- Take the 17 units of high school courses below and make at least a 2.5 GPA in those courses
- Make an overall high school GPA of at least 2.5.
- Attend school regularly
- Do your homework
- Stay away from drugs and alcohol
- Don't commit criminal or delinquent acts
- Meet with a school official to go over your school work and records on a regular basis
- provide information when requested
- Apply for other financial aid during you senior year of high school
- Take part in Oklahoma's Promise activities that will prepare you for college
What are 17 units of high school courses I need to take?
- 4 units of English (grammar, composition, literature)
- 2 units of Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or any certified lab science. General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.)
- 3 units of mathematics (from Algebra I, II, geometry, Math Analysis, Calculus)
- 2 units of History (including 1 unit of American History)
- 1 unit of Citizenship skills (from economics, geography, government, or non-Western culture)
- 2 units of foreign language (two years of the same language) OR 2 units of computertechnology (Courses in programming, hardware and business computer applications such as work processing, databases, spreadsheets and graphics qualify. Keyboarding or typing classes do NOT qualify.)
- 2 Additional units of subjects listed above
- 1 unit of Fine Arts or Speech
- 17 total units
How do I apply?
See your school counselor for an Oklahoma's Promise application or go to www.okhighered.org/ohlap.
If I qualify, how do I get the benefits?
- You must meet normal admission standards for first-time entering students at the college or university to which you apply
- Before the scholarship payment is made, you must actually be enrolled at a college or university
- You have three years from the time of high school graduation to start taking college courses.
- You may receive funds for no more than five years after enrolling on college.
- Awards can't be used for courses taken after you complete your bachelor's degree
- You must maintain good grades in college to keep receiving awards.