Scholarship Recognition Luncheon



The Annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon recognizes the outstanding SMSU students who have been awarded scholarships through the SMSU Foundation. For each recipient, someone made an investment to make their scholarship possible.

This event lifts up the generosity and support of alumni, faculty and staff, community members, businesses, SMSU Foundation board members, and the family members of our scholarship recipients.  

The program includes student Southwest Stories and highlights some of the Foundation's most generous scholarship fund donors, while also recognizing as a group all the donors who contribute to the University and Foundation each year.

With help from many supporters, Southwest Minnesota State University and the SMSU Foundation award over 1,800 scholarships annually. The SMSU Foundation contributes around $3 million in support of SMSU students and programs each year, with nearly $1 million going directly to student scholarships.


To view all of the scholarships available through the Foundation, click here.