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Be the Lifeline for a Cowboy in Need

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Project ended on June 30, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Be the Lifeline for a Cowboy in Need

What is the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund?

Established in the fall of 2016, the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund ensures that no student misses out on valuable education 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 strain. Currently, Oklahoma State University has limited resources to support more than 25,000 students on multiple campuses and that's where we come in. Our project 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.

Your Gifts Make a Difference:

  • This past school year 42 students in need received aid from the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.
  • The average aid package is $1,004. 
  • Cowboy Strong has distributed more $42,171 this year alone. 

Here’s How YOU Can Help:

  • By make a contribution to the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund. Your gift, no matter the size, is the difference between someone getting the opportunity to finish their education or go home. 
  • Share this opportunity within your network. Whether you click the Facebook or Twitter links on this page, send an email, a text or tell a friend - spreading the word is crucial to helping us reach our goal. To tag us and let others know you donated, please use #CowboyStrong!

About Student Foundation:

Student Foundation is a student-led philanthropic organization committed to instilling a tradition of philanthropy among OSU's student body. For ten years, we have helped educate our peers about the value of philanthropy to Oklahoma State University and in the world, helping them start their tradition of giving as students. We invite you to team up with us as we strive to remedy one of OSU's greatest needs by making a gift to the Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund.


Gifts to this project through the OSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  If you have questions about your gift, please contact the OSU Foundation at 800.622.4678.

Choose a giving level


As a Cowboy Family

As a Cowboy family we can make a difference when we work together. Your gift of $10 will join others to ensure we're ready when help is needed.


The Year It All Started

This was the year it all started for the Cowboy Strong Emergency Fund. Two students dreamed up this idea, and here we are three years later!


Gas Guzzler

This donation can help to fill the tank of a student in need. Cars are an invaluable resource for college students that live off campus.


Join Student Foundation

This gift stands to represent the number of members currently serving in the student foundation. Through this gift,​ you will join hands with our members to help other students.


Prepare for the Unexpected

In the fall of 2017 with 109 days until Finals Week, Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Thanks to the Cowboy family, students were helped throughout this unexpected tragedy.


Help Students See Graduation

Fall enrollment was 25,295 students and we'll continue to need emergency funding for those experiencing unforeseen circumstances. Our gifts help ensure these students see graduation!


Be a Lifeline

This number represents the average aid the students we help require. By donating this amount you will be saving a student from having to leave OSU.


A Cowboy Contribution

This was the year it all started for Oklahoma​ State, our founding year. Contributions of this magnitude deserve a level of Orange Pride like no other. GO POKES!