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Oklahoma Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waiver)

Offered by OKCollegeStart.Org

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Aug 2, 2023
Multiple awards worth


Grade level

College Students

Application deadline:


Scholarship Overview

Are you a college student who has previously been in DHS (Department of Human Services) custody in Oklahoma? If so, consider applying for the Oklahoma Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waiver)! The Oklahoma Independent Living Act (Foster Care Tuition Waiver) is open to Oklahoma high school graduates now enrolled in postsecondary programs who have been in DHS custody for at least nine months between the ages of 16 and 18. The scholarship is offered by OKCollegeStart.Org, an organization that offers qualified Oklahoma students the opportunity to earn scholarships to go towards their college tuition. Winning applicants will receive a resident tuition waiver which covers the costs of resident tuition for all eligible courses. If you’re an Oklahoma college student who has previously been in foster care, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be an Oklahoma high school graduate now enrolled in a postsecondary program who has been in DHS custody for at least nine months between the ages of 16 and 18. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

College Students


US Citizens, Permanent Residents

Other Category

Foster Care



Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.


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Scholarship FAQ

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact OKCollegeStart.Org at [email protected].

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).
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