The Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University's most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. As Ambassadors of the university, they reflect its highest ideals through demonstrated leadership and public service, and are in the process of leaving a unique fingerprint on their world.

The Presidential Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen.

Applications for the 2022 Presidential Scholarship are now open. You will need to sign in to the application using your MSU ID.


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Scholars Fall Reception

Scholars Reception with President Waded Cruzado.  Photo by Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez.

***If you have applied for the Presidential Scholarship, your scholarship application will also serve as your application to the Honors College****


Please visit the Office of Admissions for additional information regarding MSU Scholarships.  MSU also has a scholarship program for students identified as National Merit Finalists.  Information regarding the National Merit Scholars program can be found at:


Additional information regarding Financial Aid available from Montana State University can be found by following this link: Office of Financial Aid Services.

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