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Miami, Okla. Wednesday, February 9, 2022– Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) has partnered with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education to establish the Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program.  

This program offers scholarships to cover books and partial tuition for eligible child care professionals. In addition, Scholars of Excellence provides stipends ranging from $800-$2,000 for completing eligible credentials. To qualify, professionals must work in a qualifying child care facility for three months and work at least 30 hours per with children.  

The Scholars program provides a sequential professional development path for teachers, directors and home child care providers. The scholar coordinator also provides support while students are taking courses by helping them apply for scholarships, providing academic advisement, enrollment assistance and connecting students to resources that will help them succeed.  

“Earning a credential with the scholars program provides child care professionals with increased knowledge, confidence and a sense of accomplishment toward their career goals,” said Sharon Brown, NEO Scholars for Excellence Coordinator.

For more information, please contact Sharon Brown at 918-540-6172 or bshar@neo.edu. 

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