Eligibility

The innovative Tulsa Achieves program provides tuition-free education for graduating seniors from any Tulsa County high school. There are certain eligibility rules that could limit some applicants. We encourage you to consider the following list of requirements to determine if you are eligible for the Tulsa Achieves Scholarship.

To be eligible for Tulsa Achieves, you must:

  • Reside in Tulsa County while in high school and maintain Tulsa County residency while in the program.     
  • Apply to Tulsa Achieves as a high school senior
  • Graduate from a public or private high school, or home school.
  • Graduate High School with at least a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Resident of the U.S.

Residency

Tulsa Achieves funding is based on length of residency during a student’s high school years. For students who did not live in Tulsa County during all four years of high school, Tulsa Achieves pays for a percentage of a student's remaining balance. To be eligible for Tulsa Achieves, you must reside in Tulsa County at the time of high school graduation.

  • 4 years of high school as a Tulsa County Resident - 100% of balance
  • Sophomore, Junior & Senior years completed as a Tulsa County Resident - 75% of balance
  • Junior & Senior years completed as a Tulsa County Resident - 50% of balance
  • Senior year completed as a Tulsa County Resident - 25% of balance

Maintaining Program Eligibility

To remain eligible, Tulsa Achieves you must:

  • Maintain Tulsa County Residency
  • Maintain Good Academic Standing
    • Earn a 1.7 GPA with 30 attempted credit hours or less
    • Earn a 2.0 GPA with 31 attempted credit hours or more
  • Complete at least 67% of attempted coursework, cumulatively
  • Complete at least 3 credit hours with a passing grade each fall and spring semester
  • Maintain at least 3 credit hours enrollment throughout a semester
  • Complete a FAFSA each year before the end of the fall semester
  • Complete 40 hours of volunteer service each academic year
  • Complete an Academic Strategies course within the first year (ENGL 1003)