Southeastern Oklahoma State University
The following grants have been awarded to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:
Talent Search Program....................................$395,337.00
This grant was awarded to Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $395,337. The effective date of the grant is September 1, 2012. This grant’s Project Director is Ms. Kris Simpson, director of Talent Search. The purpose of this grant is to identify 861 eligible youth in 2012-2013 and assist them in successfully completing secondary school and accessing a postsecondary educational program. The Talent Search service area is McCurtain, Choctaw, Bryan, and Marshall Counties in southeastern Oklahoma. The participants are from grades six through twelve who meet federal guidelines. Educational Talent Search was first funded at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1978. Six full-time staff members provide seminars, workshops, and individual counseling in areas related to encouraging educational achievement. The topics include: Career Exploration, Study Skills, Learning Styles Identification, College Readiness, Test Preparation, College Admissions Information, Financial Aid Application Procedures, Tutorial Assistance, Financial Literacy, and Cultural Awareness.
Louis Stokes–OK Alliance for Minority Participation...........$32,000.00
This grant was awarded to Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the National Science Foundation via Oklahoma State University in the amount of $32,000. The effective date of the grant is September 1, 2012. This grant’s project director is Dr. Brad Ludrick, Assistant Professor Biological Sciences. The purpose of this grant is to increase the number of under-represented minorities entering the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields by providing research opportunities and mentors, scholarships, and summer internships.
Native American Excellence in Education...................$89,601.00
This grant was awarded to Southeastern Oklahoma State University from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $89,601. The effective date of the grant is July 1, 2012. The Project Director is Mr. Chris Wesberry, Academic Advising and Outreach Center/Native American Center. The purpose of this grant is to provide support and training to 12 Native American students in completion of a pre-service education program, which will enable these individuals to meet the requirements for full state certification or licensure as a teacher. Participants have been provided full tuition, fees, books, monthly stipend, and professional and cultural workshops.
Total Grants - $ 516,938.00