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Foreign Student Scholarships

The Altrusa International Inc of Missoula Scholarship

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).

American Association of University Women International Fellowships 

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, www.aauw.org.

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.

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:www.InternationalStudentLoan.com.

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.

PEO 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 bizwiz64@gmail.com. Applications are available at the FSSS Office (Lommasson 219) or via e-mailing Linlee Nelson at linleenelson@gmail.com.

UM General Scholarship for Currently Enrolled Students

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.http://life.umt.edu/finaid/scholarships/currently-enrolled.php

Experiences Abroad Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and provides awards for US undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two- or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. 

Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate and graduate students focused on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to US national security, broadly defined and underrepresented in study abroad. 

College of Arts & Sciences Genevieve LaMotte Fund

Offers scholarships to undergraduate students for international experiences. Scholarships award amounts vary and undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply. Application requirements: CAS Scholarship Information form, short essay detailing the benefits of international experiences and proposal for international experience of any duration. Consideration will be given to applications which show the transformative nature of international study. Financial need and academic performance will also be considered in the selection. 

Dailey Scholarships

The University of Montana offers 2 Dailey Study Abroad Scholarships of $1500 to support a full-year study abroad program in a country where English is not commonly spoken. Undergraduate students at UM are eligible to apply; preference is given to students born in Montana. 

Davidson Honors College

The DHC offers several scholarships for research and travel abroad for all students at the University of Montana. Email dhc@umontana.edu or call (406) 243-2541 for more info.

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.

Doug & Dianne Taylor Scholarship for Classical Languages & Literature Majors 

This fund provides scholarships to Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures majors with a financial need as determined by UM Financial Aid Office and are at least a sophomore. Funds are awarded each fall for students participating in a study abroad program the following spring or summer. See department chair of Foreign Language and Literature for more info.

Edith Hamilton Memorial Scholarship (French major/minor)

This scholarship is an annual award for a Montana resident student majoring in French and has high academic achievement. See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

The Flightner Scholarship (Spanish)

The Flightner Scholarship provides for undergraduate students who are studying Spanish, having financial need and plan to participate in a foreign study program. Preference is given to students who are Montana residents. See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

Fulbright Scholarship (Post-grad Study/Research Abroad): Deadline beginning of October 

Fulbright Foundation awards grants to outstanding students for study and research abroad. Students receiving the Fulbright must have completed an undergraduate degree before beginning their Fulbright year. Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Ametsbichler, Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures Department, LA 332, phone (406) 243-5001, or email:liz.ametsbichler@mso.umt.edu

Global Studies Foundation Student Grant

The GSF Student Grant is designed to support foreign language training or other academic studies for students who are already abroad. Applicants must be American citizens and full-time students in good academic standing. This grant is a great opportunity to extend your stay abroad or to have money to take on an extra project.

Golden Key International Scholarship

At least ten $1000 awards will be presented annually to assists members participating in study abroad. Those eligible are undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate members currently enrolled in a study abroad program or who will be enrolled the academic year immediately following grant award. The study abroad cannot have been completed prior to the application deadline date. Please check deadline dates on the website.

Henry & Marguerite Ephron Award in Classical Languages - Greek, Latin or Italian

This award rewards superior achievement in Classical Languages study (Greek, Latin or Italian). Scholarship will be applied toward UM tuition or a cash award to help with expenses of participation in a Rome or Greece Study Abroad. See department chair of Foreign Language and Literature for more info.

Henry & Marguerite Ephron Award in Modern Languages – French, German or Spanish 

This award rewards superior achievement in Modern Languages study. Scholarship will be applied toward UM tuition or a cash award to help with expenses of participation in UM’s French, German or Spanish Study Abroad. See department chair of Foreign Language and Literature for more info.

James G. Stemler Scholarships

National Alpha Lambda Delta awards 10 scholarships each year to outstanding undergraduate members to support their educational opportunities as part of study abroad programs. Scholarships are valued at $1000 and have been established to help qualified members offset costs of studies abroad. Candidates are considered on basis of merit. Contact Laure Pengelly-Drake in Davidson Honors College: (406) 243-6140.  

Louise Lilly McBride Scholarship

Provides for 1 student each year based on need and academic merit. A committee within the Foreign languages and Literature department will make the selection. See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

Maloney Memorial Scholarship (Russian major/minor)

Provides scholarships for deserving Russian major or minor students to allow them to participate in a Russian study abroad.  See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

Mark Twain Awards for Travel

The Mark Twain Awards for Travel support deserving students who wish to enrich their education through exposure to people and places they would otherwise not encounter. Once awarded, the funds are unrestricted and can be used towards any local or international travel of any duration. Awards range between $500-$2,500 and applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Early submission is strongly encouraged. To apply visit http://www.letterbanc.com/submissions. You will be asked to submit a brief 250 word statement and some additional information. Finalists will be invited to share further details about their plans.  Any currently enrolled freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in any major; a graduate student in a masters, doctoral, or professional degree program; a recent college graduate who completed coursework less than 2 years ago. For more information, contact Jennie LaMonte at (202) 643.1157 or jennie@jennielamonte.com

Missoula Noon Rotary Club Scholarship for Montana Resident

Preference given to Missoula county applicants who are participating in a UM Study Abroad Program - French, Spanish or German Study Abroad programs. See department chair of Foreign Language and Literature for more info.

Montana German Heritage Scholarship (Montana resident)

Provides scholarships for students who are US citizens and Montana residents totaling $1000 each year. Selection is made by a committee within the department Foreign Language and Literatures.  See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

Office of International Programs

Many scholarships and grants are available for UM students who want to study in another country.

Phi Kappa Phi Grants

To recognize and encourage academic achievement in all disciplines, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi sponsors a Study Abroad Grant Competition. The program is designed to help students as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic field by studying abroad. The award does not require university nomination, but it is beneficial to have applications reviewed by Laure Pengelly-Drake, DHC Director of External Scholarships & Advising. Forty-five $1000 grants are available annually. 

Powell German Scholarship (German major/minor)

This scholarship is an annual award for a student studying German, as a major or minor, who are academically strong. It is preferred, but not mandatory, the recipient be participating in Study Abroad.  See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

Rhodes Scholar Program

The Rhodes Scholarship awards outstanding seniors and recent graduates up to 2 years of study at the University of Oxford. UM has produced 28 Rhodes Scholars to rank 19th in the nation and 5th among public universities. 

Robert Burgess Memorial Scholarship (Humanities majors)

The Burgess Scholarship provides scholarship for promising worth students majoring in the humanities.  See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

Rose Southworth Megee Scholarship for Foreign Languages & Lit majors

This scholarship provides an annual award to a deserving student in Foreign Languages and Literature Department. The donor is particularly interested in assisting student who wishes to study abroad. See the department chair of Foreign Language and Literatures for more info.

Student Travel Fund

A fund set up to help students pursue their academic enrichment opportunities such as, civic engagement, internship, field experience, study abroad, undergraduate research, and more.

UM's General Scholarships

UM General Scholarship for currently enrolled students
Application deadline: February 1st

The University of Montana Scholarship Program draws together many endowed scholarships and donations into a single scholarship application form. Current UM students and former UM students can apply. A scholarship committee matches qualified applicants with the scholarship that best fits them.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) Scholarship

CEIA recognizes distinguished achievement and excellence by recognizing students, educators and employers who have excelled in or made significant improvement in work-integrated learning. A CEIA member school (UM is a member) or employer must nominate students.

The Two-year College/Program Student Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding student enrolled in a two-year degree program who participated in a Cooperative Education or Internship (paid or unpaid) between September 1 of the previous year and August 31 of the nominating year.

The Academic Internship Student Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding student enrolled in a four- or five-year degree program who participated in an academic internship between September 1 of the previous year and August 31 of the nominating year.

Davidson Honors College

The DHC offers several scholarships for research and travel abroad for all students at the University of Montana. Email dhc@umontana.edu or call (406) 243-2541 for more info.

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.

Diversity Advisory Council /Mini-Grant Application Process 

To support activities promoting and enriching cultural diversity at UM, the Diversity Advisory Council (DAC) invites UM student groups to submit proposals for funding consideration. Several grants, up to $1,000 each, are awarded annually. Only group members (students) may author proposals. Each proposal must identify the group's contact person who must be a student. For questions, contact Mary Groom-Hall hallmg@mso.umt.edu

External Scholarships- The Critical Language Scholarship Program, the Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Truman, Udall, Goldwater and Carnegie Junior Fellows Program scholarships

Students who have demonstrated unusual ability, achievement, drive, leadership experience and manifested concern for others and/or commitments to their fields of study, should contact Laure Pengelly Drake, (406) 243-6140, the Director of External Scholarship and Fellowships, for scholarship advising and coaching. External scholarship applications require long-term coaching and often an official UM nomination, so start the process as soon as you can. 

Governor's "Best and Brightest" Scholarship Program

For Montana residents accepted to or currently enrolled at one of the Montana University System campuses.
Application deadline: March 15th

Hayek Fund

The Hayek fund awards grants to aspiring academics pursuing liberty-advancing careers and educational initiatives that go beyond standard curricula; can cover travel, application fees, conference fees, and other career-related expense.

Hazing Awareness Scholarships

Milk & Honey Publishing, CollegeGreekBooks.com & Big Walt Anderson announce up to seven $700 cash awards for the fall-spring school year. All students enrolled in a accredited college or university that has a Greek system may apply. Students must be in good standing at school with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Up to the first 10 applicants for each deadline month will receive a free collectible rare "Big Walt Anderson" autographed book of their choice from CollegeGreekBooks.com; books include, The Secret Sisterhood and Pledge Brothers but not the movie Frat Daze, nor movies Secret Sisterhood Part 1 or Part 2 Fall of the Alpha Chapter, delivered personally by Walter "Big Walt" Anderson or shipped via USPS mail. Awards are granted around the 30th of each month. Check collegegreekbooks.com/cashaward.html for monthly award winners. 

Monthly Deadlines: The 6th of the month.

Helen Olson Scholarship (English, History, Modern & Classical Languages)

For students studying English, History or Modern & Classical Languages & Literature. Selection is based on academic standing/financial need. Contact departments of English, History, or Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures.

Henry & Fannie Clift Kain / Daniel & Jessie McKay Scholarship

Undergraduate students attending UM majoring in Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Sciences, Psychology or Sociology. Please contact the above-named Departments.

Issksiniip Scholars Program

For students who are members/descendants of all tribal affiliations who are residents of the state of Montana, and want to study an aspect of health care.

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 and 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

Ludvig Browman Fellowship (in Museum Studies at Historical Ft. Missoula Museum)

Browman Fellows receive college credit and a $450 spring or fall stipend; summer Fellows receive college credit and a $300 stipend at the minimum 8 hours per week or $450 at minimum 16 hours per week. Students must be enrolled full-time at an accredited institution of higher education to receive college credit and are responsible for arranging credit. Fellows work at the Museum 8+ hours per week and participate in: 1) collections management, 2) interpretation, 3) exhibit design/installation, 4) working with volunteers, and will complete a term project to be agreed upon in advance by the supervising staff member (i.e. Curator of Collections, Director of Education, or Executive Director). For more information contact Curator of Collections at nicolew.montana.com. The application can be downloaded at: www.fortmissoulamuseum.org/internship.php and submitted via email with a cover letter, resume and 2 letters of recommendation.

Montana Farmer's Union Scholarships

For Montana residents with at least one parent who is a Farmer's Union Member.

MSGC Scholarships and Graduate Fellowships

The Montana Space Grant Consortium accepts applications for renewable graduate fellowships ($7500 plus in-state tuition for 9 credits and fees for one semester) and undergraduate scholarships ($1500 for the academic year) which are made on a competitive basis to students enrolled in fields of study related to NASA’s mission, including: Biology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Math, Engineers (all), and Computer Science. Recipients must provide MSGC information about their studies and employment beyond the award to track the long-range effectiveness of the program. Recipients must be US citizens, enrolled full-time at a MSGC member institution (UM is one) and interested in space-related science, technology or engineering. Scholarship application can be downloaded from http://spacegrant.montana.edu/scholarshipFellowship.html. Questions can be addressed to the MSGC Office atmsgc@montana.edu or (406) 994-4223.

Osher Reentry Scholarship for Undergraduate Students

Provides tuition assistance to individuals who either don’t start college right after high school, or end up taking an extended break due to personal challenges, financial hardships, illness or family responsibility.
Application deadline: February 1st

Pat Williams Scholarship: Public Policy & Leadership Initiative of the Mansfield Center

Grants of $500-2000 are available to undergraduate and graduate students completing internships or research projects in public policy or leadership. Internships: students must have a specific internship in mind to which the funds will be applied. Research: students must have ample background in their major to conduct meaningful research and an ability to develop and complete a research project under a faculty mentor’s guidance whose written agreement to work with the student is required. Established in 1983, the Mansfield Center honors former Sen. Mike Mansfield’s distinguished service and hosts programs that embody interests and characteristics of his career: ethics in public affairs and modern Asian affairs. The Public Policy & Leadership Initiative follows his example by emphasizing the global nature of ethical leadership, responsible decision-making and requisite skills for policy development. A congressionally-appropriated grant administered by the US Dept of Education funds the Pat Williams Scholarship; yet, funding does not imply endorsement of activities by the federal government. Contact Deena Mansour: 406-243-2713, email: deena.mansour@mso.umt.edu or www.umt.edu/mansfield for an application.

The Richard Drake Award (for Writing in the Humanities)

Designed to honor excellence in writing in the humanities, specifically history, literature, philosophy, religion, politics and the classics. Two $750 awards are given annually; one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate. Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a course in the College of Arts & Sciences are eligible to apply. Application: CAS Scholarship Information form, paper dealing with any theme based on a humanistic discipline, and letter of recommendation from a CAS professor. 

Application deadline: April 15th

School of Business Administration Scholarships

Successful applicants complete all sections of the application and devote some time on short answer and essay questions. Review of application for spelling and grammar is strongly advised and any incomplete applications will be disqualified. For more information, contact Jodi Mammenga: 406-243-6723 or jodi.mammenga@business.umt.edu.

Sean-Michael Miles Memorial Conservation Fellowship

This scholarship supports a paraprofessional three-month experience with the US Senate in Senator Max Baucus’ Washington DC office. Candidates must have an interest in conservation values espoused by Sean-Michael Miles, a Montanan killed in a car accident in Bozeman during his college Christmas break. Applicants will engage in conservation public service for Senator Baucus, including research, writing, correspondence with focus on environmental, natural resources and Native American issues. Students must be currently enrolled or recent graduates with conservation issue interest. A stipend will be provided to help defray expenses. Fellowship applications are available in Internship Services, Lommasson 154.

Student Assistance Foundation Circle of Success Grants (Montana residents)

Circle of Success Grants are dear to Student Assistance Foundation (SAF) employees as the program was established through payroll deductions and funds raised by SAF's Golf Scramble have been added to that pool. A committee of SAF employees determines recipients of the $1000 grants. Applicants must be: a) Montana residents attending a Montana college or university, b) maintaining a 2.5 GPA, and c) attending school at least ½ time and in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of postsecondary education. See the SAF website for application details: http://www.safmt.org. For more details, contact Darbie Hess, Grants Manager: (406) 495-7393, and review SAF website for more information.

UM Staff Senate Scholarship (child of UM staff member)

Community members and UM staff donate money to this scholarship to recognize accomplishments of a child of a staff member via a scholarship. Submit an application, letter of interest, resume and official transcript.

UM Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Awards

Open to any undergraduate at UM-Missoula to support up to 10 student/faculty research teams. Each successful student applicant will receive an undergraduate research scholarship of $500 per semester and each student/faculty team will receive up to an additional $500 to cover expenses related to their research activities (purchase of books or materials, student travel, etc.). All students who complete a research project funded by an Undergraduate Research Scholarship are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or final research paper to the Davidson Honors College, using their template as a formatting guide which is found on the DHC website.

Wiegenstein Family Fund (Chemistry or DBS pre-medicine curriculum)

For deserving students in the pre-medicine curriculum in either Chemistry or UM Division of Biological Sciences. Every third year, preference is given to students who are enrolled members of any American Indian Tribe. Scholarship awards and amounts vary. Please contact the Department of Chemistry or the Division of Biological Sciences for more info.

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