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 Cross Harbor Capital Partners Culinary Arts Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Gallatin College Scholarship (Spring)
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Gene Haas Foundation Machining Scholarship (Spring)
Required Qualification: Pursuing a Certificate of Applied Science in CNC Machining Technology from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing a Certificate of Applied Science in...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Glacier Restaurant Group Culinary Arts Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts degree
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Pennmont Foundation, Inc. Scholarship (Spring)
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Scoob Trust Foundation Scholarship (Spring)
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Susan and Richard Hare Family Foundation Scholarship (Spring)
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing a degree or certificate from Gallatin...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Sysco Montana, Inc. Culinary Arts Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Williamson Family Culinary Arts Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from Gallatin College; Second year student; Minimum 3.0...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies Yellowstone Club Culinary Arts Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from Gallatin College
Required Qualification: Pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
Varies College of EHHD Student Teachers Scholarship
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: 12/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2020
Varies Cory and Diane Knapp Pulfrey Rural Teaching Scholarship
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: 12/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2020
Varies Hoyt Family Rural Education Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program; Participating in the Rural Student Teaching Program; Montana...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2020
Varies Jesse and Ruth Long Education Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education Program K-12; Senior status. Preferred Qualification: Have secured a...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in the Teacher Education...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2020
Varies Montana Rural Education Association Scholarship (Spring)
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: 12/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2020
Varies Carolyn Daniels Patrick Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Technology Education, Broadfield Teaching Option; Available only during the term in which the...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Technology Education,...
  • Deadline: 12/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/17/2020
Varies Edna Berg Scholarship
Required Qualification: Pursuing a certificate, endorsement or degree in Library Media K-12; Graduate student.
Required Qualification: Pursuing a certificate, endorsement or degree...
  • Deadline: 12/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/17/2020
Varies Moebus FCS Student Teaching Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education; Senior status; Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Additional...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Family and Consumer...
  • Deadline: 12/17/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/17/2020
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies 1956 12th Man Scholarship
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Football team
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Football team
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Aerospace Studies Scholarship
Required Qualification: Air Force ROTC cadet
Required Qualification: Air Force ROTC cadet
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Alice Willman Cassidy Scholarship Endowment
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of Nursing; American Indian or Alaska Native. Preferred Qualifications: First...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Alise B. Maxwell Scollard "Maxie" LGBTQIA+ Nursing Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of Nursing; Identify as LGBTQIA+.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Allan J. McDonald Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Chemical Engineering; Junior status or above; Displays outstanding community involvement and...
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Chemical...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Allen and Martha Hutchison Athletic Scholarship
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Football team
Required Qualification: Member of the MSU NCAA Football team
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Allied Engineering Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering, Bio-Resources Option; Montana resident.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering or...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Alpha Omicron Pi Centennial Scholarship
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State University; Active member of the Alpha Phi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.
Required Qualifications: Pursuing a degree from Montana State...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies ALSC Architects Scholarship
Required Qualifications: One of the following: – Pursuing a degree in Environmental Design – Pursuing a Master of Architecture...
Required Qualifications: One of the following: – Pursuing a degree...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021