TSET is a grant making state agency. Our grants focus on preventing tobacco use, reducing tobacco use and preventing obesity. The TSET Board of Directors has also invested in grants to scientists working in cancer research in Oklahoma.
Learn more about the creation of TSET by viewing "Oklahoma TSET: Keeping the Promise for Health." The documentary film tells the story of how TSET was created, born from the vision of state leaders and voters who were willing to invest in a long-term solution to improving Oklahoma's health status.
Latest News and Updates
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS DELAY MAKING NEW FUNDING COMMITMENTS October 6, 2015 The TSET Board of Directors voted to delay any new funding commitments this fiscal year at their quarterly board meeting. Earnings from the investments in the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust decreased, like many national managed funds, due to international market volatility. Investment earnings will allow the TSET Board of Directors to meet all currently funded grants – most are multi-year grants.TSET staff will continue to be available to discuss potential projects of prospective applicants.
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS WELCOMES NEW MEMBER TO BOARD September 25, 2015 The vice provost for graduate programs and associate dean for biomedical sciences at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa has joined the TSET Board of Directors. Bruce Benjamin, Ph.D., was appointed to the TSET Board of Directors by House Speaker Jeff Hickman. Benjamin, of Claremore, represents the communities that make up the 2nd Congressional District in northeastern Oklahoma. More
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS HONORS SERVICE OF BOARD MEMBER September 25, 2015 The TSET Board of Directors honored the service of George E. Foster, OD, at their board meeting this week, and welcomed new board member Bruce Benjamin, PhD. Foster, of Park Hill, was originally appointed to the TSET Board of Directors by Speaker of the House Larry Adair to represent the 2nd Congressional District and serve the remainder of a seven-year term. He was reappointed to the board in 2008 by House Speaker Chris Benge to serve out a full seven-year term which ended June 30, 2015. More
WESTERN HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOLS HONORED FOR WORK TO PROMOTE HEALTH September 14, 2015 The Western Heights Public School District was presented with a $10,000 check Monday as part of the Healthy School District Incentive Grant program through the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET). More
TSET BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARDS GRANT TO SUPPORT OSU-CHS MEDICAL RESIDENCY PROGRAMS August 26, 2015 TSET, the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust, is partnering with Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and OSU Medical Authority to support the launch of medical residency programs to place doctors in rural and medically underserved portions of the state with a new grant that began this summer. The TSET Board of Directors has awarded a six-year, $3.8 million grant to Oklahoma State University Medical Authority to address the critical shortage of physicians in Oklahoma. More
STATEMENT ON SEN. BRYCE MARLATT'S PROPOSAL TO FUND A TEACHER PAY INCREASE WITH TSET CORPUS FUNDS August 19, 2015 Teacher pay in Oklahoma is a critical issue. No one disputes that. Oklahoma’s poor health status and the burden this places on our schools, businesses, families, and our economy are also critically important. Ultimately we can't find ourselves pitting these critical issues against each other. The voters of Oklahoma created the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust to protect funds brought to this state through litigation against the tobacco industry for their unscrupulous business practices and the death and suffering caused by tobacco. More