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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 FY17

    $996

  • Foundation support to UMW in FY17

    $1225900

  • Dollars raised in FY17

    $930500

  • Total scholarship support in FY17

    $278000


Celebrating 125 years with 125 stories! Whether you went to school at Montana State Normal College, Western Montana College of Education, Western Montana College, Western Montana College of the University of Montana or The University of Montana Western we want to hear your story. Share your story.


The University of Montana Western is always taking nominations for the following events to recognize our outstanding alumni and friends. If you know an outstanding individual that fit into these categories and fit the criteria please share your nomination today. Jane Helm Maddock Service Award, Education Hall of Fame, Distinguished Alumnus Service Award and Athletic Hall of Fame. See criteria and nominate here.

News & Notes

The University of Montana Western in partnership with Stockman Bank hosted the Night of Stars ceremony where alumni are recognized for their contributions in the field of education.

The University of Montana Western held its annual Legacy Plaza Celebration and Commencement Ceremony on May 4 and 5, 2018, celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2018.

The University of Montana Western celebrated its 125th anniversary and Alumni Weekend 2018 with several events that featured the university’s history of innovation and its goals for the future. One of these events was the 125th Community Time Capsule Celebration.

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