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Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma Awards Grants to Campuses Including Carl Albert State College

Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma Awards Grants to Campuses Including Carl Albert State College 

The Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma (WFO) has awarded grants to nine Oklahoma higher education campuses, and Carl Albert State College is one of the 2016 grant recipients. The grant is one of WFO’s efforts to create economic self-sufficiency for Oklahoma women and girls.

Jessica Lloyd serves as CASC’s Carl Perkins Counselor/Coordinator and submitted the grant application on behalf of Carl Albert. The WFO grants are designed to help support single mother students to get in school, stay in school, and earn a degree.

This initiative was begun last year when the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma awarded their first seven grants to Oklahoma colleges and universities. Carl Albert State College was also included in last year’s list of grant recipients

“What we know,” stated Gentra Sorem (WFO board chair & Tulsa attorney), “is that only one in seven Oklahoma women earns a bachelor’s degree, and those that do complete their degree will earn $1 million more in lifetime earnings. We are excited to be expanding our reach in serving this important population of women.”

Since 2004 the Women’s Foundation of Oklahoma has invested over $650,000 in organizations dedicated to the economic self-sufficiency of Oklahoma women and girls. The WFO Endowment is managed by Communities Foundation of Oklahoma. For more information on both, visit www.wfok.org and www.cfok.org.  Jessica Lloyd can be contacted at jlloyd@carlalbert.edu or at 918-647-1264.

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