To support those looking to begin a new career journey, Claremore Economic Development is offering a new micro-credential scholarship program in partnership with Rogers State University. This initiative aims to provide a pathway for those interested in advancing their education beyond a high school diploma.
Through this program, Rogers County residents can apply for a scholarship to complete an approved micro-credential program at no cost.
Micro-credential programs offered include:
Business Micro-credentials: Basic Accounting, Accounting for Managers, Business Analytics, Human Resources Management, Management and Supervisory Skills, Organizational Conflict Management, Personal Finance Management, Social Media Marketing
Technology Micro-credentials: Community Policing, Drone Pilot, Information Technology Help Desk Technician, Information Security Practitioner, Microsoft Office Practitioner, Programming Technician, Website Technician
Justice Studies Micro-credentials: Law for Managers and Entrepreneurs
More than $100,000 will be distributed to program applicants. Applications are now open and will run through October 2, 2023, or until reserves are exhausted. Before completing a scholarship request form, individuals must complete an application for admissions to Rogers State University at www.rsu.edu/apply.
“Providing affordable and accessible opportunities for Rogers County residents to improve their skill sets and marketability is a focus for RSU,” said Rogers State University President Dr. Larry Rice. “We are honored to partner on this effort with Claremore Economic Development as we work together to build a well-educated workforce.”
This program is only available to permanent residents of Rogers County, Oklahoma. Outside applications will not be considered. Individuals with no higher education experience will be given priority acceptance. However, those that have previously or are currently enrolled in higher education courses should still apply. Eligibility details, scholarship applications and additional information are available at www.growclaremore.com/growwithRSU.
“Removing barriers to employment and enabling residents to secure high-quality careers is essential for ensuring our community’s talent pipeline,” said Meggie Froman-Knight, executive director for Claremore Economic Development. “I am confident through this effort and the Rogers County Technical Training Scholarship Program, we will see additional talent filling the vital and in-demand positions across major sectors in Rogers County.”
In addition to the micro-credential program, Rogers County residents can apply for a training scholarship to complete an approved technical program at no cost. Courses include CNC Machining, CNA Long-Term Care, Welding, Child Development Professional certification and more. You can learn more about this effort at www.growclaremore.com/rocoworks.
For more information on both scholarship programs or to complete an application, visit www.growclaremore.com.