Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 4937 Congratulations on earning the HOPE Scholarship! Now that you have it, you need to know what it takes to keep it. •  You must maintain a 3.0 GPA at certain checkpoints. - End of every spring semester/ quarter -  30/45 attempted semester/quarter hours -  60/90 attempted semester/quarter hours -  90/135 attempted semester/quarter hours •  If your GPA is less than a 3.0 at any of these checkpoints, you will lose HOPE and will only be able to regain it ONCE. Scenario: You meet the eligibility require- ments for HOPE in high school. At the end of your freshman year, spring semes- ter, your GPA is reviewed and you have a 2.9. You have lost your HOPE Scholarship for the first time. Generally, things can go one of two ways: Option 1: At the next checkpoint, your GPA is reviewed and you still have a 2.9. You have not regained HOPE. Fortunately, you still have an opportunity to regain it. Your GPA will continue to be reviewed at each of the above checkpoints. If you raise your GPA to 3.0 or higher, you will regain HOPE. Option 2: At the next checkpoint, your GPA is reviewed and you have a 3.0. You have regained your HOPE funding. Your GPA is reviewed at the next checkpoint and you have fallen below a 3.0 again. You have lost HOPE for the second time and are no longer eligible to regain it. Zell Miller Scholarship If you earned the Zell Miller Scholarship, you will also have to make sure to maintain a certain GPA at the same checkpoints as the HOPE Scholarship. •  You must keep a 3.3 GPA or higher at each checkpoint. •  Like HOPE, You can only regain Zell Miller ONCE. •  If you lose Zell Miller, you may still be eligible for the HOPE Scholarship. Losing HOPE or Zell Miller Eligibility In addition to not meeting the GPA requirements, you can also lose eligibility a few other ways: •  You reach the maximum attempted and/or paid hours (127 semester/190 quarter). •  Funds were not used within seven years of high school graduation or equivalent, unless you qualify for military exception. • Y ou receive your Bachelor’s or first professional degree. If you have questions or concerns about your HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility, be sure to contact your financial aid office. HOPE Checklist getHOPE... keepHOPE For more information, visit