L&S Fund for Academic Excellence
The L&S Excellence Fund is a vital source of unrestricted support for the college. It supports students, faculty and academic programming by providing funding for the college’s most pressing needs. Dollars from the fund may be spent to attract and retain first-rate faculty, to provide scholarship assistance to our brightest and most deserving students, and to strengthen our academic programs.
L&S Dean’s Endowed Scholarship
As tuition and living costs for our students continue to increase, the college recognizes the profound need to offer financial assistance to academically gifted students who may otherwise not have the opportunity to attend MSU. The L&S Dean’s Scholarship Endowment meets this need by providing funding for each of the college’s 15 departments to award scholarships to incoming students who declare early majors.
Established in 2006 with a goal of honoring and retaining outstanding faculty, the L&S Distinguished Professorship is a prestigious three-year award that recognizes the accomplishments of exceptional faculty in the college. Faculty members who receive the professorship accept an annual award and give a public lecture during the first year of the professorship. A gift of $4,000 will fund one professorship for one year.
Wallace Stegner Endowed Chair in Western American Studies
The Stegner Chair honors more than a half-century of wisdom and commitment that novelist, historian and conservationist Wallace Stegner contributed to the culture and society of the West. The Stegner Chair at MSU brings a distinguished scholar to campus each year to focus on pressing issues of the West. In addition, the College hosts an annual Stegner lecture.
Native American Student Center
Approved by the Montana Board of Regents and the Montana State Legislature in 2005, the Native American Student Center will fulfill a long-recognized need on campus for a space where American Indian students can gather for learning, support and cultural interaction. In addition, the center will serve the entire university community by providing opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue, learning and sharing.