Georgia HOPE Scholarship

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Amount
Awarded

$1,500

Awarded
Awarded By:

Georgia Student Finance Commission

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, based on the number of applicants and the amount of funds available.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a Georgia resident.
  3. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR, have earned a GED and score in the national composite 85th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT tests.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
  5. Must graduate from an eligible high school in Georgia and plan to attend an eligible private, public, or technical college in Georgia.
  6. Must be high school senior or older.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to Georgia high school students who are planning to attend an eligible public, private, or technical college in Georgia. The student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, or earn a GED and score in the national composite 85th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT tests.

Application requirements for the Georgia HOPE Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • or FAFSA
Additional Information: The HOPE Scholarship Program is a merit-based scholarship program with specific academic and grade point average eligibility requirements. The purpose of the HOPE Scholarship Program is to encourage the academic achievement of Georgia’s high school students and Georgians seeking Degrees from postsecondary institutions located in Georgia. For additional details about the HOPE Scholarship guidelines, policies, and proceduresabout, visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) GACollege411 website. In addition to all other eligibility requirements, the student must meet the following criteria: be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements; be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990; not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program; and maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college.

Award Amount: The HOPE Scholarship covers a percentage of the tuition cost at eligible public colleges or universities within the University System of Georgia or Technical College System of Georgia. For the current academic year, award amounts range from $911 to $3,181 annually. To determine the exact award amount visit the Georgia Student Finance Commission Students website. Recipients are eligible to continue receiving awards until he/she has attempted 127 semester (190 quarter) hours of college degree credit or until the completion of a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $1,500.

Contact: Ethel Houman
Address: 2082 E. Exchange Place Tucker, Georgia 30084

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