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Montana high school seniors encouraged to apply for 2015 scholarships at MSU

September 4, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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Montana high school seniors who plan to attend Montana State University in the fall of 2015 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, 2015.

“The Premier Scholarship Program is one way that Montana State University helps provide Montana students access to higher education,” said MSU President Waded Cruzado. "These talented high school students are the future of our state, and MSU is committed to helping them succeed.” 

MSU and private donors provide funding for the scholarship program.

Premier Scholarships will be awarded to incoming first-year students 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.

The scholarships range from a one-time $1,000 scholarship to a $3,000 scholarship that can be renewed annually for four years. 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 be 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 at 888-MSU-CATS.
  • Make sure MSU receives their current grade point average, either via the self-report from (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:
    Alternatively, applicants may apply for the Montana Premier Scholarship online at:

For more information, contact MSU Admissions toll free at 888-MSU-CATS. 

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