Katharine J. Gross Memorial Scholarship
The Katharine J. Gross Memorial Scholarship
The Katharine J. Gross Memorial Scholarship honors Kathy, a valuable member of the Honors College as a financial administrator. Prior to joining the college, she worked in the Goddard Health Center. Together, these obligations led to her earning a “20-Year Service” pin as a member of the University of Oklahoma family. Besides her service to the Honors College and OU, Kathy was also a non-traditional, returning student in the College of Liberal Studies. As she worked in her more-than-full-time positions at the university, she also completed her B.A., something she viewed as one of the proudest accomplishments of her life. In addition, she viewed the high point of her academic achievement as carrying the College of Liberal Studies banner at Commencement in 2004. In short, Kathy put enormous faith in the importance of higher education. Kathy’s exemplary work at OU, her belief in the value of a college degree, her devotion to all-things Sooner, and her gracious personality made losing her a particularly devastating blow to all who knew her. This scholarship offers a means for honoring her memory by assisting Honors College students in the years to come.
A gift to the Katharine J. Gross Memorial Scholarship will help support a cash award up to $1,000 to one outstanding student per year in the Honors College. With Kathy’s life and service in mind, priority consideration will be given to non-traditional female students, single working mothers, and female students who are employed part- or full-time. Let’s unite in the effort to support non-typical students to help them achieve their academic goals. Your support is appreciated!