Scholarships


The world is a Brighter Orange when the brightest minds have the opportunities to grow and learn at a first-class institution. At Oklahoma State, we believe financial circumstances should never be a barrier to higher education. 


Through the Brighter Orange, Brighter Future Student Scholarship Campaign, we aim to secure $375 million in additional support for Oklahoma State University students through need-based and merit-based scholarships. Scholarships of every kind will break down barriers. You can open doors and give educational access to students of all educational, experiential, and financial backgrounds. Help make Oklahoma State shine its brighter orange - now, and long into the future!


Your gift to the Brighter Orange, Brighter Future campaign will:

  • Grow student enrollment and accessibility 
  • Prevent more students from dropping out due to financial hardships
  • Maintain OSU's reputation for being an affordable, quality option for higher education


To support the Brighter Orange, Brighter Future campaign, donate to the Brighter Future Fund today!


In addition to the Brighter Future Fund, you choose to support the President's Leadership Council Scholarship Endowment, the General Scholarship Fund, and several other scholarships.


The President's Leadership Council (PLC) is OSU's signature freshman scholarship and academic leadership program that emphasizes the importance of leadership and service throughout life. PLC students complete a yearlong class that includes leadership and ethics seminars, community service, several small-group initiatives, and hosting a leadership seminar for high-school seniors. The program prepares students to be active and ethical leaders no matter where their life's journey takes them. We have the goal of endowing the PLC program for $3 million to ensure participants receive a scholarship of $2,500. This will allow PLC to remain a competitive option for freshmen seeking a meaningful leadership experience. 


With increased general scholarship funding. we can help students focus on what they will get out of OSU - and what they'll eventually give back. For every inventive risk-taker, every hard-working self-starter on our campus, there's a story of sacrifice. In small doses, sacrifice has value. But we need to keep financial burdens low if we mean to prepare graduates for unfettered futures and meet the scholarship-giving opportunities needed most as outlined by President Hargis.


No matter where you decide to make an impact, your gift ensures that OSU students feel the power - and the hope - of having the Cowboy family behind them. 


$50,000
Educating Forward Challenge - $50k
Thanks to generous donations from Gina and Tucker Bridwell and Jim and Judy Gardner, the first 100 Donors to Educating Forward will unlock $50,000 in scholarships for future educators!
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Happy Hour Challenge - Day Two
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 College of Arts and Sciences 37
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 31
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 22
4 CEAT 21
5 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 16
6 Spears School of Business 15
7 Homecoming 14
8 Athletics 13
9 Basic Needs Security 12
10 Doel Reed Center in Taos 11
11 Scholarships 10
12 New Frontiers 10
13 OSU-Oklahoma City 9
14 Libraries 9
15 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 9
16 College of Veterinary Medicine 7
17 Global Studies & Partnerships 5
18 Greenwood School of Music 4
19 Center for Health Sciences 3
20 Women for OSU 3
21 Cowboy Marching Band 3
22 Campus Beautification 2
23 KOSU Radio 2
24 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 2
25 Diversity and Inclusion 1
26 Counseling Services 1
27 Keeping Campus Safe 1
28 Caring for Our Students 1
29 Honors College 1
30 Center for Africana Studies 0
31 Academic Success 0
32 Allied Arts 0
33 America's Healthiest Campus 0
34 Global Student Experience 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Leadership 0
37 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Tulsa 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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Happy Hour Challenge - Day One
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-8pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Athletics 254
2 College of Arts and Sciences 55
3 College of Education and Human Sciences 46
4 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 39
5 Ferguson College of Agriculture 33
6 CEAT 25
7 Spears School of Business 20
8 Homecoming 18
9 Libraries 16
10 Scholarships 14
11 Basic Needs Security 12
12 New Frontiers 10
13 College of Veterinary Medicine 8
14 Diversity and Inclusion 8
15 Greenwood School of Music 7
16 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
17 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 6
18 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 6
19 Cowboy Marching Band 5
20 Women for OSU 4
21 Doel Reed Center in Taos 3
22 Global Student Experience 3
23 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 3
24 Counseling Services 3
25 Honors College 2
26 Campus Beautification 2
27 Center for Health Sciences 2
28 Leadership 1
29 OSU-Tulsa 1
30 Caring for Our Students 1
31 Center for Africana Studies 0
32 Academic Success 0
33 Allied Arts 0
34 America's Healthiest Campus 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Keeping Campus Safe 0
37 KOSU Radio 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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