Integrative Biology Recieves Educational Grant from NSF



The National Science Foundation has awarded Oklahoma State University a 5-year, $619,983 grant to recruit and retain transfer students at OSU. The project is led by Kristen Baum (Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology), Jennifer Grindstaff (Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Biology), Kelly Kavalier (Academic Counselor, Learning & Student Success Opportunity Center), Rob Lofton (Assistant Director, Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid), Kathleen Wilson (Academic Counselor, Biological Sciences, Department of Integrative Biology), and Lucy Bailey (Associate Professor, Social Foundations and Qualitative Inquiry, College of Education). The program will provide scholarships of up to $10,000 per year to students who transfer to OSU from a 2-year school, major in biological science, physiology, or zoology, and qualify for federal financial aid. In addition to scholarships, students will also receive academic and professional development support. The goal of the program is to improve recruitment, retention, and graduation rates for transfer students at OSU, and to increase the number of students who pursue STEM careers and graduate school.

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