2012-2013 Zell Miller Scholarship Information

The 2012-2013 school year is Zell Miller Scholarship’s sophomore year.  The scholarship has faced many budget challenges and educational criticism, but it still continues to be one of Georgia’s most successful scholarships for students attending a Georgia college or university.  In order to be eligible to receive a Zell Miller Scholarship during the 2012-2013 school year, students must meet at least one of the following requirements:

Student has graduated from a HOPE-eligible high school as the Valedictorian or the Salutatorian.

Student that graduated from an eligible high school with a minimum 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a 26 composite score on the ACT test in a single test administration.

Complete a HOPE eligible home study program with a 3.7 grade point average combined with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a 26 composite score on the ACT test in a single test administration.
Students that graduate from an ineligible high school or complete an ineligible home study program with a minimum score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT test or a 26 composite score on the ACT test in a single test administration and then earn a 3.3 grade point average on 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level coursework taken after high school graduation or home study completion are eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship.

Students that have first enrolled in an eligible post-secondary institution in 2007 or later, as a freshman, meeting one of the academic qualifications listed above and having earned a 3.3 cumulative grade point average at the most recent HOPE Scholarship checkpoint.

As you can see, the standards and requirements necessary to receive the Zell Miller Scholarship have been set high.  Recent studies show that only 1% of Georgia students are eligible to receive a Zell Miller Scholarship. 
Students must also meet the following non-academic Zell Miller Scholarship Requirements:

+   Be enrolled at an eligible public, private college or university or technical college in Georgia.
+   Meet the Hope Scholarship Georgia residency requirements.
+   Meet the Hope Scholarship U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements.
+    Be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements.
+   Be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.

A student may be ineligible for Zell Miller Scholarship payment if he or she has been convicted for committing certain felony offenses involving marijuana, controlled substances, or dangerous drugs.  Also, students must not be in default or owe a refund on a student financial aid program and have maintained a satisfactory academic progress as defined by the college.



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