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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 FY21

    $1,000

  • Foundation support to UMW in FY21

    $1,027,596

  • Dollars raised in FY21

    $1,429,575

  • Total scholarship support in FY21

    $511,918

Latest News

The University of Montana Western’s 125th Annual Commencement Ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 7, will honor J.P. Gallagher with the University’s Alumni Distinguished Service Award

The University of Montana Western’s Sixth Annual Colt Challenge and Sale, held April 1 and 2 at the Montana Center for Horsemanship, generated more than $200,000 for the UMW Natural Horsemanship Program.

The University of Montana Western’s 125th Annual Commencement, to be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022, will feature speaker Tara VanDerveer, legendary Stanford Women’s Basketball Coach, the all-time winningest coach in women's basketball.

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.