Single Parent Resources
Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program
- This nonprofit organization awards $1000 scholarships each fall and spring semester. Make sure to check the site frequently so you know when the spring 2020 application opens.
Single Parent Support Network
The Single Parent Support Network exists to help provide single parents with the support, resources, and knowledge they need to provide the best lives for their children and themselves. Arise Ministries - https://ariseministries.net/ A nonprofit focused on support for single mothers. Check out their EQUIP Online Education Center, https://ariseministries.net/equip/, where you will find online education designed specifically for single parents. There are articles, podcasts and videos on topics relevant to raising children alone.
The Caring People
It’s My Community Initiative (IMCI)
It’s My Community Initiative (IMCI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Oklahoma City with a mission of developing and expanding efforts to strengthen communities by building strong, healthy families. One of the programs available through IMCI is TRUE Dads.
- True Dads - TRUE Dads is a free program in Oklahoma City that helps dads be the kind of father they want to be.
Call SAM – Student Assistance by Mercy
Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed is no laughing matter. Call SAM is a free, 24-hour call center staffed with counselors who will assist you in getting help. It is all confidential so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call 1-855-225-2726.
2-1-1 Oklahoma offers information and referrals across the spectrum of human need, including but not limited to rental assistance, food pantries, affordable housing, health resources, child care, after-school programs, caregiver support, financial programs, literacy, and job programs.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has some awesome programs for children – some of these programs may only be available through referral, such as from participating schools. The Food Bank can provide you with additional information; however, the best way to find out if your child’s school or community agency that offers after-school care in your area offers these programs is to ask if they participate in these programs.
- Backpack Program: Part of the Food for Kids Programs, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays. The Backpack program currently has 122 sites in Oklahoma County and is for elementary school students.
- Kids Café: An afterschool and summer program, Kids Café provides food, mentoring, tutoring and a variety of other activities to children. Kids Café currently has about 20 sites throughout Oklahoma County – typically Boys and Girls Clubs, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs and other after-school programs for kids ages 6 to 18.
- School Pantry Program: This program helps middle and high school students, and their families and is operated out of schools. There are about 50 school pantries currently operating in Oklahoma County.
Regional Food Bank Food and Resource Centers: Food resource centers provide greater access to food with extended hours and days of operation; client-choice shopping to improve the overall client experience by choosing foods they need and want; access to additional services and resources and referrals to improve family stability, such as connection to other services available in the community. Each center may have its own criteria for eligibility so do a little research.
- You can view a list of current food resource centers open from here:
- You can view a county location map for current food resource centers here:
Tutor.com is an online tutoring resource you can access through my.okstate.edu. Log in to my.okstate.edu and then into Canvas in order to get your account created. Tutoring is available in various subjects such as business, science, computer science, English, foreign languages, history, math, nursing and health care, social sciences, and writing. They also offer services like Drop-Off Essay Review and a range of help en Spanish.
También ofrecemos servicios en español, como ayuda profesional, ayuda de Microsoft y tutoría en ciencias, historia y matemáticas.
Single Parent Association
Student Disability Services
Students who may need additional assistance as allowed through ADA should contact the OSU-OKC Disability Services and Diversity Office at 405-945-3385 or email email@example.com.
Student Counseling and Support Resources
Feeling stressed, anxious or depressed is no laughing matter. Call SAM is a free, 24-hour call center staffed with counselors who will assist you in getting help. It is all confidential so don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call 1-855-225-2726. Here you will also find other support resources and contact information as well as Health and Wellness Resources.
OSU-OKC Campus Safety and Security
The Campus Safety and Security office is located on the first floor of Business Technologies (BT). Contact them by calling 405-945-3253. Their after-hours line is 405-945-9111. Here you can find information for storm refuge locations, AED locations, and information for how the campus is notified for emergencies and weather-related events. The Safety and Security office provides:
- Lost and found
- Dead car battery assistance
- Evening vehicle escort
OSU-OKC Financial Aid and Scholarships
Here are some useful links to bookmark:
- Important Dates:
- faTV: faTV has short videos covering important information about financial aid that can help simplify complex information.
- Check the status of your financial aid:
- Applying for FAFSA:
- Financial Aid forms that may be required:
- Types of assistance:
- Various institutional scholarships and waivers:
- OSU Foundation Scholarships:
- Thank you letter tips:
- Scholarship deadline information:
- Ask Pete the OSU-OKC Financial Aid chatbot! You can find "Ask Pete" on the Financial Aid page, Look for the orange “Questions? Ask Pete” launch button in the lower right corner of your monitor. Pete can answer your questions about financial aid, but he has gained other knowledge along the way. Ask away!
Student Support Services – Project SOAR
Project SOAR (Students Overcoming Academic Roadblocks) is a federally-funded TRIO program designed to promote educational access for underrepresented students. The main emphasis of the program is to provide a supportive environment where OSU-OKC students can come for assistance in meeting their unique academic, personal, career and social needs. To qualify for SOAR’s program you must be a current OSU-OKC student in need of academic support and be either a 1) first-generation student, 2) financially disadvantaged, or 3) have a disability. Check SOAR’s website to see the services available and how to apply.
Healthy Living - Wellness Center
Whether you are new to exercise or have been active for years, the Wellness Center has an array of activities and classes suited for the experienced athlete or beginners. Stop by the Wellness Center to meet our friendly staff and let them help you to meet your fitness goals! A student ID is required! All classes are FREE to students.
You are also welcome to play futsal on our new court. https://osuokc.edu/articles/osu-okc-dedicate-campus-futsal-court Futsal is an exciting, fast-paced small sided soccer game that is played across the world and is officially recognized by both FIFA and UEFA. It is a five-versus-five small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls. The court is located just south of the pond.
OSU-OKC Career Services Center
In an effort to serve OSU-OKC students in the most efficient way, our services are available through walk-in service and/or one-on-one service training or assistance with no waiting (reservations preferred) to explore opportunities and options and get on the right road to your future! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot.
OSU-OKC Help Desk
The Help Desk is conveniently located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Visit with them if you need assistance with O-Key activation or reset, help with free software downloads, help with accessing your online course, or any other technology assistance. Contact them at 405-945-6767 or email@example.com.
Free Microsoft Software:
Log in to my.okstate.edu and look for Software Distribution listed on your homepage applications menu. If you have any problems with the download, contact the Help Desk at 405-945-6767 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Help Desk located on the first floor of the Learning Resource Center (LRC).