Cameron University establishes Cleo L. Craig Endowed Scholarship in Special Education

Cameron University has established the Cleo L. Craig Endowed Scholarship for Special Education, thanks to a $14,000 gift to the Cameron University Foundation from the Cleo L. Craig Foundation. The gift represents the first donation of a $100,000 pledge. C.L. Craig, Jr. is a second-generation Cameron alumnus. His mother, the late Mrs. Lucille Craig and his wife, Helen Wood Craig, also attended Cameron.

"We are deeply grateful to the board of the Cleo L. Craig Foundation for its support," says Cameron President Cindy Ross. "C.L. and Helen Craig and the Cleo L. Craig Foundation have a history of partnering with Cameron and have played a tremendous role in Cameron’s growth and continued success. Thanks to their generosity, Cameron graduates who pursue certification in Special Education will enter the workforce with the knowledge to educate students with special needs.”

The Cleo L. Craig Endowed Scholarship in Special Education is designed for juniors and seniors who are full-time students, residents of Southwest Oklahoma with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, and who are pursuing certification in Special Education. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books and other educational fees. Eligible students can retain the scholarship for up to six semesters.

“We are pleased to be able to participate in the preparation of dedicated educators for Special Education in Southwest Oklahoma,” Says Cleo L. Craig Foundation Chairman C.L. Craig, Jr. “We are impressed with Cameron’s interest and expertise in this vital area of education that is often overlooked.”

The Cleo L. Craig Foundation, established in 1997, provides funding and support to education and human services. Previously, the Foundation donated $200,000 to Cameron’s “Centennial Changing Lives” campaign. Additionally, the Foundation has provided support for the Department of Education’s “Camp of Champs,” a summer camp for special needs children.

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February 22, 2012

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