An inclusive postsecondary education program for students with intellectual and/or
developmental disabilities, Opportunity Orange Scholars will welcome its first cohort
of students in August 2022.
Enriching the OSU Community
Building on OSU’s mission as a land-grant University and commitment to diversity,
Opportunity Orange Scholars will enhance lives of students with intellectual and/or
developmental disabilities and enrich the OSU community by promoting lifelong learning
and advancing knowledge and skills necessary for competitive employment and independent
living. Opportunity Orange Scholars will provide a college path for students who currently
have no option of attending college in Oklahoma due to the level of support they require. Full admission criteria is currently under development and applications will be available
beginning Spring 2022.
Designed to include young adults 18 to 26 who have intellectual and/or developmental
disabilities, and do not meet OSU’s admission criteria for degree-seeking students,
Opportunity Orange Scholars can pursue a two-year, non-degree certificate program with an additional, non-degree
advanced certification program option.