Hearing grumbling about $3 a gallon gasoline. That is not the case with the El Dorado, Arkansas school students. El Dorado is the home of Murphy Oil Corp. so naturally it provides a large number of high paying jobs in the area, but that is not what has the students excited.
The El Dorado Promise is sponsored by Murphy Oil and it guaranties that every graduating senior ( read the story for the facts) at El Dorado High School that wants to attend a college or university will have their tuition and fees paid in full.
The tuition money is capped by the highest tuition charged in Arkansas but can be used at any school in any state up to the Arkansas cap.
The best students usually receive scholarships at most schools but this program covers any student that gets admitted to a college or university.
A student from a poor family will now know he or she CAN attend a college or university. Students will try harder through their school years because they know there will be a big payoff for them.
If this story doesn't make you feel good about America, I don't know what will.