At MWS we are committed to make expeditions accessible to all Montana youth, regardless of socio-economic status. To make this possible, MWS offers partial and full scholarships to assist with tuition costs.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants who show the motivation and commitment to thrive on MWS expeditions and who would not be able to attend without financial support. Each scholarship is based on a number of criteria including financial need and responses to scholarship application questions. Scholarships are made available by the generosity of friends and supporters of the MWS Expedition Scholarship Fund.
If you are interested in applying for an expedition scholarship please fill out and submit the application below. If you would prefer to download the Scholarship Application and send via mail, here is the link:
How to apply for a MWS scholarship:
All you need to do is fill out the scholarship form below and submit it online.
Please note: There are some documentation/information to prepare before starting to fill out your application:
- One requirement is a scanned copy of your parents or guardians most recent 1040 tax return form with all IRS required forms. You'll need to attach the document in the Parent/Guardian Financial Information section of the form below. If you have a problem attaching the 1040 form, or don't have one available you can mail a copy to:
Montana Wilderness School/Admissions
P.O. Box 1183, Bozeman, MT 59771
- You'll be asked to provide us with two references; these need to be two unrelated persons whom you know and who can provide a recommendation for this scholarship. They can be a teacher, guidance counselor, coach, employer, church leader or mentor. Please let them know a member of the MWS staff will contact them via phone or email.
Expeditionary scholarship applications will be accepted on a revolving basis but need to be submitted with your general application. MWS scholarship funds are limited, and are awarded on a first come, first served basis. Please apply as soon as possible. All scholarship applications are reviewed upon receipt and all applicants will be notified by telephone and/or email as soon as possible about the status of their application.
For any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note you can not save your progress on this form. You will be required to attach tax return documents and include personal references’ contact information. We strongly encourage you to prepare that information ahead of time, before starting to fill out the form.
You might have difficulty attaching documents via certain mobile devices and we encourage you to complete this form on a computer to avoid having to mail us the required accompanying documents separately.