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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.

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Latest News

The University of Montana Western will offer two study abroad courses for students during Block 8 of the 2024 spring semester: “Geology of Greece” and “Iceland: Climate Change and Arctic Ecology.”

The University of Montana Western has been selected as a 2024 Hidden Gem College in a recent announcement by College Raptor, a leading college planning platform.

The University of Montana Western’s Theatre Department is excited to announce the 21st Annual Ten Minute Play Festival to be held October 16-18 as part of the Bank of Commerce (BOC) Performing Arts Series.

Contact the UMW Foundation at (406) 683-7305 or (406) 683-7306 or by email at

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.