Find a complete list of funds on our online giving page, or learn more about the areas of greatest need below.
When you give to the Metro Fund, you strengthen all the things you love about Metro State. The Metro Fund is the university’s most flexible resource and may support scholarships, help pilot new programs, and support core university services. In the 2019-2020 school year, the Metro Fund helped establish the George Floyd Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Racial and Social Justice and COVID emergency assistance for students, among other programs.
Are you a student who wants to apply for a scholarship? See Financial Aid-Scholarships for more information.
Your gift to scholarships can support all students, or students in a particular major, from a certain community, or who have particular career goals. You can also choose whether your gift goes toward an endowed scholarship. In endowed scholarships, donors’ contributions are invested and the income funds the scholarship. All endowed scholarships note this designation in the name. Your gift to an endowed scholarship will have impact for generations
- Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship supports alumni who return to Metro State for an additional degree.
- George Floyd Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Racial and Social Justice supports students with a commitment to racial and social justice; preference may be given to African American and Black students.
- Immigrant Student Endowed Scholarship supports students who are often ineligible for state or federal financial aid; preference is given to undocumented students.
- Student Success Endowed Scholarship helps students who are close to graduation but have exhausted their lifetime eligibility for state and federal financial aid.
- Wisdom Endowed Scholarship supports students in the College of Individualized studies.
- Student Scholarship/Aid supports scholarships for all students at Metro State.
- You can support non-endowed scholarships in specific fields such as Alcohol and Drug Counseling, Business Law, Cyber Security, Dental Hygiene, IT Services, Math, and Psychology.
- You can also support students who are part of specific communities through funds like the LGBTQ and Allies Scholarship or the Veterans Scholarship.
The Foundation uses five cents of every dollar given to endowed scholarships and ten cents of every dollar given to pass-through scholarships to run the scholarship award process and provide an excellent experience for our students.
Give to the college you graduated from or to the college training students who will work in your field. You can give to support the programs at the:
- College of Community Studies and Public Affairs
- College of Individualized Studies
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Management
- College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- College of Science
- School of Communication, Writing, and the Arts
- School of Urban Education
The Foundation uses ten cents of every dollar given to colleges and schools to provide high-quality support to faculty, staff, and students.
You can help students meet their essential needs that are not covered by scholarships, loans, or grants.
- Food for Thought Food Pantry provides nutritious food and household supplies to students and their families through a partnership with Good in the ‘Hood.
- SAFE Fund and Random Acts of Kindness fund provide emergency financial assistance to students facing an unexpected crisis like eviction, utility shut off, car repair, or medical bill.
- Winter Gift Giving Program grants student wishes for themselves and their families during the winter holidays. Your gift helps fill requests from children’s toys, to winter clothing, to furniture and car tires.
Every penny of your contribution to the SAFE Fund will go directly to student support. The Foundation uses ten cents of every dollar given to other student support programs to support program operations.
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