For information about the following scholarships, contact:

Kylla Benes
Director of Prestigious Scholarships
(406) 243-2541; DHC 1116


Online Fellowship and Scholarship Resources

Document Listed Fellowships and Scholarships

Study Abroad Resources

Medical Database Resources

Ridge Research Award in Medical Humanities


  • UM alumni can also work with our office for the preparation process and official university nomination letters.
  • More scholarship information is available on the websites for individual scholarships, which you can find easily under the scholarship name. Look for other possibilities on the databases below, and then connect with our office to discuss your options.
  • External Scholarship Program (2018-19 Deadlines)

Graduate Students: For graduate scholarships (see databases above), students should begin working on their application at least a year before the applications are due, which could be as early as late September for graduate school the following fall. The qualifications vary, but all require excellent academic, service, and leadership records. One test is that applicants should be strong candidates for top graduate programs in the US.



Read about the achievements of some of UM's outstanding scholarship students.

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Undergraduate Scholarships

Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a national freshman honor society for students who have achieved a 3.5 or above cumulative grade point average during freshman year. The society offers many scholarships and leadership opportunities to members.

For Freshman and Sophomores with 3.7 GPA. The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three-to-four week programmes for US undergraduate students. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Covers tuition and a lot more!

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. Award of $3,000 to $8,000.

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Awards up to $7,000.

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Covers room, board, language instruction and a lot more!

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Maximum scholarship award of $20,000.

Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) is a national honor society for juniors and seniors. Members and nonmembers with a 3.75 GPA may apply for a study abroad scholarship. Only active dues-paying members may apply for the fellowship for graduate and professional school and for the Love of Learning Award for post-baccalaureate study. Members may also apply for a Literacy Grant.
The Goldwater Scholarship Foundation awards up to $7,500 per year to outstanding sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers in math, science or engineering.  UM deadline:  Usually early October.
The Udall Scholarship awards up to $5,000 to sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue careers in an environmental field, or are Native Americans or Native Alaskans who plan to pursue careers in health care or tribal policy.  UM has the highest total number of Udall Scholars in the nation. UM deadline: Usually the end of November.

Graduate Scholarships

The Gates Cambridge Scholarship awards graduate study at Cambridge. The application for the scholarship is tied to the application for study at Cambridge. 
For those applying to Standford's graduate degree program. Knight-Hennessy Scholars develops a community of future global leaders to address complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Every year, up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world will receive full funding to pursue any graduate degree at Stanford, including the DMA, JD, MA, MBA, MD, MFA, MS, and PhD programs, as well as joint- and dual-degrees. Awards full tuition.
The Marshall Scholarship awards up to two years of graduate study at any British university.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship awards one year of graduate study in any discipline at an institution of higher learning in Ireland.

The Rhodes Scholarship awards outstanding seniors and recent graduates up to two years of study at the University of Oxford.
Apply as a junior for a Truman Scholarship for graduate school. The Truman Scholarship Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to juniors with one year of undergraduate education remaining who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or elsewhere in public service (up to $15,000 for the first year of graduate study and up to $15,000 for the final year of graduate study).  UM deadline for selection to apply:  Usually the beginning of November.
This fellowship will award up to $24,000 to students planning to pursue “master’s degree level graduate study of the framing and history of the U. S. Constitution.”  College seniors and graduates who intend to become secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and/or social studies are eligible for this scholarship.  UM deadline for assistance: Early February.