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Annual Scholarship Drive comes to a close

(ALVA, Okla. March 21, 2017) – The 2017 Scholarship Drive concluded March 8 as Northwestern staff, faculty and community members tallied their total raisedScholarship Drive Close 2017 funds.

By the end of the drive, a total of $42,670 was raised, with a total of 417 contacts made. Of this total, 208 Alva community contacts were made and 209 Northwestern employees were contacted, 50 percent of whom made a donation. The annual Scholarship Drive is a month-long event in which on-campus and off-campus teams work toward raising funds as an investment in the students of Northwestern.

“This dedicated team of volunteers and our community provided another extraordinary and successful scholarship campaign,” said Skeeter Bird, Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association CEO. “It is always inspiring to see our staff and community members come together to support our students with scholarship funds.  I want to thank everyone – both the solicitors and the donors – for their participation in this event. They provide an outstanding definition of ‘community’.”

In conclusion of the drive, a luncheon was held and guests were entertained by the University Singers. Gift cards were awarded to individuals who raised the most funds, made the most contacts and gained the largest donation.

For more information about investing in students at Northwestern or to get involved in next year’s Scholarship Drive, contact Bird at or 580-327-8599.


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