Our 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.

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PRIORITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2021

UMW Scholarship Committee
(406) 683-7331

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$2,000 Jack & Isabel Haynes Scholarship
As a gift to the youth of Montana, Jack and Isabel Haynes established this fund in order to award scholarship support to Montana residents...
As a gift to the youth of Montana, Jack and Isabel Haynes established...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 James P. Kovatch and the Sons & Daughters of the Montana Pioneers (SDMP)
Awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time and in good standing with the university. Student must be in their senior year and a History...
Awarded to a student who is enrolled full-time and in good standing with...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: No less than $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$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...
Awarded to a junior/senior IT major with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Established...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$300 Joseph E. McCarvel Scholarship
Awarded to an elementary education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA from Anaconda, otherwise a non-traditional student. Established by the family of...
Awarded to an elementary education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA from...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $300
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Kleis Larsen Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana. Based on leadership, citizenship and financial need. Established by...
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana....
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Kristen Lynn Dunfee Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana and is based on leadership, citizenship, need and scholarship. Established...
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who plans to teach in Montana...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Larry and Darleen Link Memorial Scholarship
Established by Garry & Linda Link. Awarded to a Montana high school graduate with preference to a graduate from Beaverhead County High School. The...
Established by Garry & Linda Link. Awarded to a Montana high school...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$150 Lula Mae Clay Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding all-around student. Established from her estate for a scholarship in her memory. New or returning students eligible.
Awarded to an outstanding all-around student. Established from her...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $150
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,200 Lulack “Rock Jock” Scholarship
Awarded to a student majoring in geology or environmental science with great potential, minimum 2.5 GPA, participates in varsity athletics and has...
Awarded to a student majoring in geology or environmental science with...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline04/01/2021
$400 Maier Miller Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding athlete with high scholastic achievement and leadership qualities. Preference to athlete who competes in two sports and...
Awarded to an outstanding athlete with high scholastic achievement and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $400
Deadline04/01/2021
$350 Margaret R. Orr Memorial Scholarship
Margaret received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Western Montana College. Awarded to a Montana high school graduate who is...
Margaret received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $350
Deadline04/01/2021
$200 Marny Spruce Scholarship
Awarded to a Native American student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, preference to education/prelaw/environmental sciences majors with financial need....
Awarded to a Native American student with a minimum 3.0 GPA, preference...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $200
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 National Trail Heritage Foundation Camp Fortunate Chapter Member Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior who is a graduate of a Montana High School with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Preference given to Beaverhead County graduates...
Awarded to a junior or senior who is a graduate of a Montana High School...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
Varies Non-Traditional Morningstar Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana resident “older” student (who have not gone directly from high to school to college) with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given...
Awarded to a Montana resident “older” student (who have not gone...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Norman & Maurine Jacobson Education Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a minimum 2.0 GPA who is an education major. Preference to a single parent with financial need who has leadership...
Awarded to a student with a minimum 2.0 GPA who is an education major....
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$400 Osborne Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence “Pop” started work at State Normal College in 1926 and continued until 1956 as Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. Awarded to a...
Lawrence “Pop” started work at State Normal College in 1926 and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $400
Deadline04/01/2021
$250 Patty Bennett Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a junior or senior female volleyball player with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Established by her family in remembrance of Patty. Patty was a...
Awarded to a junior or senior female volleyball player with a minimum...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline04/01/2021
$250 Pendergast Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need. Established by Alberta & Daniel Pendergast. Alberta was an...
Awarded to a Montana resident with a minimum 2.5 GPA and financial need....
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline04/01/2021
$2,000.00 Peters Education Scholarship
Ken and Linda Peters would like to acknowledge Education students with tremendous potential. These scholarship will be awarded to Education...
Ken and Linda Peters would like to acknowledge Education students with...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/01/2021
$2,500 Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Scholarship honoring Phyllis & Tom Welch
The Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan Scholarship honoring Phyllis and Tom Welch was established by the Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan Board of...
The Pioneer Federal Savings & Loan Scholarship honoring Phyllis and Tom...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Psychology Scholarship
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA and a declared major in the Bachelor of Arts Social Science option with a Psychology related area who...
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA and a declared major in the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$600 Robert & Carol English Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an English major student who is full time and in good standing. Established by the English Family. Returning students eligible.
Awarded to an English major student who is full time and in good...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $600
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Robert Mock Memorial
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA, enrolled in the BA Social Science degree program with a related area from those offered by HPSS, and...
Awarded to a student with a minimum 3.25 GPA, enrolled in the BA Social...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Robert Monaco Memorial
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate (preference to Beaverhead County high school grad) with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Based on students Christian...
Awarded to a Montana high school graduate (preference to Beaverhead...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Rotary Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding student with high scholastic ability, need and community involvement. Established by the Dillon Rotary Club. New or...
Awarded to an outstanding student with high scholastic ability, need and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Roy Evenson Grant Scholarship
Awarded to a student based on need, disabled, future potential or special talents. Established by Roy Evenson one of Western’s most loyal and...
Awarded to a student based on need, disabled, future potential or...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Ryburn Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA who registers for DR 241 and participates in any aspect of the college plays....
Awarded to a sophomore/junior/senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA who...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Sampson Rural Scholarship
Awarded to a student from a rural school who excels scholastically. Established by Mr. and Mrs. Claude E. Sampson. Returning students eligible
Awarded to a student from a rural school who excels scholastically....
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Sherry Lynn Miller Memorial
Awarded to female student athlete from Plains, Montana. Established by her mother Patricia Miller. New or returning students eligible.
Awarded to female student athlete from Plains, Montana. Established by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$700 Soroptimist Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a nontraditional undergraduate female student who is motivated to achieve her goals. Established by the Soroptimist Club of Dillon in...
Awarded to a nontraditional undergraduate female student who is...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $700
Deadline04/01/2021
Up to $2,000 Steele-Reese Foundation Scholarship
Awarded to graduates of Salmon, Challis, Leadore or Mackay high schools in Lemhi or Custer counties, Idaho. The highest GPA will receive highest...
Awarded to graduates of Salmon, Challis, Leadore or Mackay high schools...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Swede Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a full time student in good standing with an incredible work ethic, civic engagement, selfless attitude and servant leadership....
Awarded to a full time student in good standing with an incredible work...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
Varies Temple Sloan Family Foundation Business Scholarship
Awarded to students who are business majors with a strong work ethic and desire to be in school. Financial need can be taken into consideration....
Awarded to students who are business majors with a strong work ethic and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Terry Colvin Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship created by Clarice Colvin in memory of her beloved husband, Terry Colvin. Scholarship is awarded based on need with preference to...
Scholarship created by Clarice Colvin in memory of her beloved husband,...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
Varies Traditional Morningstar Scholarship
Awarded to a Montana resident student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference given to a Madison County resident. Established by her son John and his...
Awarded to a Montana resident student with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Preference...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
$250 TRiO - Foundation Discretionary
Awarded to a current TRiO student. Chosen by the TRiO staff.
Awarded to a current TRiO student. Chosen by the TRiO staff.
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 UMW Foundation Academic Scholarship
Awarded to second semester freshman students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who participate in extracurricular activities. Established by Montana Western...
Awarded to second semester freshman students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 UMW Foundation General Academic Scholarship
Awarded to qualified upperclassmen with a minimum 3.3 GPA who participate in extracurricular activities. Established by Montana Western...
Awarded to qualified upperclassmen with a minimum 3.3 GPA who...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
$500 Viola Lovell Anderson Scholarship in Elementary Education
Awarded to a junior or senior elementary education major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship was established by her three children to...
Awarded to a junior or senior elementary education major with a minimum...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/01/2021
Up to $2,000 Wallace & Ersel Webb Sharples Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA, with financial need, who plans to teach in a rural community. Established by Wallace...
Awarded to an education major with a minimum 2.5 GPA, with financial...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $2,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$250 Washburn History Award
Awarded to a student with an interest in history and a proven academic record. Established by George “Bud” Mack. Returning students eligible.
Awarded to a student with an interest in history and a proven academic...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline04/01/2021
$750 Wayne W. Smith Elementary Education Scholarship
Awarded to an Elementary Education major with financial need and a 3.0 GPA. Established by Wayne W. Smith a Western Elementary Education...
Awarded to an Elementary Education major with financial need and a 3.0...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $750
Deadline04/01/2021
$300 Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate of Beaverhead or Madison County school who is a business major with an interest in banking. Established by Norwest Bank (now...
Awarded to a graduate of Beaverhead or Madison County school who is a...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $300
Deadline04/01/2021
$250 William C. Bierrum Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a worthy athletic student. Exemplifying conspicuous achievement in both academics and athletics. This award commemorates a former...
Awarded to a worthy athletic student. Exemplifying conspicuous...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline04/01/2021