Below is a list of available scholarships to students in the School of Film & Photography.


Scholarship Reply (Accept or Decline) Form

For more information about scholarships, with the exception of the Portfolio Scholarships, please contact Jeanette Goodwin at, (406) 994-6224 or Vicki Miller at, (406) 994-2484.

College of Arts and Architecture Scholarship

The Mary Edsal McLaughlin Award offers students and faculty in the College of the Arts & Architecture an opportunity to follow their imagination through research and travel to experience something fresh and different - something that inspires creativity. The goal is to allow the recipient to experience a visual exploration of place and quality; curiosity and innovation; and people and place. The area of focus is up to YOU. There are no restrictions in what YOU want to see, research or experience. The award may cover travel, admission to museums, room & board. Awards of up to $4,000 will be considered.
This award is open to graduate students, undergraduate students of at least sophomore status (who have passed the portfolio review for continuation in their major) and all faculty. Submit to JoDee Palin in the College of Arts & Architecture Dean’s Office. Please include name, major, year, phone #, email, a brief description of your idea for this grant and a simple budget. You will be notified within 2-4 weeks of the decision.
Final Report Requirements - Once your ‘adventure’ has been completed, we ask that your findings, sketches, and photos be shared with the Dean’s office in order to be forwarded to the McLaughlin Family. One of these artistic pieces will be displayed in the Dean’s Gallery.’
For more information or application submittal, email 

2017/18 Montana State Freshman Scholarships and Awards

Non-Resident Freshman Achievement, Distinction and WUE Awards
Up to $60,000 ($15,000 per year renewable depending upon test scores, grades and class rank) will be awarded to non-resident freshmen entering MSU in 2017/2018. Award amounts will vary from $1,000 per year to $15,000 per year renewable.

Resident Freshman Premier Scholarships 
Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and grants to talented Montana freshmen who enter MSU in 2017/2018.  Award amounts will vary up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year renewable depending upon test scores and grades).

2017/2018 Transfer Scholarships and Awards

MSU will be offering a limited number of scholarships and awards to new transfer students. These awards are only available to students who are working on their first undergraduate degree.

Non-Resident Transfer Achievement Award
Up to $15,000 (depending upon test scores and grades) will be awarded to new non-resident transfers entering MSU in 2017/2018. Awards may be limited. Apply early.

Resident Transfer Premier Scholarships
Up to $3,000 (depending upon test scores and grades) will be awarded to new resident transfers entering MSU in 2017/2018.

Fellowships: Fulbright - National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

External Grants and Scholarships of Interest

General scholarship information available from the Office of Admissions at Montana State University, please contact the Office of Admissions via e-mail or call 1 (888) 678-2287 or 1-(888)-MSU-CATS

To contribute to the School of Film & Photography or any of the scholarships listed below, please contact the MSU Foundation at:

MSU Foundation

1501 South 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 172750
Bozeman, MT 59717-2750

Tel: (406) 994-2053
Fax: (406) 994-6081
Toll Free: (800) 457-1696

To make a gift on-line, please go to Online Giving. You can specify the School of Film and Photography as the recipient of your donation. We graciously thank you for your support!

Updated: 01/18/2017