Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
William & Elny Chance Scholarship


The Montana Tech Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Department offers one of the only truly interdisciplinary degrees in the state of Montana. Unlike other interdisciplinary degrees around the country that have a core in only Arts and Humanities, Montana Tech’s interdisciplinary program also embraces our strong heritage of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics. We push our students to integrate Science, Technology, Communication, and the Arts to solve the modern problems of our society.


The Faculty of the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department stand united for the ideals of diversity, acceptance, and inclusion at our university. We welcome all students to learn to the best of their abilities on our campus in an environment free from racism, sexism, bigotry, harassment, and oppression. We uphold these ideals ourselves, and strongly encourage our colleagues across the university both to uphold these ideals, and to teach them when appropriate to our students as a way to move human society forward.   


Our students are from diverse backgrounds, but have a common goal of innovation through Arts and Sciences.  They also have a common need of scholarship support, and that is why we are asking you to give today to support the William & Elny Chance Scholarship.


The Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Department awards the William & Elny Chance Scholarship each academic year. The amount of the scholarship varies, depending on the number of applicants. Our hope is to grow the overall fund and in turn increase the amount we are able to award selected students.


Please consider a gift to the William & Elny Chance Scholarship today! Thank you for your support and please help us spread the word! Share this project on social media, by email and tell your friends!



Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 MT 2
2 CO 1
3 AA 0
Departmental Challenge Leaderboard
During DayOne Departments competed head-to-head for a chance to earn extra money towards their department project by bringing in the most gifts to their project. The top ten finishers split the pot valued at up to $20,000.Congratulations to all of our departments that competed and thank you to all of our donors supporting your passion through Montana Tech's DayOne Giving Event.
Rank Prize Department Gifts
1 $5,000 Digger Athletics 143
2 $3,750 Mining Engineering 83
3 $2,500 Safety, Health & Industrial Hygiene 38
4 $2,000 Business 37
5 $1,750 Geological Engineering 32
6 $1,500 Mathematical Sciences 30
7 $1,250 Petroleum Engineering 24
8 $1,000 Mechanical Engineering 24
9 $750 Environmental Engineering 22
10 $500 Metallurgical & Materials Engineering 20
11 Nursing 13
12 Highlands College 12
13 Geophysics 8
14 Computer Science 7
15 Electrical Engineering 6
16 Civil Engineering 6
17 Chemistry & Geochemistry 4
18 Biological Sciences 4
19 Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences 3
First Time Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 first time donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$5,000 MATCHED
Student Donor Match
During DayOne 2020 Montana Tech student donors had the opportunity to have their gift matched 1:1 from a match pool of $5,000. Thank you for supporting your passion through DayOne 2020, Montana Tech's giving event!
$3,260 MATCHED
Faculty Staff Participation Match Challenge
$5,000 was unlocked with the participation of 50 Montana Tech faculty staff members and $100 will be applied to the project to which the original gift was made by the donor. Thank you to all of our Montana Tech faculty and staff for participating in DayOne 2020 and supporting the students and programs of Montana Tech!
50 / 50 Donors
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