What: News conference with photo, video and news opportunity as higher education officials celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program..
When: 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26
Where: Oklahoma State Capitol Blue Room, 2nd floor
Who: Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education; Oklahoma college presidents; Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb; Secretary of Education Phyllis Hudecki; Superintendent Jarod Mendenhall, Broken Arrow Public Schools; and Oklahoma’s Promise graduates.
Why: To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program and announce the “Oklahoma’s Promise 2011 State Champions” high schools.
Background: Oklahoma’s Promise, originally designated as the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program, was created in 1992 by the Legislature to help more Oklahoma families send their children to college. Its goal is to prepare students academically for college and to provide them financial assistance. Recognized by many as America’s best college access program and considered a model that combines emphasis on academic preparation and financial support for college, Oklahoma’s Promise has been providing college tuition to Oklahoma’s students for 20 years.
For more information and to arrange interviews with Oklahoma’s Promise graduates, please contact Ben Hardcastle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-225-9346.