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Amoski kaanaipiksi aamo nitoyis akohtaistawapsiya ki akohpayiistapoya moka'ksin..

When wisdom is shared, knowledge exchanged, and virtue glorified, a Lodge becomes a well-spring of learning for all who enter

- EARL BARLOW, Puia (Ridge), Educator, Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet) Nation


The University of Montana Native American Student Scholarship Descriptions 2013-2014

Knute W. Bergan Scholarship

The purpose of the Knute W. Bergan Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a Native American student who is an enrolled member, or a child of an enrolled member of any Montana Tribe.

George M. and Jane I. Dennison Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide an annual award to an enrolled member of the Salish and Kootenai Confederated Tribes.

The recipient must:

Dennis and Gretchen Eck Native American Scholarship

The purpose of the Dennis and Gretchen Eck Native American Scholarship is to provide an annual award to an enrolled member of the Assiniboine tribe or children of enrolled members. The recipient must be enrolled for at least 14 credit hours at The University of Montana and maintain a 3.0 grade point average as an upperclassman or 12 credit hours and a 2.5 grade point average as a freshman. If no enrolled members of the Assiniboine are identified, then other Montana tribal members may be considered.

Ralph E. and Hulda M. Fields Native American Scholarship

The purpose of the Ralph E. and Hulda M. Fields Native American Scholarship is to provide an annual award to Native American students. The awards are to be available to majors in the schools of Forestry, Journalism, Law, and Pharmacy.

Marion E. Garess Scholarship

The purpose of the Marion E. Garess Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a Native American student who is attending The University of Montana full time.

Francis and Florence Jones Greaves Native American Scholarship

The purpose of the Francis and Florence Jones Greaves Native American Scholarship is to provide annual awards to entering freshman Native American students qualified and enrolling at The University of Montana. Preference should be given to a Native American student who is from Montana.

Bonnie Heavy Runner Award

The purpose of the Bonnie Heavy Runner Scholarship is to provide an annual award to Native American students enrolled in the School of Law and in the Native American Studies Department. Preference shall be given to students with a current grade point average of at least 3.0.

Julia Hendrickson Staffanson Scholarship

The purpose of the Julia Hendrickson Staffanson Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a Native American student enrolled full time at The University of Montana.

Hileman Family Scholarship

The purpose of the Hileman Family Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a Native American student who is enrolled full time at The University of Montana.

Peter Left Hand Award

The purpose of the Peter Left Hand Award is to provide an annual award to a Native American student who is from Montana. Selection will be based on scholarship and merit.

Anna Marie Lucas Scholarship

The purpose of the Anna Marie Lucas Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a Native American student enrolled full time at The University of Montana.

Carl McFarland Scholarship Endowment

The purpose of the Carl McFarland Scholarship Endowment is to provide annual awards to Native American students at The University of Montana who are Montana residents.

Don McGonigle Scholarship

This scholarship shall be given to undergraduate students who are enrolled members of Native American Tribe. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher.

Alan P. Merriam Scholarship

The purpose of the Alan P. Merriam Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a Native American student at The University of Montana who is an incoming freshman, undergraduate or graduate student. The recipient must be a full-time student, must demonstrate an expressed interest in Native American Studies, and must show evidence of high academic potential.

Native American Studies General Scholarship

The purpose of the Native American Studies General Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarship money for Native American Students.

Viola O'Connor Memorial Scholarship

The Viola O'Connor Memorial Scholarship is to provide scholarships for Native American students.

Earl Old Person Scholarship

The purpose of the Earl Old Person Scholarship is to provide an annual award to an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe that meets the following criteria:

George Pease Native American Scholarship

The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarships to enrolled members of a Montana tribe, who are Montana residents, and who have shown scholastic ability and financial need.

Alice M. Phillips Scholarship

The purpose of the Alice M. Phillips Scholarship is to provide an annual award to a Native American student at The University of Montana. Recipient must be an enrolled member or child of an enrolled member of a Montana tribe who has financial need. Preference will be given to Native American students who show an interest in the field of history, especially Montana history.

Helen Roberti Humanities Graduate Scholarship for Native American Students

This graduate scholarship will be awarded through a competitive process to a highly qualified Native American student seeking to pursue interdisciplinary Ph.D. studies in the humanities with a focus on Native American history, culture or literature.

Helen Roberti Native American Graduate Scholarship Fund

The Helen Roberti Native American Graduate Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for students who are engaged in full-time study, enrolled in, or accepted into, a graduate professional degree program at UM in law, education or a field with a Native American Studies focus of study (interdisciplinary, anthropology or history). The students must have a record of high academic achievement and be Native American, either enrolled or a descendant.

Sappenfield Scholarship

The purpose of the Sappenfield Scholarship is to provide a scholarship to a Native American graduate student at The University of Montana. Preference should be given to a psychology major or in another of the social sciences: anthropology, communication studies, economics, geography, political science or sociology. The student should show promise for professional achievement or community service. The recipient should demonstrate an awareness or an interest in the improvement of conditions of Native Americans on and off the reservation.

Kate and Russell Stark Memorial Fund 

The purpose of the Kate and Russell F. Stark Memorial Fund is to assist and enhance the education of Native American graduate students enrolled at The University of Montana.

Owen D. and Ruth Stetson Speer Scholarship

The Owen D. and Ruth Stetson Speer Scholarship shall be used to provide an endowed scholarship to aNative American student from the Flathead Indian Reservation.

Burt and Eva Spaulding Scholarship and Opportunity Endowment

The purpose of the Burt and Eva Spaulding Scholarship and Opportunity Endowment is to provide a scholarship for Native American undergraduate or graduate students.

Fred and Kay Voget Scholarship Fund

The purpose of the Fred and Kay Voget Fund is to provide a scholarship for a Native American student with preference to Crow or Hidatsa tribal members or members of other Montana tribes.

The Gerhard J. and Ursula G. Von der Ruhr Native American Scholarship

The Fund shall provide a scholarship to a student who is a member of a federally-recognized tribe. Awards shall be made to students who are in good academic standing (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher) and based upon financial need.

Eloise Cobell Memorial Scholarship

Enrolled members of an American Indian Tribe.  A short essay on a topic yet to be determined must be submitted along with the application.

Thomas R. and Constance J. McQuillan Montana Promise Award

Enrolled member of an American Indian Tribe who has financial need as determined by the Office of Financial Aid need analysis.

Native American Studies Department | NAC 112 | (406) 243-5831 | (406) 243-6432 (Fax) | The University of Montana | Missoula, MT 59812

Chair | Wade Davies | Email