Minnesota State Community and Technical College is proud to serve each distinct community where our campuses are located. Tangible evidence of this exists in the five foundations organized for the benefit of our college and through the work of our dedicated boards of directors and donors who support our fundraising endeavors.

In 2006, with significant help from the Otto Bremer Foundation, we began a two-year process of reviewing the status of our existing foundations and identifying the unique position of a collegewide foundation. At the same time, M State was able to hire advancement staff for each campus. Staff worked with each foundation board to strengthen the foundations on each campus.

The campus boards provided representation on a task force that helped to access resources for the unique needs of each campus foundation and set to work on assessing the need and distinct role of the M State Foundation.

Today, alumni and friends of M State can participate in campus initiatives and scholarship programs through the Detroit Lakes Area College Foundation, the Fergus Area College Foundation, the Moorhead Community and Technical College Foundation and the Wadena Area College Foundation. Collegewide programs supported by business and industry and scholarships for online students are the primary focus of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Foundation.

As alumni and friends of education, we ask that you stay in touch with M State, where many great things are happening. We look forward to sharing our story, and we would like to hear from you. If you attended one of our campuses in the last 50-plus years, we ask that you update your information on the form available on the Alumni pages.


Impact 50: Providing education to support the region's workforce for more than 50 years!

There is strength in our community. They're our family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. They're graduates of Minnesota State Community and Technical College. For more than 50 years, Minnesota State Community and Technical College has provided education to support our region's workforce.

As the Foundations of Minnesota State Community and Technical College kick-off the Impact 50+ Investing in the Future 2014-2016 Campaign, we are asking for your support. Your gift will help students accomplish their educational and career goals by providing funds for scholarship and program needs at M State.

M State generates an annual economic impact of $197 million from its operations in the west central region. Our area businesses and industry require a skilled workforce that is up to date with the latest technological advances. From 2008-2013 M State assisted in educating more than 8,736 graduates in their fields of study for nearly 400 employees in the region. M State is vital to our region as it trains and educates tomorrow's employees, leaders and business owners. Support for our programs, faculty and students is an investment in our region's economic vitality.

We invite you to join us in our Impact 50+ Investing in the Future 2014-2016 Campaign by making a gift to one of the Foundations at Minnesota State Community and Technical College. If you have questions or need additional information about the college or the foundation, please feel free to contact us through our website.


Special scholarship information

Please check the foundation scholarship pages regularly. Although some foundation scholarships have spring deadlines, many scholarships from industry partners have later deadlines. The scholarship links are updated regularly.

Last modified: August 21st, 2015 at 09:49am