Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid at Georgia Highlands College encourages incoming and current students to take advantage of scholarships opportunities that can help finance their education.

 

Georgia Highlands Foundation Scholarships

Georgia Highlands College 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 as well as expand the horizons of Georgia Highlands College. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the GHC Foundation is pleased to make a number of scholarships available to our current students. The GHC Foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships every year. The scholarship criteria varies 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 scholarship account at GHC, the search engine will provide you a list of potential scholarships that you meet the requirements for.

Follow the steps below to create a scholarship account:

  • Be admitted to GHC or currently enrolled as a student.
  • Complete the FAFSA and include GHC as an institution of choice
  • Use your GHC email to create an account on our scholarship link
  • Complete the scholarship applications sent to your GHC email

Please explore scholarship opportunities and apply for scholarships online. Scholarships

 

 

State Scholarship Opportunities

Hope and Zell Miller Scholarship

The HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships are academic based scholarships available to students who have met the University System of Georgia and the 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:

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

HOPE Scholarship requirements:

  • Students are eligible if graduated from an eligible high school with at least a 3.0 HOPE GPA, which includes all college level coursework attempted since high school and from any institution attended.
    • HOPE GPA is calculated by Georgia Student Finance Commission
  • Student MUST maintain a 3.0 GPA in college to maintain HOPE Scholarship Program

Zell Miller Scholarship Requirements:

  • Students are eligible if graduated from eligible high school with at least a 3.7 HOPE GPA AND have received a score of at least 1,200 combined Critical Reading and Math score on a single administration of the SAT or an ACT score of at least 26.
    • HOPE GPA is calculated by Georgia Student Finance Commission
  • OR a student graduated from an eligible high school as the valedictorian or salutatorian
  • OR a student has completed a home study program meeting the HOPE requirements, having received a score of at least 1,200 combined Critical Reading and Math score on a single administration of the SAT or an ACT score of at least 26; earning a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 at eligible postsecondary institution at the end of the semester in which student has attempted 30 semester hours. Student will be eligible to receive Retroactive Scholarship payment for the freshman year.
  • Student MUST maintain a 3.3 GPA in college to maintain Zell Miller Scholar Program
    • If student falls below a 3.3 GPA, they remain eligible for the HOPE Scholarship if the student’s GPA is still a 3.0 or above.

For more information regarding the HOPE Program, please visit GAFutures

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