Georgia’s HOPE Programs are for those students who demonstrate academic achievement, not only in high school but throughout their time in college. Grants and scholarships are funding sources that are not required to be repaid. These amounts can be determined based on demonstrated need or academic merit.
Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines
All HOPE programs require students to meet basic requirements. An eligible student must:
Meet HOPE's U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements;
Be a legal resident of Georgia;
Meet enrollment requirements;
Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements;
Meet academic achievement standards;
A student must be in good standing on all student loans or other financial aid programs;
A student must be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990;
A Student must not have exceeded the maximum award limits for any HOPE program.
Students who are not eligible for the HOPE Scholarship as an entering freshman can be eligible when they have justified a minimum of 30 credit hours with a 3.0 or better grade point average.