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 2016-2017:

$5,000-$50,000
Anonymous
Carpenter Foundation
Gordon Elwood Foundation
Laz Ayala
Lithia Motors, Inc.
Oregon Community Foundation Walker Fund
Oregon GEAR UP
SOESD Migrant Education
SOESD Title VII Indian Education

$1,000-$4,999
American Association of University Women-Medford Branch
Anna May Family Foundation
Ashland Rotary Club/Lithia Springs
College Dreams
Jackson Care Connect
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

$500-$999
Avista Utilities
David and Kathi Bowen Jones
Lyn Hennion
Elizabeth Holland
Vicki Kelly

$250-$499
American Association of University Women-Ashland Branch
Stephen and Carol Jensen
Medford Fabrication/Thorndike Family
Dr. Albert Newton and Dr. Alison Savage

$100-$249
Dr. Curtis and Susan Bacon
Patrick and Anne Barry
Fayegail Bisaccia
Lilia Caballero
Sara and Alberto Enriquez
Jan Lippen-Holtz and David Ingalls
Dr. Stewart and Debbie Janes
Rachel and Randolph Jones
Jamie Kaufman
Dr. Joan McBee
Mujahid Rizvi and Erin Brender
SOU School of Business
Dr. Kevin and Barbara Talbert
Gail Walker
Michelle Zundel

Up to $99
College Options
Mike and Beth Gibson
Ellen Levine
Sue Orris
Patrick and Dina Payne
Brad and Julia Roupp

In Kind
Susan Bacon
Steve Boyarsky
Carryl Breon
Dagoba Organic Chocolate
Tim Egan
Bill Gabriel
Kim Gabriel
Harry and David
David Ingalls
Armando Lopez
Southern Oregon Public Television
Alan Steed