Senior Class Gift

What does it support? 

Each year, approximately 120 students cannot afford to return to OU for their senior year. The 2016 Senior Class Gift will support scholarship opportunities for class of 2017 seniors, so the class of 2016 can leave a legacy for the seniors who follow them! Gifts of any size make a difference to this initiative! 

Who gives to the Senior Class Gift?

The Senior Class Gift is open to all graduating students, not just undergraduates, who are eligible to attend commencement in 2016 (any graduation date). Students from other classes may make a gift to the fund, but will not be eligible for the Elliott Tower Climb.                                  

How can I get involved?​

Join the Senior Class Gift Committee or Student Philanthropy Committee - Contact us!


Elliott Tower Climb: ​​Make a gift. Make the climb. Make a memory.

  • Graduating students who make a gift of $20.16 or more to the Senior Class Gift Fund will be invited to climb the stairs of the Elliott Tower on October 28 or 29. 
  • This is a special benefit for graduating students who make a gift of $20.16 or more to the Senior Class Gift Fund prior to October 24. Donors will be able to sign up in advance for their preferred tour time via a link that will be emailed out on October 25.
  • Students who make a gift of $50 or more will be invited to a VIP tour.
  • Limited to students who are eligible for commencement in 2016.


“When you give, it’s the best thing you can do for yourself. I learned many years ago – and it’s true – that even if you give just a little bit, over time, it adds up.”

— Hugh Elliott

Meet your 2016 Senior Class Gift Chair!

Myles Harper will complete his history degree, with a minor in Political Science, in the fall of 2016. 

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a member of the Senior Class Gift Committee.


Connect with the Student Philanthropy Committee and get updates: 


Previous Scholarship Recipients

Eva H. (Grad. April 2016)

The Elliott Tower was donated by Hugh and Nancy Elliott, who also donated an endowment for upkeep and maintenance of the Tower.

Learn more about the Elliott Tower.