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Office of Admissions > Scholarships for Non-Resident Freshmen

Non-Resident Fall 2015 Freshmen Scholarships

Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission.

To be eligible, you must complete the following as soon as possible:

  1. Apply for admission to Montana State University. Apply online at https://www.msuadmissions.org/application/.
  2. Have your official ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University directly from the testing company.

It is essential to apply for admission and have your ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University as soon as possible.

     Apply early!   These scholarships and awards may only be available for a limited time.

If you qualify, these scholarships will be automatically awarded when we have received your application and your ACT and/or SAT test scores. Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail.

Here is what you may qualify for:

Your ACT
Test Score
Your SAT
Test Score
Amount You May Be Awarded

23
1560 to 1610
$8,000 Achievement Award ($2,000 per year renewable for 4 years)

24
1620 to 1670
$10,000 Achievement Award ($2,500 per year renewable for 4 years)

25
1680 to 1730
$14,000 Achievement Award ($3,500 per year renewable for 4 years)

26
1740 to 1790
$18,000 Achievement Award ($4,500 per year renewable for 4 years)

27
1800 to 1850
$22,000 Achievement Award ($5,500 per year renewable for 4 years)

28
1860 to 1910
$26,000 Achievement Award ($6,500 per year renewable for 4 years)*

29
1920 to 1970
$30,000 Achievement Award ($7,500 per year renewable for 4 years)*

30
1980 to 2010
$34,000 Achievement Award ($8,500 per year renewable for 4 years)*

31
2020 to 2070
$38,000 Achievement Award ($9,500 per year renewable for 4 years)*

32
2080 to 2130
$42,000 Achievement Award ($10,500 per year renewable for 4 years)*

33
2140 to 2210
$50,000 Achievement Award ($12,500 per year renewable for 4 years)

34 and higher
2220 to 2400
$60,000 Achievement Award ($15,000 per year renewable for 4 years)

* Students from WUE states with these test scores may be considered for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship or Vice President's Award.

MSU Achievement Awards will be based upon ACT composite scores and/or total SAT scores (Math, Critical Reading and Writing). MSU will always take the highest score, whether it be ACT or SAT, that is sent from the official testing company.

For more information on MSUís Presidential Scholarship, which provides annual tuition waivers and generous stipends for four years, go to http://www.montana.edu/honors. The application deadline is December 6, 2014.

Students may also be eligible for admission to the University Honors College (honors@montana.edu). We encourage you to consider applying to this excellent academic College. For an application form click here.

All Achievement Awards are designated for tuition only. If you are awarded a renewable Achievement or WUE Award, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and maintain full-time, non-resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the award throughout your four years at MSU. MSU freshman scholarships and awards are available to those seeking undergraduate bachelor degree programs only.

MSU aims to make a college education affordable. Be sure to file your FAFSA by March 1, 2015 to be considered for federal grants, work-study, and student and parent loans, so that we can best meet your financial needs. Need and non-need based aid programs are available. Filing the FAFSA by this date will give you priority consideration for all financial assistance programs at Montana State University. Our MSU school code is 002532. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov.

As a condition of acceptance for any freshmen award, students must submit a Residence Hall Application as soon as possible. Students who have not already applied for housing, may download a housing application from the Residence Hall website at: http://www.montana.edu/reslife/. Exceptions to this rule may be made by contacting the Office of Residence Life.