Please note: The preferred application deadline in order to be considered for scholarships for the Spring 2021 semester is Oct 15, 2020. The preferred application deadline in order to be considered for scholarship for the Fall 2021 semester is May 15, 2021.  

Office of International Programs Scholarship

MSU's Office of International Programs is proud to offer merit-based scholarships to qualified international undergraduate applicants that are offered full admission to Montana State University. These awards are based on grade point average as well as SAT or ACT scores. These awards will be applied only toward MSU tuition and cannot be awarded to students being offered Conditional Admission in order to attend Intensive English classes with INTERLINK International Institute.

When an international student submits their application, they are automatically considered for scholarships based on their grade point average from high school or college coursework. While we do not require SAT or ACT scores for admission, students may submit them to be considered for additional scholarships. Students who are offered full admission to attend MSU with a cumulative GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale are eligible for consideration. 

Scholarship amounts range from $3,000-$15,000 per year. This scholarship can be renewed annually if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, maintains full-time student status, and attends as a non-resident student.

If students choose to submit their SAT and/or ACT scores, the results must be sent directly to MSU via the testing company. We will always consider the highest composite score submitted.

MSU 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.

If you applied for the Presidential Scholarship, your scholarship application will also serve as your application to the Honors College. The application deadline is early-December of each year. Please visit the link below for the specific deadline and to learn more about this scholarship opportunity:

Please note: You must be offered full admission to MSU as a first-year student for the Fall semester before you can apply for the Presidential Scholarship. Students that are offered Conditional Admission or have 12+ credits from a university or college are not eligible for the Presidential Scholarship.

College and Department Scholarships

Many of Montana State University's colleges and departments offer scholarships to their currently-enrolled students. Below are some links that can provide you with more information about college and department scholarship opportunities: