Montana State University

College of Letters and Science

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172360
Bozeman, MT 59717-2360

Tel: (406) 994-4288
Fax: (406) 994-7580
E-mail: lands@montana.edu
Location: 2-205 Wilson Hall

Dean:

Nicol C. Rae
nicol.rae@montana.edu

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Achieve: Student Success

Students in the College of Letters & Science consistently win prestigious awards, scholarships, fellowships and other recognition for academic, athletic and service achievement.

Natasha Pettinger wins 2013 Goldwater Scholarship
Pettinger is majoring in biochemistry, chemistry and German. She lived in Switzerland at age 15 when her father was working there. The experience gave her a foundation for majoring in German. She started working in a MSU chemistry laboratory at the end of her freshman year. She studies water oxidation and plans to attend graduate school. After that, she may conduct research and teach at a university. Read more...
 
     
MSU's Joe Thiel wins Rhodes Scholarship
Joe Thiel won a 2012 Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest international fellowship awards in the world. When Thiel, a double major in chemical engineering and liberal studies, heads to Great Britain in October, he plans to pursue master's degrees in public policy and the economics of development. Thiel came to MSU as a Presidential Scholar, and is a member of the Montana Board of Regents and was very involved in Montana State University's chapter of Engineers Without Borders. Read more...
 
     
Miles City's Vadheim becomes MSU's first Marshall Scholar
Bryan Vadheim, economics, received MSU's first Marshall Scholarship. His selection as a Marshall Scholar, one of the most selective scholarships awarded to American students, means that Vadheim will receive two years of education in the United Kingdom. He plans to earn a master's degree from the London School of Economics as well as a master's degree in engineering specializing in water science and governance from King's College, also in London. Read more...
 
     
MSU junior wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
David Halat, a junior in chemistry and mathematics, became the 54th MSU student to win the nation's premier scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering since the Goldwater Foundation was established in 1986. Keeping MSU one of the nation's top institutions for Goldwater recipients, Halat's scholarship gives him up to $7,500 a year for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Read more...
 
     
Recent MSU grad, aspiring teacher receives national fellowship
Jena Burke, Montana's only recipient of a James Madison Fellowship in 2011, will receive up to $24,000 over two years to support her while she earns a master's degree in education at The University of Montana, attends a summer institute next year in Washington, D.C. The fellowship will teach her more about the history and principles of the Constitution so she can inspire her own students. Read more...
 
     
Two MSU students win prestigious Goldwater Scholarship
Daniel Barta, paleontology, and Casey Donoven, mathematical sciences, won the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in 2011. The Goldwater is the nation's premiere scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering. The scholarship will give Barta and Donovan up to $7,500 a year for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Read more...
 
     
L&S student receives 2010 Goldwater Scholarship
Tim Brox, a physics major from Fresno, Calif., who explores the hidden world inside glaciers, received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship in 2010. The Goldwater is the nation's premiere scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering. The scholarship will give Brox up to $7,500 a year for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Read more...
 
     
Parsons is MSU's first Native American ROTC grad
And in August, Cadet Captain Parsons was commissioned as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. In doing so, Parsons, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation, become the first Native American to complete and graduate from MSU's ROTC program Parsons demonstrated an excellence at synthesizing her passions for both her psychology major and the military experiences. Read more...
 
     
Roberts' affinity for German adds up to Fulbright Scholarship
Jill Roberts, a math education major with a German studies minor, will take her affinity for German language and culture to Germany during the next school year as a recipient of a coveted Fulbright Fellowship. As a Fulbright recipient, Roberts will teach English in the German state of Brandenburg and study German methods of teaching math. Read more...
 
     
Two MSU chemistry students receive Goldwater scholarships
Joe Azzarelli and Ben Naab, students in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, received Goldwater Scholarship in 2009. The Goldwater is the nation's premier scholarship for undergraduates studying math, natural sciences and engineering. Recipients receive up to $7,500 a year for tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Read more...
 
     
MSU's Colvin receives prestigious 'Irish Rhodes' scholarship
Shane Colvin was one of just 12 recipients of a 2008 George J. Mitchell Scholarship, often called the Irish Rhodes Scholarship. Colvin, a senior with three majors (biochemistry, music and cell biology), used the one year of postgraduate study in Ireland funded by the scholarship to earn a master's in musical therapy from the University of Limerick. Read more...
 
     
Rudy soars high with second national title
MSU's Ellie Rudy, a student in cell biology and neuroscience, won her second indoor national championship in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the University of Arkansas with a winning height of 14 ft., 1.25 inches. Rudy is the only female MSU athlete to win an NCAA championship. Read more...