2020-2021 Academic Year Scholarship Programs

Explore our new merit scholarship calculator to see if you might qualify for a new freshman or transfer Premier Scholarship or Achievement Award.

If you are a student starting at Montana State University this fall, please reference our 2019-2020 Academic Scholarship website.

Montana State University offers millions of dollars in merit scholarships and waivers to new students with excellent academic records and outstanding promise for student success. Our holistic review of scholarship candidates considers academic achievement, including test scores, GPA and class rank (if applicable). Leadership qualities, commitment to service, and promise of engagement in the life of Montana State University may also be considered for some awards. Explore some of our opportunities below!

Freshman Scholarships

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Explore programs for new, first-time freshman undergraduate students. These opportunities are available for both resident and non-resident students.

In State Students

Out of State Students

International Students

Transfer Scholarships

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Discover opportunities for students transferring to MSU. These opportunities are available for both resident and non-resident students.

In State Students

Out of State Students

International Students

Departmental & Cat Scholarships

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Some of the colleges and departments at Montana State University offer scholarships to students. A limited number are available for incoming students. Explore opportunities that may be available for you.

Additional Scholarships

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Various programs, offices, and services at Montana State University offer scholarships to incoming undergraduate freshman and transfer students. Explore opportunities that may be available for you.

 

Merit Scholarship Calculator

Net Price Calculator

Office of Financial Aid

Additional Resources

 

 Are you an International student?

Please visit our International student scholarship website for more information!

 

 
Scholarship Deferment Information

Please be aware that MSU new student Premier, Achievement Award, Distinction and WUE scholarships are not deferrable and will be awarded to you for a specific start term that matches the start term on your application for admission. Scholarship parameters change every year.


Questions? We're here to help.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can email our staff at admissions@montana.edu, or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.