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The University of Montana Western Foundation exists to inspire generosity and connect donors with their passions in order to promote access and excellence in higher education at the University of Montana Western.

  • Avg. scholarship awarded FY20

    $1,000

  • Foundation support to UMW in FY20

    $896,469

  • Dollars raised in FY20

    $1,676,136

  • Total scholarship support in FY20

    $47,6507

Latest News

The University of Montana Western’s Fifth Annual Colt Challenge and Sale, held April 2 and 3 at the Montana Center for Horsemanship, broke previous sale records by generating more than $200,000 for the UMW Natural Horsemanship Program.

The University of Montana Western is excited to invite the community to attend a free in-person history course taught on the UMW campus from May 3-21, 2021 from 8:15 – 11:45 a.m. by UMW Professor of History, Dr. Bill Janus.

The University of Montana Western has been selected as a filming location for the feature film God’s Country, an independent film based on the short story Winter Light by bestselling Montana author, James Lee Burke.

Contact the UMW Foundation at (406) 683-7305 or (406) 683-7306 or by email at foundation@umwestern.edu.


The University of Montana Western is always looking for nominations for the following recognition events in order to acknowledge our outstanding alumni and friends. If you know an outstanding individual who meets the criteria of the following categories, please share your nomination with us today. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award, Education Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumni Service Award and Athletic Hall of Fame. See criteria and nominate here.

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