Reach Higher

Scholarships for Adults

Complete your college journey with funding support available for Oklahoma’s adult learners!

Special Funding Announcement

Oklahoma’s public colleges and universities have received special funding to support adult students returning to college for summer 2024 through spring 2025. Contact a Reach Higher coordinator at your preferred institution for more information. Enroll by September 2024 to take full advantage of this one-time funding opportunity.


Submit a Student Interest Form to connect with a degree completion specialist!

Reach Higher Finish Line Scholarship

Unlock Your Potential Today!

Are you an adult who started college but never finished? You're not alone, and it's never too late to complete your journey. Apply now for a Finish Line Scholarship to get the boost you need to finish your degree.

Why Reach Higher?

  • Adult-Friendly, In-Demand Degrees

    Our FlexFinish degree programs in organizational leadership and enterprise development are tailored to fit your busy life. These programs are transferable between Reach Higher institutions, giving you the flexibility you need. Our DirectComplete degree programs are designed to help you meet critical occupation needs within Oklahoma, ensuring that your education is aligned with job market demands.

  • One-Stop Enrollment Events

    Reach Higher RECONNECT events are adult-friendly and designed to help you discover the financial, enrollment, academic and support resources you need, all in one place.

  • Personalized Guidance

    Reach Higher coordinators, our trained student success advisers, are here to help you navigate higher education and find resources that can help you succeed.

  • Community Support

    We connect you with assistance resources both at your institution and within your community to ensure you have all the support you need.

How to Qualify

Reach Higher Finish Line Scholarship
  • Enroll in a minimum of three (3) credit hours per semester.

  • Maintain a minimum GPA as required by your program.

  • Be an Oklahoma resident and seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree.

  • FAFSA completion is recommended, but not required (Note: This is not solely a "need-based" scholarship).

Award Amount
Scholarship amounts may vary based on available funds. Contact the Reach Higher Coordinator at your preferred institution for more details.

Adult-Friendly Degree Options

Our degree completion specialists are ready to help you find the best options available to complete your degree. Institutions marked with an * have received special funding for scholarships of the degrees listed and beyond. Programs marked with a ✓ are eligible for Reach Higher Finish Line Scholarships.

Reach Higher Finish Line Scholarship
  • Complete a Student Interest Form

    Our student interest form will connect you with a degree completion specialist at one or more of our colleges or universities, who can inform you about the scholarships and other resources available.

  • Apply for a Finish Line Scholarship

    It's simple and straightforward.

For assistance, contact your preferred Reach Higher institution (see contacts listed above).

  • (Optional) Complete the FAFSA.

    While not required, this will help us maximize every form of financial support available to help you.

    FAFSA (external website)

  • Contact your chosen institution’s Reach Higher coordinator.

Notice of Award
Our Reach Higher institutional representatives will review applications and notify scholarship recipients. Note that a scholarship award may impact other financial aid opportunities. Consult your institutional financial aid office for more information.