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As UM embarks on its next great chapter, philanthropy will drive us forward. Your support is vital to our future. This year, UM’s leadership will organize its efforts around placing student success at the center of all we do, and driving excellence and innovation in teaching, learning and research.

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Student Success

Access without support is not opportunity. Opening the doors to higher education is not enough – we must provide the services and resources students need to persist and succeed. Building our student support program is a top priority over the next several years, and we hope our vision will inspire you to support these efforts. Our alumni and friends can ensure that the University of Montana:

1. Provides incoming students with resources and coursework they need to be college ready.
2. Provides every student with both a professional academic advisor and a faculty mentor.
3. Ensures students participate in high-impact educational practices, such as first-year seminars, internships, undergraduate research or capstone projects.
4. Creates an emergency grant fund to empower students to transition past a moment of short-term financial need and continue in their college career.
5. Helps students, especially Native Americans, find their home on this campus, with tailored opportunities and support to help them persist to graduation.
6. Augment our traditional classroom learning with more opportunities for special summer experiences, such as field coursework or internships with local companies.
7. Drive innovation in the classroom through enhanced pedagogy and collaboration.

University Scholarships

At UM, a little generosity goes a long way. A modest investment in a student can lead to great returns. A primary goal of our campaign is to increase the number of scholarships available to students in all schools and colleges. These include recruitment scholarships for incoming students, need-based awards, Presidential Leadership Scholarships for academically gifted students, graduate student fellowships to enhance our research enterprise, student-athlete scholarships, and field-of-study awards.

Excellence fund

Unrestricted support maintains the essential resources students and faculty need. With your gifts, we can nimbly respond to both challenges and opportunities, ensuring faculty and staff can continue serving students and our state.