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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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Bjerkesett Gifts $1.5 Million to SMSU Foundation
The late Mike Bjerkesett, a pioneer of handicap accessible housing and a 1971 Charter Class alumnus of Southwest Minnesota State University, has gifted $1.5 million to the SMSU Foundation to endow a scholarship program for students majoring in SMSU Business programs.

SMSU ‘Mustangs Unite’ Homecoming at SMSU Oct. 7-13
Mustang alumni will converge on Marshall for Homecoming 2019 at Southwest Minnesota State University, which will be held Oct. 7-13 with a theme of “Mustangs Unite.”

Cheryl Glaeser, MARL Class VII, Helping Rural Leaders Find Their Voice
Cheryl Glaeser, MARL Class VII, helping rural leaders find their voice

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