“Make it Rain” Scholarships!

Donate to the 50th Anniversary Campaign today, and you’ll provide a scholarship tomorrow!

With excitement continuing to build for the upcoming OHA annual meeting in Long Beach, please take a moment to help make it possible for those students, professionals, and community practitioners facing financial limitations to attend. Each year the OHA scholarship program awards more than $10,000 in travel funding to attendees from the U.S. and abroad, expanding the diversity of the event and enriching oral history scholarship and practice by adding new voices to the conversation. One scholarship recipient explained to us how “it was truly inspiring to meet such a diverse group of dedicated individuals, sharing such important stories and bringing whole new worlds alive through my ears,” and that “the experience will enable me to improve my skills and better serve the communities I work with here in New York and around the world.”

Your generous contributions to the endowment fund have enabled the OHA to maintain a sustained effort to help individuals attend our meetings. This year, we are delighted to award twenty scholarships to recipients in the U.S. and as far as away as Portugal, India, and Australia. As the endowment grows, so too do the possibilities to enrich the larger world of oral history on local, national, and global levels.

#MakeItRainOHA is coming on September 13, 2016 — a one-day online fundraising event for OHA. Donate to the 50th Anniversary Campaign and help OHA build our scholarship and fellowship capacity, and please seek out our recipients at the annual meeting to introduce yourself – you will no doubt make new friends!

Mark your calendar for September 13 or DONATE NOW!


Thank you to our 2015 donors who got the campaign started…

2015 OHA Endowment Donors

Linda Arntzenius

Rina Benmayor

Teresa Bergen

Thomas Charlton

Missy Colee

Terry Easton

Jeff Friedman

Sherna Gluck

Jacquelyn Hall

Arthur Hansen

Charles Hardy III

Ruth Hill

Lu Ann Jones

Cliff Kuhn

Mary Larson

James McElhinney

Laurie Mercier

Todd Moye

Kristine Navarro-McElhaney

John Neuenschwander

Troy Reeves

Susan Resnick

Anne and Don Ritchie

Rebecca Sharpless

Linda Shopes

Amy Starecheski

Juan Vasquez

David Woodsfellow

Society of Biblical Literature


2015 Life Members

Doug Boyd

Mary Larson

David Morse

Paul Ortiz

Samuel Robson

Stephen Sloan

Jennifer Steinberg

Anne Valk

Regennia Williams

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