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September 19, 2005

Campus raising funds for students displaced by Katrina

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CSU aids students affected by Hurricane Katrina

Sacramento 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.

Funds will assist students with tuition, housing, books and other expenses. An initial gift of $5,000 has already been pledged.

“These 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.”

As of 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 week.

Sacramento 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.

Most of 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.

Checks may be made payable to the "CSUS Trust Foundation" and mailed to:

Sac 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.



 

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