HOPE makes Georgia different. And the HOPE Scholarship Program gives students the promise they need to make a difference in their future.
HOPE stands for Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally. Since its inception in 1993, more than $3.5 billion in financial assistance have been awarded to more than one million deserving Georgia students attending state colleges, universities and technical colleges. Financed by the Georgia Lottery, the scholarship pays for the tuition, books and fees of high-achieving, eligible Georgia students who maintain a "B" average. The financial aid offices of 105 postsecondary schools in Georgia determine HOPE eligibility.
Education and graduation are the keys to economic prosperity, both for Georgians and the state's economy. Together they build a strong foundation for today's young people and ensure a future full of hope.