Shaping the problem solvers and leaders of tomorrow.

MONTANA’S OWN


You call Montana home. You graduated from a Montana high school and that experience – whether you were one of 5 or 500 students – left you with deep roots and great affection for your home community. That’s why, when it came time to pursue your degree, you chose to stay in the state you love and attend Montana State University.

Today, you are at least halfway to earning your degree. The graduation finish line is right there in front of you– you can envision the date, the ceremony, the pride in your immense accomplishment. Yet, between now and then, there are unknowns to discover, answers you seek, and plans to make.

This is the time when many college students are asking themselves:

How do I use my degree to create a career with purpose?

What is my plan for paying off my student debt?

How do I feel more connected to fellow students and the MSU community?

How do I achieve my target GPA while staying resilient and focused?

How do I learn from others and create a professional network?

Introducing the Montana’s Own Scholarship Program

Imagine a program that is designed to answer those questions, and, in the process, give youthe real-world skills and relationships you need to not just graduate, but graduate with PURPOSE. Montana State University is committed to realizing the public land grant mission through innovative practices that nurture promise and shape potential, and the Montana’s Own Scholarship Program is designed to do just that. 

students in lab

The Montana’s Own scholarship will allow you to devote enough time and energy to be successful in all the roles you play in your life.
 

studying

The Montana’s Own support will help you stay resilient and focused as you pursue your degree.

Are you eligible for the Montana’s Own Program? Click here to find out.

Already a scholar? Click here to see events and resources.


2022-2023 Activity & Event Calendar

Date Event Details
Friday, September 23 Scholar Meet & Greet

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Big White Tent (south of the Norm Building)

Monday, September 26 Mentoring Event

4:00 PM

Location TBA

Tuesday, September 27 Executive Closet

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SUB Ballroom A

Thursday, September 29 Etiquette Dinner

6:00 PM

SUB BallroomA

Date Event Details
Monday - Friday, October 3 - 7 Career Fair

Networking and Fair events in SUB Ballrooms.

Interviews in the Inspiration Hall located in
the Norm Asbjornson Hall.

For more details on the Fall 2022 Career Fair, click here.

Wednesday, October 19
How to Create a Killer Resume and Cover Letter – Part One

3:30 - 5:00 PM

SUB 168

Join AYCSS Career Education Coach, Joan Ghassemi, to learn how to craft a resume and cover letter that will help you stand out as a candidate for a job or internship. Joan will discuss what needs to be included, how to format it, and what employers are looking for. Armed with this knowledge, you will create a resume and cover letter and bring it to part two of this workshop on November 16th.

Monday, October 24 Mentoring Circles

(series of four workshops, November 2022 through February 2023)

4:00 - 5:00 PM (food provided)

American Indian Hall

Topic: Why mentoring matters.

Join your fellow scholars in a small group with one of several different mentors from local business. Each mentor will guide their group through activities designed to increase your networks and connections and promote life skills and professional development. Each month, your group will have a new mentor and new activities. You can participate in the whole series or just a few workshops. Please RSVP Deb if you are going to attend the October session.   

Date Event Details
Monday, November 28 Mentoring Circles

(series of four workshops, November 2022 through February 2023)

4:00 - 5:00 PM (food provided)

American Indian Hall

Topic: Choice architecture (choices made or not made during college and after that impacted their career)

Join your fellow scholars in a small group with one of several different mentors from local business. Each mentor will guide their group through activities designed to increase your networks and connections and promote life skills and professional development. Each month, your group will have a new mentor and new activities. You can participate in the whole series or just a few workshops.

Date Event Details
Monday, January 30 Mentoring Circles

(series of four workshops, November 2022 through February 2023)

4:00 - 5:00 PM (food provided)

American Indian Hall

Topic: Habits that hold you back and can derail your career + Q&A

Join your fellow scholars in a small group with one of several different mentors from local business. Each mentor will guide their group through activities designed to increase your networks and connections and promote life skills and professional development. Each month, your group will have a new mentor and new activities. You can participate in the whole series or just a few workshops.

Date Event Details
Monday, February 27 Mentoring Circles

(series of four workshops, November 2022 through February 2023)

4:00 - 5:00 PM (food provided)

American Indian Hall

Topic: Professional Development (week of Spring Career Fair) - taking advantage of career development resources, prepping for Career Fair, what has helped them + Q&A

Join your fellow scholars in a small group with one of several different mentors from local business. Each mentor will guide their group through activities designed to increase your networks and connections and promote life skills and professional development. Each month, your group will have a new mentor and new activities. You can participate in the whole series or just a few workshops.