CAS Emergency Scholarship Fund
Who We Are:
The College of Arts and Sciences serves over 10,000 students across 58 majors. We are the largest and most diverse college at the University. Our academic services team is committed to student success in the classroom and beyond.
Each year, we learn of students encountering situations outside of their control that result in an unexpected financial burden on them or their families. Often, this happens because of a parent losing their job, an unexpected death in the family, a medical emergency, or any number of crises that prevent students continuing to pay for their education. Such situations put students in an incredibly vulnerable position: when bursar statements go unpaid, students are unable to enroll in classes or access their transcripts, meaning that they can’t apply for the very jobs, scholarships, or awards that could relieve some of this financial burden.
That is where you come in. With your support, the Emergency Scholarship Fund allows faculty and staff in the College of Arts and Sciences to empower students experiencing such hardships so that an unexpected financial setback doesn’t prevent them from graduating on time or at all.
Since July, this fund has awarded over $16,000 in scholarships and helped 10 students—but we know that there are still many students we haven’t yet reached. With your help, the College of Arts and Sciences can help more students like Vanessa and provide them with the assistance and encouragement they need.
We are trying to share our mission with as many people as possible—and we need your help! Please consider emailing this link to your friends, families, and colleagues, or share our page on social media. You can help empower students and provide them with the tools they need to succeed at OU.
Even just visiting this page shows that you care about the students in the College of Arts and Sciences and that means a lot to us. You can help change lives with your support of this campaign, and we’d love for you to be a part of that opportunity.