Eleven Seminole State College students attended Oklahoma Promise Day at the State Capitol on April 11. Students had the opportunity to meet with legislators and state regents to discuss the scholarship program. Students also met with a featured speaker at the event and Chair of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Mike Turpen. Pictured (left to right): Aysha Travis, Maggie Dykes, Allen White, Taleigh Estrada, Kaden Renfro,.Turpen, Elizabeth Smith, Nathania Mitchell, Chloe James, Juli Givens, Jade-Rachael Edwards, Savanah Chaffin.
Since its inception in 1992, Oklahoma’s Promise scholarship program has awarded college tuition scholarships to more than 100,000 students. To be eligible, students must apply during the eighth, ninth, tenth or 11th grade, and their family’s annual income must not exceed $60,000 when they apply. A student’s family income also must not exceed $100,000 each year the student is enrolled in college. Students must also meet academic and personal conduct requirements in high school.