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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

The Montana Western Alumni Office and Athletics Department inducted four new members into the Bulldog Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 28, 2019.

The Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame (MCHF) and Western Heritage Center (WHC) have announced the newest inductees into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame, including retired Montana Western rodeo coach, Iola ‘Olie’ Else.

Photo Credit: Jackie Jensen

UMW Announces Hall of Fame, Alumni Weekend and Homecoming Activities

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