Our Initiatives

OSU-Cascades Student Emergency Fund

OSU-Cascades has set aside funding to assist OSU-Cascades students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship that interferes with academic progress.

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Scholarship support allows OSU-Cascades to be accessible to students by opening doors and allowing them to focus on their education, rather than how they will pay for it. At OSU-Cascades, this support is very important, particularly to the many first-generation college students who pursue degrees here.

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Laboratory for the American Conversation Fund

Our country is at a crossroads, challenged by divisive issues of regional and national significance. Your generous gift will support the Laboratory for the American Conversation’s timely and relevant initiative to bring real science and effective outreach to advance civil discourse. The fund will create undergraduate fellowships, leverage federal grant applications, bring national experts for a speaker series on civil discourse, develop non-partisan communication tools, and support Laboratory researchers ability to extend their expertise to local, state and national audiences. Your support will advance productive dialogue and common understanding in our nation.

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Fund for Innovation (Unrestricted)

The Fund for Innovation provides much-needed unrestricted support for OSU-Cascades. Unrestricted funds are critically important for the growth and development of the campus. They allow for important strategic planning opportunities, help the campus recognize and reward outstanding faculty and staff, provide for faculty and undergraduate research opportunities, and, ultimately, provide flexibility for OSU-Cascades to take advantage of emerging opportunities.

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Seven Peaks Ventures Faculty Scholar for Computer Science Innovation – Impacts Teaching

At the heart of OSU-Cascades’ pursuit of excellence are faculty: scholars who advance knowledge through their research and inspire students in the classroom. There is no more effective means of enabling OSU-Cascades to compete in recruiting and retaining top academic talent than by supporting a faculty position.

The computer science program is one of the fastest growing programs at OSU-Cascades. It is also one of the programs providing the greatest benefit to local industry. Computer science driven innovation is at the heart of our modern economy and the future workforce that is transforming every industry and business. Your support of the Seven Peaks Faculty Scholar for Computer Science Innovation is vital to supporting and attracting the best students and faculty to OSU-Cascades.

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