Awards and Grants

Diversity Funding Award

Diversity Funding Award Application Process   Applications are now CLOSED for AY 2016-2017

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

Deadline for nomination is April 21, 2017 by 5pm, Award Ceremony is May 2, 2017 at 3pm. in the University Center South Ballroom. 

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

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 Mika Watanabe, Nancy Borgmann Diversity Award subcommittee member, at 406-243-6535 or

This year's Awardee:
  • Tobin Miller Shearer, Associate Professor, Department of History

Please join us to Celebrate on April 13 from 3-5pm in the UC Ballroom for the 2017 Employee Recognition Day.