All Opportunities

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Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply for scholarships, you must first create a username and password in order to begin the application process.

You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

UMW Scholarship Committee
(406) 683-7331

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$700 # 1 Ed Cebull Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an English education major with a minimum 2.0 GPA who volunteer in Montana Western activities. Preference given to an in state student....
Awarded to an English education major with a minimum 2.0 GPA who...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $700
Deadline01/15/2019
$700 # 2 Ed Cebull Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Secondary Education major with a minimum GPA of 2.0. Preference for resident of MT and someone who identifies with the individual...
Awarded to a Secondary Education major with a minimum GPA of 2.0....
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $700
Deadline01/15/2019
$250 Adeline Greason Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA and is an education major. Established by Erica Jones & Blain Wenger.
Awarded to a junior or senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA and is an education...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline01/15/2019
$800 Albert & Ethel Bender Scholarship
Awarded to a Custer County high school or southeastern Montana highs school graduate; preference to student athletes. Established by Albert an...
Awarded to a Custer County high school or southeastern Montana highs...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $800
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Alumni Scholarship
Awarded to the son or daughter of a Western alumnus.
Awarded to the son or daughter of a Western alumnus.
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Arnold & Cora A. Benson Scholarship
Awarded to a freshman student who is a Montana resident with financial need. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required. This award is renewable for three...
Awarded to a freshman student who is a Montana resident with financial...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$250 ASUMW - Foundation Discretionary
Awarded to a current ASUMW senator or officer. Chosen by the ASUMW Office Manager and Faculty Advisor.
Awarded to a current ASUMW senator or officer. Chosen by the ASUMW...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,500 Brenda Morstein Elementary Education Scholarship
Established by the family & friends of Brenda Morstein.
Established by the family & friends of Brenda Morstein.
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Business & Technology Bill O’Connor Scholarship
Awarded to student whose major is business, industrial technology or tourism and recreation. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and have evidence of...
Awarded to student whose major is business, industrial technology or...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$4,500 Carl & Martha Davis Anniversary Scholarship
Awarded to a special student in good standing with a great deal of potential. Established by Carl and Martha in honor of their 60th wedding...
Awarded to a special student in good standing with a great deal of...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $4,500
Deadline01/15/2019
Varies Carol C. and O. Temple Sloan Business Scholarship
Awarded to students who are business majors. Established by Carol C. & O. Temple Sloan. Chosen by the Business Dept.
Awarded to students who are business majors. Established by Carol C. &...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2019
$300 Chance Scholarship
Awarded to a returning full time student who displays reasonable academic progress. First preference to handicapped students, then to students who...
Awarded to a returning full time student who displays reasonable...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $300
Deadline01/15/2019
Tuition Waiver Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship
The Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a Montana resident who has a minimum GPA of 3.6 and a 26 ACT score or a 1260 SAT Score. Only...
The Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a Montana resident...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Tuition Waiver
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,000 Chapter AD, P.E.O. Scholarship (Philanthropic Educational Organization)
Awarded to a female junior/senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, pursuing a four year baccalaureate degree with a strong work ethic and...
Awarded to a female junior/senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA, financial...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,000 Chiddix Math Education Scholarship
Awarded to full time students in good standing majoring in math education. Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA at the university level or a minimum 3.2 GPA...
Awarded to full time students in good standing majoring in math...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$700 Clyde Eccleston Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an Anaconda high school graduate who is an education major. Established by Meris and Arland Hatfield and family in remembrance of their...
Awarded to an Anaconda high school graduate who is an education major....
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $700
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Colton Tanner Rohlf Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship awarded to a full-time student in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of leadership and...
Scholarship awarded to a full-time student in good standing with a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Connor Arnott Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student interested in environmental science with a preference to Stevensville High School or Lone Rock School graduates. Established...
Awarded to a student interested in environmental science with a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Crouse-Sisterson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student who graduated from an accredited high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA who plans to major in education. Preference to students...
Awarded to a student who graduated from an accredited high school with a...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Dale Tash Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior/senior history major with a high GPA. Preference to a Beaverhead County high school graduate. Established by the Dale Tash Family.
Awarded to a junior/senior history major with a high GPA. Preference to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 David Shepherd Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman Southwest Montana high school graduate with preference to graduates from Beaverhead County high school. Student...
Awarded to an incoming freshman Southwest Montana high school graduate...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$200 Davis Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an athlete or cheerleader with a minimum 2.5 GPA who is demonstrates character, citizenship and leadership. Established by Bill and...
Awarded to an athlete or cheerleader with a minimum 2.5 GPA who is...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $200
Deadline01/15/2019
Up to $1,500 Dennis and Phyllis Washington Scholarship
Awarded to full time students with a goal of completion of an Associate, Undergraduate or Graduate Degree. Must be a resident of the State of...
Awarded to full time students with a goal of completion of an Associate,...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
Up to $3,000 DI Emerick Scholarship
Awarded to students who declare a major or minor in Art Education, Visual Arts & Glass. Requires a minimum GPA of 3.0. Does NOT require a...
Awarded to students who declare a major or minor in Art Education,...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$350 Elizabeth Ann Orr Memorial Scholarship
Elizabeth graduated from WMC with a BS in education with a major in mathematics. Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who is majoring in...
Elizabeth graduated from WMC with a BS in education with a major in...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $350
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,000 English Department Scholarship
Awarded to an English major. Chosen by the Dept.
Awarded to an English major. Chosen by the Dept.
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Environmental Science Department Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in Environmental Science. Chosen by the ES Department.
Awarded to a student majoring in Environmental Science. Chosen by the ES...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 Erb Grant
Not awarded on academics, based on inspiration and contribution to campus & community.
Not awarded on academics, based on inspiration and contribution to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$6,000 Erb Honor Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman Montana resident whose GPA, test scores and academic achievements demonstrate a scholastic superiority amongst the...
Awarded to an incoming freshman Montana resident whose GPA, test scores...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Faculty Association Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore involved in extra-curricular activities (excluding athletics) with a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need.
Awarded to a sophomore involved in extra-curricular activities...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 Forever MJ #18 Simkins Scholarship
The Forever MJ #18 Scholarship will be awarded to a Jr. or Sr. Secondary Education major. The successful applicant will be a football player with a...
The Forever MJ #18 Scholarship will be awarded to a Jr. or Sr. Secondary...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 Frank "Frog" Hull Scholarsip
Frog and his wife Yvonne are retired educators who share a passion for our written and spoken language. They have experienced firsthand how...
Frog and his wife Yvonne are retired educators who share a passion for...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Frank Simon Memorial Scholarship
Frank graduated from Western Montana College in 1998 with a Master’s degree in education and taught Industrial Arts at WMC. Established by his family.
Frank graduated from Western Montana College in 1998 with a Master’s...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,200 Fred and Susie Stradinger Scholarship
Awarded to a student with greatest need. No minimum GPA, but a student who is working very hard to be in school. Established by Fred & Susie...
Awarded to a student with greatest need. No minimum GPA, but a student...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,261 Freshman Honor Scholarship
Awarded to a freshman with a minimum 3.3 GPA, involved in extra-curricular activities and citizenship. Non-renewable scholarship.
Awarded to a freshman with a minimum 3.3 GPA, involved in...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,261
Deadline01/15/2019
$2,000 Georgiana & Hans Andersen Scholarship
Awarded based primary consideration on students demonstrated scholastic ability, secondary consideration based upon financial need. Preference to a...
Awarded based primary consideration on students demonstrated scholastic...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Greg Stewart Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior/senior IT major with a minimum 2.0 GPA and financial need. Preference to a married non-traditional student with children....
Awarded to a junior/senior IT major with a minimum 2.0 GPA and financial...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$200 Hancock-Emerick Art Scholarship
Awarded to a worthy art student. Established by Barbara Hancock to remember her friend and teacher Mary Baker Emerick.
Awarded to a worthy art student. Established by Barbara Hancock to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $200
Deadline01/15/2019
Up to $2,000 Heisey Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to sophomore, junior or senior who have graduated from specific high schools in Montana and have financial need. Established by Charles E....
Awarded to sophomore, junior or senior who have graduated from specific...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 Helm Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to good student who has English as their major or minor. Established by Dr. Jane Helm Maddock in memory of her parents.
Awarded to good student who has English as their major or minor....
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$700 Honors Scholarship
Awarded by the Honors Program Director. Established by Dr. Jane Helm Maddock, Professor Emeritus of English who taught at Montana Western for...
Awarded by the Honors Program Director. Established by Dr. Jane Helm...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $700
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Howard Smith Memorial
Awarded to an upper division student who demonstrates ability and interest in physical science or math with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Established by his...
Awarded to an upper division student who demonstrates ability and...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF)-Bridenstine Award
Awarded to an outstanding student committed to the Christian faith. Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship Award was established by Fred & Dorothy...
Awarded to an outstanding student committed to the Christian faith....
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Irene Carver Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior Montana native with a GPA between 2.3 – 3.5, has a job and is also involved in the campus community by...
Awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior Montana native with a GPA...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
Up to $1,500 Jack & Isabel Haynes Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana undergraduate student with a minimum 3.4 GPA with financial need. Established by Isabel M. Haynes.
Awarded to a Montana undergraduate student with a minimum 3.4 GPA with...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,500 James and Dorothy Short Scholarship
One Scholarship awarded to a White Sulphur Springs graduate. One Scholarship awarded to an Education major. Established by James E. Short, Western...
One Scholarship awarded to a White Sulphur Springs graduate. One...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline01/15/2019
No less than $500 Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a humanities and social science majors with a minimum 3.0 and have financial need. This scholarship is funded by a generous grant from...
Awarded to a humanities and social science majors with a minimum 3.0 and...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: No less than $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$1,000 Jaycees Scholarship
The Dillon Jaycees Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student from Beaverhead County attending the University of Montana...
The Dillon Jaycees Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Jean Feldt Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a female athlete with preference to elementary education with a minimum 3.3 GPA and financial aid. Established by her sons Walter &...
Awarded to a female athlete with preference to elementary education with...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019
$500 Jim Spehar Memorial
Awarded to a junior/senior IT major with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Established by his mother Muriel Spehar. Jim was an alumnus who graduated in 1973.
Awarded to a junior/senior IT major with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Established...
  • Deadline: 01/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/15/2019