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Just this simple act of kindness has paved my way to graduation. This kind of reward means so much to me. I was truly moved finding out I was accepted and that you helped fund my education. This is my first ever scholarship and I am very proud of myself because I have overcome obstacles with my school and work life… finding out I received this fantastic award takes so much stress away. Not only does Social justice mean a lot to me, I aim to works towards a transformative justice approach, and you have helped me fund that opportunity.

— Essence Williams
George Floyd Scholarship recipient

Impact Reports

  • 2019–2020 Impact Report pdf

    2019–2020 was a year we could not have anticipated.

    Alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university came together to give more than $1.8 million to support Metro State students and programs during the pandemic and uprising for social justice.

  • 2018–2019 Impact Report pdf

    In the 2018-2019 school year donor’s support enabled Metro State to launch new programs responsive to students’ interests and that met the needs of our state’s economy.

  • 2017–2018 Impact Report pdf

    In 2017-2018, Metro State launched MN Cyber, in partnership with 30 organizations across the country, to help fill the talent shortage in cyber security fields.

Find more stories about university activities, alumni, and students in buzz magazine.

This scholarship is important to me because it will allow me to continue my growth as a professional and be able to learn in a way that supports me. Thank you for your investment in Metropolitan State and students like me. I hope to give back to the university someday and help a student reach their educational goals with a scholarship.

— Rosa Rico Mendoza
Student scholarship recipient

Donors like you have helped grow the number of scholarships awarded to students. Over the past three years, the Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to over 800 students. Sixty percent of these student awardees have been Black, Indigenous, or People of Color.

The spring 2021 scholarship award cycle supported:

  • 388 student applicants
  • 3,673 scholarship applications received (from the 388 students)
  • 221 scholarship recipients

The total scholarship amount awarded this spring was $226,095! In all, Metropolitan State University Foundation awarded a total of $272,595 this full fiscal year! Thank you to everyone involved for supporting students in their academic journey.