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Award Amounts for Georgia HERO Scholarship

Scholarships and Grants

Award Amounts for Georgia HERO Scholarship

  • The scholarship is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and as appropriated funds are available.

  • Eligible recipients may receive up to $2,000 per academic school year. Award amounts are prorated for school terms in which recipients are enrolled for less than full-time (12 hours).

  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements of Categories 1, 3, or 4 may receive up to $8,000 for the equivalent of four academic years of study.

  • Students who meet the eligibility requirements in Category 2 may receive up to $2,000 per academic year for each qualifying term of service of at least 181 cumulative days, or for a qualifying term of service of less than 181 cumulative days if the parent was evacuated because of severe injuries.

  • Students in Category 2 gain eligibility for $2,000 per qualifying term of service, for a maximum of four qualifying terms of service, not to exceed a total of $8,000 for the equivalent of four academic years of study.