Sponsered/Grant Programs

From grant proposal to post-award accountability, the Office of Sponsored Programs helps Seminole State College staff help the community.

Looking for more info on Sponsored/Grant Programs?

Getting Started

What is a "sponsored" program? From Finding a Funder to Funding Responsibilities. From Developing a Proposal to Developing a Budget. You can find it all here.

Grant Application Approval Form

Here you can find the Office of Sponsored Programs Grant Application Approval Form.

Grant Databases and Sources of Support

Identifying a potential funder for your project is a critical step in the grant submission process. Those interested can work independently to find a funder. In addition, the Office of Sponsored Programs will collaborate with you to find a funder whose giving interests align with your project.


Grant Databases

  • Fundsnet: Services Online:  Provides grant writing and fund-raising resource information to those in need of funding for their programs and initiatives.
  • Grants.gov: The federal government's online application system. It provides one central portal where organizations and individuals can electronically find and apply for grants throughout the federal government.
  • GrantsNet: This is a one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences.


Governmental Sources of Support



The Office of Sponsored Programs encourages those interested to discuss proposal ideas. Based on the conversations and the proposal idea, we will help identify foundations - independent, corporate and family - that have funding interests that align with your goals.

History of Grants Funded

Here you can find the Seminole State College History of Grants Funded (1990-2017.)

Grant Programs

The federally funded grant programs at SSC provide a wide range of support, programming, and assistance to current students and the communities in our service area. These grant programs offer help with tutoring, help prepare secondary education students for college, and so much more. Below, you'll find detailed information about each grant program on campus.

Employment Readiness Program
The Seminole State College Employment Readiness Program is a cooperative effort between the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the college. There are offices in Seminole and Ada. The program focuses on providing support services to parents receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families while attending Seminole State College. Services are tailored to the needs of each individual participant. These services are designed to promote self-sufficiency, academic success and sustainable, full-time employment.
Seminole State College GEAR UP is a federally-funded project designed to improve the chances that young people are “Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs” by supplying services to students, schools and families in support of college preparation and future post-secondary success.
Native American Serving Non Tribal Institutions
Scholars for Excellence in Child Care

Seminole State College collaborates with the Oklahoma State Regents and Oklahoma Human Services to provide scholarships for professional development for childcare teachers, directors, and family childcare home providers. The Scholar Coordinator at SSC provides guidance in educational options to fulfill professional goals in completing a Certificate of Mastery and/or Associate in Arts in child development.

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Student Support Services
Student Support Services is a federal TRIO program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of the program is to provide FREE college retention and completion services to students who are first-generation, low-income, or who have a documented disability.
Talent Search
Seminole State College's FOCUS/Educational Talent Search Program serves students from the sixth through the twelfth grades.  Our main purpose is to help students stay in and graduate from high school then proceed to some form of postsecondary education.
Upward Bound
Upward Bound is a college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education.  The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of higher education.

Summer Grant Programs


Interscholastic Meet

Interscholastic-Meet-FINALArtboard-1.pngSeminole State annually hosts an Interscholastic Meet for our local High Schools to compete in academic testing and art contests. We have also in the past included a photography and speech contest. We welcome your High School to compete!



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