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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

    $1000

  • Foundation support to UMW in FY20

    $896469

  • Dollars raised in FY20

    $1676136

  • Total scholarship support in FY20

    $476507

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.

News & Notes

Inspired by their commitment to higher education, Steve and Gretchen Burke have provided a generous gift to the University of Montana Western in support of the Fund for Experience One. This fund was established in 2015 by Chancellor Beth Weatherby and her husband, Dr. Steve Kramer, in celebration of Montana Western’s ten-year anniversary of the implementation of Experience One.

Montana Western Throwback Thursday; Tim Pilgrim, From Ungowa to Poet Laureate

Throwback Thursday (TBT))! Today's TBT, we are proud to welcome Bulldog alum Glen Larum. In our piece on Tim Pilgrim a few weeks ago, we briefly mentioned the WMC underground newspaper, Red Eye. Glen looks at Red Eye a little closer, close from the inside!

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