House Bill 1343 became effective July 1, 2011, creating a special
tuition scholarship for children of Oklahoma military personnel
that were killed in action after Jan. 1, 2000.
- The scholarship is available to children of any person killed
after Jan. 1, 2000, in the line of duty in any branch of the U.S.
Armed Forces or who died after Jan. 1, 2000, as a result of an
injury sustained while in the line of duty in any branch of the
U.S. Armed Forces.
- The person who was killed or died must have filed an individual
or joint Oklahoma income tax return for the tax year prior to the
year during which the person was killed or died.
- The student must be an Oklahoma resident.
- The student must enroll within the Oklahoma State System of
Higher Education prior to reaching the age of 21.
Heroes Promise will help pay the student's tuition at a public
community college or university. It will also cover a portion of
tuition at an accredited Oklahoma private college or university or
for courses at public technology centers that are approved for
credit toward an Associate in Applied Science degree at a public
college. The scholarship is good for up to five years or until the
student completes a bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. The
final amount of the scholarship will vary depending on where the
student attends college, the tuition rates in effect at that time
and whether he or she attends full time or less.
For More Information
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education