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Georgia's HOPE Scholarship

Georgia Student Finance Commission

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Scholarship Overview

This scholarship is for Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet one of the following academic requirements: 1.) Graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school with a 3.0 GPA; 2.) complete a HOPE-eligible home study program with a 3.0 GPA; 3.) Graduate from an ineligible high school, complete an ineligible home study program, or earn a GED, and score in the national composite 85th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT tests; 4.) Graduate from an ineligible high school or complete an ineligible home study program, and then earn a 3.0 GPA on 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level coursework. This option allows for payment of the first 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours after they are taken. 5.) Earn a 3.0 GPA at the college level on degree coursework after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semesters hours or 45, 90, or 135 quarter hours, regardless of high school graduation status. Applicants must be enrolled as degree-seeking students at an eligible public or private college or university or technical college in Georgia; meet HOPE's Georgia residency requirements; meet HOPE's US citizenship or eligible non-citizenship requirements; 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. Applicants have until the last day of classes or exams to submit their application in order to receive HOPE funds for that semester or quarter.

How easy is it to apply?

Not too bad

This scholarship's application process may have items such as essays that could take a couple hours.

How much competition is there?

Not much

This scholarship won't have as many applicants as most.

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Award Range: $100 - $3,500


GPA: Is this you?
  • 3.0
Class Year: Is this you?
  • High school senior
  • College freshman
  • College sophomore
  • College junior
  • College senior
Home State: Is this you?
  • Georgia
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