Georgia's HOPE program provides scholarship and grant assistance to legal residents of Georgia attending eligible Georgia post-secondary institutions. The HOPE scholarship is available to full time and part time students. There is no minimum hour of enrollment to receive HOPE. All legal residents of Georgia who meet HOPE eligibility requirements may receive a HOPE grant to seek a technical certificate that is awarded and issued by the institution and approved by the Board of Regents.
Students graduating from high school prior to 1993 or students who were not academically eligible immediately after high school graduation may be eligible for a HOPE scholarship after attempting 30, 60, or 90 semester hours, if a 3.0 cumulative grade point average is earned.
More Information regarding the Hope Scholarship Requirements. GASFC.
Applying for HOPE:
In addition to the 30, 60, and 90 checkpoint hours, students will also be evaluated every Spring. It is important to remember that attempted hours generally include all credit hours attempted after high school graduation, as well as hours from which the student withdrew after the official drop/add period. Additionally, scholarship students may not receive HOPE for more than 127 semester hours. Grant students must be taking courses that are in their stated certificate program of study.