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Icon Brighter Orange Brighter Future CREATING A JOURNEY TO STUDENT SUCCESS
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The pursuit of higher education is more than merely enrolling in classes at Oklahoma State. It’s a journey unique to each individual who chooses to be part of the Cowboy family, and it begins well before a student steps foot on campus. The Brighter Orange, Brighter Future campaign focuses on our students and their journey from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

OSU

the Journey to

STUDENT
SUCCESS

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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS

Even before a student steps foot on campus, your generosity illuminates the way with the brightest of orange!

A major focus of the campaign centralizes on needs-based and merit-based scholarships. More than 82 percent of OSU’s student body rely on financial assistance, many coming from households with incomes of around $50,000 annually.

GOAL: $300M
IMPACT: 3,000 new scholarships, including 1,000 needs-based scholarships
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“I came from a poor family — at times we didn’t even have running water or electricity. It became very clear to me early on that education was the key to accessing a better life for my family and me. Scholarships didn’t just change my life, they changed my perspective. I learned that there were real people rooting for me — people who had never met me, but cared enough about kids like me to make a gift.”

Justin Wilson,

2004 Physiology Graduate and Director of Investments for Choctaw Global

Discover more journeys like Justin's.


AREAS OF IMPACT:
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ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES & OPPORTUNITIES

At OSU, we dream as big as the sky, and we want our students to stretch their horizons in meaningful ways.

Whether it’s an internship in their field of study or a oncein-a-lifetime trip abroad, you can help create life-changing experiences that can alter a student’s course forever.

GOAL: $25M
IMPACT: 2,500 new internship opportunities and study abroad experiences
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“My trip to Hong Kong persuaded me to change my major. Traveling with the Center for Advanced Global Leadership and Engagement helped me realize that I wanted to work with international trade economics after graduation and prompted me to take the steps necessary to achieve this goal."

Carson Mulligan,

Economics Senior

Discover more journeys like Carson's.


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SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS

Like any journey, we know our students will encounter detours along the way!

Thankfully, the Cowboy family is always there to help students stay on track, get back on course or navigate a new path to success. The Brighter Orange, Brighter Future campaign includes fundraising priorities that will not only increase student retention, but also empower our newest members of the Cowboy family to thrive.

GOAL: $50M
IMPACT: Opportunities for every OSU student
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"I was awarded a scholarship from the Cowboy Strong Emergency Fund after a family emergency nearly caused me to quit college. I remember crying because I felt so alone and under so much pressure. This award reaffirmed that I am not alone, and I have support here.”

Bianca Boyd,

Psychology Graduate Student

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YOU ARE
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No matter where you decide to make your impact at Oklahoma State, your gift ensures every student can feel the power — and the hope — of having the Cowboy family behind them.

Dear Friends,

Since becoming president in 2008, I have seen time and again the unwavering resolve and support of Oklahoma State University by the Cowboy family. We are a bigger, bolder and more impactful institution because of people like you who love OSU and everything it stands for.

Now, we need to harness that support for our students. With the continued squeeze on state funding, the burden of financing higher education is increasingly shifting to individual families — and these families and their students need our help.

Through the Brighter Orange, Brighter Future campaign, we seek to raise the audacious amount of $375 million to support generations of talented students whose financial circumstances threaten their success at OSU. It will also help Oklahoma State maintain its ranking as a best-value institution. We will be able to continue to have some of the lowest tuition and fees among Big 12 peers, as well as peers nationally.

Join me and help make Oklahoma State University shine its brightest orange — now and long into the future. Go Pokes!

Burns Hargis


President Oklahoma State University

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EDUCATIONAL ACCESS

Scholarships are needed to support both high-need and high-merit students, knowing that these two groups are not mutually exclusive.

FOCUS AREAS:

  • Needs-based Scholarships
  • Merit-based Scholarships


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ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES & OPPORTUNITIES

Today’s students require hands-on learning and real-world experiences with access beyond the traditional classroom setting.

FOCUS AREAS:

  • Internship Opportunities
  • Study Abroad Opportunities


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SUPPORT FOR SUCCESS

Once a student enrolls, they become part of the Cowboy family. And at Oklahoma State, we take care of our own.

FOCUS AREAS:

  • Enhanced Academic Success Programming
  • Student Inclusion Programs
  • Student Safety & well-being

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