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Areas of Need

Where Are Gifts Needed Most?

Gifts from alumni and friends fill a critical funding niche in helping the University offer talented students access to a world-class education, and maintain a level of excellence across a broad academic spectrum. Donors may designate gifts, of any size, to the campus, college, or program they wish to support.

Areas where gifts are needed most include:

Student and Instructor Reviewing PaperUndergraduate scholarships: Gifts for scholarships help attract promising students and ease the burden of rising tuition so that students can take full advantage of all the U has to offer. Scholarship gifts may be designated for the college or program of your choice. MORE >>

Medical research, education, and care: Helping people live healthier lives is a top priority at the University of Minnesota. Areas of focus for medical initiatives include: brain, nerve, & muscle health, cancer, children's health, diabetes, heart & lung health, scholarships & medical education, and special initiatives.

Professor with Grad StudentGraduate fellowships: Graduate and professional students contribute greatly to the University's thriving intellectual community. They conduct research, lead outreach efforts, and complete project-based learning activities while developing into experts in their fields. Endowing fellowships allows donors to direct their giving where it's most meaningful for them. MORE >>

Faculty Member in GreenhouseFaculty support: Top teachers and researchers are the lifeblood of the University. Gifts ensure excellence through endowed chairs and professorships, and faculty development. Private support often provides seed funding that launches path-breaking research into some of our world's most pressing issues. MORE >>

Distant View of ClassroomOngoing college and program support: Every college, department and program has specific needs that are critical to its future success. Please indicate how you would like your gift to be designated. MORE >>

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