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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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We hope scholarships like those we have awarded today will help contribute in a small way to the movement of supporting women in leadership roles and inspire other companies to launch similar programs.
Numerous bloggers and columnists around the country--especially in Georgia--are decrying the "welfare-for-the-rich" program they say the HOPE Scholarships have turned into.
Nearly all participants in the commercial trucking program receive HOPE scholarships, and students cite cost and the length of the program for why they decided not to enroll or dropped out.
After all, these parents were aware of programs such as the HOPE scholarships in Georgia, and this helped raise their expectations that success in the classroom would be acknowledged in the same way prowess on the playing field might be rewarded with athletic scholarships.
According to Children International's latest report, nearly 8,420 HOPE scholarships have been awarded to date.
More than 100,000 students receive HOPE scholarships, and the cost to the state is about $400 million a year.
For example, Susan Dynarski (2000) looked at Georgia's HOPE Scholarships and deduced that attendance rose with every $1,000 of aid provided.
Such a program would extend to K-12 education the philosophy of choice that is inherent in the state's existing Hope Scholarships program for college students.
I attribute the unusual effect of the Georgia program to a provision that reduced HOPE Scholarships for Pell Grant recipients, who are disproportionately Black.
Students who initially had HOPE scholarships but lost them had higher credit card and student loan debts and were less likely to use recommended financial management practices than students who retained HOPE scholarships.
The awards were for comment on the Hope scholarships and the Confederate flag issue.
The program has resulted in better grades and higher objective test scores for high school students--who must achieve good grades in order to be eligible for HOPE scholarships-as well as better grades for college students who wish to maintain their HOPE scholarships.