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Because SOU Pre-College &Youth Programs is self-supporting, we depend upon grants, tuition fees and private donations to operate. It is through our enrichment classes, academic competitions and summer camps that your donations help us to serve over 4,000 students annually. However, we do not want to stop our work here.

Our tuition assistance fund depends solely upon donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. This past year, we awarded tuition assistance to 393 students in Southern Oregon. We offer you this opportunity to make a difference by making a donation to our program.Your donation to Pre-CollegeYouth Programs of Southern Oregon University enables us to offer these quality educational opportunities to students regardless of their family's income.

There are two different ways you can support SOU Pre-College Youth Programs:

Youth Programs Endowment Fund

Endowment Fund donations are invested and the interest income is given as assistance. We need to "grow" this fund to ensure tuition assistance for many years to come. 

Youth Programs Tuition Assistance Fund

All monies are distributed on an annual basis to help defer tuition costs. We need to close the gap between students in need and available funds.

How to Donate On Line

Click here to donate  This will link you to the Foundation donation form.

ENDOWMENT FUND – In the drop down list select Other Endowment Fund and specify “Pre-College Youth Programs” in the additional comment box.

TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND – In the drop down list under College/Schools/Department select Pre-College Youth Programs. You may specify a specific program to support in the additional comment box:
•    Academia Latina - Residential Camp for Latino Youth
•    ACADEMY- Residential Camp for Talented & Gifted Students
•    AWSEM - Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics- for Middle School girls
•    Konaway Nika Tillicum - Residential Camp for Native American Youth
•    Summer Classes - 60 different enrichment classes providing hands-on learning

Mail in Your Donation (Print PDF Form)

Thanks to our Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs Donors 2013-2014:

Grants ($5,000-$50,000)

Carpenter Foundation
Lithia Motors, Inc.
Oregon Community Foundation—Walker Fund
Oregon GEAR UP
Sharkey Family Charitable Foundation
SOESD Migrant Education
SOESD Title VII Indian Education


American Association of University Women-Medford Branch
Ashland Rotary Club/Lithia Springs
CECLC, Inc. (César E. Chávez Leadership Conference)
College Dreams
Harry and David
Richard Johnson
Vicki Kelly
Naumes Family Foundation, Inc.
Oregon Community Foundation/Latino Partnership Program
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Leon Pyle
Well Fargo Bank


Anne Doyle
Avista Utilities
Lynn Hennion
Rogue Credit Union
Southern Oregon Public Television


Steve and Mary Boyarsky
Molly Killefer
Dr. Joan McBee

Medford Fabrication/The Thorndike Family
Dr. Albert Newton and Dr. Alison Savage
Susan Patterson
Gail and Paul Rasmussen
Bill Street


American Association of University Women-Ashland Branch
Todd & Karin Anderson
Patrick and Anne Barry
Jill and Patrick Borovansky
Dr. Craig and Paula Chow
Norm Christlieb
Alberto and Sara Enriquez
Greg Fishwick
Jan Lippen-Holtz and David Ingalls
Charles and Betty Howe
Dr. Stewart and Debbie Janes
Stephen and Carol Jensen
Neilson Research Corp
Dr. Rene Ordonez
Marie and Mike Piccarreta 
Dr. Ruth A. Rabinovitch
Ravassipour Orthodontics
SOU School of Business
Dr. Kevin and Barbara Talbert

Up to $99

Dr. Curtis and Susan Bacon
Pam Christy
Beth Gibson
Byron Marlowe
Patrick and Dina Payne
Pokii Roberts
Brad and Julia Roupp
Anita Sartain
Michele Warrence-Schreiber