The El Dorado Promise awards every EHS graduate, who has been continually enrolled in the El Dorado School District since at least ninth grade, a scholarship covering tuition and mandatory fees equal to the highest in-state, public university rate. The scholarship is renewable over five consecutive years if the student maintains a 2.0 grade point average and successfully completes 12 credit hours per semester. The El Dorado Promise can be used at any regionally accredited U.S. public or private college or university for students working toward an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Applications for the El Dorado Promise should be completed during the student’s senior year in high school, and after the student has made a decision as to where they will attend college.
All students who graduate from El Dorado Public Schools and have been an EPS student since at least the ninth grade are eligible to receive the Promise. Enrollment must be continuous. To be eligible for this opportunity, applicants must be admitted to and enrolled at a two- or four-year college or university accredited by one of the U.S.’s six regional accrediting bodies, and they must maintain a 2.0 GPA. Dollar amounts and due dates will vary.