raising funds for students displaced by Katrina
welcomes students displaced by hurricane
pitches in to help hurricane victims
opens doors to students affected by hurricane
call to Californians
aids students affected by Hurricane Katrina
State President Alexander Gonzalez announced Wednesday that
the University has set up a special scholarship to assist
students who recently enrolled here after Hurricane Katrina
forced them from their universities on the Gulf Coast.
will assist students with tuition, housing, books and other
expenses. An initial gift of $5,000 has already been pledged.
are remarkable students,” President Gonzalez said. “They’ve
been driven from their universities, their dormitories and
apartments. College life as they have known it is lost. But
they’re rising to the challenge of continuing their
education, and I believe this community will help them.”
early last week, Sacramento State had admitted 25 students
from universities including Xavier, Dillard, Tulane, University
of New Orleans and Southern University. Seventeen were fully
enrolled, and most of the others were busy finalizing a class
schedule. Additional students were expected to apply this
State is also housing two of the students in the residence
halls. Room and board has been provided for at least the fall
semester. The two are originally from the East Bay and were
attending Gulf Coast universities.
the paperwork usually required for admission has been waived
for now as campus officials work to quickly guide the students
through admissions, financial aid and advising. Application
fees are also being waived and many of the students are being
admitted with a deferment of fees.
Donations to the fund may be made online or by check.
For online donations, visit www.csus.edu/giving
and click "make
a gift" on the left navigation bar.
may be made payable to the "CSUS Trust Foundation"
and mailed to:
State Katrina Fund
University Advancement Development Office
Mail Stop 6030
For details on how to give, contact the Sacramento State Development
Office at 278-6989.