600 N. Grand Avenue
Bagley Hall 239
Tahlequah, OK 74464
|Program Contact||Justin Chase|
Northeastern State University’s RiverHawks Scholar Program is the first comprehensive, inclusive program in Oklahoma for young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The program is the first program to be funded by LeadLearnLive, a non-profit organization with the mission to bring post-secondary programs to Oklahoma for these students.
The program is a four-year certificate program. This flagship program for Oklahoma provides the individualized supports in the areas of independent living, social skills, academics and career development.
Students will take three courses each semester - two traditional university courses in areas of interest with neurotypical peers and one program course.
Students also participate in on campus and off campus job placed internships each semester.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||4-year college or university|
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|Number of students:||10|
|Deadline to apply to this program:||Rolling admissions|
|Link to admissions process:||Admissions link|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Accepts out-of-state students?:||Yes|
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||4 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||60%|
|Cost of the program:||Total program cost is $23,500 for the 20 - 21 academic year. This includes full tuition, housing, meal plan, program fees, etc.|
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||No|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||Typical college courses for audit|
|More about course access:||
Students receive individual modifications & accommodations as necessary for audited courses.
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
Each semester students will take 1 Program Course
|Time spent only with other students in this program:||Less than 25% of the time|
|Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program:||RiverHawks Scholar Program Certificate|
|The credential(s) is/are:||Just for students in this program|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||100%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||0%|
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||Yes|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||25%|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Students can be involved in any on campus clubs & organizations as well as social activity they choose.