University Advancement Division Receives CASE Gold Award

Award received for creating scholarship application program for students.

October 10, 2018 |

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Division of University Advancement recently received a gold award in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s 2018 Circle of Excellence awards program.

Minnesota State Mankato was honored with its gold award in the category of “Advancement Services Programs” for creating a centralized application and distribution process as well as a strategic communication plan that streamlines and better informs students about available scholarships.

By implementing the program, Minnesota State Mankato was able to generate significantly more scholarship applications from students and provide more than $600,000 in additional scholarship money to students for the 2018 fall semester than the previous semester.

The communication campaign, launched in the spring of 2017, brought together multiple campus stakeholders – including University Advancement, the University Office of Financial Aid Minnesota State Mankato faculty members and student advisors.

For more information, contact Jodi Bruns, senior director of advancement services, by phone at 507-389-6832 or by email at

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,700 universities, colleges, schools and related organizations in more than 80 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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