Upon completion of the program's requirements, you will earn:
- Free tuition at an Oklahoma public two-year college of four-year university
- OR a portion of tuition at an accredited Oklahoma private college or university
- OR a portion of tuition for courses at public technology centers that are approved for credit toward an Associate of Applied Science degree at a public college.
The scholarship amount does not cover fees, books, supplies, or room and board.
Oklahoma's Promise (OHLAP)
High School Requirements
- Graduate from an Oklahoma high school or homeschool education program.
- Take the 17 units of college-prep high school courses and achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA in those courses.
- Achieve at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for all courses in grades 9-12.
- Attend school regularly.
- Do your homework.
- Stay away from drugs and alcohol.
- Don't commit criminal or delinquent acts.
- Provide information when requested.
- Meet with a school official to go over your school work and records on a regular basis.
- Apply for other financial aid during your senior year of high school.
- Take part in Oklahoma's Promise activities that will prepare you for college.
*If you don't qualify for this program, see your counselor for information on additional scholarships, grants and student loans, or visit Oklahoma's higher education website
Who may apply
Applicants must be:
- Oklahoma residents
- 8th-, 9th- or 10th-grade students
(homeschool students must apply while age 13, 14 or 15)
- Students whose parents earn $50,000 or less per year*
- Students who promise to meet the requirements of the program
*Special income provisions apply to certain adopted children and children
in the custody of legal guardians.
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 (from Algebra 1, Algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, math analysis, pre-calculus [must have completed geometry and Algebra 2], calculus, Advanced Placement [AP] statistics)
3 History and Citizenship Skills (including 1 unit of American history and 2 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)
Computer Technology (2 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 Course (of any of the subjects listed above)
1 Fine Arts (music, art, drama) or Speech
17 Total Units
*Homeschool students or students graduating from a high school not accredited by the Oklahoma State Board of Education or a recognized accrediting agency must also achieve a composite ACT score of 22 or higher.
- Your parents' income may not exceed $100,000 at the time you begin college and prior to receiving the scholarship.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully present in the United States.
- You must meet normal admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or university to which you apply.
- You must start taking college courses within three years after you graduate high school.*
- You may not receive funds for more than five consecutive years after enrolling in college.*
- You cannot use the award for courses taken after you complete your bachelor's degree.
- You must achieve a college GPA of 2.0 for courses taken through your sophomore year and a 2.5 for courses taken during your junior and senior years.
- Any Oklahoma's Promise college student who is suspended for more than one semester for conduct reasons will lose the scholarship permanently.
*Students on active military duty may be eligible for certain waivers of these requirements.
How to apply and get more information:
- Go online at www.okpromise.org
- Get an application from your counselor
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 1-800-858-1840 (225-9152 in OKC)