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Lawton Public School employees to benefit from Cameron University partnership with Lawton Public School Foundation

Cameron University has partnered with the Lawton Public School Foundation to provide scholarships for LPS employees who want to pursue higher education.

All LPS employees are eligible to apply, including support staff who want to complete a bachelor’s degree to become a teacher; emergency and alternatively certified teachers who need to earn credits to complete standard certification; and teachers with standard certification who would like to earn a master’s degree to become a reading specialist or school principal.

“The Lawton Public School Foundation understands the continuing need for well-prepared teachers and administrators within LPS,” says Jennifer Dennis, dean of CU’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies. “Its willingness to provide scholarship funds for LPS employees will ease the financial strain of completing a degree and/or standard certification.”

Applicants must be admitted and enrolled for the Fall 2022 semester, with the following steps completed no later than August 22 in order to receive full consideration:

• Apply for admission at https://www.cameron.edu/apply. Full admission may take up to 3 days to process.

• Once admitted, contact the Academic Advisement Center at 580.581.6741 for an appointment to enroll. The last day to add a class is Monday, August 22. (16-week classes begin August 15. Second-eight week classes begin October 11.)

Applicants will be notified on or before Wednesday, August 24, of their award amount, which is prior to the last day to drop a class with a refund on August 26.

Award amounts are dependent on the number of class hours as well as the classification. Those enrolled in three hours of undergraduate classes are eligible for $500, while those enrolled in six hours or more of undergraduate classes are eligible for $1,000. Students enrolled in three hours of graduate classes are eligible for $750, and those enrolled in six hours or more of graduate classes can receive $1,500.



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