(Ashland, Ore.) — The Southern Oregon University Foundation received a new annual scholarship from Southern Oregon Pride with matching funds from two community members. The SOPride Scholarship will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated a commitment to promote equality, peace, and inclusion and is dedicated to community service.
Janelle Wilson, the Coordinator of the Queer Resource Center at SOU said, “We are thrilled that Southern Oregon Pride has chosen to contribute to the success of our students. Their commitment to supporting our campus community is an extension of their mission to promote educational opportunities throughout the greater Rogue Valley. We are grateful for their generous gift to our students.”
SOPride will host its “White Party” fundraiser on June 27. Proceeds from the event will partially fund the annual scholarship each year.
“It is the mission of SOPride to promote equality, peace, and basic rights for all and to give back to our community. I am so proud that we are able to support an SOU student who shares these values,” said Gina DuQuenne the founder and President of SOPride.
More information about SOPride can be found at www.sopride.org.
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Southern Oregon University provides outstanding student experiences, valued degrees, and successful graduates. SOU is known for excellence in faculty, intellectual creativity and rigor, quality and innovation in connected learning programs, and the educational benefits of its unique geographic location. SOU was the first university in Oregon—and one of the first in the nation—to offset 100 percent of its energy use with clean, renewable power, and it is the first university in the nation to balance 100% of its water consumption. Visit sou.edu.