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HOPE Scholarship Helping Outstanding Students Educationally - The HOPE Program consists of six different aid programs. One of these is the HOPE Scholarship, which helps Georgia residents in degree programs at Georgia public institutions of higher learning. It can cover tuition, certain fees, and a book allowance at a public school or up to $3,900 for those enrolled full time at a Georgia private college. Students must have a minimum GPA in most case of 3.0 and must maintain it through college to continue receiving the HOPE Scholarship. For more information, check the HOPE Scholarship page.

Zell Miller Scholarship Students meeting the requirements of the HOPE Scholarship may also be eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship, which for 2012- 2013, will pay 100% of the total cost of in-state tuition charged. As with the HOPE Scholarship, the Zell Miller award amounts will depend on the school you are attending. Students with the 3.0 will not qualify for the full Zell will need at least a 3.7 GPA and 1200 SAT or be valedictorian or salutatorian for that. For more information, check the Zell Miller Scholarship page.

Governor's Scholarship Program This is a merit based scholarship for Georgia's high school Valedictorians and STAR Students to encourage them to study at a Georgia school. The maximum award is $900. Due to budget cuts, the Georgia Legislature has eliminated funding for the Governor's Scholarship Program.

Charles McDaniel Teacher Scholarship Named for Dr. Charles McDaniel, a former state superintendent of schools, this is a merit based scholarship for college juniors and seniors enrolled in a public Georgia college or university seeking a teaching degree. You will need at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA to be eligible. Check at the Georgia Student Finance Commission website for more information about requirements and application.

REACH Scholarship This scholarship (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) is a need-based opportunity. Students in the seventh grade can be nominated by their school. Students must be U.S.citizens or eligible non-citizens, be qualified for the free or reduced lunch program and have good grades, regular attendance and good behavior records. Winning students will qualify for mentoring, coaching and a scholarship award. Upon high school graduation, winning students will receive a $10,000 scholarship to help with their college expenses. Additionally, many Georgia colleges have agreed to match the scholarship amount. Beginning in 2012, only the Rabun, Douglas and Dodge school systems took part in the REACH Scholarship Program, however, during the 2016-17 school year, 69 school districts across the state aretaking part, helping about 700 students. To learn more about the program, visit the REACH GA website.

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