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MSU LIFE Scholars

MSU LIFE Scholars
Montana State University
MSU LIFE Scholars
Montana State University, 311 Reid Hall
Po Box 173370
Bozeman, MT 59717
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Program Contact Christy Sofianek
Phone 406-994-3114
Website Program website

The three-year MSU LIFE Scholars program provides students with intellectual and developmental disabilities a fully inclusive college experience. A non-degree, LIFE Scholars Certificate will be awarded to students upon successful completion of requirements in academics, campus engagement, career development, independence and self-determination.

Program information submitted a year or more ago

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 8
Deadline to apply to this program: rolling admissions
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Additional costs: $918.99

Student Access Fee (418.99) and Program Fee of $500 per semester.

Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Yes
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Scholarships
  • Adult intellectual/developmental disability state agency funds
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities)
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

Students can choose to take classes from either Montana State University or Gallatin College

Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? Yes
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion (details pending)
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Additional information about career development and work experience

Students identify a career pathway during the first year of the program and audit classes and participate in internships to gain knowledge and experience in their chosen career. The MSU LS Certificate will be awarded to students upon successful completion of the requirements in academics, campus engagement and career development, as well as self-determination and independent living.

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes