Governor's 'Best and Brightest' Scholarship Program - High School Merit

Award Amount


Application Deadline

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Awarded By

Montana University System

Award Amount

Students attending a four-year campus will receive $2,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years. Students who attend a two-year campus will receive $2,000 annually, renewable for up to one additional year. Please note: If a student receives a Merit Scholarship for a two-year campus, then transfers to a four-year school, he/she may petition to extend his/her scholarship to the full eight semesters. In order to renew the scholarship, students must: maintain satisfactory academic progress; continue full-time enrollment; and notify MUS if they transfer to another eligible institution.


The number of awards offered varies annually. Each accredited Montana high school with a qualified applicant will be awarded one Merit Scholarship. In fiscal year 2013, 149 new awards were given.

Deadline Info

The application deadline has not yet been finalized for this year, but is expected to be the same as last year. The date shown here is tentative based on last year's deadline date. Please check back i ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.