Minnesota State University, Mankato President Richard Davenport announced  that Steve and Mary Klick of Glenwood, Minnesota, donated $1.1 million to the University on Friday to support graduate degrees in business, nursing and engineering as well as undergraduate aviation scholarships and Presidential Scholar awards.

Steve Klick received an MBA degree from Minnesota State Mankato in 1979 and then started a software company that he owned for 26 years before selling it in 2007.


Fifty percent of the Klicks’ gift is designated to support graduate scholarships in business, nursing and engineering. Another 25 percent will support undergraduate aviation scholarships, and 25 percent will support Presidential Scholar awards in accounting, education, engineering and nursing. Applicants from within a 125-mile radius of Glenwood, Minnesota, who are from towns of under 10,000 population, and former and current military members will be given priority consideration.