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CAS Scholarships & Fellowships

The following scholarships are awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences. Many additional awards are made by the University or individual departments.

Use the Scholarship Application System to apply for scholarships.


The Genevieve LaMotte Fund for International Experience  

The Genevieve LaMotte Fund provides scholarships to undergraduate students for international experiences. Scholarship awards and amounts vary.

Eligibility: Undergraduate Students in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply.

Application requirements: CAS Scholarship Information Form, a short essay detailing the benefits of international experiences and proposal for international experience (of any duration).

Application deadline: April 15th.

Award Criteria: Consideration will be given to applications which show the transformative nature of international study. Financial need and academic performance will also be considered in the selection.

Apply for this scholarship online using the CAS Scholarship Application Managment System.

The Richard Drake Award for Writing

The Richard Drake award is designed to honor excellence in writing in the humanities; specifically history, literature, philosophy, religion, politics and the classics. Two awards of $750 will be given annually; one to a graduate student and one to an undergraduate student.

Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate Students enrolled in a course in the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to apply.

Application requirements: CAS Scholarship Information Form, a paper dealing with any theme based on a humanistic discipline, and a letter of recommendation from a CAS professor.

Application deadline: April 15th.

Award Criteria: Papers will be judged on the basis of excellence in writing, imagination in research, and force of argument.

Apply for this award online using the CAS Scholarship Application Management System.

Award Winners

Helen J. Olson Scholarship

Criteria: Students enrolled in the study of English, History or Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures. Selection is made based on academic standing and financial need.

Scholarship awards and amounts vary. Please contact the Departments of English, History, or Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures (Administered by CAS).

Henry & Fannie Clift Kain and Daniel & Jessie McKay Scholarship

Criteria: Undergraduate students attending The University of Montana majoring in Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, Political Sciences, Psychology or Sociology.

Scholarship awards and amounts vary. Please contact the above named Departments (Administered by CAS).

Montana Model United Nations Scholarships:

Minnie Spurgin Fullam and Bess Reed & Dallas J. Reed Memorial

Criteria: Scholarship awarded through the College of Arts & Sciences to incoming freshmen at The University of Montana who were outstanding high school senior participants in the annual fall Montana Model United Nations Conference.

No application necessary – nominations are forwarded by high school advisors at the conference.

Rose Southworth Megee Scholarship in Literature

Criteria: Students of literature in the Department of English or the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures.

Scholarship awards and amounts vary. Please contact the Departments of English or Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures (Administered by CAS).

Wiegenstein Family Fund

Criteria: Deserving students in the pre-medicine curriculum in either Chemistry or the Division of Biological Sciences at The University of Montana. Every third year, preference is given to students who are enrolled members of any American Indian Tribe.

Scholarship awards and amounts vary. Please contact the Department of Chemistry or the Division of Biological Sciences (Administered by CAS).

University of Montana Scholarships

For more information about University of Montana scholarships visit the following sites:

Undergraduate Students:

http://life.umt.edu/finaid/scholarships/default.php

Graduate Students: http://www.umt.edu/grad/Financial_Information/Graduate_Scholarship_Fellowships.php

External Scholarships

Director of External Scholarships and Advising
laure.pengellydrake@umontana.edu
(406) 243–6140; DHC 102

Fulbright Scholarship

Deadine: Beginning of October
www.fulbrightonline.org/

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

Rhodes Scholarship

Deadine: October 1st
www.rhodesscholar.org

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: Laure Pengelly Drake
Director of External Scholarships and Advising
Office: DHC 102
Phone: (406) 243-6140
Email: laure.pengellydrake@umontana.edu

*For a listing of other national scholarships please see www.dhc.umt.edu/scholarships/.

UM Rhodes Scholars

The University of Montana has a phenominal record of producing Rhodes Scholars. Twenty-eight men and women have received the prestigious award since 1904, the first year the competition opened to American students. As a result, UM currently ranks fifth among public institutions in the nation (excluding military academics) and is nineteenth overall. Such an enviable record says many things about both the students and the University, according to philosophy Professor Tom Huff, who has helped sheperd applicants through the process for thirty years.
~(Caroline Lupfer Kurtz)

 
Name Department Year
Charlotte Morrison *Philosophy/ Honors 1993
Scott Bear Don't Walk *Philosophy/ Native American Studies 1992
Mollie Ann Kramer *Environmental Studies 1991
Bridget Clarke *Philosophy 1989
David Wheeler *Zoology/ Pre-Med 1988
Andrew Vliet *Wildlife Biology 1986
Katie Richards *Classics 1984
Ann Haight History 1978
James R. Murray *Philosophy 1976
Mark S. Peppler *Microbiology 1973
Kent DeMers Price *History/ Political Science 1967
David R. Howlett *MCLL/ Latin 1966
John Carlson *History 1962
Roger M. Baty *Economics 1958
William Bruce Cook *Political Science/ History/ Economics 1957
Walter W. Eyer *Political Science 1955
Sterling "Jim" Soderlind Journalism 1950
Ralph K. Davidson *Political Science/ Economics 1948
Robert C. Bates *Economics 1937
Eugene Sunderlin *Chemistry 1933
Joseph H. Fitzgerald *Economics/ Sociology 1932
Dorr C. Skeels *Mathematics/ Physics 1930
Arthur K. Burt *English 1923
James A. Farmer Law 1921
Radcliffe H. Beckwith *Geology 1920
Clarence K. Streit Journalism 1919
James R. Thomas *Geology 1906
George Barnes *Classics 1904
* = Departments within The College of Arts & Sciences