This spring, I participated in OU Giving Day by volunteering for the International Studies table in Farzaneh Hall. I had never heard of this event on campus before, so I wasn’t really sure what I was going to be doing. When I arrived, there were lots of sweets, two iPads and a few ‘thank you’ cards.
OU Giving Day is a campus wide event that helps raise funds to go toward scholarships within each college. These funds are collected and then eventually given to students in each department that fit various criteria. The International Studies donation set up was aimed at raising scholarship money for students that would be studying abroad. What is cool about this program is that you don’t have to be an International Studies major to receive these scholarships. If you’re studying abroad at all while you’re at OU, you are eligible to receive the scholarships.
I signed up for two shifts of OU Giving Day…In the next post I’ll talk more about my impressions of the event and how much money was raised.