Types of Aid: Scholarships

Continuing MSU-Northern students must fill out the On-Line Scholarship Application located under the Financial Aid tab on your MyInfo account, to be considered for the majority of the MSUN continuing student scholarships. If you have any issues completing the application on-line, you can fill out a paper scholarship application and return it to the Financial Aid Office. The deadline for Continuing Student Scholarship applications is February 7, 2020.

Scholarships for continuing students by area:

Agriculture
Athletics
Automotive
Business
Diesel
Education
Electronics/Electrical
Engineering
English
History
Humanities
Industrial Technology
Math/Science
Miscellaneous
Nursing

Scholarships requiring additional applications:

Application  Carla Albrecht Memorial Scholarship
Application  Diversity Committee Scholarship
Application  Dr. Jebediah Gaffney Memorial Scholarship
Application  Helena Valley Timing Association Scholarship  
Application  Lions Club Continuing Student Scholarship
Application  Mavis Filler Farnham Memorial Scholarship
Application  Patti Fisher Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Application  Rebecca Nicholson Memorial Scholarship
Application  Shawn Mann Memorial Scholarship
Application  Tony Bryant Memorial Scholarship
Application  Vietnam Veteran Scholarship

Northern Alumni Association Scholarships:
    Application Graduate Student
    Application Non-Traditional Student
    Application Single Parent
    Application Class of '41

Other Awards and Waivers

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Awards

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Awards will be available for each academic year. Only legal residents of the following states may be considered for WUE Scholarships at Montana State University-Northern: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). WUE recipients must also be US Citizens or permanent residents.

Students who apply for admission, and meet the WUE parameters below, will be offered the WUE award which is worth approximately $40,000 over a four year period. WUE award recipients will be billed at a tuition rate which is only 150% of the resident tuition. New freshmen may retain their WUE Award (which is a tuition rate) for up to four academic years (8 semesters). Students who are awarded a renewable WUE Award must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, enroll for a minimum of 15 credits a semester, and maintain non-resident status and continuous enrollment to retain the award throughout their four years at MSU-Northern.

American Indian Tuition Waiver

The American Indian Tuition Waiver is available to Montana residents who are at least one-quarter American Indian blood or are enrolled members of a state of federally recognized Indian tribe which is located within the boundaries of the State of Montana. Students must also demonstrate financial need. For more information contact the MSU-Northern Office of Financial Aid at (406) 265-3787 .

Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship

Criteria:  Awarded to undergraduate students who are Pell Grant eligible (EFC $0 - 5,576) and whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer.  The student must have been less than 24 years old or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of the parent or guardian's death.

Value:  Maximum Pell Grant of $6,195 and EFC of zero will be used to package all Federal Student Aid, without regard to the student's FAFSA EFC. 

If you believe that you may meet the eligibility requirements for the Federal Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, please fill out the application and provide the required documentation.


 

There are also many scholarship web searches, check out some of the following links.

ALWAYS REMEMBER:
IF YOU HAVE TO PAY MONEY TO GET A SCHOLARSHIP IT IS PROBABLY A SCAM! 

Visit these sites to check out scholarship scams: 

The Federal Trade Commission
FinAid.org

 
Scholarship Searches on the Web:
NASFAA
Information about Tax Breaks for Higher Education