Scholarships

J.R. Scholarship for Montana Computer Scientists

Annual award amount: $10,000

Number of awards: 5

Application deadline: 03/31/2017

Eligibility requirements:

  • Montana high school graduates who will major in Computer Science at the University of Montana.
  • Recipients must demonstrate service and/or volunteerism in their community.
  • Preference shall be given to students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Of the five scholarships awarded annually, the preference is for one award to be made to a graduate of a Ravalli County high school. If there are no qualified Ravalli County high school graduates then another qualifying Montana high school graduate may be selected.

To Apply:   The University of Montana now administers most scholarship funds through the UM Scholarship Portal.  The portal is accessible to all UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Apply for the J.R. Scholarship through the UM Portal.

Mike McGinley Computer Science Scholarship

Annual award amount: $1,000

Number of awards: 10

Application deadline: 03/31/2017

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students majoring in computer science who have completed the college readiness curriculum recommended by UM. 
  • Preference shall be given to incoming freshmen who are Montana residents, and to students with financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Aid or its equivalent in existence at the time of the award.

Renewability:

  • The scholarships are renewable for an additional three years beyond the initial award at the discretion of the scholarship selection committee, provided that funding is available and the student is pursuing a computer science major with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

To Apply:   The University of Montana now administers most scholarship funds through the UM Scholarship Portal.  The portal is accessible to all UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Apply for the Mike McGinley Scholarship through the UM Portal.

Touch America Computer Science Scholarship

Annual award amount: $2,200

Number of awards: 2 (one award given to a junior UM CS student, and one to a senior UM CS student)

Application deadline: 03/31/2017

Eligibility requirements: Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, with preference given to students with areas of study applicable to the telecommunications industry.

To Apply:   The University of Montana now administers most scholarship funds through the UM Scholarship Portal.  The portal is accessible to all UM students and offers one centralized general application, regardless of a student’s major or program of study. Apply for the Touch America Scholarship through the UM Portal.