If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Minority Admissions Representative, Heather Wofford:
- 888-MSU-CATS (toll free)
- 406-994-1983 (direct)
There are hundreds of thousands of dollars in aid available for Native American Students. Read the list below and follow the links to find out how to access those dollars.
FAFSA: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid gives grants, loans, and work-study money for students with financial need. Fill this form out after January 1, but before March 1 of the year you are to begin attending Montana State University
Phyllis Berger Memorial Scholarship: Awarded by the Native American Studies Department to one freshman, one transfer, and one Masters Native American student, regardless of major. Contact the Native American Studies department at (406) 994-3884 for an application
College of Engineering: The College of Engineering, through the Engineering Minority Program (EMPower) offers scholarships for incoming freshman Native students. Be sure to sure send in the application before the February 1 deadline.
Montana American Indian Tuition Waiver: The Montana Tuition waiver is open to eligible Montana resident freshman and transfer students. You must demonstrate financial need and be at least 1/4 or more Indian blood.
Tribal Homelands Scholarship: The Tribal Homeland Scholarhsip is open to eligible non-resident Native American new freshmen and transfer students who are interested in attending MSU and whose tribal affiliation once called the Montana area their "Homelands."
Academic Scholarships: (for new MSU Students) Montana State University offers millions of dollars in scholarships for Resident and Non-Resident students.
MSU Office of Financial Aid: The Office of Financial Aid assists students with their need based awards, FAFSA and other financial aid questions.
McNair Scholars Program: This program is a student support program assisting qualified students in their quest to obtain a graduate degree, primarily the PhD degree. Once a student is accepted into the program they are eligible for monetary awards given as stipends for student research, are able to travel to conferences and graduate school visits, are required to participate in the GRE workshop and are eligible to receive information as to how to apply and be accepted to graduate school.