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High School Graduates Prior to Inception of Program

HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships

High School Graduates Prior to Inception of Program

A student who graduated from an eligible high school or completed a home study program pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690(c), and who first entered an eligible postsecondary institution between 2007 and 2011, may be eligible to become a Zell Miller Scholar.

To qualify, a student must:

  • Have been named the valedictorian or salutatorian by his or her eligible high school, or
  • Have graduated from an eligible high school with a minimum 3.7 Zell Miller GPA and earned a minimum composite score of 26 on a national or state/district administration of the ACT or minimum 1200 on a single national administration of the SAT, prior to high school graduation, or
  • Have completed a home study program and received a minimum composite score of 26 on a national or state/district administration of the ACT or minimum 1200 on a single national administration of the SAT, prior to home study completion and earned a cumulative 3.3 postsecondary GPA after attempting 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of degree-level coursework; and
  • Meet all other Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility requirements.

If you are certain that you met both the Zell Miller Scholarship GPA requirement and the ACT or SAT score requirement at the time you graduated high school, please complete the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarship Eligibility Evaluation Request form and return to:

Georgia Student Finance Commission
Student Aid Services
2082 East Exchange Place
Tucker, Georgia 30084