Imagine Tomorrow

Bemidji State University is embarking on our first-ever comprehensive
fundraising campaign to reach a goal of $35 million.

It will help us shape our own destiny, fulfill our public mission, enrich our learning environment,
benefit students, sharpen our educational focus, and achieve true distinction.
“Each of us can point to significant moments at Bemidji
State University that transformed our lives, the way we
viewed the world, and the way we pursued our futures.”
Dave Sorensen ’72
Campaign Steering Committee Chair
The time is right for
Bemidji State to Build on our past
and prepare for our future.

arrow Priorities


Elevating our level of excellence

Scholarships:
$20 Million


Without access, the doors of opportunity remain closed. On average, a Bemidji State student graduates owing $24,000. This component of THE CAMPAIGN WILL PROVIDE access to a wide variety of students across the campus programs as well as attract and recruit high-achieving students.


ACCESS & OPPORTUNITY
STEM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH)
INVESTING IN POTENTIAL
ATHLETICS
AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE

Academic Excellence
$8 million


A Bemidji State education will MOVE STUDENTS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM and into the real world whether those experiences are gained in the laboratory, through study abroad and semesters abroad, or during internships.


AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
SIGNATURE PROGRAMS
VISITING FACULTY
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMMING
DEPARTMENTAL ENDOWMENTS
NURSING
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

Annual Support
$7 Million


A CRITICAL ASPECT of augmenting every aspect of a Bemidji State University education, annual funds benefit our students through scholarships, investments in technology, academic program development and library resources.


LAKESIDE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
BSU LAKESIDE FUND
BEAVER ATHLETICS
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Amount Raised To Date

Scholarships
$20 Million Goal
$13.9 Million Raised
Academic Excellence
$8 Million Goal
$3.5 Million Raised
Annual Support
$7 Million Goal
$7 Million Raised
Undesignated Gifts
$4 Million Raised

arrow Make A Gift

Yes! I Want To Support BSU


Each of us has a role in preserving and strengthening BSU.
Together, we can create the best opportunity to shape the future.

Be part of the change,
Influence the change;
Effect the change.



Make A Gift
The Education Landscape is Changing.
Together We Can Meet These Challenges
And Conquer The Opportunities

arrow Testimonials

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"At Bemidji, the excellence you obtained was excellence you worked for."

Dr. Stephen Vogt '86 Read The Full Story

"I feel much more connected to my Bemidji years. Many of those people are still my best friends, more so than any other era of my life."

Dr. Bruce Falk '71 Read The Full Story

"I would like to give some form of credit to the people and part of my life that helped me to get to where I am."

Irvin E. Engebretson '61 Read The Full Story

"I believe education is the most important investment that one can ever make with their money."

Robin Kelleher '72 Read The Full Story