Awards and Grants

Diversity Funding Award

Now Accepting Applications for AY 17-18

Diversity Funding Award Application Process  

In support of campus activities that promote and enrich cultural diversity at the University of Montana, the Diversity Advisory Council invites campus community to submit proposals for funding consideration. 

Once you complete the online application, you will have to present to the Diversity Advisory Council committee at their meeting (see Meeting Dates), the last 15 minutes of the meeting are reserved for applicants of the Diversity Funding Award.


Questions? Contact Co-Chairs, Laurie Walker ( or Wilena Old Person (

Student Diversity Leadership Awards

Diversity Advisory Council honors students for their leadership and support of diversity with Student Diversity Leadership Awards. All students, faculty and staff are invited to submit nominations online.

Nominated students will be recognized at our annual Student Achievement Awards Ceremony to be held at 4:00 pm on April 24, 2018 in the University Center North Ballroom. 

Questions? Contact Adrianne Donald, Student Achievement Award Subcommittee Chair, at 406-243-6029 or

The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award

The Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award, named in honor of a former Director of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office, recognizes contributions made by an individual who supports the University's mission on diversity. All full-time permanent University employees, with the exception of those currently serving on the Diversity Advisory Council, who have contributed substantially to cultural diversity at UM are eligible for this award.

Questions? Contact Diversity Advisory Council Co-Chairs.

2017 Awardee:

  • Tobin Miller Shearer, Associate Professor, Department of History