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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 2012-2013:


Carpenter Foundation
Lithia Motors, Inc.
Oregon Community Foundation—Fred Fields Fund
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
Ayala Properties, LLC
CECLC, Inc. (César E. Chávez Leadership Conference)
College Dreams
DL Reforestation
Harry and David
Vicki Kelly
Richard Johnson
Naumes Family Foundation, Inc
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Well Fargo Bank


Avista Utilities
Norm and Mary Christlieb
Charles and Betty Howe
Huycke, O’Connor, Jarvis, Dreyer, Davis & Glatte, LLP
Dr. Edward and Karen Kerwin – Belle Fiore Winery
Oregon Community Foundation - Skyrman Technology Fund
Southern Oregon Public Television
SOU School of Business


Area Health Education of Southwest Oregon
Richard and Debra Barth
Jill and Patrick Borovansky
Steve and Mary Boyarsky
Molly Killefer
Medford Fabrication/The Thorndike Family
Oregon Community Foundation/Latino Partnership Program
Dr. Ruth A. Rabinovitch and Dr. Thomas Treger
Dr. Albert and Dr. Alison Savage-Newton
Soroptimists International of Ashland


American Association of University Women-Ashland Branch
Todd & Karin Anderson
Dr. Curtis and Susan Bacon
Patrick and Anne Barry
Dr. Craig and Paula Chow
Alberto and Sara Enriquez
Bill and Melissa Faught
Greg Fishwick
Lyn Hennion
Jan Lippen-Holtz and David Ingalls
Stephen and Carol Jensen
Neilson Research Corp
Marie and Mike Piccarreta
Southern Oregon University Bookstore
Dr. Kevin and Barbara Talbert

Up to $99

John Breneiser Trust
Beth Gibson
Dr. Stewart and Debbie Janes
Jeff and Connie Lynn
Joan McBee
Patrick and Dina Payne
Pam Roessler
Brad and Julia Roupp
Michele Warrence-Schreiber