October 13, 2019

Federal grants are preparing a more diverse student body in Oklahoma

Author: K.S. McNutt

NORMAN — The freshmen who enter Oklahoma colleges in 2025 are likely to be more racially diverse than today’s student body, thanks to three federal grants targeting 12,000 pupils in 48 schools across the state.
Last fall, the University of Oklahoma K20 Center was awarded GEAR UP grants totaling $68 million to work with three cohorts of middle-schoolers — one urban, one rural and one suburban.
“It’s really exciting the impact these grants can have seven years down the road, when all these student