RSU and Claremore Economic Development to Offer Exclusive On-Campus Events for Rogers County Residents to Apply for Micro-Credential Scholarships

December 5, 2023

Claremore Economic Development 

Having awarded over 75 scholarships in 2023, Claremore Economic Development is poised to provide over $100,000 in additional career training opportunities to its residents in 2024.

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. 

Claremore Economic Development staff will be on campus in Markham Hall on December 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and January 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to answer questions and assist with completing the scholarship application. Interested parties must bring one form of ID and a form of proof of residence within Rogers County (utility bill, official mail, etc). 

Through this program, Rogers County residents can apply for a scholarship to complete an approved micro-credential program in as little as one semester (16 weeks) at no cost. RSU offers several micro-credentials, meeting needs across several industries. From basic accounting to information security, there is a course for everyone looking to expand their skill set. All 17 approved courses can be completed online, allowing flexibility for students. 

Micro-credential programs offered include: 

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Basic Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology Help Desk Technician
  • Information Security Practitioner
  • Management & Supervisory Skills
  • Microsoft Office Practitioner
  • Personal Finance Management
  • Community Policing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Plus many more! A complete list can be found here

In addition to completing a scholarship request form, individuals must complete a non-degree seeking application to Rogers State University. All scholarship submissions must be completed and returned to Claremore Economic Development by 4:00 p.m. on January 4, 2024. 

“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 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 here. 

“We are excited to partner with RSU and provide cost-free upskilling options for the residents of Rogers County.,” said Caitlyn Ngare, Talent Development Specialist for Claremore Economic Development. “The micro-credential program provides the ability to earn college credit through a three-course program. By upskilling and expanding your skills, you open the door to new and advanced employment opportunities.”

Click here for information on the scholarship program or to complete an application online.


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