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Endowments

An endowment is an amount of money given to the university with a stipulation that the funds are invested to earn annual interest rather than spent immediately. A portion of the annual earnings is used to award student scholarships, provide faculty development or support OSU programs. The rest of the earnings are reallocated back into the fund’s principal to ensure the endowment continues to grow and yield more interest for future support.

Funding Opportunities
Endowment Minimum
Individual Endowments
Group Endowments
Corporate Matching
Donor Recognition and Thanks

Funding Opportunities

Endowments can be established with cash gifts, securities or other property, or may be funded with a series of gifts made over time. They may also be funded through a bequest or other deferred gift, or through a combination of lifetime and deferred gifts.

Earnings will be awarded once the endowment reaches the minimum required funding level and after the funds have been invested one fiscal year. Because the principal of the endowment is never spent, such a gift represents an enduring tribute to the person honored by the fund.

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Endowment Minimum

Endowments are established through the following minimums:

STUDENT SUPPORT

  • Scholarship or Graduate Fellowship – $25,000
  • President's Distinguished Scholarship or Distinguished Graduate Fellowship – $55,000
  • Valedictorian Scholarship – $100,000
  • Alumni Legacy Scholarship – $125,000
  • Athletic Scholarships – $125,000

FACULTY SUPPORT

  • Lectureship – $100,000
  • Professorship – $250,000
  • Chair – $500,000
  • Distinguished Chair – $1 million
  • Deanship – $5 million

Endowments also support facilities and programs.

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Individual Endowments

Alumni, friends and other loyal OSU supporters may endow gifts to benefit the university. Endowed gifts provide a continued source of assistance for OSU students, faculty and staff and create a lasting legacy for the donor. Endowment funds are named at the donor’s request, whether in their names, in honor of loved ones or in tribute to a special OSU faculty member or student.

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Group Endowments

Similar to individual endowments, group endowments represent a commitment to the future of Oklahoma State University. Groups with a common Cowboy bond often choose to create endowments in their name. OSU graduating classes, academic units, alumni groups and those who share a common OSU faculty mentor can make a gift in honor of that connection. Oklahoma corporations with strong ties to the university and a desire to create a quality workforce often endow scholarships in their relevant academic discipline.

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Corporate Matching

Please review the Corporate Matching information to find out how you can double or triple your endowment gift to OSU.

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Recognition

The OSU Foundation recognizes the generosity of our donors in various publications for alumni and friends of the university.

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