Field of Study Awards

Supporting students in their majors

Students who have committed to a major are eligible to receive privately funded scholarship awards that are designated for students in their particular area of study. The money often helps students complete their degrees. Donors may direct awards to students with financial need, academic merit or both, and may help establish other criteria by which recipients are selected.
The portion of the University’s endowment designated for these scholarships, Field of Study Awards, produces about $1.7 million total per year. We will increase the total endowment during this initiative, resulting in more scholarships and awards for students. Endowed scholarships help students for generations to come.

Eliza Allison Eliza Allison ’13, a political science major from Helena, received the J. Stanley Kimmitt Public Service Internship in Washington, D.C. The internship, a public-service opportunity for UM students established to honor J. Stanley Kimmitt, former secretary of the U.S. Senate and aide to Sen. Mike Mansfield, rotates among all three members of the Montana congressional delegation. The internship includes a $3,000 stipend made possible through a generous gift.

“As a political science major, I already knew that politics played an important role in my academic life, but it wasn’t until I spent time in D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration Academic Seminar through the Washington Center that I saw how the political realm could become a part of my career.” -Eliza Allison, Political Science ’13

To speak with our team about making a gift, contact one of our development officers in the area you wish to support, or contact us at 800.443.2593. We look forward to hearing from you!