Midwest City, Okla. – The Rose State College Foundation has increased scholarships for students for the fourth consecutive year, to a quarter-of-a-million dollars at $255,000. This latest increase was 8-percent more than the previous year, with $236,000 in scholarship dollars provided in 2017.
The Foundation board approved the appropriation of dollars to go to Rose State’s Academic divisions with a total of twelve more scholarships. The Engineering and Science division received the highest increase in awards with five additional opportunities. The Business and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Humanities divisions, along with Social Sciences were also awarded additional scholarships.
“There is so much talk about the need for more STEM education and engineers in the workforce, and Rose State’s Foundation is responding by investing in those students who can do the work but may need help getting there,” stated Cindy Mikeman, Director of the Rose State College Foundation. “Investing in our students is the future of Oklahoma, and the Foundation board is committed to providing a quality education.”
The Rose State College Foundation has doubled the number of scholarships awarded since 2015.
The Rose State College Foundation, founded in 1977, has provided opportunities for countless students. In 2018-2019, the Foundation awarded 153 full and part-time students academic and leadership scholarships.