Scholarship Applications and Information

Most scholarships are available for every level of student -- freshman to graduate students.

The scholarship application process for 2015-2016 is now open.

DEADLINE: January 30, 2015.

STOP! Do not start filling out the application until you have read the instructions below in their entirety.

Steps to a Successful Application Process

Follow the steps below before you begin the online form.

  1. Before you begin the application, it is important that you access the appropriate form (Department of Education or Department of Health and Human Development), review the requirements, and then gather all the necessary information. Do this before you begin the application -- you will not be able to save any information on the application and return to complete it later. The form must be completed and submitted in one session. Also, be sure to have your MSU Student ID ready.
  2. Write your essay BEFORE you start the application. Write your essay in MS Word or other word processing program and save it to your computer. Additional directions are provided on the form.
  3. After you submit your application, you will receive a copy via email. Please review the information to ensure its accuracy. If there is something that you need to change, you will need to submit a new application.
  4. TWO recommendations are necessary (one from a faculty member or instructor, or a high school teacher for incoming freshmen, and another from an employer, a volunteer supervisor, another faculty member or instructor, or other professional recommendation -- not a family member). Be sure to ask your references before sending them the link.
    1. Applicants will need to copy and paste the recommendation form link in an email to each reference.
    2. Recommendations will be submitted electronically, directly from your reference, to the scholarship coordinator, per instructions on the recommendation form.
    3. It is your responsibility to follow up with your references to make sure recommendations were submitted.
  5. Include one unofficial copy of your transcript. Current MSU students, please obtain your unofficial copy from My Info.
    1. Copy and paste your most recent transcript (including Fall 2014) into a Word Document
    2. Save it to your computer as lastname_firstname_transcript
    3. Then email it to ehhdscholarships@montana.edu with the word "transcript" in the subject line.
    4. Entering freshmen, please send your high school transcript as of Fall 2014, as soon as your semester ends and you receive your fall grades.

Click on the appropriate department link below to access the names of the scholarships and their criteria:


Please check with the EHHD Scholarship Coordinator in Reid 250 for information about several other scholarships offered by organizations outside the College, such as the Big Sky Retired Educators Association Scholarship and Jane Hammer Holmgren Scholarship for education students.