Scholarships Available

Once you fill out an online application, you will be considered for all of the following scholarships. Not all scholarships are awarded every year. Awards are dependent on availability of funds and suitable applicants.

A.B. Cobb III Memorial Scholarship – Established by the Cobb Foundation in memory of Burl Cobb, an outstanding graduate in Animal Science, this scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student in animal science.

Aasheim Family Leadership Scholarship – Torlief (1913-2006) and Dorothy have touched many lives throughout their long and distinguished careers in volunteer community service. The award memorializes the family values of community service and volunteerism.

Ag Economics and Economics Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to deserving agricultural economics students.

Ag Lenders Range School/ Don Ryerson Scholarship – Former professor of Range Science, this scholarship was established by the Ag Lenders Range School. It is given to Range Science majors who demonstrate the greatest potential to be productive range scientists.

Agricultural Education Staff Scholarship – Staff-supported scholarship awarded to a promising student planning to teach Agricultural Education or become a county extension agent.

Agricultural Global Scholarship – Awarded to students participating in the Agriculture in a Global Context course and international trip. Sponsored by Cargill Inc., CHS Inc., Leonard and Judy Schock, and the Montana Wheat and Barley Committee.

Andrew & Loretta Schwan Scholarship – Preference given to graduates of Liberty or Hill County high schools for students enrolled in the Pre-veterinary Program, Animal Science, or Range Science.

Angus & Annie McMillan Family Scholarship – Scholarship provided in memory of Donald A. McMillan, MSU graduate from 1925.

Animal and Range Sciences Scholarship – Awarded to a student in the Animal and Range Sciences Department.

Annin Scholarship – Named after James Annin, a former graduate of the College of Agriculture.

Anthony C. Gaffke Scholarship – Named after Anthony C. “Toad” Gaffke, from an early Gallatin Valley farming family, this scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student with preference given to a Gallatin County high school graduate.

Arthur H. & Margaret C. Post Scholarship – Established in memory of Dr. Arthur H. Post, former head of the Plant, Soil, and Environmental Sciences Department, this scholarship is awarded to a student who excels in leadership and scholarship in the department.

August and Mary Sobotka Memorial Agriculture Award – Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture, with preference given to students from Dawson, Richland, McCone, Wibaux, and Prairie Counties.

August Hormay Memorial Range Award – Graduate students in the Animal and Range Sciences Department are eligible for this award.

Battle Ridge Ranch Scholarship – Named after a ranch that borders Gallatin and Park Counties; established to assist undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Bayard L. Taylor Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture according to criteria determined by the Dean of the College of Agriculture and the President of Montana State University.

BilAnJo Teacher Education Scholarship – Awarded to students in Agricultural Education Division.

Bill & Anita Jones Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to students whose primary course of study is agriculture and/or livestock research.

BMCF Agriculture Business Scholarship - Awarded to students enrolled in a program housed within the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department.

BMCF Agriculture Scholarship - Established in 2015, awarded to a CoA student enrolled in a degree-granting curriculum.

Burkenpas Agricultural Education Scholarship – Awarded to a student majoring in agricultural education.

Carl Rostad Scholarship – Awarded to a deserving Agricultural Economics student.

Cashman Family Scholarship – Awarded to a student studying horticulture science.

Charles F. Gumprecht Agricultural Scholarship – Established to provide assistance to graduates of a Helena, Montana high school.

Charles F. Pierson Jr. Memorial Scholarship – Established in the memory of Charles F. Pierson Jr., a rancher from Livingston, MT.

Charlie "Cup" King Scholarship – Awarded to students from Stillwater County who are enrolled in the plant biology curriculum.

Charlie & Wietske Jarrett Scholarship – This scholarship was originally established in 1987 in memory and honor of Charlie Jarrett. Charlie and Wietske Jarrett are graduates of MSU. Mr. Jarrett was a county extension agent in Montana and an agricultural and industrial management agent for the Great Northern Railroad in Great Falls and Seattle. Mrs. Jarrett graduated in home economics. She taught in Townsend for two years and then worked with the Extension Service in Hill County.

CHS Foundation Scholarship – This award, provided by the CHS Foundation, is committed to investing in the future of rural America, agriculture and cooperative business through education and leadership development.

Cliff Montagne LRES Scholarship – Named after a retired professor of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences and awarded to a student in that department.

Clyde & Helen Erskine Fund for Excellence in Agriculture – Provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled in a curriculum in the Departments of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology or Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

College of Agriculture Honors Scholarship – Awarded to promising high school students interested in the College of Agriculture.

College of Agriculture Student Assistance Grant – Established in 2014 to recognize deserving students in the College of Agriculture.

College of Agriculture WIMU Support Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the Washington-Idaho-Montana-Utah Veterinarian Medicine program.

D.P. Fabrick Scholarship – Established in 1988 to provide scholarship assistance to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Dave Kelsey Agriculture Education Scholarship - Awarded to a student in the Division of Agricultural Education. 

David Buschena Memorial Scholarship – Awarded based on the results of the Undergraduate Scholarship Examination or other criteria established by the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department.

Don & Charlotte Kress Scholarship – Awarded to an outstanding freshman in Alpha Zeta or if none, to an outstanding freshman majoring in Animal Science. Dr. Kress was the former Associate Dean of Resident Instruction for the College of Agriculture, the Alpha Zeta advisor, and is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences.

Donald & Laurie Becker Plant Sciences Scholarship – Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree within the department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology.

Donaldson Family Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student that graduated from a Montana high school and is involved on campus and in the community.

Dr. Bob Gough Memorial Scholarship – Established in the memory of Dr. Robert Gough. Dr. Bob Gough was the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and former professor in the Department of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology.

Dr. Edward L. Moody Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to an Animal Science student with an interest in reproductive physiology.

Ernest L. DeAlton Memorial Scholarship – Provides scholarships to students in Agricultural Education with junior or senior academic standing who plan to teach in Montana.

First Security Bank Scholarship – Awarded to student that is active on campus and throughout the community.

Florence & Monty Moneyhan Scholarship – Established in memory of Harold W. “Monty” and Florence Moneyhan. Awarded to student enrolled in pre-veterinary curriculum.

Frank & Marie Elliott Homestead Veterinary Scholarship – Awarded to junior or senior microbiology student hoping to attend Veterinary School.

Frank F. Munshower Scholarship – Awarded to a student pursuing a master’s degree in land rehabilitation.

Frank M. Harrington Memorial Scholarship – Established to provide assistance to a junior standing student pursuing a degree in horticulture.

Frank M. Nelson Scholarship – Awarded to freshmen, sophomore, and junior students enrolled in the Pre-Veterinary program based on scholarship and achievement. Also awarded to students enrolled in their first, second, third, or fourth year at an accredited college of veterinary medicine.

Frank R. Beckley Scholarship – Established from the estate of Ruth B. Kirk to be awarded to students enrolled in the Pre-Veterinary Program in the College of Agriculture or attending veterinary school.

Fred S. & Violet E. Willson Scholarship – Dr. Willson was the head of the Animal and Range Sciences Department. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the department.

Gallatin Beef Producers Scholarship – Awarded to Gallatin Valley residents involved with the Gallatin Beef Producers Association.

Gallatin Cattlewomen Scholarship – Awarded to a student from Gallatin County and active in the Collegiate Cattlewomen student organization.

Gallatin Garden Club Scholarship – Awarded to junior-standing students studying horticulture science and that are active in the campus and local community.

Gallatin Valley Ag Committee Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture that graduated from a Gallatin County high school.

George Heide Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to students from Eastern Montana with 4-H experience.

George S. Severson Agricultural Scholarship – Awarded to students from Eastern Montana enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Gilbert Giebink Memorial Scholarship – Established in 1982 in honor of Gilbert Giebink, former professor of Agricultural Economics/Business and former Vice President of Peavey Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Gough Family Scholarship – Awarded to a student in Horticulture or Plant Sciences. Dr. Bob Gough was the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture and Cheryl Moore-Gough is the former Extension Horticulturist for Montana.

Greg Day Memorial Scholarship – Funded by Justin Roscoe, D.V.M., in memory of Greg Day, this scholarship is awarded to a College of Agriculture student involved in campus and community activities who displays financial need.

Grieco Animal Science Award – Awarded to students pursuing a degree in animal and range sciences with demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in ranching or the agriculture industry area as related to beef cattle production.

H.E. Rodeberg Scholarship – H. E. Rodeberg served at MSU from 1947-1969, and was the former head of the Division of Agricultural Education.

Harry Cockrum Memorial Scholarship – Provides scholarship assistance to students enrolled within the College of Agriculture who graduated from a Montana high school.

Hayden Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to student enrolled in the College of Agriculture to support current and future success of MSU students.

Herb Skinner Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to student enrolled in the College in memory of Herb Skinner, who graduated from the College in 1940.

Hilger Ranch Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to two students studying animal husbandry or a livestock related field within the Department of Animal and Range Sciences.

Jack Catlin Pre-Vet Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the pre-veterinary program or graduates of the pre-veterinary program entering or currently attending an accredited school of veterinary medicine.

James & Florence Keith Alpha Zeta Scholarships – Awarded to active Alpha Zeta members enrolled as an undergraduate student at MSU or that are currently enrolled in veterinary school.

James & Margie Robertson Memorial Scholarship – Provides assistance to students pursuing a degree in agricultural fields related to livestock and ranching.

James Van Winkle Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student with at least two semesters to complete before graduation.

Jason Killion Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a COA undergraduate who is a resident of the state of Montana.

Jim & Betty Drummond Scholarship – Jim Drummond, Professor Emeritus in Animal Science and former superintendent of the Wool Lab, established this scholarship to award a student studying Animal Science.

Joe Somers Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled in farm and ranch management or agriculture business.

John & Grace Schutter Agricultural Scholarship – Awarded to plant science students based on scholarship.

John H. Stratford Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of John Stratford, this award is intended to help a first-year student from a family farm or ranch background as they study the challenges of modern-day agriculture.

John S. McFarlane Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Agriculture studying natural resource management.

Kenneth Mortag Scholarship – Created by a long-time rancher from Cascade, Montana who worked for the Montana Livestock PCA, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a degree in animal science.

Koebel Family Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Land Resources Stewardship Scholarship – Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the Department of Land Resources and Environmental Sciences.

Leo L. Knuti Scholarship – Leo Knuti was head of the Agricultural Education division from 1950-1966.

Leonard Chvilicek Memorial Scholarship – Provides scholarship assistance to graduate students engaged in wheat research.

Litzenberger Molecular Plant Breeding Graduate Research Award – Graduate students enrolled in the Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department are eligible for this award.

Margaret Gina Sachs Memorial – Awarded in alternate years to students enrolled in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences and in English.

Marion T. Hedegaard Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department.

Mark Jasmaan Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student in the Animal and Range Sciences or Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department in memory of Mark Jasmaan, a Montana horseman and rancher.

Marty Turley Scholarship – Established in memory of David Martin Turley (’54), this scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Michael J. McLoughlin Scholarship – This scholarship honors the memory of Michael J. McLoughlin, his leadership, courage, love for the outdoors, and in particular, his love for horses and the beautiful state of Montana.

Montana FFA State Officer Scholarship - Awarded to FFA state officers who choose to enroll in a program housed in the College.

Montana Stockgrowers Fellowship – Supports graduate students in the Animal and Range Sciences Department.

Montana Wheat & Barley Committee Scholarship – Awarded to students interested in the research and marketing of wheat and barley.

Montana Wheat & Barley Committee/Brastrup Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture pursuing careers involved in the research, production or marketing of Montana wheat and/or barley crops.

Montana Winter Fair Ag Scholarship – Awarded to a Montana high school graduate with community involvement, leadership activities, and academic achievement.

MSU College of Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to students within the College of Agriculture.

MSU Farmhouse Alumni Scholarship – Awarded to a student of junior status who is pursuing an undergraduate degree from the College.

Myrick Scholarship – Established by Dana Myrick and Kathleen Myrick Huebel in honor of Hobart and Mabel Myrick, homesteaders in Chouteau County, Montana.

Nancy See Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Nancy See, an MSU pre-veterinary student. Awarded to pre-veterinary students based primarily on their pre-veterinary club contributions and involvement.

Newman Family & Friends Scholarship – Established to honor Dr. C. Walt Newman and Dr. Rosemary Newman. Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture.

Newman/Abbott Nutrition Undergraduate Scholarship – Established to honor the significant contributions in the field of nutrition of Dr. C. Walt Newman, Emeritus Faculty and Dr. Rosemary Newman, Emeritus faculty.

Nielsen Pedology Graduate Student Scholarship - Awarded to a graduate student in the Land Resources and Environmental Sciences Department. 

Northern Great Plains Section/Gerald Sharp Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a junior or senior in range science with membership in the Society of Range Management, showing potential to develop as an effective professional in the field.

Oscar O. & Carol H. Thomas Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship is provided by an endowment that was established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Oscar O. Thomas, professor of Animal Science from 1951-1983.

Parent Family Association Scholarship – Proceeds come from the Parent Family Association phone-a-thon to be awarded to students enrolled in the College of Agriculture.

Payne, Ryerson, Taylor Range Scholarship – Named after three retired MSU Faculty members; awarded to a student in range science.

Quarter Circle Lazy SJ Scholarship – Awarded to students in the pre-veterinary science curriculum.

Rafter D. Ranch- Deschamps Scholarship - Awarded in memory of Ed Deschamps, an MSU College of Agriculture graduate and rancher. 

Ralph Parker Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Ralph Parker by Montana Farmers Union. Awarded to students interested in cooperative business principles and practice and enrolled in the College of Agriculture taking the Cooperative Curriculum course.

Ray Woodward Scholarship – Dr. Woodward was an internationally known research leader at the USDA Livestock and Range Research Laboratory (LARRL) in Miles City, Montana. The scholarship fund is supported by donations from family, friends, and alumni and awarded to incoming freshman enrolled in the Animal and Range Sciences Department.

Rene Jones Lock Scholarship – Awarded to students pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture.

Rice Family Scholarship – Established to honor Gerald "Jerry" Rice.

Robert F. Eslick Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a deserving Plant Science graduate student.

Roy & Menga Huffman Sophomore Award – Awarded to College of Agriculture students in their sophomore year of study.

Samuel C. & Hazel West Litzenberger – Awarded to students pursuing a degree in Plant Science, Biotechnology or Horticulture.

Schutter Family Scholarship – Awarded to a student in a plant science discipline with commendable academic performance.

Sitz Ranch Management Team Scholarship – Recipients must be pursuing a degree in the Livestock Industry option and demonstrate ability and interest in beef cattle production.

Steve Stauber Scholarship – Awarded to students in the Agricultural Economics and Economics Department.

Susan Tomera Wines Scholarship – Offered by Susan Wines, this scholarship is awarded to students from out of state that are majoring in agricultural business.

Swingle Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to students housed within the Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department.

Ted & Thelma Fosse Scholarship – Awarded to students in the College of Agriculture who are graduates of a Montana high school.

Thayer-Meuli AGR Brotherhood Scholarship – Awarded to worthy undergraduate students, of at least sophomore standing, pursuing a degree from the College of Agriculture who are active members of Alpha Gamma Rho.

The Burris Scholarship – Established to provide assistance to a student enrolled in a program within the Animal and Range Sciences Department.

Thomas D. Campbell Memorial Scholarship – Established in memory of Thomas Campbell to be awarded to students that excel in their academics and are active on campus and in the community.

Van Shelhamer Memorial Scholarship – Dr. Van Shelhamer graduated in 1967 with a degree in agriculture education. He taught agriculture education in Conrad High School for many years and served as a professor of agricultural education at Montana State University.

Verl M. Thomas Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Verl M. Thomas by family and friends and is awarded to a graduate student in Animal and Range Sciences studying sheep or ruminant nutrition.

Vern Dahlstrom Memorial Scholarship – Awarded to a student enrolled in a curriculum within the Agricultural Education Division. Recipient must demonstrate a special interest in teaching agricultural education.

Vinke Memorial Scholarship – Originally established to honor the Little International Livestock Show Grand Champion, this scholarship is now awarded to a student pursuing a degree in Animal Science.

W. Doyle Stocks Scholarship – Awarded to a female student studying agricultural education or animal and range sciences.

Wagner Heritage Scholarship – Awarded to an undergraduate student that graduated from Nashua High School in Nashua, Montana.

Walsh Olsen Fellowship – Awarded to a graduate student that shows creative promise for agriculture industry.

Warp Scholarship – Awarded to students from Sweetgrass County, Montana who are pursuing a degree within the College of Agriculture.

Winifred-Asbjornson Scholarship – Awarded to encourage Winifred High School students to study agriculture and go back to the farm or ranch in the Winifred, Montana area.

Woodrow W. Overcast Agriculture Scholarship – Awarded to a Montana resident enrolled in a degree-granting program of the College of Agriculture.

Wyman E. & Ruth M. Nyquist Meritorious Scholarship in Agriculture – Awarded to an incoming freshman in the top 10% of their class or a sophomore or junior undergraduate student with a 3.5 or higher GPA.