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Last chance for class of 2019 to apply for tuition scholarship

Oklahoma students who just completed the 10th grade have one week left to apply for a state college tuition scholarship before the opportunity expires.

June 30 is the deadline for students who will be high school juniors to enroll in Oklahoma’s Promise, a state scholarship program for students from families whose annual income is $50,000 or less. Students must enroll during eighth, ninth or 10th grade.

The Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship covers college tuition for up to five years until the completion of a bachelor’s degree at any public college or university in the state. It does not include fees, books, supplies, or room and board.

To receive the scholarship, students must stay out of trouble, attend class regularly, take core classes, achieve a 2.50 grade-point average. They must also meet certain income, academic and conduct requirements in college to retain the scholarship.

Since 1996, more than 75,000 Oklahoma’s Promise college students have received more than $650 million in scholarships through the program. For more information or to apply online, go to

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K.S. McNutt

Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from... Read more ›