Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez announced today that the University
has set up a special scholarship to assist students who recently enrolled here
after Hurricane Katrina forced from them from their universities on the Gulf
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 this 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.
Most of the paperwork usually required for admission is being 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
a gift" on the left navigation bar.
Checks may be made payable to the "CSUS
Trust Foundation" and mailed to:
Sac State Katrina Fund
Sacramento State Development Office
7750 College Town Drive, Suite 200
Sacramento , CA 95826
For details on how to give, contact the Sacramento State Development Office
at (916) 278-6989. For media assistance, contact Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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