Office of International Programs Scholarship

MSU's Office of International Programs is proud to offer merit-based scholarships to international freshmen applicants. These awards are based on grade point average as well as SAT or ACT scores.

When international freshmen submit their applications, they are automatically considered for scholarships based on their grade point average from high school. While we do not require SAT or ACT scores for admission, students can submit them to be considered for additional scholarships. Students must have already applied to MSU to be considered. This scholarship can be renewed every year if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, enrolls in at least 12 credits, and remains a non-resident student.

Scholarships are available until all are awarded; therefore, students are encouraged to submit their MSU application early.

If students choose to submit their SAT and/or ACT scores, the results must be sent directly to MSU via the testing company. We will always consider the highest composite score submitted.


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Cultural Sharing Scholarship

The Cultural Sharing Scholarship aims to increase cultural sharing and intercultural interaction both on Montana State University's campus and in the greater Bozeman community. Students are required to demonstrate leadership by planning and hosting two cultural events and attending World Chat sessions during the semester. Through being engaged at MSU and in the community, the Cultural Sharing Scholarship students serve as day-to-day cultural ambassadors for their home countries.

Scholarship Amount per Semester: $1,000

Requirements for Initial  Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Completed application 
  • Full-time student status
  • First-semester MSU student
  • GPA: 3.0

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall semester: July 1
  • Spring semester: November 15

To complete an application, click here. For more information, please contact

MSU Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University's most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. As Ambassadors of the university, they reflect its highest ideals through demonstrated leadership and public service, and are in the process of leaving a unique fingerprint on their world.

If you applied for the Presidential Scholarship, your scholarship application will also serve as your application to the Honors College. Application deadline is early-December of each year. Please visit the link below for the specific deadline.

You can apply to this scholarship by visiting:

College and Department Scholarships

Many of Montana State University's colleges and departments offer scholarships to their currently-enrolled students. Below are some links that can provide you with more information about college and department scholarship opportunities: