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For 90 years, Northern has proved to be a vital institute of higher education in Montana, especially for the communities along the Hi Line. Northern produces job-ready graduate who make a difference in their communities, near and far. Every gift that comes through the Foundation benefits the students, faculty, and staff at Northern. 


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How to Give

Listed below are the areas where you can support Northern students, staff, and faculty. At the top of this list are our greatest needs. If you don’t see what you want to donate to, or if you just want to make a general donation to the Foundation, you can click the button below to use our general donation form.

The Excellence Fund

The Northern Alumni Foundation is fortunate to have a strong annual giving program, The Excellence Fund, which helps ensure that the best possible experience is available to every Northern student. Our fiscal year runs from July to June, so our appeals are ongoing. Because it directly allows us to pursue and achieve our mission, The Excellence Fund is one of the Foundation’s top funding priorities. 

The Excellence Fund was created in 2016 to raise money that allows the Foundation team the opportunity to carry out needs that exceed traditional planned giving. With it we organize outreach activities, execute fundraising events, and manage our scholarships, endowments, and grants. 

Please consider making a donation to help the MSU-Northern Foundation and it’s mission to support Northern students. We appreciate the support!

MSUN Colleges

MSU-Northern ranks #15 in the nation for helping students rise up to a better socioeconomic level.  Many of these students rely on financial assistance to afford college and many are first generations college graduates.  Northern serves a broad student population through three distinct colleges.

The College of Technical Sciences includes our nationally recognized diesel program, and is also home to regional-leading apprenticeship programs. Civil engineering, automotive, plumbing, welding and electric technology studies all are part of this college.

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education includes vibrant elementary and secondary education programs, as well as a rigorous Biology degree that prepares students to continue on to graduate degrees, including veterinary, pharmacy, or medical school.  Popular studies in this area also included criminal justice, graphic design, native American studies, and community leadership.

The College of Health Sciences includes a versatile Health Promotions program and our fully accredited nursing program, which provides health professionals with both ASN and BSN options.

MSUN Athletics

Northern has 6 NAIA official teams (Basketball, Wrestling, Football, Golf, Volleyball, and Cross-Country) and two club teams (Rodeo and Hockey).

You can donate to any of our teams below, and you can donate to our general Athletics fund. If you are giving money to support the Quarterback Club, Volleyball Club, or 3-Point Club, please select the sport and write in the comments box that you intend to donate to those clubs. Thank you!