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Make a gift to remember those who have served our country or a gift to help veterans in need of a scholarship at Mayville State University.

You are invited to honor a veteran in a very unique way! Let's remember the efforts of our proud and strong veterans for they bravely fought to achieve our country's liberty and freedom.

The Military Honor Garden on the lawn of the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center was dedicated during Mayville State's homecoming festivities in October of 2015. 

See a video of the Military Honor Garden dedication program.

The MSU Foundation continues to raise funds for the new memorial garden, which features a life-sized bronze eagle in flight sculpture (pictured at right), flags, night lighting, and memorial gardens surrounded by sidewalks. All five branches of the military are represented on granite plaques. There are still several opportunities to pay tribute to a special veteran with your gift.

Any gift will help fund this project and would be very much appreciated! A gift of $500.00 or more will provide you with a granite plaque on which will display your honored veteran's name, military branch, and year(s) of service. It will be placed on the memorial walk.

Those honored in this permanent tribute will be recognized each year during Homecoming festivities. This is a great opportunity to honor those fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters who have fallen and/or served in the armed forces. 

Click here to download a brochure and pledge card.

Click here to make your gift online now.

plaque_engraving.jpgGifts of $500 or more

Honoring veterans who have served our country is the mission of the Military Honor Garden at Mayville State University. This mission is accomplished, in part, through the placement of granite plaques at the memorial. A gift of $500 or more will provide you with a plaque engraved with the name, brach, and year(s) of service for the veteran you wish to honor.

If you make a gift of $500 or more online, please see the plaque engraving guidelines and complete the form below. 

Veterans Scholarship Endowment

Your recognition of a veteran through the purchase of a plaque also helps build a special scholarship endowment for veterans who attend Mayville State University. If you already have a plaque or simply want to help us grow this vital scholarship, you can give a gift of any size directly to the scholarship endowment. Our goal is to raise $15,000 or more to create this endowment.

Currently, the state of North Dakota offers a 40% tax credit on gifts $5,00 or more given to a qualified endowment. Our MSU Veterans Endowment qualifies for this income tax credit, so the cost of a $5,000 gift for anyone paying North Dakota income tax can be reduced to just $1,200 out-of-pocket using this valuable tax credit. We currently also have a North Dakota State Challenge Match program available for the scholarship portion of your gift. The state of North Dakota will match 50% of your gift! It's a great in North Dakota to give to an important endowment for our beloved veterans.

Plaque Engraving Guidelines

Each inscription may contain a maximum of 4 lines of text, with each line comprised of up to 20 characters each. Characters, for the purpose of determining inscription length, include all letters, punctuation, and spaces. You may purchase as many plaques as you like. Please complete and submit a separate form for each plaque purchased. The registered purchaser will receive a proof copy of the requested inscription before it is engraved onto the plaque.

More Information

For more information about the Military Honor Garden project, contact Stacy Buchl at 701-788-4864 or stacy.buchl@mayvillestate.edu.