"I'm from a small town, and a lot of kids don't make it to college simply because they can't afford it. It's wonderful that I'm getting this support. It's such a burden lifted off of me and my family. "
- Alex Thompson, Bridge to Success Scholar
Many students with great potential come from modest backgrounds.
The rising cost of an education means that today's students face financial challenges that previous generations never had to face:
Decreased state funding has caused tuition to rise 46% over a five-year period at all Oregon public universities
The average OSU student graduates with $23,000 in loan and credit card debt
Your support for need-based scholarships can give a deserving student the chance to succeed at OSU.
Help build the "Bridge to Success"
Launched in 2008, this special program covers tuition and fees for more than 2,000 Oregon students with the greatest financial need.
Your gift can supplement state and federal aid to help students achieve the dream of an OSU education.
Video of President Ed Ray announcing Bridge to Success Program
Give now to support the Bridge to Success Scholarship Fund
Create a named scholarship to benefit students with financial need: