HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships

HOPE Scholarship

https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships/hope-scholarship/eligibility/

To receive HOPE Scholarship funding, students must:
1. Meet one of the following academic requirements:
- Graduate from a HOPE-eligible high school with a minimum 3.0 grade point average (as calculated by GSFC). 
2. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a public or private HOPE-eligible college or university in Georgia.
3. Meet academic rigor requirements. Beginning with students graduating from an eligible high school on or after May 1, 2015, students must complete a specific number of academically rigorous courses, as identified on the Academic Rigor Course List, in addition to meeting the GPA requirements.  Click here to see how the HOPE GPA is calculated. 

Application Procedure
Students have two options when applying for the HOPE Scholarship:
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or,
2. Complete the online Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPPS) or printable paper GSFAPPS application.

Note: The FAFSA must be completed each year.

Application Deadline
The application deadline is the last day of the school term or a student's withdrawal date, whichever occurs first. It is recommended that you submit your HOPE scholarship application as early as possible; the earlier you apply, the earlier the funds are disbursed to your school and credited to your account.

Check the website for the most current news and information. GAfutures.org
Note: Additional college-specific application and deadline requirements may be required. Check with your postsecondary institution.

Zell Miller

Program Eligibility

1. To receive Zell Miller Scholarship funding, students must meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements and meet one of the following academic requirements:
- Graduate from an eligible high school or accredited high school program as the valedictorian or the salutatorian and meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements.
- Graduate from an eligible high school with a minimum 3.7 grade point average (as calculated by GSFC) combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a minimum composite score of 26 on the ACT test in a single national test administration and meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements. Details
2. Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a Zell Miller eligible college or university in Georgia.
3. Meet academic rigor requirements. Beginning with students graduating from high school on or after May 1, 2015, students must complete a specific number of academically rigorous courses, as identified on the Academic Rigor Course List, in addition to meeting the GPA requirement. 

Application Procedure

Students have two options when applying for the Zell Miller Scholarship:
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or,
2. Complete the online Georgia Student Finance Application (GSFAPPS) or printable paper GSFAPPS application.

Note: The FAFSA must be completed each year.

Application Deadline
The application deadline is the last day of the school term or a student's withdrawal date, whichever occurs first. It is recommended that you submit your Zell Miller Scholarship application as early as possible; the earlier you apply, the earlier the funds are disbursed to your school and credited to your account.

Check the website for the most current news and information. GAfutures.org
Note: Additional college-specific application and deadline requirements may be required.

 Check with your postsecondary institution.

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