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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.


Art work by Karl Schwiesow

The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery presents: 125 objects for 125 years. Celebrate the 125th anniversary by submitting your art into this invitational show of miniature works open to UMW students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider Dillon community. Submit your art piece.


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

Montana Western Alum, Tony Schoonen, was recently inducted into the Montana Outdoor Hall of Fame. These honors are presented by the Montana Outdoor Legacy Foundation...

Montana Western alum Brandon O’Halloran and his family practice organic farming and "field to table" methods at their Lewistown, Mont. restaurant to market organic produce.

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.

Our Partners

  • Bank of Commerce