Scholarship Gifts

Students are the heart of everything at the University of Oklahoma and the need for scholarship support is very real. Thanks to your support, the college has increased the number of scholarships we offer by over 300% in the last decade. However, with the increasing cost of higher education, additional scholarships are needed. Annual scholarships, designated for specific majors or all Arts and Sciences programs, can be established for $1000 or you can designate smaller gifts to a general scholarship fund for Arts and Sciences students.

Please help us ensure that the doors of opportunity remain open for every deserving student who wants to attend OU and be a part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Program Support

With more than 30 different academic programs the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on the OU campus. Your support of specific academic programs allows the departments to provide top instruction for our students and stay on top of new trends in their fields.
 President’s Associates

The President’s Associates program provides unrestricted funding that allows President Boren to deal with critical issues and pursue initiatives that enrich OU’s academic mission. Because donors can designate half of their gift to the College of Arts and Sciences or one of our programs, Associates funds provide the same kind of opportunities to Dean Wrobel and department chairs in Arts and Sciences.

President's Associates are invited to Presidential events and dinners; receive guest parking permits for the Norman campus; and numerous other benefits. Six participation levels are available.

How to Give

If you would like to give to Arts and Sciences online, please click here and select the program/department in which you would like to make the gift.

For any other questions about any of these areas of giving and how you can contribute to the success of the College of Arts and Sciences, please contact Eric Melton at (405) 325-3724.

Annual Giving

Does Your Contribution Through Annual Giving Really Make a Difference?
Yes! Almost 20,000 alumni made a gift to OU in FY '07-'08 through Annual Giving, totaling $5.5 million. Annual Giving’s impact on the quality of teaching and learning is huge. In fact, OU receives more than 70 percent of all alumni gifts through Annual Giving phone and mail programs.

How Will Your Gift Be Used?
Annual donations help in countless ways – providing scholarships that allow students to focus more on studying than working to pay the bills; paying for teaching resources that enable faculty to purchase much-needed classroom equipment or software; and boosting smaller programs, such as support to send a student to a national conference.

How Does My Gift Make an Impact?
Rankings in such publications as U.S. News & World Report are based partly on the percentage of alumni giving. Top students are more apt to attend higher ranked universities, so your gift helps OU recruit top students! And, our current alumni giving percentage of 22 percent places us in the top half of any major conference in the country.

Thank you for your contribution through Annual Giving!