Native American Student Scholarships

The University of Montana's Native American Studies Department is dedicated to promoting high academic achievement among Native American students and assisting them with reaching their educational goals. To uphold this objective, scholarships are awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students in various University of Montana-Missoula and Missoula College majors. Scholarship funds are limited and the selection process is competitive. All Native American students admitted to The University of Montana are encouraged to apply. Please visit the UM Scholarship Portal for all scholarships and information.

Application Information

Please carefully read through the online application before you begin completing the scholarship application.

Only one application needs to be submitted,the scholarship committee matches qualified applicants with the appropriate scholarship (see Scholarship Descriptions for more information).

You will NOT be able to save the online application so it is recommended that you haveall required documents saved BEFORE beginning the application.

DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted online by 5:00p.m. on March 1st


Native American students who plan on enrolling or be admitted to the University of Montana or Missoula College the next year.
Students are required to enroll full-time each semester (12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits)
Students must have a minimum cumulative 2.0 grade point average (GPA)
New and transfer students are encouraged to complete the new Student Orientation process

Application Requirements

One (1) page, single spaced essay

Please address the following topic: Discuss what you plan to do with a college degree, and why you think the University of Montana is the place for you to earn that degree.

Letter of Recommendation

One (1) letter should come from a non-relative who can comment on your academic abilities and accomplishments. The letter should be current and written within the last year.

Letters can be addressed to

Native American Student Scholarship Committee
Native American Studies Department
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive
Missoula, MT 59812

Current Transcript

(May be unofficial)

Documented Tribal membership

Verification of tribal enrollment or descendency


call (406)-243-5834
or stop in NAC 112