Georgia HOPE Scholarship

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Zell Miller Scholarship

  • HOPE Rigor Requirement

  • 3.7 HOPE GPA

  • 1200 SAT or 26 ACT (in a single administration, no super scoring)

  • 100% tuition coverage (public, 4-year)

HOPE Scholarship

  • HOPE Rigor Requirement

  • 3.0 HOPE GPA

  • Partial tuition coverage (public, 4-year)

HOPE Grant

  • No GPA initially

  • Partial tuition coverage (technical)

HOPE Career Grant

Free tuition for 17 career paths at a technical college

 

Please review the following requirements for each scholarship and grant below. The Georgia Student Finance Commission is responsible for the HOPE program. GSFC is also responsible for determining the HOPE GPA, it is NOT calculated by the school. The most update information is available here.

All HOPE programs require students to meet basic requirements. An eligible student must:

  1. Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements;

  2. Be a legal resident of Georgia;

  3. Meet enrollment requirements;

  4. Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;

  5. Meet academic achievement standards;

  6. Be in good standing on all student loans or other financial aid programs;

  7. Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990;

  8. Not have exceeded the maximum award limits for any HOPE program


In addition to the eligibility requirements above, below are the specific requirement for each HOPE Program:

Zell Miller Scholarship

  • Students must graduate from high school with a HOPE GPA of 3.7 or higher.

  • Received test scores (in one sitting, no super scoring):

    • SAT: Combined EBRW Score and Math Score of 1200 or higher

    • ACT: Composite score of 26 or higher

  • PLUS...Students must have four Rigor Requirements. 

  • Only English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language are calculated into the HOPE GPA.

  • HOPE only adds .5 quality points to AP or IB courses. A 4.0 is the highest value they grant. For example, a grade of an "A" in an AP and IB course does not earn any extra quality points.

  • The Zell Miller covers 100% tuition at Georgia's public institutions. For private colleges, students receive the full private HOPE award. Please go to the Georgia Student Finance Commission website to see specific amounts for your school of choice

  • To have your SAT scores sent to Georgia Student Finance Commission for scholarship eligibility evaluation, a request may be submitted to College Board or call 866.630.9305. Select Georgia Student Finance’s score recipient code of ‘0472’ so that the report will be sent directly to the Georgia Student Finance Commission office. The request for an ACT score report may be submitted to ACT or call 319.337.1270. The ACT report should be mailed to the student's home address and the unopened report should be sent to Georgia Student Finance Commission at: 

    • Georgia Student Finance Commission
      Program Administration
      2082 East Exchange Place
      Tucker, Georgia 30084​

  • Here is a link with more info about Zell Miller Scholarship

  • HOPE Scholarship

  • Students must graduate with a HOPE GPA of 3.0 (or better) with the rigor requirements. Your HOPE GPA is different than your GPA on your transcript. 

  • Students must have four Rigor Requirements. 

  • Only English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and World Language are calculated into the HOPE GPA.

  • HOPE only adds .5 quality points to AP or IB courses. A 4.0 is the highest value they grant. For example, a grade of an "A" in an AP and IB course does not earn any extra quality points. 

  • Check your HOPE GPA here. Ensure that your Social Security Number is keyed into your personal profile and you will be able to view your HOPE GPA. Use your name that we have on record at the school (no nicknames) when you are creating your profile.

  • The HOPE Scholarship covers approximately 80% of tuition at Georgia's public institutions. The percentage is different if you are attending a private college in Georgia. 


HOPE Grant

  • The HOPE Grant can only be used at one of Georgia's Technical Colleges. It is for diploma or degree seeking program students only.

  • There is no minimum GPA or test score requirement for the HOPE Grant.

  • Students must be residents of Georgia and be graduating from a Georgia high school.

  • The HOPE Grant pays for tuition, fees, and books.

  • HOPE Grant recipients must maintain a 2.0 GPA at the Technical College in order to receive the HOPE Grant. 


Zell Miller Grant

  • The Zell Miller Grant can only be used at one of Georgia's Technical Colleges. It is for diploma or degree seeking program students only.

  • There is no minimum High School GPA or test scores requirement for the Zell Miller Grant

  • Students must be residents of Georgia and be graduating from a Georgia high school.

  • The Zell Miller Grant pays for tuition, fees, and books.

  • Zell Miller Grant recipients must maintain a 3.5 at the Technical College in order to receive the HOPE Grant. 

  • Zell Miller Grant is awarded retro-actively after the first semester of classes. If the student earns a 3.5 GPA or higher, they will be paid retroactively for the prior term. 

Campbell High School - Counseling Department

5265 Ward Street SE

Smyrna, Georgia 30080

678-842-6853 (phone)

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