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Scholarships

Scholarships are a form of aid given on the basis of academic merit. Scholarships vary regarding award amount, criteria and duration but scholarships are free money for your education.

If you receive an unexpected scholarship check please use caution and never share personal information such as social security number or banking information. Scholarship checks should be sent to the Financial Aid Office to be deposited into your UM student account.

The University of Montana offers the following scholarship opportunities:

For Outside Donors

* Outside Donors - Please include UM Student ID # and send funds to 
the following address:
 
Financial Aid Office
32 Campus Drive
The University of Montana
Missoula, MT  59812
 

External Scholarships and Fellowships Program

Students who have demonstrated unusual ability, achievement, drive, leadership skill and experience, manifested concern for others, and/or commitment to their fields of study should contact the Director of External Scholarships and Advising ASAP for scholarship advising and coaching.

External scholarship applications for the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates Cambridge, Truman, Udall, Goldwater, Carnegie Junior Fellows Program, and other opportunities require long-term coaching and usually an official UM nomination, so start the process as soon as you learn about the program.

Contact:
Laure Pengelly Drake
Director of External Scholarships and Advising
Davidson Honors College 102

Watch out for scholarship scams

There are six common scams:

  • Application and processing fees
  • Loan Fees
  • Guaranteed winnings
  • "Everybody is eligible" - Scholarships all have selective criteria
  • Unclaimed aid myth - "Billions of dollars of scholarships go unclaimed every year"
  • "We will apply on your behalf"
  • If you receive an unexpected scholarship check please use caution and never send your personal, including social security number, or banking information. Scholarship checks should be sent to the Financial Aid Office to be deposited into your UM student account
  • Never give out your social security number or bank information for a scholarship.

Departmental use resources.

Financial Aid Office
The University of Montana - Missoula
Lommasson Center 218
Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: (406) 243-5373
faid@mso.umt.edu

Fax: (406) 243-4930