The Department of Native American Studies is fortunate to have a modest amount of scholarship money available to Native American students enrolled at Montana State University.

Eligibility for need-based scholarships is determined by the MSU financial aid office, consequently students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships MUST complete the FAFSA student aid application. Need-based scholarships will not be awarded to students who have not completed the FAFSA application.

Cat Scholarship

Incoming Freshman/Transfer students must apply for Admission to MSU prior to filling out the scholarship application.

Step 1: Apply to Montana State University

Step 2: Receive Letter of Acceptance from MSU Admissions, with Generated Student Identification Number (GID)

Step 3: Establish your NetID (your MSU unique identifier) and set a password.

Step 4: Apply!


For current MSU students, please apply here: 

Step 1: Apply!


For further information about receiving or sponsoring a scholarship, contact the Department of Native American Studies:

Native American Studies
2-179 Wilson Hall
PO Box 172340
Bozeman, MT 59717-2340

e-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 406.994.3884


For information about other financial aid/scholarship opportunities, see