MSU's Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering (NACOE) is lucky to have very supportive donors, which allows for the awarding of  substantial amounts of scholarship money to students seeking an engineering or computer science degree. For a description of the named scholarship opportunities in the college please click here.  In 2018-2019, the NACOE was pleased to award almost $900,000 in scholarships. Donors recognize the robust student experience available in the NACOE and choose to support students at different points in their academic careers (e.g. incoming freshman or a junior in a particular major). Because of this, we encourage students to apply for NACOE Scholarships each year.

Eligibility for need-based scholarships is determined by the MSU Office of Financial Aid. Students who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must complete the FAFSA student aid application. Priority deadline at Montana State University to file a FAFSA is December 1.  


 Apply for ScholarshipsNovember 1, 2018 - Application Opens

February 1, 2019 - Priority Deadline


 

Undergraduate Students 

One, two-part application for Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering scholarships at the college and department level.

"I am a current student, continuing in an Undergraduate degree in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering." 

Cat $cholarships Application Opens 11/1/2018

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2019

Cat $cholarships Application Closes 5/1/2019

Click Here to Complete Application for NACOE Scholarship Opportunities

 

NOTE:

1-Complete the General Application (Part 1) and the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Application (Part 2) to increase the number of scholarships you are eligible to receive. 

2-Cat $cholarships is designed to automatically match NACOE students to scholarship opportunities that match their qualifications, such as EMPower, Women in Engineering, Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC scholarships. Complete and submit both parts of the application, the system will prompt you additional information is needed.  

 

"I am a new Freshman or Transfer student to Montana State University and the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering."

Cat $cholarships Application Opens 11/1/2018

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2019

Cat $cholarships Application Closes 5/1/2019

 

AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2018
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS PROCESS TO APPLY FOR A NACOE SCHOLARSHIP

Step 1
 
Step 2:
Receive Letter of Acceptance from MSU Admissions with
Generated Student Identification # (GID#)
 
Step 3:
Claim NetID (Link Coming Soon)
Set Password for NetID (Link Coming Soon)
 
Step 4:
 
Step 5:
Complete General Application and Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Application
 

NOTE:

1-Complete the General Application (Part 1) and the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Application (Part 2) to increase the number of scholarships you are eligible to receive. 

2-Cat $cholarships is designed to automatically match NACOE students to scholarship opportunities that match their qualifications, such as EMPower, Women in Engineering, Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC scholarships. Complete and submit both parts of the application, the system will prompt you additional information is needed.  

Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC Recruits or Cadets

One application for Army ROTC and Air Force ROTC Scholarships. 

"I am an Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC recruit or cadet and NOT a student in the College of Engineering." 

Cat $cholarships Application Opens 11/1/2018

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2019

Cat $cholarships Application Closes 5/1/2019

 

Click Here to Apply!

 

NOTE:

1- Continuing Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC recruits or cadets pursuing an engineering or computer science degree should use the scholarship link for "Continuing NACOE Students" above. Your status as a recruit or cadet is already recorded in the scholarship system making you eligible for these scholarships. 

2- Cat $cholarships is designed to automatically match students to scholarship opportunities that match their qualifications. Complete and submit the application, the system will prompt you if there is additional information needed.  

Graduate Students

One, two-part application for Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering scholarships at the college and department level.

"I am a current student, continuing in an Undergraduate degree in the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering." 

Cat $cholarships Application Opens 11/1/2018

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2019

Cat $cholarships Application Closes 5/1/2019

Click Here to Complete Application for NACOE Scholarship Opportunities

 

NOTE: 

1-Complete the General Application (Part 1) and the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Application (Part 2) to increase the number of scholarships you are eligible to receive. 

2-Cat $cholarships is designed to automatically match NACOE students to scholarship opportunities that match their qualifications, such as EMPower, Women in Engineering, Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC scholarships. Complete and submit both parts of the application, the system will prompt you additional information is needed. 

"I am a new Graduate student to Montana State University and the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering."

Cat $cholarships Application Opens 11/1/2018

Priority Selection Deadline is 2/1/2019

Cat $cholarships Application Closes 5/1/2019

 

AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2018
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS PROCESS TO APPLY FOR A NACOE SCHOLARSHIP

Step 1
 
Step 2:
Receive Letter of Acceptance from MSU Admissions with
Generated Student Identification # (GID#)
 
Step 3:
Claim NetID (Link Coming Soon)
Set Password for NetID (Link Coming Soon)
 
Step 4:
 
Step 5:
Complete General Application and Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Application

 

 

NOTE: 

1-Complete the General Application (Part 1) and the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering Application (Part 2) to increase the number of scholarships you are eligible to receive. 

2-Cat $cholarships is designed to automatically match NACOE students to scholarship opportunities that match their qualifications, such as EMPower, Women in Engineering, Army ROTC or Air Force ROTC scholarships. Complete and submit both parts of the application, the system will prompt you additional information is needed. 

   

For more information about receiving or sponsoring a scholarship in the College of Engineering, please contact the Dean's office:

engrinfo@coe.montana.edu 

(406) 994-2272

214 Roberts Hall

P.O. Box 1738280

Montana State Univeristy

Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Dollar Sign with Graduation Cap on topScholarship Application Tips and Resources

On the "Financial Aid, Legacy, and Empower Status" page:

  • Log into your FAFSA account and confirm your application is complete and was submitted. 
  • Log into your MSU student account and review Financial Aid package. This should include your financial aid eligibility. Contact Office of Financial Aid if you have questions about your level of need and if this includes Pell Grants. 
  • BE AWARE that Legacy Scholarships through the College of Engineering have been suspended; however, there are Legacy Scholarships available through the MSU Foundation. Please review their website for further information. 
  • If you are a Woman in Engineering or Computer Science
    • Select "ethnicity."
    • Add "Woman" in Description Box
    • Check the "I am Eligible for an EMPower Scholarship" box.

On the "Group Memberships" page:

  • Select appropriate group membership affiliations from list provided. 

To upload unofficial transcript:

  • Save your unofficial transcript as a pdf, doc, docx, png, jpg, or gif
  • Upload file when prompted by the scholarship application portal.
  • Applicants DO NOT need to mail an official transcript.

Writing a Scholarship Essay

  • Scholarship committees are interested in how a scholarship will benefit your current academic experience.
  • If you are an undergraduate, how will the potential funds be used to enhance your experience?
  • What is your academic story as a student? What brought you to this point? What are you excited about now?
  • How are you involved in your academic community and what additional opportunities will be available through a scholarship award?

New changes:

  • AcademicWorks receives a controlled information feed from Banner which will help with completing your General Application.
  • Log into your FAFSA account and confirm your application is complete and was submitted. This is especially important if you expect to be eligible for financial need scholarships. 
  • Log into your MSU student account and review Financial Aid package. This should include your financial aid eligibility. Contact Financial Aid Services if you have questions about your level of need and if this includes Pell Grants. 
  • BE AWARE that Legacy Scholarships through the Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering have been suspended. Students who are current COE Legacy Scholarship recipients will receive the scholarship as promised in the original award. There are Legacy Scholarships available through the MSU Foundation. Please review their website for further information. 
  • If you are a Woman in Engineering or Computer Science eligibility for these scholarships will be automatically applied as a result of student information provided through Banner. If there are additional steps, you will be prompted within the AcademicWorks application. 

Writing a Scholarship Essay

  • Scholarship committees are interested in how a scholarship will benefit your current academic experience.
  • If you are an undergraduate, how will the potential funds be used to enhance your experience?
  • If you are a graduate, how will the potential funds be used to ehnhance your research agenda?
  • What is your academic story as a student? What brought you to this point? What are you excited about now?
  • How are you involved in your academic community and what additional opportunities will be available through a scholarship award?

 

 

 

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