Apply for Scholarships


Browsing our website, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that we love overachievers. It’s true. We award approximately $1-million to each incoming class of first-time undergraduate Orediggers. A big portion of those dollars are merit-based, recognizing your academic achievements, particularly the overachievements.

The university also supports a robust scholarship program for continuing students. These are typically based on credits earned at Montana Tech and cumulative GPA. Some awards also consider major or other specific criteria set by the donor. Scholarship applications are due by February 15th each year.

  • All students should check out the Outside Scholarships page for any third party scholarship for which you might qualify.
  • The Montana University System provides an updated listing of many scholarships. It may be found at
  • We encourage all students who apply for admission to apply for scholarships as you may be surprised by what’s available and how much you could receive. While there are hundreds of scholarships available, some of the most sought after are listed on the Featured Scholarships Page.
  • The Andrea Spicher Memorial Scholarship  – Awarded to an incoming freshman by The Andrea Spicher Memorial Scholarship Committee to a Montana Tech applicant who graduated from a Montana High School and is planning to be a full-time student in Biology or Engineering.  Submit application materials to The deadline is March 1 annually.
  • Vickie Petritz Memorial Scholarship ApplicationThe Vickie Petritz Memorial Scholarship is available to students taking a minimum of one course during the scholarship semester at Highlands College and an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (from high school for incoming Freshman, College for everyone else). There is $1,000 available for the fall and spring semesters.

  1. Information for New Students »
  2. Information for Continuing Students »
  3. Information for Graduate Students »

1. New Students

If you’ve never attended Montana Tech (except possibly to take courses while in high school), you are considered a new student.

Incoming students are awarded Oredigger Merit Scholarships based on GPA and test scores, no application is necessary.  New students should also watch their PURL and email for additional scholarship opportunities, paying special attention to any required application materials and deadlines.

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2. Continuing Students

The Continuing Student Scholarship Application for the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021 and spring 2022) is now available. Applications are due by February 15, 2021. Continuing students are students that are currently enrolled as a regular student at Montana Tech pursing an undergraduate degree (bachelor's or associates) or certificate. Continuing students should complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application for scholarships. It is recommended that you use Firefox as your browser.

Your name, student ID and major will automatically populate with the information from our student information system.  If your major is not correct, you must submit a change of major form to Enrollment Services prior to February 15th.  If you would like to add any additional information that you feel will make your application more competitive, please email the information to or, if you are submitting an essay, please submit the essay to  If you are double or triple majoring, please email with your other major(s).

3. Graduate Students

The Graduate Student Scholarship Application for the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021 and spring 2022) is now available.  Graduate students are encouraged to complete the application to be considered for scholarships.  The priority deadline is May 1, 2021.