Macalester acknowledges the persistent, systemic racism that marginalizes certain racial groups and affects members of the Macalester community. In response, the college has established a scholarship fund to benefit students of color from the State of Minnesota who are from racial groups most underrepresented in higher education. Read President Rivera’s announcement about racial justice initiatives.

The initial contribution to this pooled fund, created in July 2020 and approved by the Board of Trustees, is a gift of $250,000 in George Floyd’s memory. It is our desire that this fund will increase and grow through the gifts of other donors who wish to support and sustain this scholarship fund. We continue to accept gifts of $10,000 or more to this fund to continue to grow support for generations to come, while gifts less than $10,000 should be directed to the Macalester Fund’s Racial Equity Support designation so they can be put to immediate use.

For more information on supporting the Minnesota Opportunity Scholarship Fund, please contact Macalester’s Development Department at 651.696.6855 or email djordan2@macalester.edu.