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.
“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.”
2004 Physiology Graduate and Director of Investments for Choctaw Global
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.
“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."
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.
"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.”
Psychology Graduate Student