EOU announces new $1 million gift for scholarships

Sept. 17, 2018 LA GRANDE, Ore. –  After decades of faithfully supporting Eastern Oregon University students, alumnus Denver Ginsey has established an endowed scholarship that will continue his family’s legacy for many years to come.

At $1 million, the Jean and Denver Ginsey Scholarship is the largest gift to the EOU Foundation by a living donor in the university’s history. The endowment earnings will provide multiple scholarships for students studying in business or science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) programs.

“This gift is an incredible display of generosity that will enable EOU to expand student access, opportunity and completion,” said Tim Seydel, Vice President of for University Advancement. “Denver and his family are making an impact on EOU that will be felt for generations.”

Denver and his wife Jean, plus her two younger brothers, grew up in the Grande Ronde Valley. His love for baseball and a talent for sports in general led Ginsey from student body president at La Grande High School in the early 1940s… Read the full story

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