SECC Eligibility

 Scholars Program Eligibility

(Please go through the following qualifications to determine your eligibility)
Eligibility Checklist

_____ Do you work in a DHS or tribal licensed early care and education facility?
_____ Have you worked at your facility for at least six months?
_____ Are you paid for working a minimum of 30 hours per week with the children?
_____ Does the facility/family child care home currently have 10% DHS or tribal subsidy children?

_____ Does the facility/family child care home meet all 3 of the following criteria?

  1. Have a current DHS subsidy contract number or a tribal contract number?
  2. Have a Star Rating of “1 Star Plus” or higher? 
  3. Can justify in writing the lack of 10% subsidy in care?

_____ Teachers and family child care providers must earn less than $15.50 per hour
_____ Directors and Assistant Directors must earn less than $15.50 per hour
_____ Applicant must be “On the Job” for 6 months before applying for the SECC scholarship (or 6 months on the job before the first class start date) with no greater than a 30 day break from child care employment


If you meet all of the above requirements, you are qualified to apply. 
The next step is to schedule an office or site visit appointment with Jennifer Bachhofer, Scholar Coordinator, at (405) 733-7449 or by email at

If you do not meet all of the above requirements but are still interested in the Family Services and Child Development program at Rose State College, you may contact Ashley Doyle, Scholars Program Advisement Specialist, at (405) 736-0369 or by email at for assistance.


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Phone: 405-733-ROSE (7673)
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