The Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program was created in 1992 to help more Oklahoma families send their children to college. This program allows students who meet certain income, academic and conduct requirements to earn a college or technology center tuition scholarship. Each year students, faculty and supporters of Oklahoma’s Promise gather at the State Capitol for Oklahoma’s Promise Day. On April 11, advocates will show their appreciation for the Governor and legislature’s ongoing support of Oklahoma’s Promise and to encourage legislators to continue to fund the program.
Nationally recognized as one of the country’s best college access programs, Oklahoma’s Promise pays tuition for eligible students at Oklahoma’s public higher education institutions, and a portion of tuition at accredited private colleges and universities or approved programs at public technology centers. The college-going rate of Oklahoma’s Promise students is significantly higher than the state average for high school graduates, while college completion rates also exceed those of non-Oklahoma’s Promise students. Over 90% of Oklahoma’s Promise college graduates get jobs and stay in Oklahoma one year after graduation.
If you haven’t applied for the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship, some of the requirements are listed below:
- Must be an Oklahoma resident.
- Must enroll in the 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade.
- Must be a student whose parents’ federal adjusted gross income does not exceed:
- $60,000 with 1 or 2 dependent children OR
- $70,000 with 3 or 4 dependent children OR
- $80,000 with 5 or more dependent children.
If you’re in 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade, now is the perfect time to apply! The application deadline is June 30 for current high school juniors. Visit Oklahoma’s Promise to learn more about the requirements and to complete an online application.