Are Children of Military Parents Eligible for the Hope Scholarship?

Are children of military parents stationed in Georgia eligible for the Hope Scholarship?

In general, the answer is yes. However, there are a few requirements that must be met before the student is eligible to receive a hope scholarship or tuition equalization grant. Continue reading

How to Apply for Hope Scholarship

Unlike many merit based scholarship applications, the process to apply for hope scholarship consideration is rather easy. Most of the hard work is not in the application process rather it is in achieving eligibility by meeting the required academic and other requirements, which are: Continue reading

Georgia Hope Scholarship Tuition Coverage Continues to Drop

When the legislature in the state of Georgia last changed the Hope Scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year, the Hope tuition coverage amount was set to 90% of the previous year’s (that would be 2010-2011) tuition rate. Along with this change, the Georgia state legislature removed the stipend for books and mandatory Hope qualified fees that were included in the award. The book fee support was set at $300/year and the mandatory Hope qualified fees which were different based on each individual college or university.

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Meeting Hope Scholarship Requirements Starts Freshman Year

If you are a high school student or a parent of a high school student, the typical approach to the scholarship search process begins the second half of Junior year or perhaps the end of Senior year in high school. However, since most academic based scholarships, like the Hope Scholarship, look at the overall grade point average (GPA) earned on core high school classes, grades earned the first semester of Freshman year are just as important as grades earned the last semester of the Senior year. It is the wise student that prepares for the Hope Scholarship Requirements starting the first day of Freshman classes. In fact, since Freshman classes may be easier, from an academic point of view, than Junior and Senior level classes, it may be more important to concentrate on getting “A” results in the Freshman year. These results will act as a base line to shore up the GPA when the harder classes hit later in the high school career. Continue reading