The Our Time Has Come (OTHC) scholarships support African American and Latino students pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees.
In 1987, the Office of Program Development announced the launch of the first Our Time Has Come (OTHC) Scholarship Campaign to raise $1 million to establish endowed scholarships, primarily for African American and Latino students. Under the leadership of chair David Bing ’66, the campaign raised $1.2 million at its conclusion. 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 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 this campaign, on December 31, 2000, $3.1 million had been raised in donations and pledges.
To date, 1,223 scholarships have been awarded. For the academic year 2015-16, 53 scholarships were awarded to 42 recipients, two of whom graduated in December.
To make an online gift to the scholarship fund, please go to our Giving page.