Montana Access Scholarship
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.  

 

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$5,000 Dollar-for-Dollar Match
Surprise! Beginning at 8 a.m. this morning, the MSU Alumni Foundation will match all gifts between $10 to $100 until a total of $5,000 is raised.
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Most Dollars Raised – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes with the most dollars raised during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
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Success!
One-hour Ambassador Challenge: Fast Starter
First Place Winner - Sarah Deaton - Awards $500 to Ecology Research
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One-hour Challenge: Happy Hour
It’s Happy Hour, Bobcats! For the next hour, until 5 p.m., the project that gets the most donors wins $750 toward their MSU Giving Day cause. The runner-up team gets $500.
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One-hour Challenge: Early Bird Special!
The project or cause that gets the most donors to make a gift from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m. gets $1,000 toward their MSU Giving Day project! Second place wins $500 and third place will be awarded $300.
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One-hour Challenge: Mad Dash to the Finish!
The project or cause with the most donors during the final hour—4 p.m. and 5 p.m.—of MSU Giving Day will have another $1,000 added to their total. Second place will receive $750 and third place will be awarded $500.
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Most Donors Acquired – MSU Giving Day
The projects or causes that get the most donors to make a gift to them during the 29-hours of MSU Giving Day will receive a special bonus. The #1 project will receive $2,000 and the runner-up will receive $1,500.
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One-hour challenge: MSU Giving Day Kickoff
The project or cause with the most donors at the end of the first hour of MSU Giving Day (noon to 1 p.m.) will have $1,000 credited to their total. The runner-up will receive $500 and third place will be awarded $250.
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Success!
Eight-hour Ambassador Challenge: Day Two Leader
1st - Carmen McSpadden (MSU Leadership Institute)
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One-hour Challenge: Prime Time Push Classes of 2014 – 2019!
1st Place - Student Against Sexual Assault ($1,000) 2nd Place - MSU Treasure State Poll ($750) 3rd Place - MSU Marching Band ($300)
What is your preferred class year?
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One-hour Challenge: Let's Do Lunch!
The project or cause with the most donors from noon to 1 p.m. today will receive a $750 bonus. The runner-up will win $500.
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Origin of Montana Access Scholarship gifts
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 39
2 CO 2
2 CA 2
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