MSU's College of Engineering is lucky to have very supportive donors, which allows for the awarding of  substantial amounts of scholarship money to students seeking an engineering or computer science degree. For a description of the named scholarship opportunities in the college please click here.  In 2017-2018, the College of Engineering was pleased to award over $800,000 in scholarships. Donors recognize the robust student experience available in the College of Engineering and choose to support students at different points in their academic careers (e.g. incoming freshman or a junior in a particular major). Because of this, we encourage students to apply for COE Scholarships each year.

 Eligibility for need-based scholarships is determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid. Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must complete the FAFSA student aid application. Priority deadline at Montana State University to file a FAFSA is December 1.  

 Apply for Scholarships

Applying for 2018-2019 Scholarship Opportunities. 

One application for College of Engineering scholarships at the college and department level.

"I am an incoming student. I will be attending MSU for the first time in the spring or fall of 2018.

 COE Scholarship Application Portal Opens 12/1/12017

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2018

COE Scholarship Application Portal Closes 5/1/2018

Click Here to Complete Application for
College of Engineering Scholarship Opportunities.

NOTE:

1One completed application qualifies incoming students for all scholarship opportunities available to them. Applicant does not need to identify which scholarship requirements they meet. 

2The COE Scholarship Committee does not have access to student application documents submitted to Montana State University Admissions. However, an unofficial transcript may be uploaded into the COE Scholarship system if an official transcript has been submitted to MSU Admissions Office

"I am a current student. I plan to enroll in classes for the fall of 2018 and I began attending MSU in the fall of 2017 or earlier."

 Cat Scholarships Application Opens 11/1/2017

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2018

Cat Scholarships Application Closes 5/1/2018

Click Here to Apply!

NOTE:

Cat Scholarships is designed to automatically match COE students to scholarship opportunities that match their qualifications, such as EMPower, Women in Engineering, Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC scholarships. Complete and submit the application, the system will prompt you if there is additional information needed.  

"I am an Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC recruit or cadet and NOT a student in the College of Engineering." 

Cat Scholarships Application Opens 11/1/2017

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2018

Cat Scholarships Application Closes 5/1/2018

Click Here to Apply!

Note: 

1- Continuing Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC recruits or cadets pursuing an engineering or computer science degree should use the scholarship link for "Continuing COE Students" above. Your status as a recruit or cadet is already recorded in the scholarship system making you eligible for these scholarships. 

2- Cat Scholarships is designed to automatically match students to  scholarship opportunities that match their qualifications. Complete and submit the application, the system will prompt you if there is additional information needed.  

For more information about receiving or sponsoring a scholarship in the College of Engineering, please contact the Dean's office:

engrinfo@coe.montana.edu 

(406) 994-2272

214 Roberts Hall

P.O. Box 1738280

Montana State Univeristy

Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Dollar Sign with Graduation Cap on topScholarship Application Tips and Resources

On the "Financial Aid, Legacy, and Empower Status" page:

  • Log into your FAFSA account and confirm your application is complete and was submitted. 
  • Log into your MSU student account and review Financial Aid package. This should include your financial aid eligibility. Contact Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about your level of need and if this includes Pell Grants. 
  • BE AWARE that Legacy Scholarships through the College of Engineering have been suspended; however, there are Legacy Scholarships available through the MSU Foundation. Please review their website for further information. 
  • If you are a Woman in Engineering or Computer Science
    • Select "ethnicity."
    • Add "Woman" in Description Box
    • Check the "I am Eligible for an EMPower Scholarship" box.

On the "Group Memberships" page:

  • Select appropriate group membership affiliations from list provided. 

To upload unofficial transcript:

  • Save your unofficial transcript as a pdf, doc, docx, png, jpg, or gif
  • Upload file when prompted by the scholarship application portal.
  • Applicants DO NOT need to mail an official transcript.

Writing a Scholarship Essay

  • Scholarship committees are interested in how a scholarship will benefit your current academic experience.
  • If you are an undergraduate, how will the potential funds be used to enhance your experience?
  • What is your academic story as a student? What brought you to this point? What are you excited about now?
  • How are you involved in your academic community and what additional opportunities will be available through a scholarship award?

New changes:

  • AcademicWorks receives a controlled information feed from Banner which will help with completing your General Application.
  • Log into your FAFSA account and confirm your application is complete and was submitted. This is especially important if you expect to be eligible for financial need scholarships. 
  • Log into your MSU student account and review Financial Aid package. This should include your financial aid eligibility. Contact Financial Aid Services if you have questions about your level of need and if this includes Pell Grants. 
  • BE AWARE that Legacy Scholarships through the College of Engineering have been suspended. Students who are current COE Legacy Scholarship recipients will receive the scholarship as promised in the original award. There are Legacy Scholarships available through the MSU Foundation. Please review their website for further information. 
  • If you are a Woman in Engineering or Computer Science eligibility for these scholarships will be automatically applied as a result of student information provided through Banner. If there are additional steps, you will be prompted within the AcademicWorks application. 

Writing a Scholarship Essay

  • Scholarship committees are interested in how a scholarship will benefit your current academic experience.
  • If you are an undergraduate, how will the potential funds be used to enhance your experience?
  • If you are a graduate, how will the potential funds be used to ehnhance your research agenda?
  • What is your academic story as a student? What brought you to this point? What are you excited about now?
  • How are you involved in your academic community and what additional opportunities will be available through a scholarship award?

 

 

 

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