USAO Receives $1.9 Million Department of Education Grant for Native American and Low-Income Student Success

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The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded the University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma a five-year $1.9 million grant as part of the federal government’s Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions program.

  • USAO will establish a financial literacy education program
  • Improve disability services
  • Establish an experiential learning program
  • Empower campus and Native students
  • USAO Awarded $1.9 Million Department of Education Grant

    The University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma (USAO) has been awarded a $1.9 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education to enhance support for Native American and low-income students. The “New Pathways to Success” program aims to improve retention, success, and graduation rates among these student populations.

    Financial Literacy Education

    The grant will fund individualized financial planning, workshops, peer mentoring, and integration of financial literacy topics into existing courses to support historically underserved students.

    Improving Disability Services

    USAO plans to update policies and procedures for students with disabilities, develop self-advocacy training, student support groups, and faculty professional development to meet the academic needs of students with disabilities.

    The experiential learning component includes the development of community partnerships to provide students with internship opportunities, capstone projects, and service learning experiences.

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