Department of Counseling Scholarships

THE 2022-2023 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Please complete the following applications via the UM Scholarship Portal:

  • General Scholarship Application followed by the;
  • College of Education Conditional Application 

Some scholarships may also require the following:

  • An essay in which you: Describe how you meet the criteria for the scholarship that you are applying for, and present your professional goals. Include specific references to awards, accomplishments and activities relevant to the selection criteria. 
  • Unofficial transcripts of all college/university work. 
  • Letters of support specific to your scholarship request(s). The same letters of support can be used for multiple scholarships. If this is the case, make sure you provide your recommender with an inclusive list of criteria to address.

Available Scholarships

Walter R. Ames Memorial Scholarship

Anticipated Amount: $1,000

Criteria: Full admission to a Master’s degree program in Counseling, Educational Leadership, or Teaching and Learning; academic performance and potential in the field of education.

George and Laurine Harris Scholarship

Anticipated Amount: $5,000

Criteria: Must be from Montana (resident for ten years or diploma from accredited Montana high school); full admission to a graduate program Counseling, Educational Leadership, or Teaching and Learning, superior academic performance, motivation, character, and potential in the field of education.

Al Price Counselor Education Scholarship

Anticipated Amount: $1,000

Criteria: Awarded to students in good academic standing who are fully enrolled in a Counseling program and who demonstrate promise in their professional field.

Sallie Hollecker Linnell & Wayne Linnell Endowed Scholarship

Anticipated Amount: $1,200

Criteria: University of Montana Counselor Education students in the Phyllis J.Washington College of Education according to the following guidelines:

  1. Recipient selection: Recipients must be enrolled in the School Counseling option. Recipients must begraduates of a Montana high school and be committed to working in Montana.
  2. Responsibility for selection: Awarding the Sallie Hollecker Linnell & Wayne Linnell Endowed Scholarshipshall be the responsibility of the scholarship selection committee appointed by the dean of the Phyllis J.Washington College of Education. The committee shall determine the amounts of the scholarship awards and the recipients. However, one meaningful award rather than several smaller awards is preferred.

Orville Getz Memorial Scholarship

Anticipated Amount: $2,000

Criteria: University of Montana graduate students in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education. Accredited teachers who are participating in master's level work within the Phyllis J.Washington College of Education and are currently employed as a teacher or school administrator. Scholarships may be offered during the fall, spring and/or summer academic sessions, and may be offered for students participating in courses on-campus and/or online. Recipients must be from Missoula, Sanders, Mineral, Ravalli and Granite counties. Preference shall be given to current employees of Victor Public Schools and to members of the Montana Educators Credit Union.

Tough Kids Cool Counseling Scholarship

Anticipated Amount: $Varies

Criteria: Awarded to students in good academic standing who are fully enrolled in the Counseling Department program. Qualified applicants must be currently working in an unpaid internship site working with youth who face economic, educational, and emotional challenges. Both skills and interest will be considered.