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MSU Alumni Foundation

1501 South 11th Avenue
P.O. Box 172750
Bozeman, MT 59717-2750

Tel: (406) 994-2053
Toll Free: (800) 457-1696
Fax: (406) 994-6081

President & CEO

Michael Stevenson

College of Letters & Science

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

Letters and Science Student

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 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.

L&S Distinguished Professorship

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 $2,500 will fund one professorship for one year.

Wallace Stegner Endowed Chair in Western American Studies

Wallace Stegner 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. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to support the construction of this important Center.

American Indian Teepee

Humanities Institute

The Humanities Institute will serve as a place for creative and intellectual engagement for the university and Bozeman communities. Dedicated to fostering innovative research, teaching, and collaboration in the humanities, the Institute will engage visiting scholars, MSU faculty and students, and residents of the Gallatin Valley in significant cultural and intellectual issues.

Chemistry Research Building

Chemistry Research Building

Completed in the summer of 2007, the new, state-of-the-art Chemistry Research Building houses laboratories and offices for approximately 20 MSU researchers and 180 graduate assistants, research assistants, and support staff. The 73,000 sq. ft. building provides students and faculty working on such cutting-edge advances as anti-cancer therapies, drugs that combat bacteria and fungi, and ways to protect eyes from laser damage, a safe, healthy environment in which to conduct complex research.