Thursday, September 1, 2005
OU offers scholarships to students displaced by hurricane Oakland University is offering scholarships to students of universities that have been impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
Students from universities on the Gulf Coast that have been devastated by the hurricane will be offered a scholarship for the fall 2005 semester, which began Aug. 31. Scholarships will cover tuition and fees and other support as needed.
“We at Oakland University have watched the devastation unfold in the Gulf states with great sadness and a feeling of helplessness,” said Oakland President Gary Russi. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all who have lost family, friends, their homes or businesses to the hurricane. In the spirit of pulling together during a time of great national tragedy, we extend an invitation to all students from universities impacted by the hurricane to spend a semester at Oakland University while the Gulf states recover from the damage done by Katrina.”
So far, OU has admitted nine students who had planned to study at schools in the impacted area. For more information on how to obtain a scholarship, call (248) 370-3360 or (800) OAK-UNIV or e-mail email@example.com.
To find out how you can help in the hurricane relief effort, go to OU’s Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort Web page.