Georgia Hope Scholarships Cut Except For Top Students

Georgia’s Hope scholarship was the flagship merit student aid program, but lottery funding has not kept pace with growth of demand and costs.

Senate Passes HOPE Bill with Some Changes
The HOPE scholarship would cover all tuition for Georgia’s high school valedictorians and salutatorians through an amendment the Senate approved to the overhaul of the lottery-funded program. House Bill 326 would cut the amount of the scholarship for all but the very brightest students and make other changes to keep the program from going broke. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 03/08/11)

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