Staff Senate Scholarships
Each year, the Staff Senate awards multiple scholarships to selected relatives of staff at the University Montana - Missoula. A relative is a child, grandchild, spouse, or adult dependent as currently defined by Human Resource Services. Applicants must be enrolled at UM - either the Mountain Campus, the Bitterroot College, or Missoula College - as a full-time student (at least 12 credits) for the upcoming academic school year. Staff Senate scholarships are open to incoming freshmen, continuing education students, graduate students, and transfer students. Previous recipients are eligible to apply.
Scholarship recipients are chosen by considering financial need, letters of recommendation, campus and community involvement, and academic records.
To be considered for a scholarship, the applicant must complete and submit the Staff Senate Scholarship Application along with a one-page biographical statement, two letters of recommendation, and transcripts. For questions regarding the Scholarship program, please contact the Staff Senate office (406) 243-5422 or Sandi Nelson, Staff Senate Scholarship Committee Chair.
Support the Staff Senate Scholarships!
The Staff Senate conducts fundraisers to support the scholarships but also relies on donations from the campus community. This is an opportunity for anyone to give to benefit fellow UM employees and their families. Your contributions will benefit deserving students!
You can contribute in any of the following ways:
- Cash or check made out to Staff Senate may be sent to: Staff Senate, Building 32, Room 135F, University of Montana, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812.
- Payroll deduction (File a Payroll Deduction Form.)
- Contributions to the Staff Senate Scholarships through the University of Montana Foundation. Click on "Donate Now" here or in the left column of the Staff Senate website.
- Donations from departments; for instance, The Bookstore at The University of Montana, Office of Public Safety, and Griz Card Center.
Thank you for your generosity!
Congratulations to the 2013 Staff Senate Scholarship winners!
Pictured, left to right: Austin Herron, Alonda Paddock, Andrea Collins, and Kathryn Steffes.
Scholarship recipients, not pictured: Kara Dobie, Rachelle Ginn, Jessica Hurd
2012 Staff Senate Scholarship winners: Pictured left to right: Kathleen O'Leary, Academic Affairs, Bitterroot campus with daughter Cassandra O'Leary; Arlene Walker-Andrews, Associate Provost; Sarah Hogue with mother, Diana McIntyre, Pharmacy; Janay Whisman, Career Services, mother of Karley Whisman; Laurie Fisher, Staff Senate President. Not pictured: Scholarship recipients - Tyler Davis, son of Janis Davis, Art Department; Meghan Minnick, daughter of Cheryl Minnick, Internship Services
2011 Staff Senate Scholarship winners: Pictured left to right: Janay Whisman, Career Services with daughter Karley Whisman; President Royce Engstrom; Mackenzie Clark, daughter of Debb Clark, Dining Services; Elizabeth Paulson, daughter of Marvin Paulson, Lifelong Learning Center. Not pictured: Nicolett Selensky, daughter of Carrie Selensky, Residence Life; Sam Waldorf, son of Harry Waldorf, IT; Tyler Davis, son of Janis Davis, Art Dept.; Libby Frost, daughter of Mike Frost, Curry Health Center; Katie Hedrick, daughter of Deanna Burton, Residence Life; Kaela Stack, daughter of Rob Stack, Athletic Dept.
2010 Staff Senate Scholarship winners: front row, left to right: Steven DeYoung, John DeYoung (Residence Life); back row, left to right: Mary Grady (Curry Health Center), daughter Kara Landolfi, Sue DeMers (Athletic Dept./Internal Operations), daughter Cory Rauch. Marin Hall (Human Resources), daughter Paige Hall (not pictured), Mackenzie Clark, Debb Clark (Dining Services), Janis Davis (School of Art), son Tyler Davis. Not pictured: Cathy Joy (Curry Health Center/CAPS), son Jay Egenhoff, Michael Frost (Curry Health Center), and daughter Libby Frost.
2009 Staff Senate Scholarship winners from left to right: Mary Grady (Curry Health Center), Kara Landolfi, Kaela Stack, Rob Stack (Intercollegiate Athletics), Debb Clark (Dining Services), Mackenzie Clark, Bradley Stacey (Facility Services), Brenn Stacey, Jo York (Rural Institute), Jasmin York, Collin Behan. Not pictured: Libby Steigers, Cyndi Steigers (Grizzly Scholarship Assoc.), Karen Behan (Curry Health Center), and Diana Reetz-Stacey (COT Outreach).