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OSU-Cascades is about opportunities for Central Oregon

OSU-Cascades is the only baccalaureate and graduate degree granting institution based in Central Oregon. More than 1,200 students are enrolled at OSU-Cascades and enrollment is projected to reach 3,000 to 5,000 students by 2025. The new campus opened fall 2016.

In addition to gifts of cash, donors can design a personal giving plan that combines the right asset with the right gift vehicle to meet their giving needs. Planned gifts include bequests, trusts, gift annuities, and other gift vehicles and can be funded with many different types of assets, including securities, real estate, CDs, and retirement assets. Contact our Gift Planning Office to learn more.

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Grace Bio-Labs Women in STEM Scholarship Fund

OSU-Cascades’ students are often breadwinners and/or parents who are trying to balance aspirations for a more promising future for themselves and their families with myriad fiscal constraints. It’s hard to imagine a more disturbing outcome than for a student to invest precious time and resources into her education only to fail to earn a degree because of unforeseen financial demands. The Grace Bio-Labs Women in STEM Scholarship Fund helps students overcome financial obstacles and achieve a bachelor’s degree from OSU-Cascades. The funds are available for students who have demonstrated a commitment to the pursuit of their degree and have three or fewer terms to complete their bachelor’s degree.

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Layman Fellowships for Undergraduate Research – Impacts Students

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, “the effects of an undergraduate research experience on student learning, attitude, and career choice have passed from anecdote to systematic data… In the past decade research on these student experiences has revealed the extensive array of professional and personal benefits.”

The Layman Fellowships for Undergraduate Research supports these opportunities for OSU-Cascades students, while recognizing that a robust program must have funding to succeed. The Layman Fellowship underwrites expenses for students and faculty to participate in this important research. Through a competitive process, students apply for awards (up to $2,500 each) in conjunction with a faculty mentor who helps design and oversee the research project. 

Past Layman Fellows report that their mentored research experience made possible by this award was pivotal in their educational experience and solidified their career path moving forward. Your support of the Layman Fellowship Fundwill ensure its ongoing support of undergraduate research and provide more award opportunities for which students can apply.

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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 – and most innovative – 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. Thus, your support of the Seven Peaks Faculty Scholar for Computer Science Innovation is vital to supporting and attracting the best students and faculty in OSU-Cascades’ Computer Science program. 

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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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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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Julie Hotchkiss
Director of Development