The Excellence Fund

The Excellence Fund helps ensure that the best possible experience is available to every Northern student.


Through your generosity, you can impact the lives of our students.


Find out about campus initiatives and COVID-19 updates.


Learn about events, volunteering and other activities.


Connect with Alumni or Faculty from your past.


A wonderful way to honor someone you love

When the Foundation receives an Honor or Memorial Gift, we write to notify the person or family members indicated and inform them of your thoughtful donation, but do not reveal the amount of the gift. If you are interested in making a donation to honor someone, or if you would like to start a memorial scholarship, click the link below. 

The MSU-Northern Foundation

Our mission is to engage alumni and friends of the University, enrich student experiences and provide ethical stewardship while supporting the University’s strategic goals.

Effective January 1st, 2021

There will be a 1% fee for any contribution, donation, or gift given to the Foundation. For more information about our fees, please visit our Donor FAQs. 

Total Scholarships to Students in FY20
Contributions to the Foundation in FY20

Share with us!

We are searching for stories and announcements to share in our upcoming Aurora Borealis, the biannual alumni newsletter. If you are an alum, former staff member or faculty, or friend of Northern, we welcome your submissions! Share news of weddings, anniversaries, professional achievements, and more with your alumni network.

Click this link to share your class note. At the bottom of the page, select “Submit a Class Note” and complete the form.