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DHC Coordinated Scholarships

Presidential Leadership Scholarships
The Watkins Scholarship
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Awards
DHC Student-Faculty Summer Research Fellowship
Dailey Study Abroad Scholarships
DHC Study Abroad Scholarships
The Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship


Presidential Leadership Scholarships

The Presidential Leadership Scholarships are University of Montana's premier academic scholarships, recognizing outstanding talent, academic performance, leadership, and contribution to the community. These awards are renewable for four years, subject to satisfactory performance by the student. Each scholarship includes a full or partial tuition waiver, the value of which varies according to the amount of tuition each year. Approximately 24 awards will be made in each annual competition. Their approximate value each year, including the tuition waiver, will be:

  • Gold level: $7,500 stipend plus a tuition waiver valued at approximately $4,400
  • Silver level: $5,000 stipend plus a tuition waiver valued at approximately $4,400

Eligibility: All applicants for admission to the Davidson Honors College will be considered for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship. Eligible candidates for the Presidential Leadership Scholarship must be recent high school graduates who have not previously enrolled as a regular college or university student. Finalists in the autumn 2012 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars posted an average of 3.97 GPA, SAT combined score of 2070, or ACT composite score of 32.

To be eligible for a Presidential Leadership Scholarship, the DHC application deadline is December 31.

Application for Admission to the Davidson Honors College
Frequently Asked Questions about the Presidential Leadership Scholarship



The Watkins Scholarship

The Watkins Scholarship Program generally awards $2,000 to ten seniors per year, and is open to all UM-Missoula students. All applicants must anticipate attaining senior status (at least 90 credits) by autumn semester of the scholarship award period; have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher at the time of application; plan on working on a senior research project or creative activity that will be directed by a faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The annual application deadline is April 14 for scholarships to be awarded in the next academic year. Specific information can be found by downloading the application below. All students who complete a research project funded by a Watkins Scholarship are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or final research paper to the Davidson Honors College, using the following template as a formatting guide.

Undergraduate Research/Watkins Award Application
Undergraduate Research Project Template



Undergraduate Student/Faculty Research Awards

Undergraduate Research Awards will support up to ten student/faculty research teams. These awards are open to any undergraduate at the University of Montana-Missoula. Each successful student applicant will receive an undergraduate research scholarship of $500 per semester. The program is intended to provide selected students (sophomores through seniors) the opportunity to spend the academic year apprenticing with a faculty mentor; learning from and assisting with faculty research activity; and planning, developing, and carrying out his or her own undergraduate research project with the guidance of that faculty mentor.

The annual application deadlines are April 14 for full-year scholarships and November 15 for spring-semester scholarships. Specific information can be found by downloading the application below.  All students who complete a research project funded by an Undergraduate Research Scholarship are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or final research paper to the Davidson Honors College, using the following template as a formatting guide. 

Undergraduate Research Award Application
Undergraduate Research Project Template



DHC Student-Faculty Summer Research Fellowships

The Davidson Honors College invites applications from DHC students and their faculty mentors for summer research project fellowships. Up to four student-faculty research teams will receive funding for their research projects during each summer semester. The fellowship will provide financial support for both the student ($3,000) and the faculty mentor ($2,000). This financial support may be disbursed as student and faculty stipends or as research expenses for books, materials, equipment, and travel. The program is open to Davidson Honors College students of all majors. Funding priority shall be given to projects in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts, although exemplary projects in the natural and physical sciences can also be considered. Applications for the DHC Student-Faculty Summer Research Fellowship must be submitted to the Davidson Honors College by noon on March 15.

DHC Student-Faculty Summer Research Fellowship Application 



Dailey Study Abroad Scholarships

The University of Montana offers up to two Dailey Study Abroad Scholarships of $1,500 in support of a full-year study abroad program in a country where English is not commonly spoken. All undergraduates at the University of Montana-Missoula are eligible to apply; preference shall be given to individuals who graduated from a Montana high school. The application deadline is March 15 for the following academic year.

Dailey Study Abroad Scholarship Application



DHC Study Abroad Scholarships

The Davidson Honors College offers Study Abroad Scholarships of up to $500 toward the cost of a study abroad experience. Funds are available for study abroad programs and for IE3 Global Internships anywhere in the world.  Only Davidson Honors College students are eligible for these awards.  Application deadline: October 30 (for winter session and spring semester) and April 15 (for summer and autumn semester). To apply for this scholarship, download and submit the DHC Study Abroad Scholarship Application below.

DHC Study Abroad Scholarship Application



The Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship

The Davidson Honors College awards up to ten Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarships each year to outstanding Juniors who demonstrate both academic excellence and financial need. These awards typically range in value from $1,000 to $1,500.  This scholarship is open to all University of Montana-Missoula students who meet the scholarship criteria.  All applicants must attain Junior status (60-90 credits) by autumn semester of their scholarship year; major or minor in the humanities or social sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences; have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4 at the time of application; and demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.  The application deadline is March 15 each year for scholarships to be awarded in the following academic year.  To apply for this scholarship, download and submit the Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship Application below.

Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship Application