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#GivingTuesday competition between Northwestern and SWOSU raises over $196,000 for student scholarships


Alva, Okla., and Weatherford, Okla. (Dec. 7, 2017)— The Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association and the SWOSU Foundation joined forces in a “#GivingTuesday Scholarship Showdown” challenge to raise funds for each university’s student scholarships. The challenge resulted in more than $196,000 total funds raised.#GivingTuesday results


The SWOSU (Southwestern Oklahoma State University) and Northwestern Oklahoma State University communities generously responded to the #GivingTuesday challenge as SWOSU finished the competition with $100,199.53 and Northwestern with $95,927.72 to raise a grand total of $196,127.25 to fund student scholarships.


“The Giving Tuesday challenge was a win for both schools, but most importantly a win for the many students who will receive needed financial assistance,” said Dr. Janet Cunningham, Northwestern president. “At Northwestern, we far exceeded last year’s Giving Tuesday totals. A little competition brought out the best in our donors and we offer each our deepest gratitude.”


With the competition running between Oct. 18 and Dec. 5, this historic rivalry has more than tripled the total dollar amount of past #GivingTuesday campaigns as both universities received strong support from alumni and friends showing their Ranger and Bulldog pride.


“Now, more than ever, SWOSU’s generous investor-donors are crucial to providing our students with an opportunity at a quality, affordable higher education. We are so grateful to the many alumni, emeriti, and friends who gave of their resources during this year’s exciting Giving Tuesday competition with Northwestern. The students at both of our institutions will benefit from the scholarship funds raised,” said SWOSU President Dr. Randy L. Beutler.


SWOSU and Northwestern look forward to supporting student scholarships in next year’s #GivingTuesday challenge.




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