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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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Three Students Awarded Full-ride Scholarships as Part of President’s Regional Scholars Award Program
Three high-achieving students have been awarded full-ride scholarships to Southwest Minnesota State University as part of the President’s Regional Scholars Award program.

Despite Odd Ending, Seniors Happy with SMSU Experience
Commencement exercises for approximately 565 SMSU undergraduate and graduate students was to have been held May 9. Due to COVID-19, that ceremony has been postponed to the fall semester (at a date to be announced).

That leaves SMSU seniors like Sariah Cheadle and Melinda Lopez with mixed feelings during finals week.

SMSU Named Safest College Campus in Minnesota
Southwest Minnesota State University has been named the 2020 “Safest College Campus in Minnesota” by

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