Georgia’s hope scholarship award expects every candidate to meet some educational conditions in addition to the primary requirements to be eligible for the award.
You should note that your eligibility will be determined by the kind of high school or house coaching program you enrolled in and finished from.
Hope Scholarship Accredited High Schools.
An accredited high school or house study program is that has been licensed by one of the accreditation organizations listed below.
A home study or high school that is not accredited or licensed by at least one of these accrediting organizations will be considered ineligible.
Below are the accrediting agencies that must license a home study or high school located inside Georgia;
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Georgia Association of Christian Schools
Association of Christian Schools International
Georgia Private School Accreditation Council
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Georgia Independent School Association
The following organizations must license home study programs/ high schools located outside Georgia;
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Northwest Accreditation Commission
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Alabama Independent School Association
Southern Association of Independent Schools.
To be eligible, you must;
Conclude an approved house learning program
Graduate from a qualified high school
Conclude an unapproved house learning program
Graduate from an unqualified high school
Clinch the eligibility status while you are still in college
For students who graduated from an approved home learning program/high School
When you are about to enroll in an approved university/college after your home study completion/high school graduation, you are expected to meet the following criteria;
You must finish with at least a Hope GPA of 3.0
Get at least four full credits from the educational course list.
For candidates who graduated from an unapproved home learning program/high School
When you want to enroll in an eligible university/college as a fresh student, you must meet the following criteria.
You must score at least 24 in your ACT exam
You must score at least 1160 on your SAT
Note that if you were not eligible for the Hope scholarship when you enrolled in college/university, you could attain the eligibility status while you are in college.
The college/university you enrolled in will determine your eligibility after making every effort to try the expected hours.
Get at least 3.0 Hope GPA
Try 30, 60, or 90 semester hours of study
Hope Scholarship Value
Suppose you meet every requirement You must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Hope Scholarship at the end of the day. You are attending an approved publicuniversity/college. In that case, you will receive a scholarship amount that you will use to sort your standard undergraduate tuition up to at least 15 hours for the number of hours you enrolled, whether full-time or part-time.
Suppose you meet every requirement to qualify for the Hope scholarship and attend a private college/university. You will receive a Hope scholarship amount which you will use to sort your standard undergraduate tuition for at least 12 hours for the number of hours you enrolled, whether permanent or temporary status.
Application date and the deadline for the Hope scholarship
You have two options when applying for the Hope scholarship;
You may fill the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or
If you Receive your first Hope scholarship payment between the summer term 2011 and spring term 2019. You will be eligible to receive the Hope scholarship grants for the next seven years till whichever comes first after you graduate high school, conclude your home learning project, or GED test.
Eligibility termination date.
The Scholarship Board will terminate your eligibility on the 30th of your seventh year or the 30th of your tenth year after your high school graduation, GED test date, or home learning conclusion date.
Note that the eligibility for not more than seven years and eligibility for not more than ten years does not affect any Hope scholars who received their first Hope scholarship reward before the 2011 summer.
If you have lost your eligibility, you can check back after you have attempted about 30 semesters.
If you have not regained your eligibility after you might have attempted 30 semesters, then check back after you have attempted 90 semesters.
You may regain your qualification if you continue your enrollment and you maintain a 3.0 calculated HOPE GPA. However, you cannot regain your Hope scholarship qualification at the end of the spring checkpoint.
By the time you reach the 90 attempted hour checkpoint, you have reached the maximum checkpoint to regain your Hope scholarship eligibility.
You can regain your Hope scholarship eligibility once at an attempted hour checkpoint. Once you lose your eligibility the second time, it becomes mathematically and practically impossible to regain.