Public-private funding will provide more than 1,300 MSU students with $1,000 scholarships
The 66th Montana Legislature approved $2 million in need-based student aid that, when matched one–to–one by private donations, will provide a total of $4 million in financial aid for students in the Montana University System over the next two years.
Based on enrollment, Montana State University will receive 33 percent of the scholarship appropriation because it enrolls that same percentage of the total of all students enrolled in Montana University System colleges and universities. MSU will receive $660,000 of the $2 million made available by the state and will be responsible for raising another $660,000 in private support for a total of $1,320,000 in scholarships.
Montana Access Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded annually to qualifying resident, full-time undergraduate students enrolled for at least 12 credits per semester. The scholarship is based on need as determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), an index number that is calculated according to a formula established by law and the information from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Montana Access Scholarship is in effect until June 30, 2021. There are Montana students out there waiting for you to make a difference in their lives. You can double your gift today by giving during MSU Giving Day.