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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 “125 Objects for 125 Years” art exhibit was held in conjunction with several events celebrating the University of Montana Western’s continued innovation over the past 125 years.

Justinn Lahaye, a 2015 Montana Western graduate, is currently completing her clinical rotations in rural communities across the state.

The University of Montana Western announced the appointment of Matt Raffety to the position of Director of University Communications.

Our Partners

  • Bank of Commerce