Ways To Donate

What is the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund?

The Montana State University’s Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund raises money to provide critically important funding for athletic scholarships.

By The Numbers


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Total cost of student-athlete scholarships

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Fee waivers granted Bobcat Athletics by the state of Montana

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Funds raised by the Bobcat Club in 2017

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HELP US CLOSE THE GAP!

Where Does My Contribution Go?

The money raised by the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund is used to fund scholarships for Montana State University student-athletes.  The total cost of a scholarship, which includes tuition, fees, room, and board for an in-state student-athlete is $17,750* and $34,900* for an out of state student-athlete.  Educational expenses continue to rise, and your support is important and appreciated as it allows Montana State to recruit the finest athletes and coaches so that the Bobcats can compete at the highest levels.

*Based on the 2017/18 Montana State University Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

Help Us Close the Gap!

In 2017, $797,819  was pulled from the athletic department’s operating budget to fully fund our student-athlete scholarships.  We need your help and ask you to please consider increasing your annual support to the Bobcat Club.

Tax Deductibility

Previously, the IRS had determined that donations made to the Bobcat Club were 80% tax-deductible.  As of December 2017, this is no longer the case as the majority of Bobcat Club supporters receive some benefit in the form of priority seating opportunities. Starting January 1, 2018, the new tax legislation will eliminate the 80% tax deduction currently allowed for payments made in exchange for the right to purchase tickets or seating at university athletic events.  If your contribution exceeds the minimum requirement, that amount is considered charitable giving.

Please consult your tax adviser to determine the tax deductibility of your gift and retain all gift receipts for your records.  

Bobcat License Plate Program

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$30 from every plate benefits the Bobcat Club Annual Scholarship Fund and provides student-athlete scholarships.

*Purchasing the Bobcat Club license plate does not increase your level of support to the Bobcat Club and will not count towards priority seating for football season tickets. 

Endowments

An endowed scholarship provides a lasting stream of income because the MSU Alumni Foundation holds the gift in perpetuity, investing the principal and using a portion of the annual return to fund student-athlete scholarships. For additional information, please contact Casey Fox, casey.fox2@msubobcats.com or (406) 994-5707.

Important note: A 4% return of the total amount of the endowment will count towards Bobcat Club privileges and the level of support needed to purchase season football tickets.   Please plan accordingly.