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Oklahoma Promise Scholarship applications are due June 30 for all Sophomores that qualify.

OK Promise

  1. The taxed and untaxed income of the student's parents may not exceed $50,000 at the time of enrollment in the 8th, 9th, or 10th grade. In addition, for students eligible to receive the award in college for the first time in 2012-13 and thereafter, the federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of the student's parents (or the income of the student if the student is officially determined to be financially independent of their parents) must also not exceed $100,000 at the time the student begins college and prior to receiving the scholarship.
  2. Take 17 units of required high school courses to help get ready for college
  3. Make a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in the 17 required units and a cumulative 2.5 GPA for all courses in grades 9 - 12.
  4. Do your homework.
  5. Don't skip school.
  6. Don't abuse drugs or alcohol.
  7. Don't commit criminal or delinquent acts.
  8. Meet with a teacher, counselor or principal to go over your schoolwork and records.
  9. Provide information when requested.
  10. Apply for other financial aid during your senior year of high school.
  11. Take part in Oklahoma's Promise activities that will prepare you for college.
  12. For students applying for the program in 2007-08 and thereafter, the student must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the United States at the time they enroll in college in order to receive the scholarship.

For more information, e-mail okpromise@osrhe.edu, call the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education's student information hotline at 800.858.1840 or write Oklahoma's Promise, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, PO Box 108850, Oklahoma City, OK 73101-8850.

*Apply online at www.OKPROMISE.org 

*If you need a paper application see Mrs. Craig

*OHS Graduation Requirements meet OK PROMISE requirements

1Special income provisions apply to children adopted from certain court-ordered custody and children in the custody of court-appointed legal guardians. 

17 Required High School Classes

Units
Courses
4
English (grammar, composition, literature; courses should include an integrated writing component)
3
Lab science (biology, chemistry, physics or any lab science certified by the school district; general science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement)
3
Mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, pre-calculus [must have completed geometry and Algebra II], calculus, Advanced Placement [AP] statistics)
3
History and citizenship skills (including one unit of American history and two additional units from the subjects of history, economics, geography, government, non-Western culture)
2
Foreign or non-English language (two years of the same language)
OR Computer technology (two units in programming, hardware and business computer applications, such as word processing, databases, spreadsheets and graphics, will qualify; keyboarding or typing classes do NOT qualify)(1 foreign language and 1 computer course will NOT meet this requirement.)
1
Additional unit of subjects listed above
1
Fine arts (music, art, drama) OR Speech
17
Total Units

What happens after graduation?

After final grades are posted, Mrs. Odle will complete the Oklahoma's Promise Certificate of Completion and mail it to the Regent's office with a copy of your final transcript. Upon receiving the final paperwork from the school, the Oklahoma's Promise office will evaluate your transcript and notify you in writing. Their goal is to notify you within two weeks of receiving the final paperwork however, due to the increasing number of graduating Oklahoma's Promise seniors each year, it may take a little longer. It will be up to you to let the college or university know that you are an Oklahoma's Promise student. (If you complete the Oklahoma's Promise high school requirements, you will receive more information in your award letter packet.) The first list of eligible students will be made available to the colleges and universities beginning July 1 and they will update the list on a regular basis.