Environmental Studies Graduate Financial Aid

The Environmental Studies Masters program is not involved in awarding loans and government-sponsored financial aid. Direct inquiries to the Financial Aid Office of the University. The Graduate School website posts the most current tuition and fee information.

NEW:  The EVST Masters Program has been approved as a distinctive program within the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).  If you are admitted to our Program for Fall 2016 or later, and if you are a legal resident of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawai‘i, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming, the UM Graduate School will notify you of your WRGP in-state tuition rate status upon admission.  Subject to continued UM WRGP policy, residents of these states admitted to the EVST Program will qualify for Montana resident rate tuition.  See the WICHE/WRGP website for details. 

For additional scholarships and awards available through the College of Humanities and Sciences, please see the Humanities and Sciences Scholarship webpage.

Awards Available

  • Brainerd Conservation Fellowships/Internships: Environmental Studies grad students with demonstrated record of activism and leadership can apply in December of their first year for two $5000 fellowships and one $5,000 paid internship.
  • Wyss Scholars for Conservation in the American West: Environmental Studies grad students can apply in December of their first year for two scholarships that pay 1/2 of the cost of tuition and educational expenses for 3 semesters plus a $5000 summer internship grant.
  • Len and Sandy Sargent Environmental Activism & Advocacy Fellowship Award: Honors and supports students with a $5000 Fellowship for environmental activism achievements and promise.  See the Len and Sandy Sargent Fellowship page
  • Wiancko Scholarship Awards of $5000 available to incoming students for environmental leadership achievements and promise
  • Tom Roy Family Scholarship Awards of $5000 available to incoming students for special promise and need determined by EVST faculty
  • Bertha Morton Scholarship: A campus-wide competition, awarded on academic record, publications, honors and awards, and other pertinent evidence. EVST nominates 3 students, and in many years, at least one EVST student is selected. Awards range from $2000 to $4000.
  • Clancy Gordon Environmental Scholarship: Graduate students from the biological and physical sciences, and environmental studies, with a demonstrated involvement in applying scientific knowledge toward the resolution of environmental problems. One award of $2100.
  • Ron and Nancy Erickson Award: Environmental Studies students whose major work is in the area of environmental ethics, humanities, and/or writing may apply for awards up to $1500.
  • Byron and Bernice Dawson Award: Environmental Studies grad students can apply for up to $1500 in funding to support costs of their final project (thesis, professional paper or portfolio).
  • Cinnabar Rocky Mountain Climate Conservation Award: One Environmental Studies grad student can receive a grant to support an internship/conservation work supporting conservation in the Rocky Mountains with a focus on climate change adaptation.Amounts vary.
  • Grants: Through their work with faculty, or as a result of their independent research, some students secure funding from a variety of foundations and other sources.