Davidson Honors College Scholarships

The Davidson Honors College (DHC) offers academic scholarships to incoming students to recognize outstanding talent, academic performance, and leadership. These are the University of Montana's premier academic scholarships and include the Presidential Leadership Scholarship (PLS), Provost’s Honors Scholarship (PHS), and the Dean’s Leadership Scholarship (DLS).

These scholarships significantly reduce the cost of attendance at the University of Montana and students who meet progression standards may have their awards renewed for up to four years. 

We are looking for well-rounded, ambitious, and curious learners. The average DHC scholar has a 3.9 GPA, 30 or higher on the ACT, and 1360 or higher on the SAT. While we look at academic performance and test scores, these criteria are not absolute and all highly motivated students are encouraged to apply. The average DHC student has a 3.7 GPA, 27 ACT, and 1270 SAT. For admission for Fall 2021, test scores are optional for DHC scholarships and admission.


All DHC Application forms submitted by the first Friday in December will be considered for the Davidson Honors College scholarships. Eligible candidates for the Davidson Honors College scholarships must be recent high school graduates who have not previously enrolled as a regular college or university student.

Application Procedure

The University of Montana and Davidson Honors College Application. This link will take you to the University of Montana’s Application Creation form.  Once you submit this form you will receive an email from the University of Montana with your application, which includes the option to apply to the Davidson Honors College.

For the DHC portion of the application, you'll need to provide:

  • Basic biographical information
  • Information about your academic background and achievements
  • An electronic copy of your unofficial transcript(s)
  • 3-5 short answer questions
  • A brief essay of 600-1,000 words

If you are an existing UM student and are interested in enrolling in the DHC, please apply via the DHC Submittable Application.