Womens Foundation Grant

Program Overview and Eligibility

Support Funding Available for NSU's Single Mothers

NSU & the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma: Enabling Self-Efficacy in Single Mothers program is designed to educate and prepare single mothers with strategies and tools for making informed choices regarding their academic careers and personal lives.

Over the course of the previous year, the Women's Foundation of Oklahoma has become increasingly aware of the disproportionate effect that COVID-19 has had on women. Across the nation, 5.5 million women have lost their jobs and many are not able to look for work, or accept work, because their children have been required to attend school from home. The pandemic and economic crisis have had an even greater impact on single mothers who do not have a partner with whom to share the burden.

Funding has been provided from the Women's Foundation of Oklahoma for the 2021-2022 academic year to support single mothers' emergency/immediate needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available Funding:

Eligible students may fill out the application form to receive emergency/support funding for:

  • Gas cards
  • Food
  • Utilities or Rent
  • Internet Access
  • Childcare
  • Textbooks
  • Other emergency needs

Award Amount:

Students may submit up to two requests for funding, up to a maximum combined total of $500. Each application is reviewed and students may not receive more than the cost of the actual request. Documentation (i.e. electric bill, textbook cost, etc.) may be required before payment can be made.

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Eligibility Guidelines:*

•Single mother currently enrolled at Northeastern State University
•Eligible for federal Pell grants and may not receive funds from sources other than Financial Aid (i.e. other grant-funded programs, tribal support, additional scholarships, etc.). 
•Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA upon start of and completion of the program
•Agreement to respond to a student survey after completion of the program

*Students not meeting these guidelines may still be eligible, but may be required to attend 1-3 workshops help navigate academic challenges. Applications will be reviewed individually.

Eligibility Deadline:

May 31, 2022

Opportunities for Additional Support

Additional Grants / Emergency Funding:


Light the Way Emergency Fund - emergency assistance to students for items such as unplanned childcare, medical bills, costs incurred due to natural disasters, personal safety, etc.
American Indian Emergency Fund - one-time emergency funds for personal expenses that may affect your ability to be successful in your academic endeavors.


Community Cares Partners - assistance with rent and utilities
Eastern Oklahoma 2-1-1 - connect with social services in Eastern Oklahoma for financial, housing food, clothing, legal, transportation, parent/family support and much more. 

Opportunities - Schedule on Your Own:

ACADEMIC SUCCESS WORKSHOP - Work at your own pace
Understand the reasons for student success and learn strategies to stay on track. Develop your own academic success plan.
Sign Up for the Online Workshop

30 minutes
The LASSI is a 60-item assessment regarding use of learning and study strategies related to skill, will and self-regulation. Areas of assessment include: anxiety, concentration, motivation, test strategies, time management, and more.

This workshop includes the assessment and a brief consultation with NSU's Student Success Coordinator to review results.

Schedule an appointment: Student Success Coordinator, book online or 918-444-2315

30 minutes
Proactive discussion with Academic Advisor regarding academic plan, degree audit review, and post-graduation plan. This may not be an enrollment session.

Schedule an appointment: Contact your Academic Advisor

CAREER & MAJOR ADVICE - 30 minutes - 1 hour
Schedule time with a career counselor to discuss one or more of the following topics.
Major & Career Advice
Mock Interview
Resumes & Cover Letters
LinkedIn setup
Job Search Strategies
Focus2 or MyMajors Assessment review

Schedule an appointment: students will be required to create an account through Handshake prior to scheduling

30 minutes
Review of individual financial aid package and/or loan repayment education.

Schedule an appointment: Student Financial Services, financialaid@nsuok.edu or 918-444-3402

30 minutes-1 hour
One-on-one workshops. Group workshops offered to university students are also eligible.
Credit Scores/Credit Reports
Student Loans
Credit Cards

Contact: Bursar Services, nsuoba@nsuok.edu

30 minutes-1 hour
Schedule time to explore NSU’s library resources
Library Orientation/Tour
Research instruction of library Discovery system
Differences between general databases and subject specific and format types

Schedule an appointment: Sophia Beverly Threatt, threatt@nsuok.edu or 918-444-3267