External Scholarships

External Scholarships and Fellowships

Laure Pengelly Drake
Coordinator for Writing Center Programs, External Scholarships, and Advising
LA 144
(406) 243-6140

Phi Beta Kappa Association of Montana Essay Contest

Deadline: Applications due to DHC by noon on Monday, March 2. Recipients will be decided by Friday, March 13, in anticipation of a formal announcement at the PBK Association of Western Montana banquet on March 16. 

Criteria: Essay contest entrants should: 1) be a full-time student at the University of Montana; 2) have a declared major or minor in a department in the College of Humanities and Sciences; 3) have a minimum GPA of 3.75; 4) have attained junior standing (minimum 60 credits); and 5) have fulfilled all of their general education requirements before applying.

For essay prompt and submission information, download The Phi Beta Kappa Association of Montana Essay Contest Application Form

If you have questions regarding the PBK Essay Contest, please contact Prof. Ashby Kinch at ashby.kinch@umontana.edu.

Fulbright Scholarship

Deadine: Beginning of October

Criteria: The Fulbright Foundation awards grants to outstanding students for study and research abroad. Students receiving the Fulbright must have completed an undergraduate degree before beginning their Fulbright year.

Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Ametsbichler
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Office: LA 332
Phone: (406) 243-5001
Email: liz.ametsbichler@mso.umt.edu

For more information: Fulbright website

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadline: Mid-September

Criteria: The Rhodes Scholarship awards outstanding seniors and recent graduates up to two years of study at the University of Oxford. UM has produced 28 Rhodes Scholars to rank nineteenth in the nation and fifth among public universities.

Contact: Dr. Ashby Kinch
Department of English
Office: LA 133-B
Phone: (406) 243-4462
Email: ashby.kinch@mso.umt.edu

Past UM Rhodes Scholars