Gifts That Keep on Giving

As a state institution, USAO participates in the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE) matching endowment program. 

The OSRHE Matching Gift Program matches designated donor gifts at three levels:

  1. $250,000 – A permanently restricted endowment gift of $250,000 will be matched by OSRHE with an additional $250,000 to create an Endowed Chair, the interest earnings of which can supplement the salary of a distinguished division chair.
  2. $125,000 – A permanently restricted endowment gift of $125,000 will be matched, it the donor wishes, by OSRHE with an additional $125,000. The $250,000 corpus then becomes an Endowed Professorship, the interest of which can be used to supplement the salary of a distinguished professor.
  3. $25,000 – A permanently restricted endowment gift of $25,000 will be matched, if the donor wishes, by OSRHE with an additional $25,000 to create an Endowed Lectureship. The resulting interest earned from the $50,000 corpus can be used to bring distinguished lecturers to the USAO college campus.

 

Current student scholarship support:

$329,000 in student scholarships, available principally from the endowment funds listed below, was awarded during the 2009-2010 academic year.  Another $125,000 was provided by current donors giving to the 2009-2010 Scholarship Drive.    Anothdr AnAnoAkjfkdf

Additional donations to any of the endowed scholarship funds listed below are always welcome.

Endowed scholarship funds are categorized by Academic Division: Arts & Humanities; Business and Social Services; Education and Speech Language Pathology; Sciences and Physical Education; and General (no specific major). 

For information about setting up an endowed fund to support scholarships or any other University program contact:

 Michael Nealeigh, Vice President for University Advancement at 405-574-1324.