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  • Founders Gala
  • Founders Scholarship Gala

  • Founders Scholarship Gala
    Sponsored by Bremer Bank
    5:30 p.m. Social, 7:00 p.m. Dinner & Program

    Friday, February 20, 2015 in the CMU Ballroom

    For more than 125 years, Minnesota State University Moorhead has impacted the lives of students, helping make our community, region and world a better place. The founders of MSU Moorhead believed in success, service and citizenship. Today these same values are embodied in the recipients of the Founders Scholarship, named in recognition of the founders of MSUM.

    Since 2009, fifty scholarships totaling nearly $120,000 have been funded by the annual Founders Scholarship Gala. Please join us for the 7th Annual Founders Scholarship Gala, as we celebrate these scholarship students and raise funds to continue providing scholarship support to students who are passionately pursuing their dreams. You can help transform the world by transforming their lives.

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    Thank you to our Sponsors

    Bremer Bank, Event Sponsor
    Border States Electric, Platinum Sponsor
    Laney's, Inc, Platinum Sponsor
    Beverage Wholesalers, Gold Sponsor
    Dakota Supply Group, Gold Sponsor
    Microsoft, Gold Sponsor
    Alerus Financial, Table Host
    Eide Bailly, Table Host
    First International Bank & Trust, Table Host
    Gate City Bank, Table Host
    Pifer's Auction & Realty, Table Host 
    Tecta America Daktoas, LLC, Table Host
    US Bank, Table Host
    Valley Imports, Table Host
    Vogel Law Firm, Table Host
    Wells Fargo, Table Host


    History of the Founders Scholarship

    The Founders Scholarship is named in recognition of the people who founded our University. They created an educational opportunity that has enriched lives since 1888. Long ago our students were affectionately known as "scramblers," because they came from modest means, worked hard, and left with a brighter future. Thanks to the founders, our heritage is comprised of success, service, and citizenship.

    The Founders Scholarship is a competitive $2,500 need-based scholarship awarded to students who embody these exemplary characteristics. The scholarship is named in recognition of MSUM Founders and funded by specific gifts and proceeds of the annual Founders Gala, which first occurred in February 2009.