Oberlin Scholarship Fund of Washington, D.C.

by Oberlin Alumni Association

Impact Area: Education

Campus Area: Other


Funding for this Project ended on 2015-07-02

$2,823

Raised out of $2,500

31

Funders

0

Days Remaining

How will your project impact Oberlin?

Tuition covers 50 percent of the cost of educating an Oberlin student each year.

Oberlin is committed to meeting 100 percent of financial aid need for all enrolled students.

These are two important reasons to give to Oberlin College. Alumni have always played a crucial role in making sure students from all walks of life have the opportunity to attend Oberlin. Donations from supportive and generous alumni help students get the financial assistance they need to cover tuition costs and other expenses (e.g., room and board).

With that in mind, Oberlin alumni in the Washington, D.C. area established an endowed, restricted fund in March 1987. Following the tragic death of Raynard T. Davis ’85 in 1999, his family and friends sought to honor his life and work by establishing an endowed scholarship in his name. In 2002, the family concluded that the most practical way to honor Raynard’s legacy was to transfer the funds they had raised to the Oberlin Scholarship Fund of Washington, D.C.. Honored to participate in perpetuating Raynard’s memory, and in recognition of the substantial and generous donations made by his family and friends, the Oberlin alumni began awarding this scholarship in Memory of Raynard T. Davis ’85 in 2003. To this day, their efforts make Oberlin accessible to students from all walks of life in the Washington, D.C. area. Annually, the income from the fund is used to provide scholarships to students who are scholastically qualified to benefit from an Oberlin education. The fund is committed to helping students regardless of ability to pay.

The scholarship recipients will be chosen by the Office of Financial Aid and reported to the officers of the Washington, D.C. Alumni Club. With your support, the Office of Financial Aid can offer students from the Washington D.C. area as much financial aid as possible. The aid would make their Oberlin experience more affordable.

"Without this grant money I would not be at Oberlin College. The college has been a perfect fit for me; I have thrived thanks to the dedication of the students to constantly being conscious and critical. I have learned more than I ever thought I would about a wide array of topics--privilege and oppression, painting, activism in Africa, astronomy, American Sign Language, and more. I still love returning to D.C. and seeing my friends and family, keeping up with city politics, and visiting the Mall and museums. I truly appreciate the generosity of another Washingtonian in making my education possible."  - D.C. Scholarship Recipient, Class of 2017

If it helps, think about how your Oberlin experience may have enriched your life. An Oberlin education can open the door to a wealth of meaningful life opportunities. There are students in the Washington, D.C. area looking for such opportunities that start with an Oberlin education. Please consider supporting your fellow Obies as they prepare to make the world a better place.

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    Clyde Owan

    Class of 1979

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    Chuck Spitulnik

    Class of 1973

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    Julie Mueller

    Class of 1978

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    Ted Gest

    Class of 1968

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    John Charles

    Class of 1987

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    Tiffanie Luckett

    Class of 1999

$ 18

Ma'ayan Plaut

$ 50

john harvey bowman

$ 200

Jeffrey W Shannon

Class of 1976

$ 100

Andrea L Drimmer

$ 25

Clara J Ailes

$ 50

Lucie L Austin

$ 100

Andrea DiLorenzo

$ 17

Anonymous

$ 200

Cathy Shaw

$ 50

Anonymous

$ 250

Teresa C. Bennett

$ 100

Gabriella Modan

$ 25

Maurice A Sterns

$ 50

Charles A Spitulnik

$ 500

Joseph Alhadeff

$ 20

Anonymous

$ 50

Mary Louise Cohen

$ 50

Mark Moverman

$ 75

Anonymous

$ 18

Tiffanie J Luckett

$ 50

Jennifer Diaz-Arrastia

$ 150

Julianne Mueller

In honor of my fellow committee members who spent countless hours organizing the first OSFW fundraiser nearly 30 (???) years ago. Remember New Orleans NIght Out? It was a grand evening.

$ 100

James Willie

In honor of Ray Davis, a good friend and community builder.

$ 50

Renee Loeffler

I could attend Oberlin only because of the scholarship that I received. So I am happy to contribute.

$ 150

John A Charles

I'm thankful to have been able to meet Raynard's father and honor this important commitment to my adopted town.

$ 50

Carol Matteini

$ 50

Catherine A Sunshine

$ 25

Joel Katz

$ 100

Phylicia Bowman

$ 100

Kathie Stein

Hard to believe but my daughter will apply to Oberlin in the fall!

$ 50

Clyde Owan

It's such an honor to be a member of the Oberlin family. Let's all share the gift!

Can I still give to this project?

September 30, 2015

Once funding has ended, can I still give to this project? 


Yes! Visit www.oberlin.edu/donate, select "other" as the designation, and then specify which project in the space below.