Please sign into Cat $cholarship with your NetId for film and photography scholarship opportunities.

Cat $cholarships Application Opens: November 1, 2018

Deadline for Scholarship applications:  February 1, 2019

At the Cat Scholarship page, log in with your NetId, you can find more information about the following scholarships (you may have to search from the keywords of "film and photography":

Andrew F. Evans Memorial Scholarship
Bozeman Film Society Scholarship
Carl Swartz Scholarship
College of Arts and Architecture General Scholarship
Conner Firstman "Film Like a Champion" Scholarship
Fred Gerber Scholarship in the Creative Art of Television
March Tatom Murray Memorial Scholarship
Max J. and Alice V. Hunke Scholarship
Robert E. Yoblonsky Student Leadership Scholarship
Ron Roe Memorial Scholarship
Salah Sayed Ahmed Film Scholarship
School of Film and Photography General Support Scholarship
School of Film and Photography Scholarship
Stephen Ray Babcock Memorial Scholarship
Woodard R. and Amy L. Smith Film and Photography Scholarship

Other Film & Photography Scholarships and Internships not yet listed on the Cat Scholarship site.


  • Mary Edsal McLaughlin Award Submissions are due Sunday, April 28th, 2019 by midnight.

    The Mary Edsal McLaughlin Award offers students and faculty 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. 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, the Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Architecture - 217 Cheever Hall 
    To submit a proposal please send a brief write up of the ‘adventure’ and a budget. We have $2230.00 that will be split between two awardees. You will be notified within a week of the decision.

    Final Report Requirements - Once your ‘adventure’ has been completed, we ask that your findings, sketches, films, musical pieces, 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.

  • MSU Friday Audition/Portfolio Scholarships (for incoming freshman) - Deadline 4:00 PM, Friday, January 18, 2019 
  • Paul Monaco Internship Scholarship (Deadline will be updated at a later time for 2019)
  • Student Opportunity Grants 2018 in the College of Arts & Architecture


For more information about scholarships, please contact Vicki Miller at, (406) 994-2484.

Applying for 2019-2020 MSU Scholarship Opportunities:  

External Grants, Scholarships, and Fellowships 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: 4/1/2019