Montana State University is pleased to partner with the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation and the Horatio Alger Scholar Association, by offering a Hilleman Scholarship to 2021 Horatio Alger Scholars who successfully complete the online application and enroll at MSU-Bozeman for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Through this joint effort, recently admitted Horatio Alger Scholars who apply to become Hilleman Scholars will receive all the privileges (and expectations) of the Hilleman Scholars Program. To serve as many students as possible fitting our eligibility criteria, Hilleman Scholar Program scholarships cannot be "stacked" or combined with other scholarship monies such as those provided by the Horatio Alger Scholars Program.

The amounts below are representative of the 2019-2020 academic year scholarship.  This table will be subject to change when new scholarship funds are allocated.  We anticipate as similar funding structure for 2021-2022 academic year.


Scholarship funds and experiences include, but are not limited to:

Academic Year Total Funding for Hilleman/Horatio Alger Scholars
Year 1 $4,600
Year 2 $4,600
Year 3 $4,600
Year 4* $7,600
Total $21,400

 *Remainder of Horatio Alger scholarship will be awarded, in final academic year. The number above will be reduced if a student does not graduate in 4-years.



  • $2,000 for attending the Summer Success Academy ($1,000 stipend and $1,000 to be applied to your fall semester tuition)
  • A $500 bonus applied to your university account for earning a 3.0 GPA or greater during the Summer Success Academy for math and US 210 (Education, the World of Work & You) courses completed.
  • $3,000 towards the cost of a faculty/department led study abroad experience during the junior year
  • Leadership development
  • Peer mentoring
  • Internship placements
  • Intensive career development support
  • Alumni mentoring
  • Projects designed to advance citizenship and giving back to our Montana communities.

Questions? Please call us at 406.994.7627. 

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application!

Please note: Horatio Alger Scholars are not required to submit a letter of recommendation from their high school counselor, teacher, or coach. Given that you are a Horatio Alger Scholar, we know you are impressive, and we want you to also become a Hilleman Scholar! 

Apply Here!