Senator Mike Morgan
President Pro Tempore
Senate District 21
Lincoln, Logan & Payne Counties
For Immediate Release: February 28, 2006
Sen. Mike Morgan
Senate Approves OHLAP Expansion
leaders Tuesday won approval by the full State Senate
of an important middle-class expansion of the state’s
successful merit-based scholarship program.
“We believe Oklahomans want us to focus this year
on more than just the next election and turn our attention
to the next generation. We’ve done that in the
Senate by sending this important investment in Oklahoma’s
future to the House in the first month of the legislative
session and we hope our colleagues across the rotunda
will work quickly to send this measure on to Governor
Henry,” Senate President Pro Tempore Mike
Senate Bill 1993 raises the maximum income eligibility
level to $75,000 for the Oklahoma Higher Learning Access
Program, which pays college scholarships to students
who complete a college preparatory curriculum, make
good grades and stay out of trouble during high school.
“OHLAP promotes greater personal responsibility
and accountability among students and it rewards those
who are willing to work hard and play by the rules,”
Expansion of OHLAP will offer more educational opportunities
to Oklahoma’s middle class by making 75 percent
of the high school students in Oklahoma eligible to
seek a scholarship.
SB 1993 now goes to the House for consideration.
more information contact:
Senate President Pro Tem's Office - (405) 521-5605