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Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program

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Oklahoma’s Promise, formerly known as the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access Program (OHLAP), is state funded.  It allows students, from families whose annual income is $55,000 or less, to earn a scholarship to an Oklahoma public college or university or it can be used to pay for a portion of tuition at eligible private colleges in Oklahoma. The program was created in 1992 by the state legislature to help more Oklahoma families send their children to college. 

Students must apply for the program during their 8th, 9th, or 10th grade year. The deadline for students to apply is June 30th of their sophomore year.

Art that says 2024 State Champions Oklahoma's Promise

For the 12th year in a row, Union Public Schools has been recognized by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education as the Oklahoma’s Promise 2024 State 6A Champion for having 175 seniors from the class of 2023 qualify for the Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship.

In 2022, Union had 172 seniors qualify for the scholarship. In 2021, there were 191 who qualified for scholarships and in 2020, there were 167 students who qualified for scholarships. In 2019, 164 seniors qualified for scholarships, 154 in 2018, 152 in 2017, 129 in 2016, 158 in 2015, 174 in 2014, 166 in 2013, and 128 in 2012

Union is one of seven Oklahoma high schools which have been named "Oklahoma’s Promise 2023 State Champions," leading the state in the number of graduates who met the requirements to receive an Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship. View more information.

To be eligible students must:

  • be a resident of Oklahoma,
  • make commitment to the program as an 8th, 9th or 10th grader,
  • complete the courses required for admission to any  Oklahoma college or university plus 1 unit (these courses must include 2 units of foreign language or technology, and 1 unit of fine arts),
  • graduate with a 2.5 grade point average within the previous three years,
  • have a family income of $50,000 or less, and
  • have been admitted and enrolled in an institution of higher education or postsecondary career-tech program.