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What is the Montana State University’s Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund?

The Montana State University’s Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund seeks gifts to provide critically important funding for Bobcat athletic scholarships.  All gifts to the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund are 100% dedicated to student-athlete scholarships.  Four staff and 12 chapters located throughout the state of Montana and over 2,000 donors provide invaluable support to our 350+ student-athletes.  

Where does my contribution go? 

The money raised by the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund is used to fund scholarships for student-athletes at Montana State University.  The total cost of a scholarship, which includes tuition, fees, room, board, and books, for an in-state student-athlete is $17,090* and $33,390* for an out of state student-athlete.  Educational expenses continue to rise, and your donation is important and appreciated as it allows us to recruit the finest athletes and coaches so that we may compete at the highest levels. 

*Based on the 2016/17 Montana State University Undergraduate Cost of Attendance www.catalog.montana.edu/expenses   

Athletics Discretionary Fund  

Funds allocated to the Athletics Discretionary Fund will be used at the discretion of the director of athletics to meet strategic needs of the athletic department.

Capital Projects

A capital projects fund is necessary to provide the best facilities and equipment for training and competition.  Donations will be used to build, maintain and enhance MSU Athletic venues.

Endowments are the Future of Bobcat Athletics

An endowment to the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund is created through the establishment of a permanent fund that is invested and managed by the Montana State University Foundation.  Income earned in excess of the annual amount spent is added back into the endowment so that it continues to grow and maintain its purchasing power for future student-athletes.

There are many ways to establish an endowment with the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund.  Gifts of cash, stocks and planned gifts, such as charitable trusts and bequests are all common ways to fund an endowment. 

For more information or to become an endowment member of the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund, contact Josh Wanago by phone at (406) 994-5707, or via e-mail at jwanago@msubobcats.com.

Endowments are gifts through which a Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund donor can leave either an individual or family legacy at Montana State University that will have an impact on future student-athletes.

110% Campaign

Whether it’s in the classroom, community or on the playing field, Bobcat student-athletes always give 110%.  Now you have the opportunity to join in and help us build on our winning tradition and academic excellence!  Bobcat Club donors who contribute 110% of their donation from last year (your donation from 2016 plus 10%).  If you are a new donor, please consider donating a minimum of $330 or 10% more than minimum giving level.  Donors who donate either 10% or $330 will receive a special gift from the Bobcat Club.

Current Bobcat Club donors who upgrade to the next level will also receive a special gift from the Bobcat Club and will automatically be entered into a drawing for one of the following:

                        Trip for two (2) to a Bobcat Football away game

                        Two (2) season stadium club passes

                        Two (2) premium season tickets for Men’s Basketball

                        Two (2) premium season tickets for Women’s Basketball

                        Two (2) season tickets for Bobcat Volleyball

Books for Bobcats**

Books are essential to our student-athletes’ success and a line item of about $100,000 each year. To help defray these costs, we have created a special fund to fulfill this need.

Books for Bobcats is a 100% tax-deductible donation and the money raised through this unrestricted fund goes directly to the student-athletes’ textbooks.

A donation of $800 will sponsor a student-athlete’s books for one year
A donation of $400 will sponsor a student-athlete’s books for one semester

As always, a gift of any size will be greatly appreciated!  Support Books for Bobcats and help your Bobcat student-athletes progress towards their goal of graduation.

Bobcat Club License Plate**

$30 for every plate benefits the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund and provides student-athlete scholarships.  http://doj.mt.gov/driving/platedesign/default.asp#sports

Sports Specific Giving**

Montana State University Athletics has nine, sports-specific clubs. This gives you additional opportunities to support your favorite Bobcat programs. Money raised by these clubs are directed into each sport’s budget, and all expenditures are approved by the director of athletics.
 
Please note, donations to sport specific clubs do not count toward your annual Bobcat Club membership and may not be used to determine priority seating.
 
If you would like further information on becoming a member for a sports specific club, please contact Laurie Jenkins, 406-994-6859.

**Please note, donations made to any fund other than the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund do not increase your annual Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund donation and will not count towards priority seating for football season tickets.

$5,135,619 Million

Total cost of student-athlete scholarships

$3,163,093 Million

Fee waivers granted Bobcat Athletics by the state of Montana

$1,100,000 Million

Funds raised by the Bobcat Club in 2016

$1,500,000 Million

2017 Fundraising Goal

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