The College of Nursing is pleased to be able to offer scholarships for traditional undergraduate, accelerated and graduate Nursing students.  A dedicated community of alumni, industry partners and friends generously support the scholarship program in the College of Nursing. In 2021 there were 139 CAT Scholarships Awarded to Future Bobcat Nurses Totaling $257,500.  

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Eligibility for need-based scholarships is determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid. Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must complete the FAFSA student aid application. Priority deadline at Montana State University to file a FAFSA is December 1.  Many of our scholarships are based on financial need, so it's always a good idea to have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid, even if you think you won't qualify for financial aid.

The scholarship application opens November, 1 for the following academic year. The priority deadline for applications is Feb. 1.

Cat $cholarships is the MSU online scholarship platform that will be used for collecting scholarship applications. 

Only accepted MSU students will be able to use Cat $cholarships online applications.

Scholarship recipients are selected early spring semester each year and are notified by the first week of May of awards for the following fall and spring semesters. 


For questions, contact Paul Swift at [email protected] or call 406-994-2577.