Scholarships are a form of financial aid and an excellent tool for paying some or all of your college costs. Scholarships are FREE money and do not need to be paid back! You don’t have to be an all-star athlete or a 4.0 student to receive a scholarship. The only way to have a shot at winning scholarships is to apply for scholarships. Apply early and apply often!

Scholarship Search Page

Montana Scholarship Search

Search for scholarships via our easy-to-use search tool.

Scholarships Administered by the Montana University System Central Office

Information regarding scholarships awarded by our office is subject to change based on final budget approvals. Funding for these scholarships is not guaranteed and final approval for scholarship awards may be determined after the application period has ended.

In addition, criteria noted for each scholarship is used as a minimum starting point for consideration, the final number of scholarships may be limited. Meeting the eligibility criteria does not guarantee selection.

MUS Honor Scholarship  (MUSHS Fact SheetPDF document)The application process will open December 1st

Montana’s STEM Scholarship  (Fact sheetPDF document) The application process will open December 1st

2 + 2 Honor Scholarship

National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholarship

For more information regarding these scholarships, please contact the Scholarship Department at 1-800-537-7508 or

Other Information

Counselor Resources
How to Write a Scholarship Essay Presentation
Scholarship Application Tips
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GEARUP Notice of Intent to Enroll Form
Video: Graduate Debt-Free

Campus-Specific Scholarships

Institutional-based scholarships are administered by individual campuses. Students must apply through the financial aid offices of the campuses.

Montana State University Financial Aid Office
MSU — Bozeman 406-994-2845
MSU — Billings 406-657-2188
City College at Montana State University Billings 406-657-2188
MSU – Northern 800-662-6132
Great Falls College Montana State University 800-446-2698
Gallatin College at Montana State University 406-994-2845


The University of Montana Financial Aid Office
UM - Missoula 406-243-5373
Missoula College University of Montana 406-243-5373
Helena College University of Montana 406-447-6916
Montana Tech 406-496-4223
Highlands College of Montana Tech 406-496-4223
The University of Montana Western 866-869-6668


Community Colleges Financial Aid Office
Dawson Community College 800-821-8320
Flathead Valley Community College 406-756-3849
Miles Community College 800-541-9281