News Releases

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Students, Supporters Gather at State Capitol for Oklahoma’s Promise Day April 11, 2024

Seven Oklahoma High Schools Named Scholarship Champs April 5, 2024

Students, Higher Education Representatives Gather at State Capitol for Higher Education Day Feb. 8, 2024

2024-25 FAFSA Now Available to Oklahoma Students Jan. 8, 2024

State Regents Approve Plan to Meet Oklahoma’s Workforce Needs Oct. 19, 2023

Oklahoma Legislators Receive Higher Education Distinguished Service Awards Aug. 30, 2023

State Regents Continue to Keep Tuition Affordable June 29, 2023

June 30 Deadline Fast Approaching for Oklahoma's Promise Scholarship Program June 19, 2023

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Oklahoma's Promise in the News

Maxine Horner: The quiet state senator who helped send thousands of children to college (The Oklahoman, March 27, 2024)

Community Spirit: Schools help students fulfill Oklahoma's Promise requirements (Tahlequah Daily Press, March 8, 2024)

How many graduates of Oklahoma colleges are staying here and working? More than you think. (The Oklahoman Jan. 21, 2024)

Garrett: Oklahoma’s Promise is an important investment in our future (The Journal Record, Jan. 4, 2024)

OU Reveals $86 Million ‘Gear Up For Life’ Program Providing College Opportunities (, Nov. 10, 2023)

Dr. Chris McNeil: Don't let political noise drown out public schools' success in giving hope, changing lives (Tulsa World, Sept. 3, 2023)

Oklahoma’s Promise student’s words go viral on social media (, June 20, 2023)

Editorial: College tuition for teachers' kids interesting idea, but how about just paying teachers more? (Enid News & Eagle, Jan. 11, 2023)

Support grows for giving free college tuition to teachers’ children (Enid News & Eagle and the Norman Transcript, Jan. 6, 2023)

Keeping the promise, building Oklahoma’s workforce (The Journal Record, Dec. 8, 2022)

TCC announces expansion of free associate degrees in Sand Springs (Tulsa World, April 19, 2022)

Oklahoma has history of pioneering partnerships in higher education (Tulsa World, Oct. 17, 2021)

Oklahoma's best kept secret: Regional universities (The Oklahoman, Aug. 6, 2021)

Community Spirit: Schools help students fulfill Oklahoma's Promise requirements (Tahlequah Daily Press, March 8, 2021)

Oklahoma college admissions changed during COVID-19, but how much? (The Oklahoman, Feb. 22, 2021)

Maxine Horner, former senator, dies at 88 (The Journal Record, Feb. 10, 2021)

USAO offers new two- and four-year scholarships, expands existing competitive awards (Chickasha Express-Star, May 26, 2020)

Our city should be grateful for Keith Sinor — and excited about what the OKC Public Schools athletic visionary will do next (The Oklahoman, June 13, 2019)

SSC Joins Oklahoma's Promise Day Celebration at the Capitol (Seminole State College, April 15, 2019)

"Just be excellent at everything": Governor tours OKC high school* (The Oklahoman, April 11, 2019)

Oklahoma's Promise scholarship program succeeding in making college a reality for low-income students (Tulsa World, March 22, 2019)

New Bethany council member "just wanted to work for equality"* (The Oklahoman, Feb. 25, 2019)

Record percentage earns Oklahoma's Promise scholarship (The Oklahoman, Jan. 25, 2019)

Student experiencing homelessness is surprised with acceptance letter to OU* (KFOR, Jan. 14, 2019)

First Terence Crutcher memorial scholarships awarded to incoming college freshmen who are overcoming life hardships* (Tulsa World, Aug. 19, 2018)

Oklahoma City University undergrad takes twin nephews into his care* (The Oklahoman, June 3, 2018)

Spanish-language marketers adapt to mobile media* (The Journal Record, March 23, 2016, requires subscription/login)

21-year-old OU student establishes scholarship for Central High students* (Tulsa World, Jan. 4, 2016)

Duncan couple inspires law to increase scholarships eligibility (The Duncan Banner, July 10, 2015)

Union, Broken Arrow among high schools named state champs in scholarship program (Tulsa World, Jan. 30, 2015)

Students to get million dollar promise (Tulsa World, Jan. 28, 2015)

*Story features an Oklahoma's Promise student/graduate.