The El Dorado Promise is expanding the parameters for eligibility to the scholarship program to include non-resident El Dorado Public Schools students, according to a release from Magen Olive, of the Murphy Oil Corporation.
Effective with the May 2013 graduating class, students who attend El Dorado Public Schools and meet all other requirements but live in neighboring areas will also be eligible to receive the Promise. The removal of the previous residency requirement allows students transferring to El Dorado Public Schools via school choice to apply for the scholarship as a non-resident.
Seventy-five students who currently attend an El Dorado school as a non-resident are immediately eligible for the Promise as a result of the announcement.
Other requirements remain the same and include graduation from El Dorado High School and continuous attendance to an El Dorado school since 9th grade.
The announcement comes days before registration for the upcoming school year on March 4 and 5 at 200 W. Oak.