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Originally posted February 8, 2012
Twenty years ago, the Oklahoma Legislature created a program that would cover college tuition for students who took more rigorous high school classes, maintained a certain grade-point average and had a record of good behavior.
Since then, more than 58,000 students have graduated from high school without the burden of worrying about how they were going to pay college tuition.
Read more from this Tulsa World article at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=11&articleid=20120208_11_A11_CUTLIN82013
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Who can apply: Students must be Oklahoma residents and have to enroll in the program in the eighth, ninth or 10th grade, and their parents' income cannot exceed $50,000. The deadline is July 2.
What is covered: Students who complete the high school requirements and meet the college requirements will have tuition paid for at an Oklahoma public two-year or four-year university; a portion of tuition paid at an Oklahoma private university; or a portion of tuition paid at public technology centers. The scholarship does not cover fees, books, supplies and room and board.
High school requirements: Graduate from high school, maintain a 2.5 grade-point average all four years of high school, complete the 17 required high school courses, attend school regularly, abstain from drugs and alcohol, and refrain from delinquent and criminal acts.
Required high school courses: Four years of English classes, three lab science classes, three math courses, three history or citizenship classes, either two foreign language courses or computer technology classes, one fine arts or speech course and one additional class in any of the above subjects.
College requirements: Apply for financial aid, start taking classes within three years of graduating high school, maintain a GPA of 2.0 during freshman and sophomore years and then a 2.5 GPA during junior and senior years. Funds are available for no more than five years after enrolling in college, and the scholarship will be canceled if the student is suspended from school for more than a semester for conduct reasons.
For more: Call 405-225-9152 or 800-858-1840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Total||115,645||58,264 (through 2011)|