Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarships are Montana State University’s most distinguished academic awards, recognizing scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership and unique personal qualities. Scholarship recipients receive annual tuition waivers, a generous stipend and other unique incentives for each of four years. Recent Presidential Scholars have gone on to receive such renowned awards as the Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell scholarships. As Ambassadors of the university, they reflect its highest ideals through demonstrated leadership and public service, and are in the process of leaving a unique fingerprint on their world.

The Presidential Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen. Students must first complete the General Application before they are able to complete the Presidential Scholarship application.

Award
Varies
Deadline
12/03/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Parent/Guardian 1 Information
    • 1. Parent/Guardian 1 -- First Name
    • 2. Parent/Guardian 1 -- Last Name
    • 3. Parent/Guardian 1 -- Mailing Address
    • 4. Parent/Guardian 1 -- City
    • 5. Parent/Guardian 1 -- State
    • 6. Parent/Guardian 1 -- Zip Code
  2. Parent/Guardian 2 Information
    • 1. Parent/Guardian 2 -- First Name
    • 2. Parent/Guardian 2 -- Last Name
    • 3. Parent/Guardian 2 -- Mailing Address
    • 4. Parent/Guardian 2 -- City
    • 5. Parent/Guardian 2 -- State
    • 6. Parent/Guardian 2 -- Zip Code
  3. Academic Background
    • 1. Are you a National Merit Semi-Finalist?
    • 2. Current unweighted high school GPA:
    • 3. Current weighted high school GPA:
    • 4. Current class rank/percentage rank
    • 5. Senior Year class schedule -- Fall semester
    • 6. Senior Year class schedule -- Spring semester
  4. High School Activities
    • 1. List the five most significant academic honors and awards you have received while in high school. Please include the dates you received them.
    • 2. List the five most significant high school activities you participated in while in high school. Please include any leadership positions, offices held, dates of involvement, and hours per week you spent on each activity.
    • 3. List the five most significant public service/community activities you participated in while in high school. Please include any leadership positions, offices held, dates of involvement, and hours per week you spent on each activity.
    • 4. List five summer activities you participated in while in high school.
    • 5. List employers, if applicable, including a description of your job title and dates of employment.
  5. Student Essays -- Please complete Academic Statement and respond to ALL essays, A, B and C
    • Academic Statement -- Describe how your academic course of study, membership in the Honors College and engagement in the university community will support your future plans. (250 words maximum)
    • Essay A -- Discuss how your view of yourself and your world have been expanded as the result of exposure to a book, film or experience and explain why. (500 words maximum)
    • Essay B -- The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? (500 words maximum)
    • Essay C -- Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome? (500 words maximum
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