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Challenge Fund Grant awarded to Minot State University

On July 20, the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund Grant Review Committee awarded $480,000 in matching grant funds to Minot State University. In 2015, the legislature made $22.6 million available to enhance North Dakota University System institutions through matching grant funds. MSU has secured a total of $1.4 million in challenge grant funds, benefiting countless students for years to come.

“Minot State University is grateful to the donors who have provided the significant financial contributions and pledges for qualifying gifts that will be matched through this program,” said Steven Shirley, Minot State president. “The endowments that these funds are supporting will serve permanently as a great benefit to MSU students as they pursue their educational dreams. We are also thankful to the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund committee, the North Dakota Legislature, the Governor’s Office, and the State Board of Higher Education for their support of this important program.”

The N.D. Legislature funded the N.D. Higher Education Challenge Fund to advance academics at the state’s institutions of higher education. The program provides $1 of matching grant funds for $2 privately raised by N.D. university and college foundations.

For questions, contact Alysia Huck, director of public information, at or 858-3065.

Published: 07/29/16

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