0 student to receive a scholarship. Federal & Montana Scholarships and grants can be awarded based on academic merit, financial need, field of study, or even your background. Want to study agriculture? Be a nurse? Are you a veteran? Scholarships cover all kinds of backgrounds and interests. Here’s how you can become a scholarship winner.
1. Do Your Research
2. File Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Many forms of financial aid including some scholarships and grants require you to file the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply. Remember that this form needs to be filed every year in accordance with the deadline.
3. Stay Organized
MUS Scholarships for Montana Residents
These tuition waivers are available to Montana National Guard members at any MUS campus (Community Colleges are also encouraged to offer these awards) provided the student meets the requirements. The waivers are applied as last dollar awards up to the total cost of tuition. Montana National Guard members who do not meet the residency requirements provided in BOR Policy 940.1 but meet the criteria, are eligible for in-state tuition status for purposes of applying the tuition waiver under this policy.
Students must apply by the 3rd week of the first semester for which they are requesting the waiver.
Qualifying recipients will receive $1,000 for full-time or $500 for part-time enrollment. This scholarship is applicable to many technical and trade focused programs, and requires applicants meet specific criteria including filing a FAFSA and being a Montana resident.
Deadlines: Sept 15 and Feb 15
Find out how graduates from eligible 2-year campuses of MUS or a Montana Community College can receive a waiver for undergraduate tuition at any 4-year MUS campus. The scholarship consists of a waiver of undergraduate tuition at any 4-year unit of the Montana University System and may be received up to a total of four continuous (fall/spring) semesters.
Students must apply by next June 30th directly after receiving their Associate Degree
Apply Now for a Scholarship or Manage an Existing Award
Contact Award Montana
Do you have questions about scholarship applications or need help getting started? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.