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Since 1963, the SMSU Foundation has been funding scholarships, programs and projects benefiting SMSU and our students.

Last year, the SMSU Foundation gave back over $3.5 million to SMSU, including $1 million for student scholarships.

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SMSU Feature Stories
New Scholarship Program Announced by SMSU
A new scholarship program created for high school students in southwest Minnesota has been announced by Southwest Minnesota State University.
The President’s Regional Scholars Award is a $6.9 million investment that includes the opportunity for qualified students to earn a full-ride scholarship to SMSU.


Meet Student Body President Muna Mohamed
Muna Mohamed, the SMSU student body president, feels her diverse background was an influence in her decision to pursue the position at the end of last year.

Chorale to Perform at American Choral Directors Association Convention
The Southwest Minnesota State University Chorale will perform at the upcoming fall convention of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota.

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