The last deadline for the MSU Hilleman Scholars Program is April 24th, 2024 at midnight. Scholarship selection is accomplished by a group of dedicated campus partners who believe in the importance of MSU’s land grant mission. The selection committee are your partners and champions at MSU, help them make their difficult decision by giving them a sense of your great potential to lead and your desire to earn a college degree. Please complete this application with those details in mind. The selection committee appreciates your honesty, humor, and your aspirations for the future. You are encouraged to share your application with your guidance counselor, teacher, or coach for review before submission. The committee is rooting for you! We are excited to receive your application and learn more about you. Do not hesitate to reach out with questions by calling 406.994.7627 or email us at [email protected].

You do not need to wait for FAFSA to apply. We will work through eligibility and critical financial need at a later date.

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Contact & Personal Information
Personal reference
Please submit the following information for a personal reference. This may be a high school teacher, coach, counselor, or another significant influence (but not a family member). Upon submission of your application, a representative from the MSU Hilleman Scholars Program will contact your reference to provide further instruction on completing the recommendation
Home Responsibilities
Essay Question
After reading Dr. Hilleman's biography, please write a brief essay (approximately 500-1000 words) describing how his story inspires your own studies at Montana State University. Please also describe your personal aspirations and how you will channel your work ethic to achieve your academic, leadership, and/or career goals.