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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
SMSU Student Fatou MS Kinteh Starts Non-profit in The Gambia
Fatou MS Kinteh, a senior Political Science major from The Gambia, has started a non-profit called Fatou Gaye’s Memorial Foundation in memory of her grandmother.

SMSU Ranked No. 1 in Nation By Military Friendly® School
Southwest Minnesota State University’s commitment to veterans and their families has been rewarded with a No. 1 national ranking by Military Friendly® School.



Three SMSU Programs to be Offered on Campus of Lake Superior College
A trio of Southwest Minnesota State University academic programs will be offered on the campus of Lake Superior College (LSC) in Duluth starting in the fall semester, 2020.

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