Funding Priorities

Each year, Minnesota State Mankato students rely on the generosity of donors to provide flexible and immediate annual support through contributions to the University's Greatest Needs.

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University's Greatest Needs

As Minnesota State University, Mankato navigates today's unprecedented challenges, many community members have asked what they can do to support the students adversely impacted by current situations. The desire among our Maverick community to make a difference for students affected by COVID-19's disruptions is inspiring.

By supporting the University's greatest needs, campus has the flexibility to do what needs to be done in the moment it needs to happen.

Give to the University's Greatest Needs

Emergency Financial Needs

The MAV Cares Emergency Grant Program ensures students will be successful in their daily life even when they are faced with unexpected financial emergencies.

A MAV Cares Emergency Grant provides critical resources so students can stay in school even when their campus or other employment is not available.

Your gift helps students afford housing, transportation, online learning resources and more. With your support, we can help students facing emergencies right now.

Give to the Mav Cares Emergency Grant


Seventy percent of Minnesota State Mankato students work during the school year to help pay for their education. The financial challenges students are facing right now due to lost employment or work-study are severe and could end the dream of attending college for some.

Scholarship support is about more than the money – it tells the student recipient that someone believes that they are worth the investment!

Fall semester is right around the corner, and the need for scholarship support will be greater than ever. Almost all scholarship support at Minnesota State Mankato comes from donations from individuals—the majority of whom are alumni.

Would you make a gift to support a student this fall through the general scholarship fund?

Give to the Scholarship Fund