The Erik Downes Memorial Scholarship


    The Erik Downes Memorial Scholarship

    The Erik Downes Memorial Scholarship is provided by Erik’s family, fellow students, faculty, friends and the Oglethorpe community.  The scholarship fund will provide a young person with the Oglethorpe experience that was so dear and important to Erik. Erik was active on campus in the Student Government Association and Student Senate, was the vice-president of the student body  and a member of the honor council , involved in OU’s Center for Civic Engagement and served as a Resident Assistant. A positive community spirit, Erik was a champion for his fellow students, study abroad and health and fitness. The Erik Downes Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with preference given to candidates from Florida and specifically the Fort Myers area. An on-campus committee will make a recommendation of the top candidate to the Oglethorpe University President for selection and the family will be notified of the scholar. 

    To donate online please click the donate button located below.

    If you would like to send a check or give by credit card over the phone, please mail to or call  George Kopec  using the information provided below.

    Primary Contact:
    George Kopec
    Director of Development Services
    Oglethorpe University
    4484 Peachtree Road NE
    Atlanta, Ga 30319
    Phone: 404-364-8328

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