High School Seniors Eligible for SURE-STEP Summer Workshop at SWOSU


Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford will be hosting a four-week summer program for graduating high school seniors pursuing degrees in established or emerging fields within science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

SURE-STEP will be held June 5-30 on the SWOSU campus, and applications are now being accepted. Program Director Dr. Brian Campbell said the program provides an exciting opportunity for underrepresented or minority graduating high school seniors.

SWOSU, in association with four other universities, was awarded a $2 million grant over a five-year period from the National Science Foundation to provide the programs.

During the four-week program, students will have lectures and laboratories in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will also be trained in skills necessary to cope with college studies like time management and study skills. Room and board for the four-week period will be provided by SURE-STEP. Participants will live in the SWOSU residence halls, eat in the cafeteria and be given an opportunity to experience college and campus life first hand.

SWOSU will select up to 20 students for the program. Students who participate in the summer program and attend SWOSU the following academic year will be awarded a six-semester credit hour waiver and a $500 stipend each semester for their first year of college study.

“This is a terrific opportunity, a strong program, and a great way to begin a university career,” Campbell said.

Additional information can be directed to Campbell at brian.campbell@swosu.edu or by calling 580.774.3118. Additional information about the SURE-STEP program is available at http://www.swosu.edu/surestep/index.asp.