The University of Montana Alumni Association serves not only current alumni but future alumni as well. One of the ways it does this is by offering the Legacy Scholarship. This award, given to as many as six students annually, is awarded to individuals who represent a continuation of the UM tradition.

To be eligible for this scholarship award, one of the applicant’s parents, grandparents or legal guardian must have attended, but need not have graduated from, the University of Montana, and the applicant must:

  • have attained junior status ( no less than 60 earned credits) prior to the start of the fall 2020 semester, and
  • be considered a full-time undergraduate student for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters.

The scholarship will be awarded to the students who submit the strongest applications based on a review of university involvement, essay score, GPA and community service.

Dependents of a staff member, of the University of Montana Alumni Relations Office or a member of the Board of Directors of the UM Alumni Association are not eligible for the scholarship. Previous recipients are not eligible for the scholarship.

Download the 2020 application.

For questions, contact Jodi Moreau by calling 877 UM ALUMS or emailing