Montana State University

Contact Us



Montana State University
P.O. Box 173820
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Tel: (406) 994-5567
Fax: (406) 994-5559
Location: 312 Roberts Hall

Julian Collins

Assistant Director:
Amy Stix

MAP Coordinator:
Josh Mori

Montana Apprentice Program

Eligibility & Expectations

2014 Program Dates: June 8th - July 18th, 2014

Application Deadline March 3rd, 2014

EligibilityMAP participants during a group activity

The Montana Apprenticeship Program works with underrepresented minority students who are

  • Enrolled in a senior high school in either the 9th, 10th, or 11th grade
  • Committed to working hard and excelling academically
  • Interested in attending college with a science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) based curriculum


Apprentices will be paid a stipend of $1,620.00 for successfully participating in the program.
Residence hall room costs and meals will be provided by the program.


Students are required to abide by general university regulations and conduct guidelines and to attend and fully participate in all MAP activities. Residence hall (dormitory) supervisor(s) will live on the same floor, enforce the MAP curfew and will conduct periodic room checks. Apprentices are NOT allowed to drive, ride in, or ride on, motorized vehicles nor leave Bozeman at any time during the program, unless they are participating in an official program activity or they have received prior written permission from parents/guardians and the MAP Summer Program Coordinator. Any violations of these regulations will result in immediate suspension from the program. Detailed conduct guidelines and responsibilities will be distributed to participants during orientation.


Apprentices will work primarily with an MSU research scientist in a research laboratory. Approximately 50% of the work week will be spent participating in pre-college classroom-like interaction. The remaining 50% will be spent working on a research project. Apprentices will be expected to make an informal seminar presentation to other summer participants. Recreational activities are a part of the six-week program and are scheduled for most weekends.

Applications for Students