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Governor's 'Best and Brightest' Scholarship Program - High School Merit

This scholarship is available for Montana high school seniors who plan to attend a two- or four-year Montana college or university. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, or an SAT score of 1440 or higher (math and reading sections only), or an ACT score of 20 or higher.

Please note: Although the application deadline for this award has passed, we wanted you to know about this award as a possibility for next year. Often, scholarship providers offer similar scholarships each year. This award is scheduled to be updated within the next few months. Please check back for more information at a later date.

Awarded by:
Montana University System
Award Amount:

Students attending a four-year campus will receive $2,000 annually, renewable for up to three additional years. Students who attend a two-year campus will receive $2,000 annually, renewable for up to one additional year. Please note: If a student receives a Merit Scholarship for a two-year campus, then transfers to a four-year school, he/she may petition to extend his/her scholarship to the full eight semesters. In order to renew the scholarship, students must: maintain satisfactory academic progress; continue full-time enrollment; and notify MUS if they transfer to another eligible institution.

Recipients:
The number of awards offered varies annually. Each accredited Montana high school with a qualified applicant will be awarded one Merit Scholarship. In fiscal year 2013, 149 new awards were given.
Deadline Info:

Applications are available online on the Montana University System (MUS) website. Please note: In order to be eligible to apply, the student must take the ACT and/or SAT by Dec. 31 of his/her senior... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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Award Amount:$2,000
Application Deadline: March 15, 2015