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Dennis and Phyllis Washington Native American Graduate Fellowship

Scholarship Recipients Will Receive a $10,000 Fellowship

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation has created the only Native American Graduate Scholarship at Montana State University and the University of Montana. Inquiries should be made to the graduate school admissions office at Montana State University and the University of Montana.

The Scholarship upholds Dennis Washington’s long time vision of promoting the betterment of society and the development of a highly diverse workforce through education.

For information on the scholarship and how to apply, please contact the Graduate School at the University of Montana or Montana State University.

Emmaline Jackson

“I am honored to receive the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Fellowship. This support will help me to be able to continue to devote my attention and energy to my studies.”

Emmaline Jackson

2023-24 Scholarship Recipient

“I envision a future career where my passions are realized in service to tribal communities and especially for Native American youth interested in science.”

Celina Gray

2022-23 Scholarship Recipient

“This fellowship will help to alleviate some of the financial strain of attending the university and will allow me to spend more time focusing on research and achieving my goals of becoming a wildlife biologist.”

Brandon Kittson

2022-23 Scholarship Recipient

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be accepted to a Master’s or Doctoral degree program at Montana State University or University of Montana (no professional degrees such as law, business, or pharmacy may apply)
  • Have a baccalaureate degree from a four-year regionally accredited institution of higher learning anywhere in the U.S. and have graduated with at least a 2.5 undergraduate cumulative GPA
  • Be enrolled at full-time status
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a Montana resident
  • Be an enrolled member of a Montana tribe
  • Be a U.S. citizen