Oakwood University, the historically Black educational institution in Huntsville, Alabama, is offering an incentive to accepted students to enroll at the institution. If they make a $200 intent to enroll deposit by May 1st and a refundable $250 housing fee, accepted students will receive their choice of a $1,000 scholarship or a new MacBook Air laptop computer. The scholarship money would be allocated over their first two semesters at the university.
Oakwood University enrolls about 1,900 students. Department of Education statistics show that an average of 44 percent of accepted students end up enrolling at Oakwood. The new incentive programs aims to increase student yield.