The Senior Class Gift provides needs-based scholarships to seniors in the following class year.
Make a gift of $20.16 or more to the Senior Class Gift Fund and climb the stairs of the Elliott Tower on October 28 or 29. Perfect for pictures and lifetime memories, this experience is open to all graduating students, not just undergraduates, eligible to attend the 2016 commencement.
-Receive advance sign-up privileges for the Tower Climb when making an eligible gift before October 24. Tours available on a first-come-first-served basis after this date.
-Give $50 or more be invited to a VIP breakfast and special tour by OU Carillonneur Dennis Curry
-$50+ donors will also receive the first chance to sign up for their preferred climb time slot.
No one should have to put off graduation because they can't afford classes. The 2016 Senior Class Gift supports class of 2017 seniors with financial need on their path to graduation.
The Senior Class Gift is more than just the tower climb. While there are many scholarship opportunities for freshman students, there are few for upper-level students. The Senior Class Gift Scholarship provides aid to seniors who might not otherwise graduate.
Annually, approximately 120 students cannot afford to return to Oakland University for their senior year.
“When you give, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself. I learned many years ago - and it’s true - that even if you give just a little bit, over time, it adds up.” — Hugh Elliott