Oklahoma Youth with Promise Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Must be a graduate of an Oklahoma high school or have obtained a GED.
  • Limited to age of 25 or under at the time of application.
  • Must have been in the Oklahoma DHS custody foster care system, or have aged out, at the time of graduation from high school or at the time of obtaining a GED.

Renewal:
The award amount varies and has a reapplication process. Students must have a collegiate GPA ≥ 2.0 to be eligible for renewal.

The Oklahoma Youth with Promise Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 to provide scholarships to students who graduated from high school while in DHS custody.

Award
$3,000
Deadline
06/01/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you graduated from an Oklahoma high school or obtained a GED?
  2. Were you in the Oklahoma DHS custody foster care system, or did you age out, at the time of graduation from high school?
  3. Were you a resident in a group home or licensed residential facility at the time of high school graduation?
  4. Please provide the name and email address of a Child Welfare Social Worker or Licensed Residential Facility Worker who can submit a recommendation on your behalf. Follow up with your recommender to make sure they received our email request.
  5. To be considered for an additional scholarship, please respond to the following prompt: In your own words, discuss your career goals (250 words or less).