Zell Miller Scholarship Qualifications
Returning UGA Students and the Zell Miller Sholarship
The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) has provided colleges and universities the names of students who graduated from a Georgia high school prior to 2011 with at least a 3.7 grade point average (GPA) and (prior to high school graduation) scored at least a 1200 on the SAT or a 26 on the ACT in a single test administration or were their high school valedictorian or salutatorian. The Zell Miller Scholarship will be awarded to these students instead of the HOPE Scholarship if they are currently eligible for the HOPE Scholarship and their college HOPE Grade Point Average (GPA) at their most recent HOPE Scholarship checkpoint was at least 3.3.
High School Graduates (New Freshman) and the Zell Miller Scholarship
The GSFC began providing Georgia colleges and universities the majority of the names of incoming HOPE Scholarship eligible freshmen who qualify for the Zell Miller Scholarship after July 2011. However, beginning June 16, OSFA initially awarded incoming freshmen students the Zell Miller Scholarship by reviewing the preliminary HOPE Scholarship high school student eligibility data sent to OSFA by GFSC and identified those students with a 3.7 or higher high school Grade Point Average (GPA). OSFA then used student SAT and ACT test score data available in the UGA student system to identify these students who also had the required SAT or ACT test scores in a single test administration.
It is very important for incoming freshmen students to note that the HOPE Scholarship high school GPAs GSFC sent to colleges prior to July, do not include their final semester of high school grades. Once GSFC began providing colleges the final high school GPAs in July, if a studentís high school GPA is then reported to be less than 3.7, the studentís Zell Miller Scholarship was/will be cancelled and (if otherwise eligible), he or she will be awarded the HOPE Scholarship in its place. The student will be required to repay any amount of the Zell Miller Scholarship he or she received that is greater than his or her HOPE Scholarship.
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