U of I giving away Katrina scholarships

From the University of Idaho website:

University of Idaho Launches Humanitarian Efforts To Assist Victims of Hurricane ‘Katrina’

Sept. 1, 2005

MOSCOW, Idaho — University of Idaho President Timothy White announced that the university is immediately accepting students who enrolled or planned to enroll at universities in the areas affected by hurricane “Katrina.” Students will be placed in fall classes with available space, with first priority given to Idaho residents. They also may enroll for the January, 2006 semester.

Ten scholarships for tuition, fee and housing for one year will be offered to any student whose college career has been interrupted by Katrina. Interested students may contact UI Admissions Office immediately, (208) 885-6326.

The University of Idaho also will collect humanitarian aid via cash, checks, credit cards and UI payroll deductions, said White. Contributions will be transferred directly to the American Red Cross. Such fund-raising efforts will be conducted at all campus sporting and cultural events throughout the year.

“As images and stories surface of the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Katrina, we are just beginning to discover the devastation on communities, families and individuals in the southeastern U.S.,” said White.

“It is clear that our fellow Americans who have been affected will need the nation’s help. The University of Idaho is stepping forward to help and to motivate others to join us in this humanitarian effort.”

UI student groups have begun to discuss how best to get help to the hurricane victims, said Steve Janowiak, director of student activities and leadership. “Lots of our student service organizations and the associated student organization are talking about how they can help.”

Contacts: Nancy Hilliard, University of Idaho Communications, (208) 885-6567, hilliard@uidaho.edu