The State of Georgia provides the HOPE Scholarship to students who have graduated from a Georgia high school since 1993 with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on all core coursework. At 30, 60, or 90 attempted hours (including transfer work and GPA), a Georgia resident may gain eligibility for the HOPE Scholarship despite not meeting incoming freshman criteria. Students must use their HOPE scholarship within 7 years of graduating from High School. Students must complete the GSFAPP application found on the GACollege411.org website or the FAFSA.
Students remain eligible if they maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at 30, 60, and 90 attempted semester hours. All HOPE Scholarship recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 at the end of each spring term in order to continue their eligibility. Exceptions are freshmen (1st tier) recipients who enrolled in less than 12 hours for each of their first three terms. The scholarship covers a portion of tuition only.
Zell Miller Scholarship
The Zell Miller Scholarship program is available to students who have graduated from a Georgia high school with a minimum 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a 26 composite score on the ACT test in a single test administration. (Test score must have been prior to high school graduation) This is available to students who graduated after 2011 only.
Students remain eligible if they maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 at 30,60, or 90 attempted semester hours. Zell Miller Scholarship recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 at the end of each spring term in order to continue their eligibility. The scholarship covers tuition only.
HOPE GED Voucher
Students who have received a GED since July 1, 1993, may be eligible for a one-time award and may gain the HOPE Scholarship once they have attempted 30, 60, or 90 hours.