• The HOPE Scholarship

     

    HOPE is a merit-based scholarship that provides funding to Georgia students for eligible state public and private universities and public technical schools, and includes the following programs. Visit their website for more information.

     

    HOPE Scholarship—Recipient must graduate high school with a minimum 3.0 GPA and maintain a 3.0 in postsecondary school to remain eligible. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a HOPE Scholarship eligible college or university in Georgia. 

     

    HOPE Grant—Available to Georgia residents who are pursuing a certificate or diploma. Recipient must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to remain eligible. The scholarship provides tuition assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a HOPE Scholarship eligible college or university in Georgia. 

     

    Zell Miller Scholarship—Similar to the HOPE, but with more stringent academic requirements and a higher level of tuition assistance. Recipient must graduate from high school with a minimum 3.7 GPA, combined with a minimum SAT score of 1200 (combined reading and math) or ACT score of 26, and must maintain a 3.3 GPA in postsecondary school to remain eligible. Eligible students are provided full tuition assistance while pursuing an undergraduate degree to attend a Zell Miller Scholarship eligible college or university in Georgia.

     

    Zell Miller Grant—Available to Georgia residents who are pursuing a certificate or diploma. Recipient must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA in postsecondary school to remain eligible. Eligible students are provided full-standard tuition assistance while enrolled at a Zell Miller Grant eligible college or university in Georgia.

     
    Are You HOPE Eligible?
    If you expect to be using the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship next year, please make sure that your Social Security Number is on record at Grady. Check in the Registrar's office. You will not be able to get the scholarship if APS doesn't have this information!
     
    The HOPE Scholarship calculates your GPA using a specific formula, and your HOPE GPA might be different from the one on your transcript. So how do you figure out your HOPE GPA? Grady's counselors have developed a calculator, which you can find here. You also need a copy of your transcript (visit Parchment.com to request one). Remember: HOPE is calculated using ALL CORE ACADEMIC GRADES EARNED. (You can also visit GA Futures if you have an account there).
     
     
    Achieve Atlanta Scholarship
     
    Everyone who qualifies will get this scholarship! If you have financial need (that is, if you qualify for a Pell grant), and have an 80 GPA (75 GPA for two-year school), you WILL receive up to $5,000 for school. Do not leave this money unclaimed! You do need to complete a FAFSA. Find more information at the Achieve Atlanta website.