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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
Alumna Molly Wiste is Middle School Art Teacher of the Year
Molly Wiste, who earned her Master’s in Education from SMSU in 2011, has been named the state Middle School Art Teacher of the Year by Art Educators Minnesota.

SMSU Ranked 6th Nationally in ‘30 Lowest Out-of-State Tuition Colleges and Universities’
Southwest Minnesota State University is ranked 6th nationally in the “30 Lowest Out-of-State Tuition Colleges and Universities” for 2020 by Online-Bachelor-Degrees.com.

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.


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