The following information was obtained from the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Additional information regarding the Hope scholarship and Hope grant may be obtained from the Commission’s web site (http://www.gsfc.org).
To be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship for the freshman year (1st tier), a student must be a 1993 or later high school graduate. He or she must have graduated from an eligible high school as a HOPE Scholar with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale or an 80 numeric average meeting the college preparatory curriculum, or a 3.2 average or an 85 numeric average in other curriculum tracks.
Home study students who completed their home study requirements in 1997 or later and students who graduated from an ineligible high school in 1997 or later may receive HOPE retroactively for the 1st tier if they earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average after attempting 30 semester or 45 quarter college credit hours and meet all other HOPE eligibility requirements. Students who graduate from an eligible high school are not eligible for a retroactive HOPE award, as provided for by this provision.