The University of Georgia has posted hope scholarship award amounts for the 2014-2015 school year. As a reminder, the University of Georgia implemented a Plus/Minus grading system in the summer of 2006; however, for the purpose of calculating the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) for HOPE Scholarship eligibility, regulations recognize only letter grades of A through F so any Plus or Minus will be disregarded. Therefore a B-, B, or B+ are all considered a 3.0, An A- or A is a 4.0, while C-, C, or C+ is a 2.0, for example.
As a result of UGA’s +/- system and Hope Scholarship method of GPA calculation, the GPA and HOPE Attempted Hours used in HOPE eligibility calculations often do not match the cumulative GPA and attempted hours on official UGA transcripts.
14-15 HOPE Amounts (Maximum $226 per Credit Hour)
To qualify for the Zell Miller Scholarship, students must graduate from an eligible high school 2007 or later with at least a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) as calculated by HOPE Scholarship regulations and must have scored at least a 1200 on the SAT or a 26 on the ACT, in a single test administration prior to high school graduation or be their high school Valedictorian or Salutatorian.
Initial eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC). Students determined eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship are subject to all the HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements except they must maintain a minimum 3.3 grade point average (GPA) on all coursework attempted since high school graduation instead of the minimum 3.0 gpa required for HOPE Scholarship recipients.
Zell Miller Scholarship Award Amounts
The Zell Miller Scholarship award cannot exceed the student’s current UGA standard Undergraduate tuition amount on a per hour basis. The Zell Miller Scholarship amount initially reflected on UGA 2014-15 financial aid Awards assumes the maximum amount for which students are eligible for the semester. UGA Students Charged a Flat Tuition Rate
For 2014-15 the Zell Miller Scholarship provides a maximum Award Amount of:
- $4,295 to students enrolled in 7 or more hours, and
- $2,552 to students enrolled in 6 or fewer hours.
14-15 Zell Miller Scholarship Amounts