Giving to CEPS

The College of Education and Professional Studies’ future success will depend on those who care. Whether you promote the good things happening here in CEPS or make a donation, you make the college experience even better for the students of today and tomorrow. Give back to the University you believe in and Connect to Central today!


Giving to scholarships allows you to directly impact a student’s life. As costs of public education continue to rise, almost half of our students must rely on financial aid. Donors like you can help! Scholarships are vital to making a UCO education accessible and provide ongoing support to returning students. In addition to lessening a student’s financial burden, scholarships are a great way for you to recognize a student’s commitment to academics and excellence in leadership.

To search a list of all CEPS scholarship funds, please click here.

If you are interested in establishing a new endowed or annual scholarship, please contact UCO Development Office at 405- 974-2770.


All programs in the College of Education and Professional Studies play a major role in the experience of being a student at Central. Donations help guarantee that all of these programs are second-to-none.

Program funds include:


Faculty at UCO consider students their first priority. The College of Education and Professional Studies’ faculty shape programs, advance new fields of study, and draw promising peers and students to our campus. Through initiatives like Transformative Learning we help students find their path to success.

Thanks to CEPS’s outstanding reputation, we’re able to consistently hire exceptional faculty, whose scholarship has been recognized throughout the state and country. Professors who come to CEPS know this is a place where they can teach and connect in new ways.

To support and retain these brilliant faculty and scholars — and to ensure we can compete for the most sought-after young scholars — the College of Education and Professional Studies needs new endowed faculty chairs and professorships. We are actively seeking significant philanthropic investments to address this fundamental need.

To support an existing endowed chair, or establish a new endowed faculty chair or professorship, please contact UCO Foundation office at 405- 974-2770.

Ways to Give

Giving to the College of Education and Professional Studies is easy and secure. You may make your tax deductible gift or pledge electronically below and designate your gift to any of the CEPS scholarships or programs.


You also may mail your gift to the UCO Foundation where all charitable contributions to the University are processed. Please make all checks payable to the UCO Foundation and designate your scholarship or program on the memo line.

U.S. Mail:

UCO Foundation
100 N. University Drive, Box 133
Edmond, OK  73034

Matching Gifts:

Many companies and foundations sponsor matching gift programs for their employees’ philanthropic interests. These companies may be willing to double or even triple the value of charitable gifts made by employees or their spouses. Please contact your employer to inquire about their Matching Gift Program.

Payroll Deduction:

UCO employees can make charitable contributions to the University by payroll deduction. To sign up, download this authorization form (PDF format) and submit.

Planned Giving:

Leave a lasting legacy of support at UCO when you include a gift to Central in your estate planning. The UCO Foundation can assist you in determining the best plan for your gift and arranging the proper designations and language to ensure ease in the transfer of your gift from your estate. Informing the Foundation of your planned gift estate gift also allows us to recognize and thank you for your generosity and vision. To discuss including the UCO Foundation in your planned giving, please call the Foundation office at 405-974-2770.

Click here for a sample bequest form.

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