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In these challenging times, we know our students and their loved ones face finanicial uncertainty, especially when it comes to paying for college.  The College of Business is proud that our emergency scholarship fund allows us to assist as many students as possible — so they can stay enrolled and stay on track to earn their degrees.

With your help, we can do even more.


Student emergency fund

The College is working tirelessly and proactively to identify students who are facing financial burdens due to the effects of COVID-19, whether it’s because they have lost a job, or someone who supports them has been laid off. Our goal: to reach out and assist those in need.

Together, we can make a difference in OSU students’ lives right now: Beavers helping Beavers.

When you give to the Ed Ray Student Success Fund in Business today, you will provide immediate resources for our students who are facing new and overwhelming challenges.


This March, the College of Business surveyed all of its students to assess current and future financial need during the COVID-19 crisis. Of the respondents, we found that:

Lost Jobs

423 students reported job loss or a significant reduction in hours for themselves, or someone on whom they rely financially. Students lost jobs from 150 organizations on campus and in communities throughout the state.

Lost wages

On average, respondents are losing $1,209 in monthly wages.

Asking for help

More than 130 students expressed interest in learning more about financial literacy at this time, and nearly 190 in employment opportunities. All of them may receive assistance from the College of Business to meet those needs.

“I am ready to take on the challenge of business school using the same leadership skills and work ethic I use to succeed in all my classes… Thank you so much for a once in a lifetime opportunity that I do not take for granted.” Regan Mott, Thompson Family Scholarship Recipient

“For the last two years, I have been supporting my living expenses with the help of part-time jobs and internships, but I have never been able to cover my tuition on my own… Thank you again for your generous contribution to the scholarship program at the College of Business.” Muhammad Uzair Hassan, Pattee Family Scholarship Recipient

“I was born in Monrovia, Liberia; W. Africa. My family and I came to the states when I was two years old… what led me to come to OSU was simply the vast opportunities.. thank you for your support in helping me achieve my education and life goals.” Joel Walker, Harold W Parker Scholarship Endowment Fund, Parker Scholarship Recipient  

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