Oklahoma City, OK – Three Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) District high schools were named “Oklahoma’s Promise 2015 State Champions” by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. These schools lead the state in the number of graduates who met the requirements to receive a scholarship through Oklahoma’s Promise.

The Oklahoma City Public Schools District is at a 90% poverty level, with many of the high school students being first-generation graduates. Oklahoma’s Promise Scholarship gives students the opportunity to go on to pursue a higher education. Oklahoma’s Promise students have a higher success rate in college. In addition, Oklahoma’s Promise college graduates are more likely to get jobs and stay in Oklahoma upon graduation.

Oklahoma’s Promise greatly benefits many of our students; it gives them the opportunity to pursue a higher education that would otherwise be more difficult to achieve without this scholarship,” said OKCPS Superintendent Rob Neu.

High Schools named Oklahoma’s Promise 2015 State Champions are:

Class 2A:

Class 3A:

Class 4A:

Class 5A:

To be eligible for Oklahoma’s Promise, students must apply during the eighth, ninth or 10th grade, and their family’s annual income must not exceed $50,000 when they apply. The scholarship pays tuition at any Oklahoma public college or university until the student receives a bachelor’s degree or for five years.

For more information about Oklahoma’s Promise visit www.okpromise.org.

For more information about OKCPS visit www.okcps.org.


Impreso el 2016-02-23