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High school seniors encouraged to apply for 2013 scholarships at MSU

September 16, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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Montana High school seniors who plan to attend Montana State University in the fall of 2013 are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for scholarships through the MSU Premier Scholarship Program. The priority deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 1, 2013.

"It's one of my priorities to make higher education as accessible as possible," said MSU President Waded Cruzado. "Montana high school students are the future of our state and I want to help them succeed. The benefits of a college education to one's life and one's career are huge."

MSU is dedicated to making it possible for Montana students to pursue higher education through scholarships such as the Premier Scholarship. Funding for this scholarship program is provided by MSU and private donors.

Premier Scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen who are Montana residents and show academic promise based on ACT and/or SAT scores or grade point average. Financial need, leadership experience, activities, and honors may also be considered.

Montana high school seniors who plan to attend MSU in the fall of 2013 are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the Premier Scholarships, which range from a one-time $1,000 scholarship, to a $3,000 scholarship that can be renewed annually for four years.

The priority deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 1, 2013. Scholarships will be given until funds are exhausted.

The scholarships can only be applied toward tuition. Students who are awarded a renewable scholarship must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and continue to be enrolled full time. To become eligible for a Premier Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Apply for admission to MSU. Applications are available online at To receive a paper application, please contact MSU Admissions.

  • Make sure MSU receives their current grade point average either via the self report form (included with the application for admission) or from a transcript.

  • Have their official ACT and/or SAT scores sent directly to MSU from the testing company. The school code for sending ACT scores is 2420. The school code for sending SAT scores is 4488.

  • Print, complete and mail the Montana Premier Scholarship application to:
    MSU Admissions
    P.O. Box 172190
    Bozeman, MT 59717-2190
    The application is available for printing at:

  • OR apply for the Montana Premier Scholarship online at:

MSU Admissions can be reached toll free at 888-MSU-CATS

Contact: Ronda Russell, director, MSU Admissions, 406-994-5541,