Bemidji State University

A nonprofit organization

$3,363 raised by 19 donors

67% complete

$5,000 Goal


A Bemidji State University experience is memorable for many reasons- gorgeous fall colors, walks by Lake Bemidji, and weekends filled with bonfires, sledding, and ice fishing. Our Minnesota northwoods backdrop is just one piece of what makes BSU special; but it’s the people who encompass our BSU community that make it truly remarkable.

Beavers work together to build their dam. At Bemidji State, our “dam” is the Lakeside Fund. Our BSU community – including alumni, friends, faculty, and staff – contribute to this fund which supports scholarships and programs that contribute to the overall student experience. And, just like a dam that’s built one stick at a time, gifts of $100 or less made up nearly 90% of the total number of gifts we received last year.

Don't think your gift won't matter.  Even if it's a couple bucks,  every dollar counts in giving BSU students the boost they need to succeed!

Your gift's impact

When you make a gift to BSU, you can be assured your gift will:

  • Attract high-quality students
  • Keep BSU affordable for all students
  • Decrease the impact of rising tuition and reduced state support
  • Allow students to focus more time on academics
  • Decrease the number and size of loans students need to pay for college
  • Teach philanthropy

When students can earn their degrees without postponement or financial burden, it has a ripple effect throughout local, state and national economies. Investing in higher education is critical to developing and maintain the skilled workforce needed for an increasingly competitive global economy.


Organization Data


Organization name

Bemidji State University

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Significantly impacted by pandemic

Significantly impacted by pandemic


1500 Birchmont Dr NE #17
Bemidji, MN 56601



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