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Hope Scholarship

A scholarship for degree-seeking, postsecondary students in Georgia who attend a public or private university in the state. The scholarship pays full tuition at a public university (or an equivalent amount for a private university), along with most mandatory students fees and an allowance to buy textbooks. The scholarship was created in 1993 and is funded by the Georgia lottery.
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In recent years, administrators have complained about everything from rigid campus crime reporting rules to new regulations requiring the collection of detailed information about students -- and their parents -- to monitor use of HOPE Scholarships and other aid programs.
The Clinton administration's many successes surrounding public education include providing higher education with its largest funding increase since the GI Bill of Rights passed in 1944, opening college doors with Hope Scholarships and Lifetime Learning Tax Credits, reducing class size through the hiring of 100,000 teachers, and encouraging higher standards to turn around failing schools.
In Georgia, the money :has been a boon for college students, providing more than $600 million in HOPE scholarships since 1993.
From Social Security to Medicare to HOPE scholarships, the Democratic Party has been the Party of America's families," Andrew said.
Ursula Academy $10,000 Ursuline Academy $10,000 Villa Madonna Academy $10,000 $ 90,000 * Boys Hope / Girls Hope Scholarships $ 52,500 * Cincinnati Arts Association / Overture Awards Scholarship $ 7,500 * Frontier Nursing Service Scholarship $ 30,000 * Girl Scouts Wilderness Road Council $ 48,000 * Mt.
By allowing families to save money in ESAs indefinitely, even to use the money for a grandchild's education or for retirement, policymakers avoid the "use it or lose it" provision of policies like HOPE scholarships that serve to inflate the cost of tuition.
At the University of Georgia in 1996-97, about 98 percent of freshmen who were state residents received HOPE scholarships.
At present, state lottery proceeds fund both the HOPE Scholarships and Georgia Pre-K programs.
Most state financial aid to students enrolled in degree-granting programs comes in the form of Lottery-funded HOPE Scholarships, which are merit-based rather than need-based.
In addition, low-income students' HOPE scholarships are reduced by the amount of any federal, state and private grants they receive, including federal Pell grants.
Using data from the longitudinal records of all undergraduates who enrolled at the University of Georgia between 1989 and 1997, Cornwell, Lee, and Mustard estimate the effects of HOPE scholarships on course enrollment, withdrawal, and completion, and on the diversion of course taking from the academic year to the summer.
I attribute the unusual effect of the Georgia program to a provision that reduced HOPE Scholarships for Pell Grant recipients, who are disproportionately Black.