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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
President Jayasuriya Addresses University Community
With an underlying theme of Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” weaved throughout, SMSU President Kumara Jayasuriya laid out his vision and plans for SMSU at the All-University Address.

Internship Helps Brooke Struwe Find Her Passion
Brooke Struwe, senior Communications Studies major from Estelline, S.D., is gaining real-world experience at her internship this summer with the United Way of Southwest Minnesota, headquartered in Marshall.

SMSU’s RN to BSN Online Nursing Program Ranked No. 4 in Minnesota
The Southwest Minnesota State University online RN to BSN Nursing Program has been ranked No. 4 in the state of Minnesota by, a nursing advocacy organization.

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