Our Beaver Nation FAQ

What is Our Beaver Nation?

Our Beaver Nation is the fundraising arm of Oregon State Athletics. This area of the department is generally referred to as “athletic development.” It is the one place where you can have a direct impact on every one of our over 500 student-athletes by providing them with a phenomenal opportunity to receive a world class education, while also competing in the sport they love at a championship level. Not only does Our Beaver Nation raise funds for athletic scholarships, it also raises money for the endowment of scholarships, major gifts to assist with the renovation, expansion and creation of athletic facilities.

Is Our Beaver Nation a part of OSU Athletics?

Our Beaver Nation works directly with OSU Athletics, including its administration, coaches and student-athletes, but members of the Our Beaver Nation office are employees of the Oregon State University Foundation.

Where does the money go when I make a donation?

  • Sport-specific operating budgets
  • Annual fund
  • Life Skills
  • Endowment
  • Capital projects
  • Scholarships provided

How are scholarship funds broken down?













What benefits do I receive when I donate to Our Beaver Nation?

Each giving level earns specific benefits in return for their generous donations. The donation levels and corresponding benefits are shown below (click to enlarge).












How can I make a gift?

  • Online
  • Pledge
  • Cash
  • Credit
  • Securities
  • Estate
  • Gift in Kind

How does OSU providing guaranteed scholarships beginning in 2015 affect the annual fund?

Your annual donation to Our Beaver Nation will continue to support athletic scholarships for our over 500 student-athletes. When guaranteed scholarships goes into effect, the amount of scholarships will not be increased, it is just that a student-athlete who receives the aid is guaranteed to receive it for his/her remaining years of eligibility. Cost of attendance will continue to fluctuate.

How can we contact/follow Our Beaver Nation?

Our Beaver Nation has an official web site, which is www.ourbeavernation.com. Our office may also be reached by calling 541-737-2370 or sending an email to ourbeavernation@oregonstate.edu.

A Better Oregon and Beyond

There is a vision for Oregon State Athletics that is bigger than sports. It's the mission of a university: to build a better Oregon State, a better Oregon and beyond. Our Beaver Nation is a place to look inside, see the heart that drives us, and show your support for this mission.

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