Unwavering commitment to students remains our top priority, and the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health seeks your help to continue producing the next generation of healthcare professionals and leaders. Scholarships remain a top priority for the College of Public Health. As education costs continue to rise, the need to support students through both merit and need-based awards becomes increasingly important. Scholarships allow the college to continue to attract top students and young scholars to the college where they will train to be the public health professionals and leaders of tomorrow.
“By contributing to an established scholarship, or starting one of your own, you’re making a lasting investment in the future of public health in this state, this nation and the world,” said Kyndall Wahkinney, director of Alumni Affairs and Development at the college.
Department giving helps further the research and educational goals of individual departments within the college. Each department relies on gifts that assure excellence within their programs. Your donation may be used to support student assistantships, invite speakers with special significance to student and faculty members, upgrade and purchase classroom or laboratory equipment, or meet other needs that arise.
“All gifts, large or small, work together to support the OU College of Public Health and are needed and greatly valued, ”Wahkinney said.
She added some of the ways to give to the college include gifts of cash and/or securities, corporate matching gifts, memorial or tribute gifts and planned gifts. “Planned giving is a wonderful way to show your support for the mission of the College of Public Health. It is also a way to accommodate your own personal, financial, estate-planning and philanthropic goals. Planned giving allows you to give to the college, while still meeting your current income needs and also taking advantage of current tax incentives,” Wahkinney said. There are many ways to give, and knowing exactly which the best fit is for you can sometimes can be challenging, but help is always just a phone call or email away. “We are here to answer your questions, provide guidance and help you maneuver the process more smoothly,” she said.