The HOPE Scholarship
The HOPE Scholarship is available to qualified Georgia residents who are enrolled in a degree program. HOPE Scholarship eligibility for high school graduates is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission at the time of his/her high school graduation (1993 or later). The HOPE Scholarship may also be available to qualified Georgia residents who have attempted 30 semester hours or 60 semester hours toward a degree with a HOPE cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and who meet all other eligibility requirements. Once a student is determined eligible for HOPE Scholarship, he/she is required to maintain at least a 3.0 HOPE Cumulative Grade Point Average to remain eligible for HOPE Scholarship. Assistance will cover a percentage of the tuition. Room and Board costs, mandatory fees, and books/supplies are not covered through the HOPE Scholarship. Students may receive HOPE Scholarship funding or a combination of HOPE Grant/HOPE Scholarship for a maximum of 127 attempted semester credit hours. Students must have graduated high school within the past seven years, or previously received HOPE Scholarship prior to June 30, 2011. To apply, a student must complete a FAFSA or GSFAPPS Application. Requirements for the HOPE Scholarship can be reviewed on Georgia Student Finance Commission’s website.
The Zell Miller Scholarship
The Zell Miller Scholarship is available to qualified Georgia residents who are enrolled in a degree program. The Zell Miller Scholarship Program is merit-based with specific academic and grade point average requirements. Eligiblity for high school graduates is determined by the Georgia Student Finance Commission at the time of his/her high school graduation (2011 or later). Students are required to maintain at least a 3.30 HOPE Cumulative Grade Point Average to remain eligible for Zell Miller Scholarship. Assistance will cover 100% of tuition. Room and Board costs, mandatory fees, and books/supplies are not covered through the Zell Miller Grant. Students may receive the Zell Miller Scholarship or a combination of the Zell Miller Scholarship/HOPE Scholarship/HOPE Grant/Zell Miller Grant funding for a maximum of 127 attempted semester credit hours. To apply, students should complete a FAFSA or GSFAPPS Application. Requirements for the Zell Miller Scholarship can be reviewed on the Georgia Student Finance Commission’s website.
NGTC Foundation Scholarships
Some scholarships are administered through a partnership between North Georgia Technical College and the North Georgia Technical College Foundation. Applications for these scholarships are available online, in the Foundation Office, and in the Financial Aid Office.
For information, visit The NGTC Foundation’s website.
TCSG Foundation Scholarships
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) Foundation is offering three Scholarship Programs:
- AT&T Scholars Program
- The Manufacturers Education Foundation Scholarship
- The TCSG Foundation Information Technology Scholarship Program
For more information, visit the TCSG Foundations website.
Other Scholarship Sources
The Web is a great way to look for scholarships. Good places to begin are on sites such as:
Be sure to consider local sources of scholarships. Community-based awards through organizations such as the Kiwanis Club, YMCA and even where your parents are employed may offer scholarships that apply to your situation. They may be smaller, but they're also easier to win.
FRAUD ALERT* Avoid sites that charge you to search for scholarships.
For a reliability report on a scholarship company, consumers should call the Better Business Bureau where the firm is located. For a copy of the BBB's booklet, "Tips on College Financial Aid," send a self-addressed, business-sized envelope and $2 for postage and handling to:Council of Better Business Bureaus Dept. 023 Washington, DC 20042-0023