Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Programs

Published on: 6/17/2020

​​GA Futures provides students and parents with up to date information regarding the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship programs. The site also provides college planning and funding information for students in all grade levels and their parents. As early as the start of sophomore year, students may check their HOPE GPA status using their GA Futures accounts. ​For information regarding eligibility requirements and award amounts, please visit https://www.gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/​. 


IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING ZELL MILLER (​as of 10/5/2020)

Eligible high school graduates and accredited home study completers since March 14, 2020 unable to sit for the ACT or SAT due to the cancellation of test dates may submit a qualifying test score until June 30, 2021. Students with a qualifying GPA and rigor credits may be awarded HOPE Scholarship initially. Upon earning a qualifying test score, a student may be retroactively awarded Zell Miller Scholarship.

Unaccredited home study completers and graduates of non-eligible high schools since March 14, 2020 unable to sit for the ACT or SAT due to the cancellation of test dates may submit a qualifying test score until June 30, 2021. Upon earning a qualifying test score of the 75th Percentile or 93rd Percentile, a student may be retroactively awarded the HOPE Scholarship or Zell Miller Scholarship respectively.

Student Access Loan (SAL)
Eligible high school graduates and accredited home study completers with an eligible Zell Miller Scholarship GPA and rigor credits, without the required test score, may apply for an SAL (subject to available funding) for the Fall term 2020, Winter term 2020, and Spring term 2021 totaling only the difference between the HOPE Scholarship award and Zell Miller Scholarship award at their postsecondary institution. If the student submits a Zell Miller Scholarship eligible ACT or SAT test score by June 30, 2021, the SAL may be cancelled.

At this time, these updates are specific to the Class of 2020 and no additional changes for the Class of 2021 have been announced.


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