Scholarships

GHC strives to assist students in attaining their academic goals with little-to-no student loan debt. The offices of Financial Aid and GHC Foundation encourage incoming and current students to apply for scholarship opportunities that can help finance their education.

GHC Foundation Institutional Scholarships

GHC Foundation has been committed to supporting the college and our students since 1973. The Foundation is driven to enhance education; create opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to succeed; and expand the horizons of Georgia Highlands College. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Foundation is honored to award a number of scholarships each semester to new and continuing students. Georgia Highlands College Foundation, Inc. contributes over half a million dollars to scholarships and programs each year. Institutional scholarship criteria vary greatly and may be based on age, program of study, county of residency, and many other factors. Let our scholarship search engine do the work for you! By creating a GHC scholarship account and completing the online application, the search engine will generate a list of potential scholarships for which you meet the requirements.

Follow these simple steps to create your scholarship account:

  1. Be admitted as a GHC student for the current term (must have a GHC ID number)
  2. Have a complete FAFSA on file naming GHC as an institution of choice
  3. Use your GHC email to create an account on our scholarship link
  4. Complete the application(s) via your scholarship account

Explore GHC’s institutional scholarship listing and apply today!

 

State Scholarships

HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships

HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship are academic-based opportunities available to students who meet the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) residency requirements and are enrolled in an undergraduate degree-seeking program.

If you think you may be eligible, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Georgia Scholarship/Grant Application (GSFAPPS).

Program Requirements:

  1. Must complete an application (FAFSA or GSFAPPS).
  2. Meet U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements.
  3. Be registered with Selective Service, if required.
  4. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the college.
  5. Not be in default or owe a refund due on a student financial aid program.
  6. Must be in compliance with the Georgia Drug-Free Postsecondary Education Act of 1990.
  7. Must have attempted less than 127 hours.
  8. Must be a final HOPE Scholar if less than 30 attempted hours.
  9. Must not have reached your expiration of eligibility date.
  10. Must not have earned a baccalaureate (four-year) degree, regardless of whether HOPE funds were received while earning the degree.

For more information regarding HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships, visit GAfutures.

HOPE Scholarship requirements:

  1. Student may be eligible if graduated from a qualified high school with a minimum 3.0 HOPE GPA* which includes all college-level coursework attempted since high school.
  2. Student must maintain a 3.0 college GPA to maintain HOPE Scholarship.

*HOPE GPA is calculated by Georgia Student Finance Commission.

Zell Miller Scholarship requirements:

  1. Student may be eligible if they graduated from a qualified high school with a minimum 3.7 HOPE GPA* AND received a minimum score of 1,200 combined Critical Reading and Math on a single administration of the SAT or a minimum score of 26 on the ACT; OR graduated from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or salutatorian; OR completed a home study program meeting the HOPE requirements having received a minimum score of 1,200 combined Critical Reading and Math on a single administration of the SAT or a minimum score of 26 on the ACT earning a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher at an eligible postsecondary institution at the end of the semester in which the student has attempted 30 semester hours. Student will be eligible to receive Retroactive Scholarship payment for the freshman year.
  2. Student must maintain a 3.3 college GPA** to maintain Zell Miller Scholarship.

*HOPE GPA is calculated by Georgia Student Finance Commission.

**If GPA falls below 3.3, the student remains eligible for HOPE Scholarship if the GPA is 3.0 or above.

For more information regarding HOPE or Zell Miller scholarships, visit GAfutures.

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National Scholarships

Scholarship Resources