What Are Food Security Scholarships?

The Food Security Scholarship awards a 25-pass commuter meal plan to eligible students which can be used at the MSU dining halls across campus. If you are a student with barriers to accessing enough nutritious food, please consider applying.

How to Apply

For the Fall 2022 semester, the scholarship application will be open from July 1st at 12am - August 31st at 11:59pm. Priority is not based on time of submission. 

On July 1st, the application link will be available here: Food Security Scholarship Application


Due to application processing time, students are typically notified of awards about 1/3 of the way into the semester. Award notifications come via email from [email protected].


The most immediate option is the Bounty of the Bridgers Campus Food Pantry. For additional resources and long-term support, see our resoures page

No, the passes are only valid for the semester in which you recieve them and cannot carry over. 

Yes! You can "Swipe-In" a friend or family member, just as you would with a regular meal pass. 
Yes! You can apply once per semester.
If students are already recieving the maximum allowable financial aid award, they are inelligible to recieve this scholarships as it would put them over the maximum threshold according to Montana State Univeristy Policy. 
Please direct all quesitons, comments, and concerns to Margaret Davies at [email protected].