Montana University System (MUS) Honor Scholarship

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 15

Awarded By

Montana University System

Award Amount

The scholarship waives the recipient's tuition when used at an eligible campus. The average value of the scholarship at a four-year Montana campus is $4,000 annually. Please note: The scholarship does not cover mandatory or class fees. Students should ask the college for a list of fees that are not covered by the scholarship. All awards are renewable for up to three additional years. Recipients must meet the following criteria in order to retain the scholarship: utilize the scholarship within nine months after high school graduation; maintain a 3.4 cumulative grade point average each academic year; complete a minimum of 30 credits after two semesters, 60 credit hours after four semesters, and 90 credit hours after six semesters; abide by the student conduct code of the home campus; and remain enrolled continuously each fall/spring semester for the life of the scholarship.


Approximately 200 awards offered annually. Awards are contingent upon continued funding for the program.

Additional Information

Students from each high school will be ranked in grade point average order. The individual(s) with the highest grade point average will be awarded 30 points, the next highest grade point average will be given 29, and so forth, until all students with at least a 3.4 grade point average are ranked. Once the grade point average score has been determined, this score will be added to the student's ACT or SAT score, whichever is higher, to create a composite score. (SAT scores are converted to equivalent ACT scores.) The students with the highest composite scores in the state will be offered an MUS Honor Scholarship. Once awards are announced, high school counselors/designees will be notified; in addition, all applicants will be notified by mail. If awarded, each recipient must accept or decline the scholarship. Awards are expected to be announced in mid-April.

Deadline Info

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

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