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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

#ThrowbackThursday, 100 years ago.

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame (MCHF) inducted its newest members during the annual Circle the Wagons event and ceremony held in Great Falls, Mont., Feb. 7-8, 2020, including retired Montana Western rodeo coach, Iola ‘Olie’ Else.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship, an equine education center and the only one in the nation devoted exclusively to natural horsemanship education and a partner with the University of Montana Western, is about to take a big leap forward. The nonprofit organization has just received a pledge of $250,000 to begin the development of state-of-the-art classrooms, a conference center, a veterinary/research area, kitchen and restrooms. The pledge requires matching funds to complete the Center’s expansion of these key areas.

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