First-Generation Student Support
This campaign ends on June 30 at 12:59AM EDT

First-generation students are the first in their families to attend college. They face challenges that other students don't face and statistically, they are less likely to graduate. We need your help to support first-gen students! 

  • 33-35% of Missouri State's current student population is first-gen, many MSU alumni were also first-gen students themselves. 
  • First-gen students face tight finances, and may not know about all the available financial aid. 
  • They may be working multiple jobs, commuting to school and caring for other family members.

The new First-Generation Student Support Fund is designed to help meet the needs of these students. It can be used for scholarships, special programming, networking opportunities, peer mentoring and other opportunities related to supporting first-gen students.

You can certainly choose to give to any fund at MSU through this campaign, but only donations to the First Generation Student Support Fund will by matched by Tim Foote, '72, until the matching funds are exhausted. Your gift can be matched dollar for dollar, up to a certain amount! 

If you have any questions regarding this project or incentives, please contact

*In addition, MSU alumni that make a qualifying gift of $25 or more receive an Active Alumni Member card. 

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Class Leaderboard
The Class Leaderboard reflects giving from alumni, parents, and students.
Class YearDonorsDollars
1962 1$100
1972 1$2,320
1975 2$600
1978 1$50
1980 1$50
1982 1$0
1986 1$500
1994 1$100
1999 1$100
2001 1$25
2011 1$10
2012 1$25

Donor affiliations

52% alumni

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7% friends

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19% faculty/staff

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Donor list
Brian L Quick
Lynda Nickle
Victoria Schwartz Williams
Stephanie Stenger Montgomery
Cindy Blessen
Kim Taylor
Andrew C. Sutton
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Tracey Glaessgen
Sharon Bryant
Linda K. (Wisehart) Vandever
Mark M Biggs
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Kelly Wood
Richard C Fobair
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Tim Foote is matching $1 per $1 donated up to $5,000 for the next 4 days
Only the next $2,680 will be matched!

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MSU alumni that make a qualifying gift of $25 or more receive an Active Alumni Member card. *