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MSU offers new scholarship for American Indian students

May 31, 2013 - From staff reports

Montana State University's College of Arts and Architecture is offering a new scholarship for American Indian students wishing to study art, architecture, film photography or music.

Offered by the dean's office of the MSU College of Arts and Architecture, the $2,500 scholarship is available to incoming or transfer students who will be full-time students for the 2013-14 school year. Students must declare a major offered by one of the four schools housed in the college. Those schools include the School of Art, School of Architecture, School of Film and Photography and the School of Music.

"This scholarship is an important step in our college's commitment to expand opportunities for American Indian students to pursue an education in the arts," said Nancy Cornwell, dean of the MSU College of Arts and Architecture.

Applicants must have a 3.0 grade point average and be an American Indian tribal member (or have proof of descent) or an Alaska Native tribal member (or have proof of descent).

Applicants are asked to submit an essay of roughly 500 words that addresses why he or she is interested in pursuing a degree in the College of Arts and Architecture. A copy of a transcript with cumulative GPA must be included with the application.

The deadline for applying is June 14. Applicants may submit their applications by e-mailing them to erica.dungan@montana.edu or mailing them to Dean's Office, c/o Erica Dungan, College of Arts and Architecture, P.O. Box 173700, Bozeman, MT 59717-3700.

For more information, call Dungan at (406) 994-4982.

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