- The taxed and untaxed income of the student's parents may not exceed $50,000 at the time of enrollment in the eighth-, ninth- or 10th grade.1 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.
- Take 17 units of required high school courses to help get ready for college (see the next section for details). The Oklahoma's Promise Curriculum Worksheet (Excel, 23k) can help you record your grades and make sure you have taken the right courses. You can also get more details about what high school courses count toward the Oklahoma's Promise curriculum.
- Make a cumulative 2.5 GPA or better in the 17 required units and a cumulative 2.5 GPA for all courses in grades nine-12.2
- Do your homework.
- Don't skip school.
- Don't abuse drugs or alcohol.
- Don't commit criminal or delinquent acts.
- Meet with a teacher, counselor or principal to go over your schoolwork and records.
- Provide information when requested.
- 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.
- 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, email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
1Special income provisions apply to children adopted from certain court-ordered custody and children in the custody of court-appointed legal guardians. See the FAQs for Application and Income.
2Homeschool students and 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 score of 22 or higher on the ACT test taken on a national test date ("residual" ACT test scores do not qualify).