Okrent Memorial Grant for Social Justice (OMG Fund)
The Okrent Memorial Grant for Social Justice, also known as the OMG Fund, was established in memory of Alex Okrent ’05. Alex was dedicated to social change and tirelessly fought injustice during his time at Wesleyan and throughout his career. As a junior in college, Alex made the decision to take a semester off from Wesleyan to work for the little-known state senator Barack Obama. Alex died suddenly and unexpectedly in July 2012.
The OMG Fund will support a Wesleyan student to work, volunteer, or intern for an organization or on an independently designed project meant to further social justice. The OMG is awarded with preference to students with demonstrated financial need.