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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 FY19

    $1000

  • Foundation support to UMW in FY19

    $846827

  • Dollars raised in FY19

    $626140

  • Total scholarship support in FY19

    $397298


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.

News & Notes

Dr. Alan Weltzien is a Professor of English Emeritus and a former English professor at the University of Montana Western. His new book, "Savage West: The Life and Fiction of Thomas Savage," will be available for sale at the end of September.

Governor Steve Bullock and Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian have announced just over $2.2 million in funding to be distributed to 19 projects supporting workforce development and remote education delivery for Montanans.

The University of Montana Western is pleased to announce the hiring of two temporary staff positions to assist UMW in its COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

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