2+2 Honor Scholarship

The 2 + 2 Honor Scholarship is awarded annually to students who graduate with an associate degree from a 2-year campus of the Montana University System or a Montana Community College.

General Information

The scholarship consists of a waiver of undergraduate tuition at any 4-year unit of the Montana University System and may be received up to a total of four continuous (fall/spring) semesters.

The scholarship is transferable between eligible campuses provided the student maintains a minimum 3.4 GPA at the home campus at the end of the academic year and demonstrates progress toward a degree by completing at least 30 credit hours per year.

The scholarship does not cover mandatory or class fees. Students should ask the campus for a list of fees that are not covered by the scholarship. This waiver may not be used in conjunction with any other MUS tuition waiver. To view the 2 Plus 2 Fact Sheet.

Eligibility Requirements

A student is eligible to receive this scholarship providing the student:

  • Applies in June of the year immediately following their graduation (ex...a student that graduates Summer 2021, Fall 2021, or Spring 2022... must apply by June 2022);
  • Has earned an associate degree from an eligible campus, with a minimum of 3.4 cumulative GPA;
  • Has been enrolled and in attendance at an eligible campus for a minimum of two semesters prior to graduating;
  • Has been accepted by or is enrolled at an eligible 4-year campus;
  • Begins utilizing the scholarship the next chronological semester after receiving the award (excluding summer semester); and
  • Is a Montana resident.

Students must graduate with an associate degree from one of these 2-year campuses:

Flathead Valley Community College

City College MSU

Dawson Community College

Great Falls College MSU

Miles City Community College

MSU Northern

Missoula College UM

Highlands College of Montana Tech

Helena College UM

Gallatin College MSU

University of Montana Western

Bitterroot College


Scholarships may be used at these 4-year campuses:

  • University of Montana - Missoula
  • University of Montana Western
  • Montana Technological University
  • Montana State University - Bozeman
  • MSU Billings
  • MSU Northern

Application Information

Applying for this scholarship is a multi-step process. Each of the following steps must be completed along with the application submission by the deadline of June 30th in order to be considered complete applications. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. To apply, log into the Award Montana Portal and complete the application for 2 Plus 2 Scholarships. In addition,

  1. Apply to and be accepted by one of the eligible campuses;
  2. Fill out the FAFSA to demonstrate Financial Need in case of a tie (optional - see “Awarding Process” below for more information)
  3. Request final transcript (or print unofficial from the online system), reflecting cumulative GPA as early as possible, a copy must be uploaded to your application; and
  4. Apply online by June 30th directly after receiving Associate Degree

Additional Information

Contact Award Montana

Do you have questions about scholarship applications or need help getting started? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Email: AwardMontana@montana.edu

Phone: 1-800-537-7508

Award Montana