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El Dorado Promise

The El Dorado School District is unique in a number of ways - not the least of which is the El Dorado Promise.

The El Dorado Promise is a unique scholarship program which provides graduates of El Dorado High School a tuition scholarship that can be used at any accredited Arkansas public university or community college, or any accredited private or out-of-state university. All students who graduate from El Dorado Public School, reside in the district and have been an EPS student since at least the ninth grade (Enrollment and residency must be continuous) qualify for the Promise, which provides up to five years of tuition and mandatory fees for undergraduate post-secondary education for students entering college immediately following high school, unless interrupted by military service.

Requirements for a student to be eligible to receive The El Dorado Promise:

  • 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.
  • Must be making progress toward a bachelor's or associate's degree.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average at post-secondary institution.
  • Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, and complete at least 24 credit hours each academic year.

WATCH: El Dorado Promise Scholarship Video

For more information, including the impact the Promise has had on El Dorado, please visit the El Dorado Promise website.