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The Watkins Scholarship
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Awards

The Watkins Scholarship

The Watkins Scholarship Program generally awards $2,000 to ten seniors per year, and is open to all UM-Missoula students. All applicants must anticipate attaining senior status (at least 90 credits) by autumn semester of the scholarship award period; have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher at the time of application; plan on working on a senior research project or creative activity that will be directed by a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The annual application deadline is April 14 for scholarships to be awarded in the next academic year. Specific information can be found by downloading the application below. All students who complete a research project funded by a Watkins Scholarship are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or final research paper to the Davidson Honors College, using the following template as a formatting guide.

Undergraduate Research/Watkins Award Application
Undergraduate Research Project Template

Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Awards

Undergraduate Research Awards will support up to ten student/faculty research teams. These awards are open to any undergraduate at The University of Montana-Missoula. Each successful student applicant will receive an undergraduate research scholarship of $500 per semester. The program is intended to provide selected students (sophomores through seniors) the opportunity to spend the academic year apprenticing with a faculty mentor; learning from and assisting with faculty research activity; and planning, developing, and carrying out his or her own undergraduate research project with the guidance of that faculty mentor.

The annual application deadlines are April 14 for full-year scholarships and November 15 for spring-semester scholarships. Specific information can be found by downloading the application below.  All students who complete a research project funded by an Undergraduate Research Scholarship are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or final research paper to the Davidson Honors College, using the following template as a formatting guide.

Undergraduate Research Award Application
Undergraduate Research Project Template


The Davidson Honors College
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406-243-2541
Fax: 406-243-6446
E-mail: dhc@umontana.edu