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University-wide Scholarships

Montana State University awards millions of dollars in scholarships and waiver awards to new students who enter in the fall of each year. You might qualify for some of this money based on your academic record, financial need, group affiliation or a combination of the three. For university-wide scholarship information, visit the MSU Financial Aid website, the Admissions Scholarship website, and the CatScholarship home page

College of Letters & Science Scholarships

College level scholarship applications from incoming and current students will be accepted November 1 - February 1. 

Our scholarships usually range from about $250 to $1,000 each. The first round of scholarship acceptance letters typically go out by early March. Those students are given until about early April to accept, or reject the scholarship should they choose to go elsewhere. The committee's second round picks are notified once any of the first round recipients reject their funds, in early April. 

Departmental/Program Scholarships

Many more L&S scholarships are administered through the individual departments or academic programs. Visit the website of your anticipated major to see what additional scholarships might be available.

For the 2019-2020 scholarship cycle, not all College of Letters & Science department scholarships are included in Cat Scholarship. Please contact your department to make sure you are correctly applying for scholarships, especially the following departments: Cell Biology & Neuroscience, English, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology & Anthropology.