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

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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.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Montana University System (MUS) website. Please note: In order to be eligible to apply, the student must take the ACT and/or SAT by Dec. 31 of his/her senior ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.