The HOPE programs consist of six different scholarships and grants with distinct eligibility requirements and award amounts. These awards are NOT based on financial need and can only be used toward tuition.  They will not cover books, mandatory fees, room and board, etc.  Becoming eligible is only the first step. There are requirements that you need to be aware of to ensure that you retain your scholarship or grant. Read the complete details at GA Futures.com. Compare the basic features of five programs available to our Centennial graduates below:

Scholarships and grants are FREE MONEY.

Unlike loans, they will not need to be repaid! 

  • covers 70-85% of current tuition for public schools (less for private)
  • can be used at most tech programs, and 2 or 4 year colleges
  • cannot be taken out of state
  • available only for GA residents who are U.S. citizens or eligible for non-citizen requirements
  • recipients need qualifying GPA in core classes as calculated by GSFC (different from high school transcript) and meet rigor requirements.
  • must comply with Selective Service (draft) registration requirements 
  • tied to lottery revenue. Percentage of tuition that HOPE covers declining in recent year
 
  • covers 100% of the current tuition for public schools (less for private) 
  • can be used at most Georgia 2 and 4 year colleges 
  • cannot be taken out of state 
  • available only for GA residents who are U.S. citizens or eligible for non-citizen requirements 
  • recipients must be valedictorian/ salutatorian OR have a qualifying GPA  (3.7) in core classes as calculated by FSFC (different from high school transcript) and meet rigor requirements AND minimum score of 1200 on math & reading portions of SAT test/ of 26 on ACT test in a single test administration 
  • must comply with Selective Service (draft) registration requirements 
  • covers 70-85% of current tuition. Amount is determined by the technical school 
  • cannot be taken out of state 
  • can be used at most GA technical programs for students working toward certificate or diploma (not undergraduate degree) 
  • available only for GA residents who are U.S. citizens or eligible for non-citizen requirements 
  • no high school GPA requirements 
  • recipients must have 2.0 GPA, at certain checkpoints while in technical school  
  • must comply with Selective Service (draft) registration requirements 
  • covers 100% of current tuition
  • formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant
  • available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors
  • covers 100% of  current tuition
  • available to HOPE Grant-qualified students working toward certificate or working toward certificate or diploma (not undergraduate degree) 
  • can be used at most GA technical programs
  • cannot be taken out of state 
  • available only for GA residents who are U.S. citizens or eligible for non-citizen requirements 
  • no high school GPA requirements 
  • recipients must have 3.5 GPA, at certain checkpoints while in technical school  
  • must comply with Selective Service (draft) registration requirements