2014-2015 Scholarship Information
The University of Great Falls is committed to providing an affordable, private college experience of exceptional value. A variety of scholarships recognizing academic achievement and talent are available. Individual family circumstances will be considered to create a customized financial assistance package, which will include any federal grants or loans for which students may be eligible.
Academic Merit Scholarships
These awards range from $4000 to $9500; transfer students may be awarded $4800 to $7500. Students are automatically considered for these scholarships as part of the admission process and are notified of their award level as part of acceptance to the University. Awards are renewable each year through graduation as long as full time status and satisfactory academic progress are maintained.
Competitive Academic Awards
UGF Scholars and Catholic High School scholars may be awarded $12,000 to full tuition. Separate application is required and includes an essay and campus interview. Full time enrollment, participation in campus activities, on-campus residency and satisfactory academic progress are required to maintain the award through graduation.
In addition to academic scholarships, the University of Great Falls has several scholarships to recognize non-athlete students for selected activities and interests, including music, performing arts, speech and debate. You may qualify for up to $3000. Participation in the corresponding extra-curricular activity is required.
- Great for Great Falls … and Montana: $1000 scholarship awarded to full time students who graduated from a Montana high school and are 24 or younger.
- Courage Awards: up to $2000 based on EFC (Expected Family Contribution) as calculated through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid.) This award requires participation in campus organizations.
- Discovery Grant: $1000 scholarship awarded to out-of-state students residing on campus.
- Catholic Parish Scholarship: $1000 scholarship awarded to Catholic students with letter of recommendation from their home Parish.
- Athletics: More information about athletic scholarships is available by contacting the Athletic Department.
Distance Student Scholarship: $2500 for students with GPA of 3.0 or better enrolled in distance programs.
Student Gift Scholarships
Students who are planning on attending the University of Great Falls during the 2013-2014 academic year may apply for gift scholarships, which will be awarded for Fall Semester 2013 and Spring Semester 2014. These awards are for one year only and are not renewable. The applicant must demonstrate academic and leadership potential.
Interested individuals should complete the enclosed Scholarship Application cover sheet and attach a working copy of their high school (if still attending) or college transcript, a resume, letter of recommendation (from a non-family member), and a personal statement. To receive priority consideration, applications must be received by Friday, March 1, 2013 in the Financial Aid Office, ATTN: Financial Aid Director, University of Great Falls, 1301 20th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59405.
Items to consider including in your personal statement or resume are:
Memberships in campus and High School organizations
Memberships in community organizations
Leadership roles within organizations
Personal, educational, and career goals
Special awards and achievements
Personal statements should not exceed two typed, double spaced pages.
By submitting a scholarship application you are authorizing the release of information contained on the application as well as other appropriate information on file in the Offices of Financial Aid, Admissions, and Records for the purpose of determining eligibility for a scholarship administered by the University of Great Falls. In addition, you authorize the release of your name, major, and class for publicity purposes.
All scholarship recipients are required to write a thank you letter to the donor and provide a copy of it to the Financial Aid Office before the scholarship funds are disbursed to your account.
Download the application
Additional Financial Aid
Students are encouraged to apply for need based federal aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The University of Great Falls School code is 002527. Students must reapply for federal aid each year. An estimate of federal aid can be calculated using the FAFSA Forecaster tool.
We encourage students to pursue private scholarships whenever possible. Contact your high school guidance counselors and/or our Career Services Office here at the University of Great Falls for information regarding local scholarship opportunities. Researching scholarship and grant directories at a library or on the internet may also prove worthwhile. In addition, various scholarships exist through service organizations such as Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, Elks Club, Lions Club, and Kiwanis Club. Other possible sponsors include students’ or parents’ employers, trade associations, banks, corporations, schools, school districts, and churches. Applying for external scholarships is an important way to reduce dependence on borrowing to pay for your education. Please refer to our External Scholarship link for information. Be very careful for scams! You should never have to pay to apply for a scholarship.