Online Giving

Making a gift to our students

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Every gift to Oregon State University Summer Session will help meet the needs and fulfill the dreams of our students. For our degree-seeking students, Summer Session is a time to catch up, speed up or jump ahead. Visiting students enjoy taking classes for personal or professional development. Everyone enjoys experiencing the laid-back beauty of summer in Corvallis.

Gifts benefit two key areas

Your gift can support students or student scholarships. We can help you establish a gift that reflects your wishes, and benefits both you and Oregon State University Summer Session. All gifts are administered by the OSU Foundation. Two existing funds in which you may want to invest include the following (links go to the Foundation's "Make a Gift Online" form):

Types of gifts

When most people think about giving to Summer Session, they think of making a cash gift. There are also additional ways to give. Generally, gifts can be categorized as either immediate or deferred. An "immediate" gift goes to work right away, while "deferred" gifts become available after a set period of time.

  • Immediate – Stock/securities, in-kind, matching gift, property
  • Deferred – Bequest (Will), annuities, life insurance


The OSU Foundation can help you structure a gift that meets your goals and the needs of Oregon State's online learners. Call 541-737-4218 or email