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H.O.P.E. & State Aid Programs

HOPE - Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally - is Georgia's unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities, and public technical colleges.

HOPE is funded entirely by the Georgia Lottery for Education, which also funds Georgia's statewide prekindergarten program. Since the HOPE Program began in 1993, over $6.4 billion in HOPE funds have been awarded to more than 1.5 million students attending Georgia's colleges, universities, and technical colleges. You can benefit from HOPE in several ways. provides an overview and information on all of Georgia's scholarship and aid programs (including HOPE & Zell Miller).


HOPE Scholarship


  • Basic Eligibilty requirements for HOPE.

  • HOPE Rigor requirements.

  • HOPE scholarship application deadline and procedure.

  • The GSFC calculates the GPA for HOPE based solely on unweighted grades from core course data (English, math, social studies, science, and foreign language only) transmitted from the high school, by June 30, for graduating seniors.   GSFC cannot change or alter that data in any way. Any grade discrepancies or errors must be corrected by the high school and then resubmitted to GSFC.  You may view your HOPE/Zell Miller GPA calculation by logging into your My GAfutures account at

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