This form is to be completed by faculty and staff to nominate students. If you are a student and you think you may be eligible for this grant, please contact your advisor or the Office of the Dean of Students.

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The GRIT Grant is designed to help students facing financial obstacles hindering their ability to stay in school and graduate. Examples of financial obstacles include:
Nomination Criteria:
  • Undergraduate student in their junior/senior year (approximately 45 or less credit hours to degree completion);
  • Graduate student;
  • Preference for a Montana resident; and/or
  • Preference for demonstrated financial need.
Nominator's Information
Student Information
In the questions below, please describe the obstacles the student is facing that have led to their financial hardship and how receiving a GRIT Grant would aid in the student remaining enrolled and/or graduating from Montana State University. Please note: the average award amount from the GRIT Grant is $1,500.