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The University of Montana

Foreign Students Scholarships

Departmental Scholarships

Many academic departments award scholarships to talented students. You are encouraged to contact your department of interest in early December to learn about scholarships and the application process.

UM General Scholarship for Currently Enrolled Students (Foreign students included)

The UM Scholarship Program draws together many endowed scholarships and donations into a single scholarship application form. Current and former UM students can apply. A scholarship committee matches qualified applicants with the scholarship that best fits them. Currently and formerly enrolled students should meet the following requirements: enrollment (or plans to do so) in an undergraduate degree program; completion of 12 or more graded college credits; minimum cumulative 3.4 GPA. Students on WUE, Presidential Leadership Scholars, LAS, Cal Murphy and Renewable General Scholarship holders are ineligible for the General Scholarship Program. To apply download the application form.

The Altrusa International Inc of Missoula Scholarship (foreign student)

One scholarship of up to $1500 to a male or female foreign student (could be divided between two students). Applicants must have completed at least one semester of study at UM, be able to demonstrate financial need, hold a non-immigrant visa, and be in a masters or PhD program. Applications are available at the FSSS Office (Lommasson 219).

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American Association of University Women International Fellowships (for women)

This scholarship is for women only who are candidates for graduate degrees, nationals of all countries except the US; admission to an accredited US educational institution; record of civic or community involvement concerning women with an intent to return to their home country. Grants generally number six each year in amounts from $18,000-$30,000. AAUW Educational Foundation, International Fellowships, Department 60, 301 ACT Drive, PO Box 4030 Iowa City, Iowa 52243-4030, Phone:  319-337-1716,

International Student Loans

To be eligible for an international student loan, international students must be enrolled as graduate or undergraduate students at least half-time and have a qualified US co-signer (US citizen or permanent resident who has resided in the US for the previous 2 years and meets certain credit requirements). For more information or to apply online, please visit:

The John Gyles Education Fund (Canadian or US Students)

Awards are available to both male and female students in all areas of study, undergraduate or graduate. A minimum of 2.7 GPA is required. Selected students will receive up to $3000. For an application send a stamped (US postage is acceptable) self-addressed, standard size (#10) envelope to: The John Gyles Education Awards, PO Box 4808, 259-103 Brunswick Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA E3B 5G4, Phone: 506-459-7460

Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund (Latin American and Caribbean students)

This fund grants student loans up to $15000 to competent persons from Latin American and Caribbean countries, members of the Organization of American States, to help them finance their US higher education studies with the understanding that, upon completing those studies, they will be in a position to give their respective countries benefit of their training. Leo S. Rowe Pan American Fund, Organization of American States, Department of Human Development, 1889 F Street NW, Washington DC 20006, 202-458-6208.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (for women)

This scholarship is for women only; candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees; nationals of developing countries on an eligibility list; enrollment in a US educational institution and residence in the US when the application is submitted; record of service to women and/or children in their countries; commitment to return to their countries within about 2 years of receiving a grant. The number of grants each year is approximately 6 in the amounts of $12000 each (approx). McNamara Memorial Fund, 1818 H Street NW, Room H2-204, Washington, DC 20433, Phone: 202-473-8751, Fax:  202-522-3142.

Intern in IrelandPEO International Peace Scholarship (for women)

This scholarship is for women only, full-time candidates for graduate degrees at US universities; nationals of all countries except US and Canada; admission to a US university; intention to return to home country upon degree completion and promise of grant repayment if they fail to do so, as well as additional financial support to cover all expenses. The amount and number of grants are approximately 175 with an approximate maximum amount of $10000. Contact: International Peace Scholarship, PEO Executive Office, Philanthropic and Educational Organization for Women, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312-2899, Phone: 515-255-3153.

The Ramona Roedl Soroptimist International of Missoula Scholarship (for women)

Soroptimist International of Missoula joined the Ramona Roedl family to offer a scholarship of up to $1000 to a female foreign student in her junior or senior year of undergraduate or graduate study. Their goals are to: 1) contribute to international understanding and universal friendship, 2) strive for human rights for all people and most importantly, 3) advance the status of women/girls in our global society. Applicants must have completed at least 1 semester of study at UM, be in good standing, hold an F-1 visa and have definite plans to return to their home country and enter employment there within 1 year of completion of studies. Consideration is given to applicants who show evidence of promoting international understanding and friendship. Applications are due to: Linlee Nelson, 1521 S. Russell, Missoula, MT 59801 or scanned into PDF and emailed to Applications are available at the FSSS Office (Lommasson 219) or via e-mailing Linlee Nelson at

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