Non-Resident Freshman Achievement, Distinction and WUE Awards


 Achievement Awards - Distinction Awards - Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Awards


 

Non-Resident Freshman Achievement Awards - All nonresident freshmen who submit an application for admission complete with self-reported High School GPA, rank (if applicable) and test scores (sent from the testing company), are automatically considered.

Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshman who apply for admission. Award amounts will vary from $4,000 to $60,000 ($1,000 per year to $15,000 per year renewable). These awards will be applied toward tuition only.

To be eligible, you must complete the following as soon as possible:

  1. Apply for admission to Montana State University. Apply online at https://www.msuadmissions.org/application/. Be sure to include your unweighted self-reported GPA and class rank (if applicable).
  2. Have your official ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University directly from the testing company.

Apply early!   These scholarships and awards may only be available for a limited time.  It is essential to apply for admission and have your ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University as soon as possible.

If you qualify, these scholarships will be automatically awarded when we have received your application (be sure to complete the self-reported gpa/rank section) and your ACT and/or SAT test scores. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail (and will begin in the fall).

If you are awarded a renewable Achievement, WUE or Distinction Award, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits a semester, and maintain non-resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the award throughout your four years at MSU.  MSU freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only.

MSU aims to make a college education affordable. Be sure to file your FAFSA by December 1, 2016 to be considered for federal grants, work-study, and student and parent loans, so that we can best meet your financial needs. Need and non-need based aid programs are available. Filing the FAFSA by this date will give you priority consideration for all financial assistance programs at Montana State University. Our MSU school code is 002532. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov.

As a condition of acceptance for any freshmen award, students must submit a Residence Hall Application as soon as possible. Students who have not already applied for housing, may download a housing application from the Residence Hall website at: http://www.montana.edu/reslife/. Exceptions to this rule may be made by contacting the Office of Residence Life.

Nonresident Achievement, WUE or Distinction Award recipients will be notified by mail. Only recipients will be notified.

Non-Resident Freshman Distinction Awards - A complete application for admission, test scores (sent from the testing company) and Distinction scholarship application are necessary.

Montana State University will be offering a number of Distinction Awards to new non-resident freshmen who will enter MSU. To be considered, students must apply for admission, have ACT  and/or SAT scores sent to MSU  and complete the Distinction Scholarship Application as soon as possible.

These awards will be targeted toward non-residents who do not meet our regular Achievement Award parameters. Leadership experience, activities, honors and financial need will be considered. Only those nonresident freshman who are not offered Achievement Awards need apply. Distinction Scholarships will not be stackable when students have been offered Achievement Awards. These awards will be applied toward tuition only.

If you are awarded a renewable Achievement, WUE or Distinction Award, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits a semester, and maintain non-resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the award throughout your four years at MSU.  MSU freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only.

MSU aims to make a college education affordable. Be sure to file your FAFSA by December 1, 2016 to be considered for federal grants, work-study, and student and parent loans, so that we can best meet your financial needs. Need and non-need based aid programs are available. Filing the FAFSA by this date will give you priority consideration for all financial assistance programs at Montana State University. Our MSU school code is 002532. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov.

As a condition of acceptance for any freshmen award, students must submit a Residence Hall Application as soon as possible. Students who have not already applied for housing, may download a housing application from the Residence Hall website at: http://www.montana.edu/reslife/. Exceptions to this rule may be made by contacting the Office of Residence Life.

Nonresident Achievement, WUE or Distinction Award recipients will be notified by mail. Only recipients will be notified.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Awards - To be considered, nonresident freshmen from WUE states must submit an application for admission complete with self-reported High School GPA, rank (if applicable), test scores (sent from the testing company) and apply for the MSU WUE Scholarship

A very limited number of Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Awards will be available to new freshmen for the 2017/18 academic year. MSU WUE scholarships are highly competitive. In 2016, WUE awards were offered to new freshmen with test scores of 29 ACT/1920 SAT and above. The average ACT of MSU WUE recipients in 2016 was 31; SAT was 2020 (equivalent to 1430 on the new SAT) and GPA was 3.9. Students who apply for WUE will be automatically considered for all non-resident Achievement Award and will want to take the offer of greatest value. WUE is not stackable with Achievement Awards or Distinction Scholarships.

Only legal residents of the following states may be considered for WUE Scholarships at Montana State University in Bozeman: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI).  WUE recipients must also be US Citizens or permanent residents.

WUE award recipients will be billed at a tuition rate which is only 150% of the resident tuition. New freshmen may retain their WUE Award (which is a tuition rate) for up to four academic years (8 semesters).  Students who are awarded a renewable WUE Award must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater at MSU, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits a semester, and maintain non-resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the award throughout their four years at MSU.  MSU freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only. Montana State University WUE awards are very limited. To be eligible for a WUE Scholarship, apply for admission, apply for WUE and have your test scores sent early. The deadline for WUE Scholarship consideration for fall 2017 is 2/1/17.  

MSU will begin making WUE awards to those who apply for WUE scholarships around November 1.  Students who submit complete application credentials and test scores may be offered Achievement Awards prior to receiving a WUE Scholarship offer. Achievement Awards will be replaced with WUE Scholarships automatically if the WUE Scholarship is of greater value than the Achievement Award offer.

 

WUE Award recipients will be notified by mail. Only recipients will be notified.

To be eligible for WUE Scholarship consideration, you must complete the following as soon as possible:

  1. Apply for admission to Montana State University. You can apply online at https://www.msuadmissions.org/application/Be sure to include your self-reported GPA and class rank (if applicable).
  2. Have your official ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University directly from the testing company.
  3. Please complete the Montana State University WUE Scholarship Application - Fill out and submit the application online.

Apply early!  Due to limited WUE Scholarship availability, the deadline for this program for fall 2017 is 2/1/17.

 

If you are awarded a renewable Achievement, WUE or Distinction Award, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits a semester, and maintain non-resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the award throughout your four years at MSU.  MSU freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only.

MSU aims to make a college education affordable. Be sure to file your FAFSA by December 1, 2016 to be considered for federal grants, work-study, and student and parent loans, so that we can best meet your financial needs. Need and non-need based aid programs are available. Filing the FAFSA by this date will give you priority consideration for all financial assistance programs at Montana State University. Our MSU school code is 002532. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov.

As a condition of acceptance for any freshmen award, students must submit a Residence Hall Application as soon as possible. Students who have not already applied for housing, may download a housing application from the Residence Hall website at: http://www.montana.edu/reslife/. Exceptions to this rule may be made by contacting the Office of Residence Life.

Nonresident Achievement, WUE or Distinction Award recipients will be notified by mail. Only recipients will be notified.