BSU BOLD: The Campaign for Excellence

 BSU BOLD: The Campaign for Excellence

For more than 155 years, Bowie State University has been making bold moves to open doors of opportunity for higher education and breaking barriers that limit the potential for young minds to flourish. Today, BSU ranks among the top historically black colleges and universities in the nation graduating talented leaders who stand out in fields that pave the way into the future. From cybersecurity, to biomedical science, to digital media and entrepreneurship BSU students are making an impact in the world.

BSU BOLD: The Campaign for Excellence will propel BSU even further, energizing innovation in teaching and learning, expanding leadership in social justice and economic equity, and creating a holistic approach to student success.

 Graph showing progress, currently at 78%, towards 50 million dollar goal

This historic $50 million fundraising effort will provide resources to sustain opportunities for our students. We invite every member of our BSU community to join in our collective effort to achieve this goal for the future of our beloved BSU.

Launch Event: Dec. 9, 2021

Enjoy highlights of the evening with a three-location live simulcast event hosted in Baltimore, National Harbor and on the campus in Bowie, Md. View the entire event here.

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Photos From Three Campaign Launch Sites

See a variety of photos from the simulcast launch event locations.

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Campaign Priorities

Support for these campaign priorities will assure continued innovation and achievements throughout the university to sustain the long-term viability of BSU for years to come.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Health Care Workforce

Elevating the Arts

Athletic Programs

Advancing Social Justice

Enabling Student Success

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Leadership Contributions

We are most thankful for these leadership donors whose gifts during the silent phase of the campaign built the momentum toward achievement of our $50 million goal.


    MacKenzie Scott

    Bowie State Receives Largest Gift from Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott


    Penn National Gaming

    Penn National Gaming Dedicates over $4 Million to STEM Scholarship Program


    Maguire Foundation

    Bowie State University Enrolls Two Maguire Scholars with Full-ride Scholarships



    Diageo North America Establishes $250k Endowed Scholarship Fund at BSU



    $25 Million Grant from Strada Education Network Supports 28 HBCUs to Scale Experiential



    15 BSU STEM Majors to Receive $10,000 Scholarships through BGE Scholars Program



    $1 Million Gift from Adobe Aims to Increase Tech Talent Pipeline



    LAIKA Teams up with BSU to Build First HBCU Stop-Motion Animation Studio