Our Opportunities

Welcome to Cat Scholarships, MSU’s Online Scholarship Application System!

Below you will find a list of scholarships available to MSU Students.

  • Use the Application Process below to apply for scholarships awarded by colleges, departments and the Office of Financial Aid Services.
  • Incoming students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions. Click here for more information.

Application Process:

  • To access the General Application, click “Sign in” and use your NetID to login.
  • After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to all scholarships you are eligible for based on the information you provided.
  • The system may request that you supply additional information or recommend scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for, however additional steps must be taken to be considered for those awards.
  • Some scholarships require the applicant to demonstrate financial need; in order to be considered for those awards a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be submitted.

Important Dates:

  • November 1: Cat Scholarship system opens to accept applications.
  • December 1: MSU FAFSA priority deadline.
  • February 1: Priority application deadline for most scholarships in the Cat Scholarship system. Please refer to individual scholarships for the appropriate deadline.
Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Barry C. Bishop Award for Mountain Research
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Earth Sciences; First year graduate student; Full-time student; Demonstrate...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Charles Bradley Earth Sciences Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Earth Sciences; Undergraduate student.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Donald L. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Graduate student; Full-time student; Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Preferred...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Earth Sciences General Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Earth Sciences
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Earth...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Jim Edie Geography Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geography or GIS/Planning; Full-time student.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geography or...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Kenny Dye Memorial Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Sophomore, junior or senior status; Full-time student; Minimum 2.5 cumulative...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Sophomore,...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies MAGIP GIS Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Earth Sciences; First year graduate student; Working on a project that uses...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Marathon Geoscience-Geology Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA; Intend to pursue employment in the upstream oil and gas...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Minimum 3.0...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Marathon Oil Company Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Graduate student; Thesis research related to petroleum geoscience. Additional Award...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Geology; Graduate...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies NewFields Earth Science Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Earth Sciences; Student with financial need but does not qualify for...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Ardy SixKiller Clarke Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program; American Indian or Alaska Native, not required to be an enrolled...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Daniel, Miriam and Rachel Foxman American Indian Educator Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program; Enrolled member of a Federal or State of Montana recognized...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Kristi and David Crawford Student Teacher Excellence Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Elementary Education; Senior status; Demonstrate excellence during their junior practicum.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Elementary...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Linda and Larry Hughes Family Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program K-12; Montana resident; Demonstrate financial need; Undergraduate...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Marshall and Betty Bjork Rural Student Teacher Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Elementary Education; Participating in the Rural Student Teaching Program; Montana high school...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Elementary...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Melanie Rowlison Rural Student Teaching Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program; Must agree to teach in a rural/small school district during their...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Montana Rural Education Association Scholarship (Fall)
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program; Student teaching in either the fall or spring semester of the year...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Rural Student Teaching Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program; Senior status; Student teaching in either the fall or spring...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Vonda and David Mason Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree in Elementary Education Preferred Qualifications: Senior status student who is or will be student...
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree in Elementary...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Native American Graduate Fellowship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree from Montana State University; Minimum 2.5 undergraduate cumulative GPA and...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree from...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2020
Varies Return to Learn MSU Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing first certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degree from Montana State University/Gallatin College; Returning...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing first certificate, associate’s or...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/01/2020
Varies Return to Learn Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State University; Returning MSU students who left without finishing a degree.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/01/2020
Varies Return to Learn Windmill Foundation Scholarship
Required Qualification: American Indian or Alaska Native Required Qualifications in Order of Preference: First preference: Undergraduate...
Required Qualification: American Indian or Alaska Native Required...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/01/2020
Varies INBRE
Required Qualifications: Undergraduate student; Interest in undergraduate research. Additional Information In order to apply, applicants must...
Required Qualifications: Undergraduate student; Interest in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Undergraduate Scholars Program
Required Qualifications: Undergraduate student; Interest in undergraduate research. Additional Information In order to apply, applicants must...
Required Qualifications: Undergraduate student; Interest in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 1950/1951 Basketball Team Endowment
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Men’s Basketball team
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Men’s Basketball team
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies 1956 12th Man Scholarship
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Football team
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Football team
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A&E Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Environmental Design; Third (3rd) year of study in the Architecture Program. Legal resident or...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Environmental...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A. Paul Thompson Presidential Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State University; Presidential Scholar; Undergraduate student.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A. Paul Thompson Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from one of the following departments: – Chemistry and Biochemistry – Physics Senior status.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from one of the following...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A. R. Johansson Teaching Award
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Graduate student; Teaching undergraduate...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A.B. Cobb III Memorial
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Animal and Range Sciences; Demonstrate financial need.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies A.B. Cobb, Jr. Memorial
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering; Montana resident; Demonstrate financial...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Norm Asbjornson...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Aaron Howard Townsend Civil Engineering Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Civil Engineering; Junior or senior status; Full-time student; Minimum 3.0...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Aasheim Family Leadership Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture; Montana high school graduate; Senior status; Minimum 3.0...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Academic Improvement in Mathematical Sciences Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Chemistry, Teaching Option; United States citizen or legal resident; Undergraduate...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Chemistry, Teaching...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Adeline Ueland Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of Nursing; Montana high school graduate. Preferred Qualification: Sheridan...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Aerospace Studies Scholarship
Required Qualification: Air Force ROTC cadet
Required Qualification: Air Force ROTC cadet
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ag Econ Opportunity Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics Preferred Qualifications: Students...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ag Lenders Range School / Don Ryerson Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Natural Resources and Rangeland Ecology; Montana resident; Senior status; Minimum 3.0 cumulative...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Natural Resources and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Agricultural Economics and Economics Memorial Scholarship
Required Qualifications: One of the following: – Pursuing a degree or minor from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics –...
Required Qualifications: One of the following: – Pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Agricultural Global Studies Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture or in interdisciplinary academic programs affiliated with the College: ...
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree from the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AIA Montana Endowed Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Environmental Design; Third (3rd) year or fourth (4th) year student; Minimum 2.75 cumulative...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Environmental...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Akira Murakami Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State University; Member of an underrepresented population/minority; Demonstrate...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alan and Jean Kahn Scholarship
Required Qualifications: MSU NCAA student-athlete; Pursuing a degree from the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship; Junior or...
Required Qualifications: MSU NCAA student-athlete; Pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alderson Program in Entrepreneurship Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Required Qualification: Pursuing a minor in Entrepreneurship and Small...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alexander Family Rodeo Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State University; Active member of the MSU Rodeo Team.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alice Kane Dahl Nursing Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of Nursing; Full-time student. To be considered for a College of Nursing...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alice Knowles Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship; Non-traditional age student; Junior...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the Jake Jabs College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended