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 Office of Financial Aid Services, 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.

For Native American students, additional resources are available to help pay for college, such as the Montana American Indian Waiver (for Montana Residents) and the Tribal Homelands Scholarship Waiver (for non-Residents). For more information, visit the Financial Aid Office Native American Resources.

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

Step 1: Apply to MSU 

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

239 American Indian 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