Scholarship funds are available through the University of Montana and outside sources to help students participate in internships and other Academic Enrichment opportunities. For a more complete list of scholarships see the additional resources at the bottom of the page, including the Scholarships PDF.

Scholarships for International Students

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:

Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) Scholarship (Internship)

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.

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

Grants of $500-$2,000 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: or for an application.

Boren Award for International Study

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for US undergraduate and graduate students to add an important international and language component to their educations. We focus on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study that are critical to US national security, broadly defined and underrepresented in study abroad. For more details, visit:

The University of Montana International Programs Scholarships

A number of scholarships and grants are available for University of Montana students.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 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.

We have listed a few of these internships here but there are many, many more that can be found at the following websites.