Syracuse University

Our Time Has Come Scholarship Campaign


Chasity CooperIn 1987, the office announced the Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Scholarship Campaign to raise $1 million to establish endowed scholarships primarily for African American and Latino students. At its conclusion, under the leadership of chairperson David Bing '66, the campaign had raised $1.2 million. Through the generosity of alumni, friends, foundations, and corporations, seven endowed scholarships were established.

On November 6, 1996, a new five-year campaign was officially launched. The goal of the Our Time Has Come Scholarship Campaign, Phase II was to raise an additional $2.2 million. Phase II was part of Syracuse University's $300 million Commitment to Learning Campaign. At the conclusion of the campaign on December 31, 2000, $3.1 million dollars was raised in donations and pledges.

To date, 1,039 scholarships worth approximately 2.35 million dollars have been awarded. For academic year 2010-11, 47 scholarships were awarded to 31 recipients.

To make an online gift to the scholarship campaign, please go to the Giving Page at and do the following:

1)Once you reach the page, select "Online Giving" from the menu on the left;

2)Under "My gift is designated to," please indicate "other" on the drop-down menu;

3) Under "Gift is to be used for," type in the Undergraduate Black/Hispanic Scholarship OR the Graduate Black/Hispanic Scholarship.