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OSU Alumnus Leaves Estate Gift for Humanities Scholarships

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

STILLWATER, OKLA. - Inspired by his older brother’s commitment to Oklahoma State University (OSU), Harold White will continue to inspire students even after his death, particularly students majoring in humanities within the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S).  In August 2006, the OSU Foundation received $111,000 from the Harold White Estate to benefit the George H. White Memorial Scholarship in A&S.
“The college of A&S is grateful for such a generous gift. This will have a significant impact on students pursuing a career in the field of humanities,” remarks Jana Duffy, director of development for A&S.   
During his career at OSU, George White was associate professor of English in 1929, and after a brief absence, he returned to OSU as a faculty member. In 1936 George served as director of advisement in A&S and became the director of general education and chairman of humanities in 1947.
After World War II, Harold White moved to Stillwater to live with his older brother, George, while attending classes at OSU. Through constant encouragement from George, Harold received his accounting degree from OSU in 1949.  After graduation Harold began work with the IRS and retired as a senior agent in 1975.  In 1965, Harold established the George H. White Memorial Scholarship in honor of his brother.
The George H. White Scholarship benefits a full time student pursuing a degree in a field of humanities.
OSU and A&S are grateful for the generosity shown by loyal alumnus, Harold White. His legacy will provide opportunities for humanities students for generations to come.
The Oklahoma State University Foundation serves as the private fundraising organization for OSU, as designated by the OSU Regents.  Its mission is to unite donor and university passions and priorities to achieve excellence.
For more information on the OSU Foundation, log on to our Web site at or call 405.385.5151.

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