Scholarships

We are proud to support Northern students by offering a multitude of scholarships! This page is for MSU-Northern students (future and current) who are looking to apply for scholarship awards. 

Due Date: 2/4/2022

All scholarship applications are due on February 4th, 2022 by 5pm. Applications must be postmarked on this day to be eligible (if you are mailing them).

How to Apply

There are several avenues to explore when applying for scholarships. There are both online applications AND physical applications that must be mailed/submitted in person.

Awards Day

In April 2022 we will host our annual awards day. If you have received a scholarship, you will be invited to receive your award and potentially meet the donor who supports your scholarship!

How to Apply for Scholarships

If you are a first-year student looking to enroll at Northern in Fall 2022, you must:

Visit MSUN’s Financial Aid website for more information or to get help with your scholarship applications. 

There are several scholarships that first-year students can apply for below. These scholarships have separate forms and applications that must be filled out and mailed or turned in to the Northern Alumni Foundation.

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. There are literally hundreds of scholarships that you become eligible for if you submit this online application. 

Additionally, there are several scholarships that require an individual applications. All of these scholarships are located on this website AND on the Financial Aid website AND on the bulletin board in front of the Foundation Office (Cowan 305). 

Scholarships Requiring Additional Applications

Click the name of the scholarship to download the PDF application.

Eligibility:
* Current, full-time student
* Student must not be eligible for the Pell Grant
Preference given to a library student worker (but not required). 

Eligibility:
* Must be a nursing student accepted into the Nursing program at Northern
* Current, full-time student 

Eligibility:
* Demonstrate financial need
* Current, full-time student 
Preference to:
* Students working toward a degree in Criminal Justice and/or pursuing careers in addiction counseling or juvenile offender intervention.
* Native American students

Eligibility:
* Current, full-time student
* Must be enrolled in one of the following trades programs: diesel tech, automotive tech, metals tech, machine tool tech, welding tech, or aviation maintenance.
* Must have graduated from a Montana high school, or if you have been a resident of Montana for at least a year.

Eligibility:
* Must be a full-time student
* Minimum GPA of 3.25

Eligibility:
* Must have been accepted into the Nursing program at MSUN
* Minimum GPA of 2.75
Preference to:
* Students from Phillips or Valley County

Eligibility:
* Must be female
* Incoming or continuing student
* Must enroll as a full-time student
Preference to:
* Any applicant who is a relative to a member of PEO Chapter V, followed by any sisterhood relative 

Eligibility:
* Must be female
* Incoming or continuing student
* Must enroll as a full-time student
Preference to:
* Any applicant who is a relative to a member of PEO Chapter V, followed by any sisterhood relative 

Eligibility:
* Full-time student
* Pursuing a Bachelors in Diesel Tech
* Minimum GPA of 3.0
* Sophomore standing or above

Eligibility:
* Full-time student
* Majoring in Elementary Education
* Minimum GPA of 3.25
* Sophomore standing or above

Eligibility:
* Must be a current student (earned 30 credits or more by Fall 2022)
* Minimum GPA of 2.5
* Must have FAFSA on file

Eligibility:
* Incoming or current graduate students are eligible
* Must enroll at a minimum of 6 credits (part-time)
Graduate students are enrolled in one of MSUN’s master’s programs.

Eligibility:
* Must be 21 years of age or older
* Open to new and continuing students
* Must enroll as a full-time student

Eligibility:
* Must be a single parent
* Open to new and continuing students
* Must enroll as a full-time student

Eligibility:
* Open to new and continuing students
* Must enroll as a full-time student
Preference to:
* Students who are relatives of members of the Northern Montana College class of 1941, followed by any student with an alumni relative.

Eligibility:
* Second year student or higher
* Majoring in Education
Preference to:
* Female students

Eligibility:
* Open to new and continuing students
* Must enroll as a full-time student
Qualification:
note: this scholarship has TWO awards available to students, but you need only submit one application
* First scholarship is for a Native American students from a Montana nation
* Second scholarship is for any student who is a resident of Montana.

Eligibility:
* Must enroll as a full-time student
* Must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0
* Must demonstrate co-curricular and community activities
* Must be a US citizen
* Must be a new Diesel Technology major
Preference to:
* Montana high school graduates
* Montana residents
* Individuals who demonstrate financial need

Eligibility:
* Majoring in Agriculture
* Must submit application form AND a short essay

Preference to:
* Students with financial need
* Students from Montana

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