Tennessee Hope Scholarship FAQ

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… Continue reading

South Carolina Hope Scholarship FAQ

What is the SC HOPE Scholarship Program?

The SC HOPE Scholarship Program was established under the South Carolina Education Lottery Act and began with the 2002-03 academic year. It is a merit-based scholarship, good for one year,  for
first-time freshmen attending a 4 year college who are not eligible for the LIFE or Palmetto
Fellows Scholarships, but graduate from high school with a minimum B average. Funding for the program is
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Georgia Hope Scholarship Grant and Award Amounts

The Georgia Student Finance Commission website keeps a record of the total Georgia Hope Scholarship Grant and Award payment for the history of the program.  You can see the effects of the changes in the program from the 2010-2011 fiscal year to the 2011-2012 fiscal year.  The number of Hope recipients decreased by just over 20% and the total awards given decreased by 39%.  Looked at another way, the average award went from $2920 to $2260.

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states with lottery scholarships

Although this website is currently a place for information concerning the Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina lottery based scholarship programs, there are a number of states with similar programs.  You will see that there is a wide range of eligibility requirements and award amounts.  However, what they do have in common is that they are all lottery funded and they are all for students from the state attending a  college or university in the state. Continue reading