Cowboy Family Together We Can

The Cowboy Family comes together when things get tough, and this time is no different. Many students, alumni and friends are looking for ways to help each other as the world continues to adjust in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With guidance from President Burns Hargis, we have created this page to provide ways for Cowboys to support their fellow Cowboys.

Together, we can make sure the Cowboy Family stays strong.

Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund

The Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund is a critical component to the University’s COVID-19 response and provides direct and immediate support to students in danger of dropping out due to financial need. Dr. Doug Hallenbeck, the Vice President of Student Affairs, oversees the fund, including processing student requests and distributing the support for things like food security, utility assistance, rent, tuition and other necessities. Oklahoma State University is committed to doing everything it can to help students continue their education.

Student Scholarship Support

COVID-19’s negative influence on the economy means more students and their families will struggle to cover the cost of attending Oklahoma State University in the fall. For many, scholarships may be the deciding factor whether to return to campus or enroll for their first semester as a college freshman.

By supporting the General Scholarship Fund, you are empowering the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to help reach students and their families rocked by financial hardships and who may think attending OSU is no longer possible.

Emergency Health and Medical Support

Whether it is supplying basic necessities to meet the needs of physicians within the OSU Medical Center and OSU Clinics, or providing informational content and knowledge to rural physicians and educators, many of our fellow Cowboys at OSU Center for Health Sciences are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are ways you can help OSU-CHS lead Oklahoma in the fight against COVID-19.

OSU-CHS General COVID-19 Fund — This fund is designated for critical and emerging priorities, including personal protective equipment, necessary lab equipment and the immediate and personal needs of frontline health care workers at OSU Medical Center and the OSU Clinics.

General Project ECHO Fund — OSU-CHS is capitalizing on the statewide Project ECHO platform to reach educators, physicians and medical professionals to transfer COVID-19 knowledge to health care professionals and community leaders across the state.

These efforts are requiring scaled-up technology, specialists and support staff resources and time to provide relevant and timely information. General operating support for OSU-CHS ECHO will allow OSU-CHS to nimbly direct private support to help increase the ECHO bandwidth and better serve all Oklahomans.

To learn more about Project ECHO, click here.

There are many other ways that OSU-CHS is leading Oklahoma’s fight against COVID-19. To learn more about how you can support ongoing research and other priorities, click below, or contact Annie Alexander at