Cowboy Strong Emergency Fund

Established in the fall of 2016, the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund was created to ensure that no student misses out on the Cowboy experience due to an unforeseen emergency. Each academic year, a number of students experience varied circumstances that force them to depart from Oklahoma State University due to financial insecurities, which causes them to put their education on hold. This fund serves to unite the Cowboy Family by extending a helping hand to students experiencing dire financial need, whether that be through tuition, rent or other critical expenses.


Here’s how you can help:

  • Make a contribution to the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund. Your gift, no matter the size, will pair with others from the Cowboy family to support students in dire need. Our goal is to provide OSU with funds to support our students who have the greatest need.
  • Share this opportunity within your network. Whether you spread awareness through social media, send an email or tell a friend - spreading the word is important and will help us reach our goal.
Students Helping Students Challenge - $3K
Students - Want to unlock $3K in emergency funding for students in need? The first 175 students to make a gift will help unlock an anonymous donor's $3,000 for the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
175 Gift Goal
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50 States in 1,890 Minutes Challenge
Let's turn the map ORANGE! We are trying to get a gift from each of the 50 states. Help OSU turn the map orange by making a gift today!
Social Media Challenge - Why Do You #GiveOrange? - $600
Share why you #GiveOrange using the hashtag and get entered for a chance to win up to $600 to your favorite cause at OSU. (3 winners of $200 each)
Social Media Challenge - What's Your Orange Passion? - $500
What does your orange passion mean to you? Leave a comment on the OSU Foundation's Facebook posts explaining why you love OSU and mention your favorite orange passion for a chance of it winning an extra $500. #GiveOrange
77 Oklahoma Counties Challenge
We are trying to get a gift from each of the 77 Oklahoma Counties. Help OSU turn the whole state orange by making a gift today!
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