Scholarships for Graduate Students

UM Scholarship Portal

The University of Montana now administers most scholarship funds through the UM Scholarship Portal.  The portal is accessible to all UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. The UM Scholarship Portal replaces the General University Scholarship (GUS) application used by continuing students, as well as many individual departmental, school and college applications. Application deadlines vary by department and/or by opportunity.  Continuing students must submit a completed General Application by February 15 to be considered for the scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office. Information about departmental scholarships is available at departmental websites and/or in the UM Scholarship Portal.

UM Graduate Scholarships/Fellowships

American Indian College Fund

Students pursuing a graduate degree at any eligible college may apply for The American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarships. These scholarships are funded through our partnerships with various donors. These scholarships are administered by the American Indian College Fund and are generally based on merit or demonstrated financial need.

American Indian Graduate Center

The American Indian Graduate Center provides a variety of scholarships for high school students entering an accredited institution, students pursuing undergraduate degrees as full-time students, graduate students pursuing a master, doctoral, or professional degree as a full-time student. For more details check out the website here

Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship

Endowed in 2008, Dennis R. Washington Achievement Graduate Scholarship will provide financial assistance to State and National Horatio Alger Scholar Alumni who have exhibited leadership, integrity, entrepreneurial skills, and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, and who aspire to pursue a graduate level education. The program awards scholarships annually to deserving National or State Horatio Alger Scholar Alumni who are working towards a post-graduate degree.

Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Native American Graduate Fellowship

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has created the only Native American Graduate Scholarship at Montana State University and The University of Montana.