As we navigate COVID-19, we are working to adapt our scholarship policies. We are working as best we can during this time to provide access for students in an equitable manner. As the picture becomes clearer this fall, Montana State University will update students and families as soon as possible. We encourage students to apply for admission now as MSU does NOT require ACT and/or SAT scores for an admission decision. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these challenging times. We will update you as soon as we are able. Go Cats!

Some of the colleges and departments at Montana State University offer scholarships to students. A limited number are available for incoming students. Not every department participates in freshman scholarship programs, so be sure to check the website for each program you may be interested in. If scholarships are need-based, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to December 1, 2021.


If you are planning to attend MSUas a new undergraduate student,please use the following process to apply for departmental scholarships:

1. Apply to Montana State University.

2. Receive your acceptance letter, which includes your Generated Student Identification Number (GID#).

3.Visit this page to claim your NetID and set your password.

4.Visit the Cat $cholarships page to apply for various departmental scholarships.


To learn more about scholarship opportunities through MSU's colleges and departments, please select one of the options below.


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