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WINDS LogoWestern’s WINDS program is a TRIO Student Support Services grant funded through the Department of Education. The main emphasis of the program is to provide opportunities for academic development, assist  students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. The WINDS program also provides grant aid to current participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants. The goal of WINDS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants. To qualify for the WINDS program, the student must be enrolled at Western and have a documented academic need. Additionally, the student must be a first-generation college student, financially disadvantaged, or disabled.

The WINDS program provides academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects; advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection, we assist students with information on the full range of student financial aid programs, benefits, and resources for locating public and private scholarships; and assistance in completing financial aid applications. Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic; and assist students in applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in four-year programs.

The WINDS project also provides individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint students with career options; exposure to cultural events and academic programs; and mentoring programs. WINDS participants also enjoy a student lounge and computer lab where they can study.

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What is Western Oklahoma State College?

  • About

    Western Oklahoma State College, established as Altus Junior College in 1926, is the oldest original municipal two-year college still in existence in Oklahoma...
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  • Vision

    Western Oklahoma State College aspires to be the outstanding and innovative community college known for its focus on student success and its service to community and regional development.
  • Mission

    The mission of Western Oklahoma State College is to provide high quality education while ensuring equity, supporting student success, and empowering individuals to become productive members of diverse local, regional, and global communities.