MSU PRESIDENT'S COLUMN FOR TRAILL COUNTY TRIBUNE
October 20, 2018
Dream Maker Campaign for academic scholarships underway
This year’s MSU Dream Maker Campaign is an opportunity for you to invest in the future of a Mayville State student who needs just a little financial help. Nearly 1,200 students are either studying on campus or taking courses online. Bright futures are being built at Mayville State University.
The 2017-18 fiscal year was record-setting. With the help of alumni and friends, the MSU Foundation was able to assist students more than ever before. Every dollar donated furthers the MSU Foundation goal of changing lives at Mayville State University - helping students as they pursue the dream of an education. Scholarships are the key to reducing the cost of higher education and post-college indebtedness.
Mayville State student Allison Roth is grateful for the scholarship assistance she receives. “I was reconsidering whether I would be able to achieve my dreams of an education until I applied for and received financial help through generous scholarship supporters at MSU,” she said.
Allison is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and double-majoring in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. Allison’s required semester hours for a double-major are significantly higher than for a single major. The scholarship generosity Allison received helps her with the financial worry that comes along with continuously depending on college loans to be able to pursue a degree while trying to juggle school, work, and a family of five. Scholarships truly impact the lives of students like Allison who might not otherwise be able to attend college.
Mayville State offers a variety of scholarships for students who show potential in the areas of academic achievement, leadership, and participation in other activities. Students are encouraged to submit their applications for scholarship award consideration by February 15 of each year.
New freshmen and transfer students may be eligible to receive Honor, Leadership, and/or Non-Resident Merit Scholarships. Eligibility is based on a review of the students’ previous academic performance. These scholarships are offered and awarded by the Admissions Office. Honor and Leadership Scholarships are generally awarded to students from North Dakota and Minnesota and vary from $500 to $2,500. Funding for these scholarships comes from private contributions of alumni and friends. They are crucial in our efforts to recruit new students and keep our best and brightest close to home.
Scholarships can make a big difference in the lives of those who receive them. By making a contribution to the scholarship fund at Mayville State, you are touching the future. Scholarship recipients are able to reach their educational goals and they in turn go out and make a positive difference in the world. It’s a win-win!
If you’d like to make a student’s dream come true, you can make your gift securely online at www.mayvillestate.edu/scholarshipdrive. You can also send a check to the MSU Foundation, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257. If you have questions, you may call the MSU Foundation office at 701-788-4864. Thank you for considering a gift that will help make dreams come true.