RSU Announces 2006-2007 Dollars for Scholars Campaign

Rogers State University has announced its 10th Annual Dollars for Scholars Campaign – an initiative to raise funds among local businesses, organizations and individuals for student scholarships.

The goal for this year’s Dollars for Scholars Campaign, which kicked off this semester and runs through next spring, is $100,000.

“Many students would not have the opportunity to pursue a college education without the financial assistance made possible by the Dollars for Scholars Campaign,” said Dr. Danette Boyle, RSU vice president for development.

Businesses or area residents can make a pledge or a one time gift, or contribute a percentage of the proceeds of their business over a period of time to the campaign.

More than 80 percent of RSU students require some form of financial aid and only about a third of RSU students qualify for federal grants.

“RSU students are an integral part of the local economy,” Boyle said. “They serve as both patrons and employees at a wide variety of local businesses and companies.”

Approximately half of the funds raised for the Dollars for Scholars campaign will come from the annual scholarship auction, which has been scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2007, at the Claremore Expo Center.

“RSU is fortunate to receive continuing support from alumni and friends of RSU, as well as from area business and industry. Their support is truly helping hundreds of students each year in their quest to earn a college degree. We are extremely grateful to all who support Dollars for Scholars,” said Tonni Harrald, RSU director of development.

For more information on RSU’s Dollars for Scholars Campaign, or to find out how to participate, call the RSU Foundation at (918) 343-7767.