Schwanke Honors Institute



Applications are now open! Please read the important application information below before submitting your application. 

Who? High school students who are entering their sophomore, junior and senior year the fall of 2023 and are at least 16 years old, as well as seniors graduating spring 2023. 

What? An intensive, hands-on, transformational learning opportunity hosted by the Davidson Honors College at the University of Montana. Students will live on campus for the duration of the program, engaging in classroom learning every morning and exploring the UM campus, Missoula, and the surrounding areas in the afternoons. The program also includes a weekend spent at the Flathead Lake Biological Station and in cabins at UM’s field station in the Lubrecht Experimental Forest.

Where? The University of Montana (Missoula, MT), Flathead Lake Biological Station (Polson, MT), and Glacier Institute’s Big Creek Outdoor Education Center

When? June 11-23, 2023

Why? Students will be exposed to all aspects of life as a UM student. Students from in-state and out-of-state will earn three college credits and have a choice from two environmentally-themed courses listed below. Accepted students will choose one of the courses to participate in for the two-week session.  

Cost: $3,000 (tuition, course fees, housing, all meals and program costs) Scholarships are available.  

Questions: Please feel free to reach out to Bethany Applegate, Director of Student Engagement in the Davidson Honors College, with questions:, 406-243-2537