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Women for OSU is a diverse group of visionary women who share a passion for inspiring leadership and financial support to OSU. Women for OSU envisions a culture of giving and service that acknowledges the significant impact women have at OSU and inspires others to positively shape the future of the university through philanthropy and engagement.

2016-2017 Scholars

2016-2017 Women For OSU Scholars

Women For OSU Scholarship Applications Available Now

Up to $5,000 in scholarships available to students with a passion for philanthropy at OSU. Application and references are due December 15, 2017.

Click here to apply today!


2018 Symposium — Save the Date!

THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2018
Keynote speaker and ticket information coming soon

Please stay tuned for more details on our 2018 Symposium keynote speaker, which will be announced soon! We hope you will join us in 2018 to hear about the amazing difference women are making at Oklahoma State.

Women for OSU celebrates members of the OSU family who display leadership in philanthropy by naming the Philanthropist of the Year and awarding scholarships to outstanding OSU students. If you have questions about the Women for OSU Symposium, please contact Michal Shaw. You may also learn more about past Women for OSU Symposiums here.

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2018 Symposium. Click here to view and download our sponsorship brochure.

2017 Symposium Recap

Take a look back at aspiring reporter and Miss OSU Julia Benbrook’s coverage of the 2017 Women for OSU Symposium.


See Miss OSU Julia Benbrook’s full interview with award-winning journalist, Joan Lunden


View pictures from the 2017 Women for OSU Symposium event

2017 Women for OSU Symposium


Our Purpose

Women for OSU is a mechanism to channel passions and strengthen women’s connections to the university through their relationship with Women for OSU.

Our goal is to increase the number of female donors to OSU as well as increase their total giving through the Women for OSU Endowed Scholarship, a prestigious award that recognizes academics, philanthropic and volunteer activities among OSU’s students. Funds for this endowment are generated through private donations and sponsorships from events, which allow students to become stronger leaders and educated philanthropists.

Our Strategy

The Spring Symposium and regional events provide a venue for friends and alumnae to connect or reconnect with one another and the university. The organization provides pertinent information about how women impact philanthropy at OSU and beyond, sharing relevant data and inspirational stories of those who are actively changing the university.

Each year at the symposium, we honor women who are making a difference. Scholarship winners are announced and the group recognizes a Philanthropist of the Year — a known leader in philanthropy at the university who is selected among a group of esteemed peers. Attendees have a chance to discuss with each other their motivations to give and where their passions lie at OSU.


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To learn more about giving opportunities within Women for OSU, contact Michal Shaw.