Creating Early College Experiences for Students in Eastern Oregon

Photo: StudentsWhen students have the opportunity to participate in college-level courses and earn credits or certificates while still in high school, it means real financial savings for families today.

Increase access to early college credit for high school students throughout the region.


Build a college/post-secondary going culture.


Why Early Access to College?

  • Future Savings on College Tuition Costs
  • Advanced Start on College Education
  • Higher Rate of College Graduation
  • Save Time, Effort & Money

Eastern Promise Outcomes

Eastern Promise Fact Sheet

More Oregon high school students achieving success with Eastern Promise

Contact: Dan Mielke | Executive Director, Eastern Promise
Phone: 541-962-3399 | E-mail:

March 2, 2015

LA GRANDE, Ore. - New data on high school graduation, attendance and college enrollment rates in eastern Oregon points to positive early results of a unique dual credit expansion program. Offered through Eastern Promise, the program enables students to earn college credits at a reduced tuition rate through courses taught by eligible teachers in their schools.

Eastern Promise in the News

OPB Articles featuring Eastern Promise

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Below are links to articles and audio files done by OPB (Oregon Public Broadcasting) featuring Eastern Promise:

Eastern Promise Draws Scholarship Winners

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BOARDMAN, Ore. – Trained volunteers assisted 25 percent of all seniors from Riverside High School (Boardman) and Irrigon High School in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form during a Scholarship and FAFSA Fair Jan. 3 at Riverside. In addition, three lucky students’ names were drawn for a $500 scholarship, while several others won gift certificates to local businesses Sinclair, Domino’s and Little Caesar’s.

Eastern Promise to Host Scholarship and FAFSA Fairs

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The Eastern Promise will host three college scholarship and FAFSA fairs for six local school districts in January.

During the fairs, high school students will have an opportunity to receive help with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, 9th-11th graders can make their plans to earn college credits in high school with a trained volunteer. Eastern Promise college credits cost $10 a credit.

Eastern Promise | One University Boulevard | La Grande, OR 97850
Phone: 541.962.3941 | Fax: 541.962.3036 | Email:

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