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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

    $1,000

  • Foundation support to UMW in FY20

    $896,469

  • Dollars raised in FY20

    $1,676,136

  • Total scholarship support in FY20

    $47,6507

Latest News

The Montana Western Alumni Association and Athletics Department will induct four new members into the Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in the Lewis & Clark room in Mathews Hall on the UMW campus.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship, in partnership with the University of Montana Western, is hosting the first national Natural Horsemanship conference, Of Horse, Human and Nature, September 9-11, 2021. This public event is focused on Natural Horsemanship education in the 21st century.

The Montana Center for Horsemanship, Equus International Film Festival, and the University of Montana Western have announced this year’s annual Equine Icon and Lifetime Achievement Award winners, Dr. Temple Grandin and Iola "Olie" Else.

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.