OSU Student Veteran Emergency Fund
YOU CAN STILL HELP
There is a continuous need for veteran emergency funding at Oklahoma State University and we hope you'll become partners in our effort to ensure veteran students complete their degree. To make a gift, please visit osugiving.com/veterans to affirm your support for the OSU Student Veteran Emergency Fund through a one-time or recurring gift.
WHO WE ARE
Established in July 2015, the OSU Veteran Student Academic Services office aids the transition from military service to the classroom. Programs provide services and support, as well as creating greater recognition and awareness for veterans and military-affiliated students on campus. Training programs for faculty and staff create a culture of trust and connectedness across campus. All initiatives are guided by the "8 Keys to Veteran Success."
OUR PROJECT'S MISSION
OSU values the service of America's veterans and believes that veteran students serve as powerful role models throughout the campus environment. We do however, understand that there may be unforeseen circumstances that may become an obstacle on the path to graduation. The mission of this project is to provide assistance to veteran students who comes across one of these obstacles. These financial resources are dedicated to respond to unusual and unexpected circumstances so the outcome of this assistance insures the student remains enrolled and on the path to graduation.
The types of expenses that may be covered include but are not limited to:
- VA payment shortages
- Assistance with rent and/or utilities
- Childcare costs
- Unexpected personal or dependent medical expenses
- Groceries or fuel
WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT OUR PROJECT?
Veterans are non-traditional students who have lived a non-traditional life style trying to acclimate into a college student role. They don't always have the support system at home, work history to obtain a job immediately or even savings account to be able to handle an unforeseen expenses. Supporting this project will allow the Veterans Affairs office the ability to better serve the veteran students at OSU. This financial assistance will help allow these students to continue their transition back into the classroom and help them finish their college dream.
Fall 2015: 646 students enrolled
25.2% of veteran students earned Honor Roll recognition at OSU-Stillwater Fall 2015 semester
18.6% veteran students earned a place on the Dean's list for the Fall 2015 semester
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the retention rate for veteran students at OSU in 2015 was 94.4%
The top three colleges (in order) represented by the number of veteran students enrolled: the College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology; Spears School of Business; and College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources.