Because SOU Pre-College Youth Programs are self-supporting, we depend upon grants, tuition fees, and private donations to operate. These donations help us provide the enrichment classes, academic competitions and summer camps that serve more than 5,000 students annually.

Many of the students who benefit most from our programs need financial assistance. Our tuition assistance fund depends solely upon donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations. This past year, we awarded tuition assistance to 769 students in southern Oregon, providing meaningful experiences to students from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds—experiences in which they learn, discover, and see new things in the world.

Make a difference in the educational lives of students by making a donation to the Pre-College & Youth Programs. Your donation 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.

Donate Online 

Specify "Pre-College Youth Programs" in the Special Instructions/Other Designation box. You may identify our Endowment Fund, Tuition Assistance Fund, or a specific program to support. Or mail in your donation to: SOU Pre-College Youth Programs, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520

Make your contribution to help inspire local youth and receive a tax credit when you make a matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust.  

Thanks to our Southern Oregon University Pre-College Youth Programs Donors 2015-2016:

Grants ($5,000-$50,000) 

Carpenter Foundation
Gordon Elwood Foundation
Herbert A. Templeton Foundation
Laz Ayala
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
Anna May Family Foundation
Ashland Rotary Club/Lithia Springs
College Dreams 
Jackson County Cultural Coalition 
Richard Johnson 
Naumes Family Foundation, Inc. 
Oregon Community Foundation/Latino Partnership Program 
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
People's Bank 
Leon Pyle and Cathy DeForest


Avista Utilities
Patti Browning
Harry & David
Lynn Hennion

Elizabeth Holland
Harley Meservey
Patricia Soltz

Southern Oregon Public Television


American Association of University Women- Ashland Branch
Janet Bell 
Steve and Mary Boyarsky
David and Kathi Bowen Jones
Vicki Kelly
Armando Lopez
Medford Fabrication/The Thorndike Family
Dr. Albert Newton and Dr. Alison Savage
Gail and Paul Rasmussen
Mujahid Rizvi and Erin Brender
Bill Street


Dr. Curtis and Susan Bacon
Lorraine and George Cook
Greg Fishwick
Jan Lippen-Holtz and David Ingalls
Dr. Stewart and Debbie Janes
Stephen and Carol Jensen
Rachel and Randolph Jones
Dr. Joan McBee

Marie and Mike Piccarreta 
Dr. Ruth A. Rabinovitch
Kim Ramsay/Neilson Research Corporation
SOU School of Business
Stout Law LLP
Dr. Kevin and Barbara Talbert 
Lynda and Ron Weinhold

Up to $99

Dagoba Organic Chocolate
Beth Gibson

Brad and Julia Roupp