Students in Georgia have numerous options to help them pursue a higher education degree. Some of these scholarships are offered through the federal government while others are offered through the state government. In addition, some private organizations and foundations also offer money to Georgia residents who want to return to school. Below is a list of some scholarships in Georgia:
HOPE Scholarships are offered to residents of Georgia who have excelled academically. This grant requires that students have at least a 3.0 grade point average and that they intend to enroll in a Georgia university or college. More information about this award can be found here: https://apps.gsfc.org/main/publishing/pdf/2016/2016-HOPE-PUBLIC.pdf.
Other HOPE programs include HOPE Grant, Zell Miller Scholarship, Zell Miller Grant, HOPE GED Grant, and the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant. More information about those grants can be found at the following website: http://gsfc.georgia.gov/hope.
Helping Educate Reservists and their Offspring (HERO) Scholarships provides scholarships of up to $2,000 to eligible GA students. This award is given to children and spouses of military members who were deployed to a war zone after February 2003.
Scholarship for engineering education for Minorities (MSEE) Service Cancelable Loan aims to increase the diversity of the engineering majors in Georgia. The award can be used for educational expenses such as tuition, meal plans, housing, and more. In exchange, recipients must agree to work for the state of Georgia after graduation. Only students at the following universities are eligible: Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University, and Kennesaw State University.
Move On When Ready provides funding for high school students and students who are home schooled to earn credit for high school and college simultaneously. The award covers up to the full amount of tuition, student fees, and books.
Tuition Equalization Grant offers eligible students a grant to put towards the cost of a private college or university in Georgia. Students must enroll as a full-time student.
University of North Georgia ROTC grant and ROTC Grant for Future Officers provides funding of up to the full amount of tuition plus a stipend for living expenses. In exchange, students must agree to serve their country after graduation.
COAG Scholarships are available to any high school senior who is a resident of GA and who is a citizen of the U.S. In order to be eligible for this award, students must have been accepted to a college or university in GA, write an essay based on the prompt, complete a COAG scholarship application, and study a degree related to justice. The amount of the award ranges from $500 to $1,500.
ARRl Charles Clarke Cordle Memorial Scholarship is available to students who are active members of the Amateur Radio License Class and who resident in either GA or AL. students must have at least a 2.5 grade point average and plan to study a field related to electronics or communications. Furthermore, students must enroll at a university in either GA or AL. One award worth $1,000 is offered each year and more information is available at this link: http://www.arrl.org/scholarship-descriptions.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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