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Promise of the Prairie Scholarship

The Promise of the Prairie Scholarship was established to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Morris.

The Promise of the Prairie DVD is a one-hour documentary reflecting on the campus’s three historic educational missions: the American Indian boarding school, the University of Minnesota West Central School of Agriculture and Experiment Station, and the University of Minnesota, Morris.

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The video, featuring interviews with 25 storytellers, is full of insightful historical accounts and humorous, sometimes surprising tales.

To receive your complimentary copy of the Promise of the Prairie DVD, contact Janell Kolden (phone: 320-589-6386) and provide her with your mailing address.

To make a gift to support the Promise of the Prairie Scholarship, go to our secure online gifts page and select “Promise of the Prairie Scholarship” from the “Designate to a specific program” dropdown menu. You may also donate by mailing a check 6 to the address on our gifts page and specifying “Promise of the Prairie Scholarship.”

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