Dr. Roderick J. McDavis

In honor of Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, the 21st president of Ohio University and the first African American president, the Ebony Bobcat Network is launching a major fundraising campaign to fund the Urban Scholars Program that was established by Dr. McDavis in 2005. The fund provides students with a four-year renewable tuition scholarship, annual book stipend, summer pre-matriculation activities, academic support, a residential learning community and technology and research training. $300,000 must be raised for the fund to become operational.  This effort would serve as a testament to his service to Ohio University and his desire to support students who may not have otherwise had the opportunity to attend college.

You can help!  Let’s fulfill his dream and provide a brighter future for deserving students. Your contribution will be matched $.50 on the dollar by the Ohio University Foundation’s matching funds program currently in effect.

Donations to the Ebony Bobcat Network Endowment can be processed online through Ohio University Foundation. Select the type of giving you prefer from the choices below then choose Ebony Bobcat Network Urban Scholars Endowment Fund from the drop down menu.

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Donations may also be made by check payable to Ohio University Foundation through your local Ebony Bobcat Network affiliate. EBN Endowment must appear on the memo line of the check to insure funds are properly applied.  See the Contact Us page for mailing addresses.


So far we have raised $292,517 of the $300,000 goal! Thank you for your support. 

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