MSU News Service

Montana State University has expanded its pool of available scholarships for Montana high school seniors who plan to attend in the fall of 2012.

“It’s one of my priorities to make higher education as accessible as
possible,” said MSU President Waded Cruzado. “Montana high school students
are the future of our state and I want to help them succeed.”

MSU has boosted its Premier Scholarship Program in all scholarship amounts,
in some cases by 100 percent. Of the 1,613 Montanans who entered MSU as
freshmen this fall, 698 – or 43 percent – received a Premier Scholarship.
With the increase in the Premier Scholarship program, the number could be
even greater for the fall of 2012.

Premier Scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen who are Montana
residents and show academic promise based on ACT and/or SAT scores or grade point average. Financial need, leadership experience, activities, and honors may also be considered.

Montana high school seniors who plan to attend MSU in the fall of 2012 are
encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the Premier Scholarships, which
range from a one-time $1,000 scholarship, to a $3,000 scholarship that can
be renewed annually for four years.

The priority deadline for scholarship applications is Feb. 1, 2012.
Scholarships will be given until funds are exhausted.

The scholarships can only be applied toward tuition. Students who are
awarded a renewable scholarship must maintain a grade point average of 3.0
or higher and continue to be enrolled full time.

Need-based awards for new and continuing students have also been increased.
The Federal Student Aid Form, or FAFSA, is the only application form
required.

Visit msuadmissions.org/application for more information or 888-MSU-CATS.