Miscellaneous UM Scholarships

To be considered for any of these UM or UM affiliated scholarships a student needs to complete a separate application process with the corresponding department or agency.

Scholarship Details

Students interested in becoming a student-athlete at the University of Montana should contact the Athletic Department.

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Native American Scholarship shall provide at least two scholarships each year for deserving female Native American students, at the undergraduate level, and who are from any of the seven Indian reservations within the State of Montana.  Eligible applicants must be full-time and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) (current unofficial copy of transcript must be included with application). The scholarships shall be available to students who wish to attend one of the four University of Montana campuses.

Must be from: Blackfeet, Rocky Boy, Flathead, Crow, Fort Belknap, Fort Peck, or Northern Cheyenne Reservation.

Must be planning to attend one of the following campuses for the upcoming academic year.

  • UM - Missoula/Missoula College
  • UM - Western
  • Montana Tech
  • UM - Helena College

Please turn in completed application to the Financial Aid Office along with a current copy of a transcript. The copy of transcript can be "unofficial," printed from CyberBear.

Deadline: April 4, 2016

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Native American Scholarship Application


Four year, renewable award

The University of Montana participates in the National Merit Scholarship Program and offers awards of $2,000 a year to finalists who have indicated UM as their first choice for attending college. Semi-finalists who enroll at UM will receive an award of $1,000 a year. Awards under this program may be held in addition to the Presidential Leadership Scholarship, a UM General Scholarship and Departmental Scholarships.


Students must be a National Merit Scholarship Finalists or Semi-finalists as determined by PSAT Test taken junior year in high school. A copy of the official letter showing National Merit status must be submitted to the UM Financial Aid Office.


Four year, renewable award

The Horatio Alger Montana Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to eligible high school seniors in the state of Montana who aspire to pursue higher education at the University of Montana.

This scholarship will be awarded according to the terms set by the Horatio Alger Association.

Eligibility and Application Procedure:

Recipients must meet all eligibility requirements and demonstrate critical financial need, plus be planning to attend one of the University of Montana's campuses.

For detailed information and a complete list of eligibility requirements, please visit the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation web site.


The Horatio Alger Montana Scholarship Program is funded through the generosity of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation and is matched by the University of Montana. UM's matching portion is designated for tuition only so cannot, in conjunction with other UM tuition designated scholarships (e.g. Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship or a tuition waiver), exceed a student's tuition.

Army ROTC is one of the nation's top leadership programs, with a wide range of benefits. Through Army ROTC a student can:

  • Get help with their college tuition with an Army ROTC Scholarship
  • Gain experience that can't be found anywhere else
  • Gain the respect of peers and future employers

Scholarships are awarded based on a student's merit and grades, not financial need. For more information about scholarships, please contact: jason.grider@mso.umt.edu

The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program is designed to provide tuition assistance to individuals who meet the minimum qualifications described below. The Bernard Osher Foundation understands that some students 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. For an individual who is ready to commit to finishing their undergraduate degree in any discipline, the Osher Reentry Scholarship may help him/her reach that goal.  

This grant is not intended for graduate students or students seeking an additional degree. It is not intended for students who are exclusively enrolled in online courses or for international students who are visiting the United States with the intention of returning to their countries of origin after graduation.

Osher Reentry Scholarship awards must be applied to student tuition exclusively. Funds will not be used for books, lab fees, or other costs. Successful applicants receive a tuition grant of up to $2,500; up to $1,250 disbursed the first semester and up to $1,250 disbursed the second semester, contingent upon maintenance of good academic standing.

Criteria and Evaluation:
A selection committee will review all applications, and evaluate the applicants based on the following criteria. Applicants must

  • Have experienced a cumulative gap in education of five or more years*
  • Be at the undergraduate level and pursuing a first baccalaureate degree
  • Anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time subsequent to graduation and ideally be between the ages of 25-50
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Show academic promise and a commitment to obtaining the degree
  • Be either full- or part-time students

The scholarship is a commitment for the 2015-2016 academic year only. However, Osher Reentry Scholars are invited to reapply in subsequent years.

*Gap in education needs to be a cumulative gap of 5 years (60 months) or more, in any configuration. Example 1: A student takes a year off after high school, then starts community college but drops out after a semester, takes 2 full years off, returns for a year, then leaves for another 3 years and now wants to start at UM. Gap = 5+ years. Example 2: An individual never starts college, but at age 30 has decided they'd like to get a degree. Gap = approximate 12 years. Example 3: An individual has 3 years of college completed, but leaves school to work full-time. At age 40, he is laid-off and realizes that completing his degree will broaden his career options. Gap = approx. 19 years.

Application deadline:
For the 2015-16 academic year priority is given to those students who apply by February 15th, 2015. Applications will be accepted until all awards are filled.  Award recipients will be notified by letter beginning March 1.

Post-Award Information:
Successful applicants will be named Osher Reentry Scholars for the 2015-2016 academic year. Scholars will be linked with UM’s support services that are designed to help adults balance their family, work, and school responsibilities in order to achieve their educational goals. Scholars are expected to attend a special orientation and welcome in the autumn and offer feedback on the program that will help strengthen it in future years.

The application is available to print under Forms; Scholarship Forms.

The University of Montana will match up to $1,000 annually, of the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (Ed Award) voucher that is awarded to AmeriCorps members who completed a term of national service.

The $1,000 match may not exceed the cost of UM tuition and may not be combined with any other UM scholarships. “UM Scholarships”, include, but are not limited to the non-resident Leadership, Achievement and Service Scholarship (LAS), The resident Montana Academic Achievement Scholarship (MAA), the Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarship (WUE), scholarships administered by the Foundation or Sponsored Programs, any state funded tuition waiver or UM funded RA or TA position.

The AmeriCorps Education Award may be used to assist qualifying students with educational expenses at the University. The total funding from AmeriCorps plus the University’s matching scholarship may not exceed each individual student’s total cost of attendance.

Students must be admitted as degree seeking students. If they are taking continuing education courses that are defined as “self-support” courses through the School of Extended and Lifelong Learning (SELL) they are not eligible to receive the matching contribution from the University of Montana.

To qualify to receive the matching scholarship, students must notify the UM Financial Aid Office via email, by the applicable deadline, in advance of requesting the AmeriCorps Education Award. The deadline for the autumn and spring semesters is the 15th class day. The deadline for summer is the 5th class day of the specific summer session (1, 2, or 10 week).

Contact Information:

UM Financial Aid Office, 406-243-5373
Sarah Wade, Scholarship Coordinator, 406-243-5519

UM Student Accounts Office, 406-243-2223

The Office of International Programs administers several scholarships designed to assist with the cost of studying abroad. Their site includes both UM resources and scholarships from external organizations.