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College of Pharmacy



The vision of the College of Pharmacy is to be a national leader in student-centered, patient-oriented interprofessional pharmacy education and to be recognized by prospective students, pharmaceutical scientists, healthcare practitioners, alumni, and the public for our commitment to the highest quality education, research/scholarship, and leadership in the profession of pharmacy.

Invest in our students, faculty and future

An education from SDSU is still remarkably affordable when compared nationally. Attracting the top students in South Dakota and nationally is not often a problem. The challenge lies in successfully recruiting them and providing scholarships. Sponsoring a scholarship is a way to have a direct impact on a student. Options include:

Annually Funded Scholarships — amounts vary, however gifts of at least $500 to $1,000 are suggested
Endowed Scholarships — a $25,000 account earns interest and awards annually, corpus remains in perpetuity.

Faculty Support — Endowed Faculty Chairs ($2 million) have long been recognized as both a hallmark of academic quality and a means by which a university honors its most esteemed scholars and teachers.  Faculty Chairs are reserved for scholars of national or international stature, with highly distinguished records of teaching, research and publication.

They constitute a time-honored way to recruit or retain scholars with exceptional records of achievement. By providing funds to endow a Faculty Chair, donors make a prominent and permanent investment in the university.  Donors may designate their gifts for a Faculty Chair in a particular area of study, provided it is a priority for the college.

Endowed Professorships — ($1 million) Endowed Professorships honor the career contributions of faculty members to an academic discipline.  Professorships are traditionally named for faculty members who have made substantial scholarly and other contributions while at the university.  By providing stipends and other enhancements to faculty members currently tenured at the university, Professorships recognize and reward faculty members whose work is of the highest quality.  Professorships are often funded through endowment gifts from one or many individuals who wish to honor a former faculty member.  Donors who provide these gifts support and recognize some of the university’s most prominent scholars.

The advancement of knowledge through research is one of the primary responsibilities of a university.  Faculty Scholars are awarded to current tenured faculty members who have undertaken major research initiatives in their discipline.  The termed award enables these scholars to concentrate on conducting significant new investigations or to complete a book or major paper.  Donors can endow a Faculty Scholar (in a particular discipline or field) or makes a multi-year commitment and fund it annually.

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We would like to thank our sponsors:


For more information about giving opportunities in the College of Pharmacy, please contact:

Mike Birgen
Development Director
Toll-free: (888) 747-SDSU
Local: (605) 697-7475
Mobile: (605) 695-7934



South Dakota State University Foundation | 815 Medary Ave., Box 525, Brookings, SD 57007 | Toll-free: (888) 747-SDSU | Local: (605) 697-7475