UM Scholarships and Grants

Partner Exchange and ISEP Scholarships

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Partner University Exchanges in Japan

  • Yoshiko Komai - $2900 scholarship for a student attending Toyo University (in Japan) through UM's Partner University Program
  • JASSO - Scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education that covers travel and living expenses for a student participating in a UM-sponsored Japanese study abroad program
  • Monbukagakusho - A scholarship from the Japanese Ministry of Education covering travel and living expenses for a student attending Kumamoto University or Sophia University (in Japan) through UM's Partner University Program

General UM Scholarships

  • Franke Sustainability Fellowships- This program offers two different fellowships:(1) Off-campus exchange or education programs; and (2) individual or collaborative field projects or researchAwards typically range from $3,000 to $15,000, but larger awards will be considered on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible for the fellowships, all students must be enrolled as an undergraduate in the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, and at sophomore standing at a minimum with a 3.0 GPA. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants should submit application materials at least eight weeks prior to the proposed fellowship activities in order to allow enough time for review.
  • The Jenna Ness Memorial Scholarship- Annual $1000 scholarship for women who study abroad for a minimum of one semester on a UM-sponsored education abroad program. Deadline: April 15
  • The Dailey Study Abroad Scholarships- Two $1500 scholarships jointly administered by the Davidson Honors College and the Global Engagement Office. Deadline: 2020 Application deadline will be announced.
  • The Experiential Learning Scholarship fund opens for applications 3 times per year to help fund students' participation in research, creative works; travel to present a research/creative project or experience; or for an internship, volunteer, study away or professional development experience. 

Students may apply for up to $2,000 of funding for their out of classroom experience. 

The first application period for this academic year will open next Monday, September 12th and will close Tuesday, September 27th. Other application periods for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows:

Who Can Apply?

  • Undergraduate and graduate students from all University of Montana disciplines may apply.
  • Individual students may apply.
  • An individual within a group may apply (group applications are not accepted).
  • A student must have a University of Montana faculty or staff mentor oversee and approve the experience by completing a recommendation form they will receive upon application submission. All forms are due by the application deadline.
  • Student applicants must be in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or higher) and there must be no outstanding holds or debts on the applicant’s student account.

Please email any questions to the Interim Associate Director of Experiential Learning, Karey Sabol: 

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