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MSU's Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering 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. In 2020 - 2021, the NACOE was pleased to award over $1,000,000 in scholarships. Many of the scholarships are named for donors. 

Donors sometimes wish to support students at different points in their academic careers or in different fields of study (e.g. incoming freshman or a junior in a particular major). Because of this, we encourage students to apply for scholarships each year.

Eligibility for need-based scholarships is determined by the MSU Office of Financial AidStudents who wish to be considered for need-based scholarships must complete the FAFSA student aid application. MSU's priority deadline to file a FAFSA is December 1.

Click Image Below to Log Into Application PortalCat Scholarships portal open November 1

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
237 Norm Asbjornson Hall
P.O. Box 1738280
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3820

Scholarship 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:

  • CatScholarships 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 CatScholarships 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?