Our purpose is to provide a resource for graduating seniors and current college students to find information concerning the Hope Scholarship program. Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia each have grants that provide unique opportunities to help fund college. Although the names seem similar, there are many differences in these programs from award amounts to number of years available. What they do all offer is an excellent opportunity for in state students to fund some or even most of their college education. This site covers yearly changes, eligibility, application and requirements for awards in each of these states. Unlike many awards, these are fully merit based and provide students attending in state colleges a unique benefit; however, each year the respective state legislatures have the opportunity to make changes based on state funding levels from lotteries, spending at universities, and number of students entering universities each year. Due to the growth of tuition rates and the expansion of the award base to more students, the security of the program is in jeopardy. If you need to understand GPA calculation, eligibility, renewal, or just want to see what the latest changes are, you've come to the right place. Read the articles and make comments. We also ask that you support our sponsors. If you would like to contribute to the site, please use our contact page.
What is the Hope Scholarship?
The University System of Public colleges, technical schools, and Universities will charge students $32 to $270 more in tuition per semester starting fall of the 2013 school year under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the Georgia Board of Regents.
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program HOPE — Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally — is Georgia’s scholarship and grant program, formed in 1993, that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private institutions. There are four Hope based programs: Hope Scholarship, Hope Grant, Zell Miller Scholarship, and Hope GED [...]
This article contains a comprehensive frequently asked questions list. If your question is not answered here, let us know and we will add to the list.
There are many eligibility requirements, rules, and regulations concerning the Tennessee Hope Scholarship. These frequently asked questions and answers may help you with your award questions concerning GPA calculation, eligible institutions, dropping a class, and others…
A recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution online penned by Michele Nunn proposes adding a service component to the requirements obtaining a Georgia Hope Scholarship. The full text of the article is contained below. While I have no problem, personally, with Ms Nunn’s ideas for a service component, I do have an issue with [...]
The following is a copy of an email sent by the Georgia Student Finance Commission: Beginning summer term 2013, a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) will be required in order to receive any state financial aid.* The 2012-13 or 2013-14 FAFSA may be used for summer term 2013. Please check with the [...]