Giving Impact Stories

Every gift, no matter the size, makes a positive impact on the lives of Minnesota State Mankato students.

Scholarship Reception Speeches 2022

The Scholarship Reception connects scholarship donors with student scholarship recipients. We received feedback from many of the scholarship recipients and they were delighted to spend the evening with many of our donors, friends and campus leaders. Special thanks to donors for your dedication to students and the University.


Scholarship Notifications 2021

You helped deliver unexpected joy and emotion to scholarship recipients. We had fun surprising students with their scholarship notifications over Zoom. Watch their reactions as they learn that donors stepped up and helped change their lives with their generosity.


We had a little fun tricking—I mean, telling—students we needed to meet with them about something different and then surprised them with amazing news that they were selected to receive a scholarship!

Rolf Middleton ('63)

Rolf Middleton visits campus for graduation and reflects on his time at the University and the impact of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Scholarship Notifications 2019

Scholarships awarded to students are a direct result of the generosity of donors. We surprised scholarship recipients on candid video to capture their reactions to your support.

A Thank You From Commencement 2019

Alicia ('19), who was a student stewardship officers at Minnesota State Mankato, takes time out of her graduation day to thank the generous donors that support our fine institution.

Emergency Grant Fund

Minnesota State University, Mankato students thank donors who supported them with gifts to the Emergency Grant Fund.

Cameron Laudert—Andreas American Indian Student Scholarship

The four words that saved Cameron's life are "I believe in you". That is what our donors say to our students with scholarship gifts. Scholarships are not just about money. A scholarship tells a student that someone believes in them. Thank you for your generosity.