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Military Scholarships

Heroes Promise

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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The student must be an Oklahoma resident.
  4. The student must enroll within the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education prior to reaching the age of 21.

Award Amount

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

Heroes Promise
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education