Oklahoma City University officials created a new emergency scholarship fund titled You’re a Name, Not a Number.
The scholarship will be used to assist students who be unable to enroll for the spring semester due to financial problems.
Any student facing hardship due to the economic recession is eligible to apply for assistance and will be evaluated on an individual basis.
“We are partners with our students and their parents and we share their commitment to education. OCU has for many years insisted that here, students are names and not numbers, and this is a tremendous way for us to demonstrate what we mean when we say that,” OCU President Tom McDaniel said in a news release.
University officials created this fund and launched other initiatives to help students such as the development of more job opportunities for students on campus, increasing fundraising efforts for scholarships and endowment, and mandating cost cutting procedures across campus.
Donations for the scholarship fund can be sent to Sandy Cotton, senior director of development, at 2501 N. Blackwelder, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, call 208-5848.