The scholarship application process for 2018-2019 opened on  November 1, 2017. Cat $cholarships is a new MSU online scholarship platform from AcademicWorks that will be used for collecting scholarship applications. The priority deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2018.

We highly recommend that you file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now to be eligible for all scholarships. MSU's priority deadline for FAFSA is December 1. Many of our scholarships are based on financial need, so it's always a good idea to have a FAFSA on file with the Office of Financial Aid, even if you think you won't qualify for financial aid.

Only  current MSU students will be able to use Cat $cholarships online applications.
Incoming freshmen and transfer students, please continue to check this web page for information on how to apply for scholarships not using the Cat $cholarships portal. Information will be posted here.

Click here to begin applying for scholarships in the AcademicWorks platform.


Please check with the EHHD Scholarship Coordinator in Reid 249 for information about several other scholarships offered by organizations outside the College, such as the Big Sky Retired Educators Association Scholarship and Jane Hammer Holmgren Scholarship for education students.

For questions, contact Deb Redburn at or call 406-994-6890.