A Passion for Education Results in Scholarship

The Ida Margaret Evans Scholarship was established to support a Northwestern Oklahoma State University student who is majoring in mathematics, mathematics education or computer science. The scholarship honors Ida Margaret Evans and her contribution to education.

Beisel Family Legacy Includes Impact on Math Education

The Beisel Family Chair in Mathematics was established to provide funding for a faculty position in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.


Northwestern Foundation Scholarship Drive Kicks Off February 5

 An annual tradition encouraging the Alva community to invest in the students of Northwestern Oklahoma State University begins in February.

What Does a Standard Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover?

Insurance policies are as varied as the homeowners who buy them. What homeowners may not realize is that home insurance does not just cover obvious events like fire or hail damage. Many types of coverage fit a variety of lifestyles and risk factors. There are also a lot of variables that can affect the cost of a policy.

Northwestern Today: Ranger Baseball

Baseball, America’s pastime, has a special place in many hearts. From playing to watching their children, or even sitting in a Major League stadium enjoying a hotdog, baseball has become a staple to many people’s summertime activities.


Endowed Chair Enhances Educational Opportunities

Roy Vayle and Leah Beisel Evans grew up in northwest Oklahoma and attended school in one-room schoolhouses. Roy attended ninth through eleventh grade at Horace Mann High School on Northwestern Oklahoma State University's campus until he dropped out during the Great Depression. Leah finished high school in Fargo, Oklahoma, and graduated from college in Weatherford, Oklahoma.


Northwestern scholarships get a boost of $29,457 in GivingTuesday campaign

For the fifth consecutive year, the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association participated in the global online GivingTuesday campaign to raise funds for student scholarships through its annual giving program, RISE (Rangers Investing in Students & Education). 


Outstanding Graduate Nominations Due

The deadline to submit nominations to the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association for the 2020 Outstanding Graduates is January 1. 


Northwestern Today: Men's Basketball

If you have been to a recent men’s basketball game, you may have seen a new face pacing along the sidelines, calling out plays, and learning each lesson along the way.


Thomas Sander's Northwestern Family Legacy

Thomas Sander shares a sibling legacy at Northwestern. For Thomas, this legacy at Northwestern Oklahoma State University began with his older sister, Carmen Cumpston.


RITC Service Day Recap

The first annual Rangers in the Community (RITC) community service day on September 21 was a success. Cherokee Main Street and the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association teamed up to put the shine on downtown Cherokee, Okla.


Stockton Graves Earns Reichenberger Fundraising Award

Stockton Graves, Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo coach, was awarded the Donovan Reichenberger Fundraising Award at the annual Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association Donor Appreciation Dinner on October 1.


Northwestern Today: Visual Arts

The expansion of the Visual Arts department has grown at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, allowing students to not only express their passions but be exposed to new opportunities that weren’t available a decade ago.


 Bob and Shelly Battisti Basketball Scholarship is Established

The Bob and Shelly Battisti Basketball Scholarship was established in 2019 by the Battisti family. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to a junior or senior non-starter on the men’s basketball team.





Ryerson Hall, formerly known as Fine Arts, was dedicated on November 15, 2019. 

End 2019 well. Give to RISE and help students earn their degrees. Click here.


The impact of your scholarship donations:

"Northwestern has a great nursing program with excellent instructors who – from the first day – have cared about me as both a student and person. I am grateful to be in the program here.


I want to thank the generous donors who have supported me and the many other students here at Northwestern. Scholarships help many of us to be able to graduate debt-free. Without the scholarships and the dedicated faculty at Northwestern, I wouldn’t be where I am today."


-Joni Welch


Class of 2020


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