Womens Foundation Grant

Program Overview and Eligibility

Free Dell Laptops and Educational Supplies for Eligible NSU 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. Workshops and one-on-one consultations provided by Business Affairs, Academic Advising, Career Services, the NSU Library, and NSU Information Technology that support self-efficacy may count toward this program.

Upon completion of the program, students meeting the following requirements may receive a new Dell Laptop at no cost and/or other educational supplies. Program completion deadlines: December 15, 2020 and April 30, 2021.

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
•Completion of 5 workshops and/or one-on-one consultations to receive a laptop
•Completion of 3 workshops and/or one-on-one consultations to receive a complete set of general educational supplies (backpack, notebooks, pens/pencils, etc.)
•Agreement to respond to a student survey after completion of the program

Eligible Activities

All activities must align with the following guidelines: 

Offered by a Northeastern State University office / department / employee

•Available to any/all students upon request
•Designed to assist students with academic, career, personal development, or success skills
•Students must complete a minimum of 5 eligible workshops or one-on-one consultations to complete the program and receive a Dell laptop, or 3 to receive a complete set of general educational supplies.
•Students may attend multiple workshops / one-on-one programs offered by the same office if they are separate appointments. Additional workshops or events offered by NSU not listed here may count with proof of attendance / participation.

Currently Scheduled Opportunities:

Professional Headshots with Career Services (Broken Arrow)
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Register through Handshake

Adulting 101: Insurance (Virtual Event)
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Register Here

Salary & Benefit Negotiation (Virtual Event) 
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Register through Handshake

Suit-Up Event (JCPenney, Woodland Hills Mall, Tulsa) 
Sunday, March 28, 2021 - 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Register through Handshake


Other 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

Schedule an appointment: Sierra Seabolt, Bursar Services

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