OSU-Tulsa Announces Scholarship for New Education Graduate Students

TULSA, Okla.  – Oklahoma State University-Tulsa is launching a new scholarship program for Tulsa-area professionals interested in an advanced degree in education.

Howard Barnett, president of OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences, said the new scholarship is a tuition waiver designed to help teachers and education personnel enhance their teaching techniques or advance their careers to administrative or leadership roles.

The OSU-Tulsa Graduate Education Scholarship is designed for those working in public schools, technology centers, early learning centers, higher education and other education-related settings.

“We all know the critical role that teachers and education leaders play in the lives of our students and the development of our community,” Barnett said. “OSU-Tulsa is making it a priority to provide resources to assist those who are dedicated to educating our young people while achieving their own goal of education and career advancement.”

OSU-Tulsa will offer $750 scholarships per semester to new, fully admitted students in OSU master’s and doctoral degree programs in education, counseling, educational leadership studies, educational leadership and policy studies, educational psychology, educational technology, higher education, school administration, human development and family science, and teaching, learning and leadership.

Eligible students must have a 3.00 GPA or higher and enroll in at least six credit hours per semester at OSU-Tulsa. Barnett said students may receive the scholarship for a maximum of three semesters starting with the fall 2010, spring 2011 or summer 2011 semesters, for a total scholarship of $2,250.

“We’re all well aware of how the economic downturn is affecting our state’s resources, including teacher layoffs,” Barnett said. “This is our opportunity to help educators in the Tulsa area earn a high-quality advanced degree from a comprehensive university without the constraint of funding concerns. In turn, highly qualified and educated professionals will teach our students and lead our schools and universities.”

For more information about the new scholarship or OSU’s education degree programs available in Tulsa, call 918-594–8445 or visit www.osu-tulsa.okstate.edu.

Updated 05-24-2010

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