Facilitating Student Success

MSU Denver serves the most diverse group of learners in higher education in the state with over half of Roadrunners identifying as students of color and 58% being among the first generation in their family to attend college. These are also Colorado’s students with 95% coming from communities across the state and nearly 80%  staying here after graduation. MSU Denver is committed to meeting students wherever they are, addressing their diverse needs and creating an environment where every Roadrunner feels welcome and engaged.

The Student Success priority of our comprehensive campaign is inclusive of all programs, scholarships, services and opportunities that support MSU Denver’s strategic plan goal of attracting, developing, credentialing and graduating tenacious students who realize their goals and craft their futures.

Funding Priorities

Our Goal: $28M

To increase access through endowed funding for scholarships integrated with wrap-around supports, improved advisor-to-student ratios and strengthened community engagement.

Advisor Network

Cohen Pacesetter Scholarship

MSU Denver aims to expand the Pacesetter Scholars Program across the university, providing meaningful financial aid, access to tutoring, mentoring, paid internship, wraparound services and programming to build community and skills.


Student Success Endowment

MSU Denver has several proven programs that provide essential support, academic opportunities and community building to our diverse students, contributing to their persistence and completion.

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Roadrunners Athletics

Roadrunners Athletics is committed to impacting the lives of student-athletes and developing future leaders by providing a championship caliber experience that emphasizes excellence in academics, in athletics and in the community.


Make a Gift Supporting Student Success

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While we have curated a short list of giving designations below that support these efforts, MSU Denver has over 850 active funds that directly impact student success. If the area you want to support is not listed in the drop-down menu below, simply choose “other” and tell us how you would like to designate your gift. You can also click the boxes below to review our list of active funds.