About Us

About Us

The National American University (NAU) Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt independent organization established in 1967. The University was founded 75 years ago; its central offices are located in Rapid City, SD with multiple campuses located throughout the Midwest.

The NAU Foundation’s purpose is to provide eligible NAU students who are excelling academically with scholarships to ease their journeys toward graduation and bright futures, while also recognizing exceptional faculty who support the success of all their students.

The NAU Foundation scholarships have directly contributed to the University’s mission to provide a quality higher education to students in a caring and supportive environment so that they gain career and personal skills, and learn to succeed and become leaders in their careers and communities.

Academic excellence is a 75 year NAU tradition that the Foundation is pleased to support.

With your tax-deductible donation, the NAU Foundation can expand its scholarship program and help even more deserving students and faculty. To find out how you can help, visit Ways to Give or contact Tamie Hopp, NAU’s Director of Alumni and Foundation Services, at 605-394-4976 or foundation@national.edu.

Mailing Address:

NAU Foundation

PO Box 3732

Rapid City, SD 57709

Donations can be made online or by mail: 

Donation Address:

NAU Foundation

C/O Ketel Thorstenson

PO Box 3140

Rapid City, SD 57709

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