Galaway Foundation gives $300,000

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Colorado-based Galaway Foundation has endowed a $300,000 scholarship fund at St. Cloud State.

Each year the endowment will award at least one full or partial scholarship that will cover tuition and fees for a full-time student. 

Galaway Foundation president, Andy Galaway '90, said the scholarships will target full-time students with potential who struggle to afford college.

“I have 27 foster brothers and sisters and my parents have been associated with foster care for 30-40 years,” Galaway said. “My family has always been interested in helping young people have a better shot at life.” 

The scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate academic and leadership promise. Special consideration will be given to applicants who:

  • Have overcome socioeconomic obstacles, educational disadvantages or disabilities.
  • Are the first in their family to attend college.
  • Were in foster care when they graduated from high school.
  • Are from a one-parent family.
  • Graduated from a small high school or reside in a rural community.
  • Are a refugee or a recent immigrant.

“[Our] foundation is optimistic about the future and sees a lot of hope and promise in young people,” Galaway said. “We are impressed with the activities that young people are involved in to help the world become a better place.” 

Galaway, who earned a St. Cloud State bachelor's degree in social work, lives in New Brighton, Minn.

“Through the generosity of the Galaway Foundation, students that have faced challenges in pursuit of their education will have one less obstacle to contend with,” said Matt Andrew, vice president of University Advancement.

St. Cloud State University Foundation advances the educational mission of the University by increasing financial support and institutional advocacy through the engagement of alumni, friends, corporations and private foundations. It has more than $45 million in assets and annually awards more than 900 scholarships annually.

For more information about the St. Cloud State University Foundation call 320-308-3984.

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