Learn more about Governor Kemp announces HOPE scholarship has helped over 2 million Georgians

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Atlanta, Georgia– Today Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that the Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally (HOPE) scholarship program has helped over 2 million Georgian students pursue post-secondary education in Georgia.

“The HOPE scholarship program has been a game-changer for our state and has helped over 2 million Georgian students get better opportunities,” said Governor Kemp. “With more than $ 12.6 billion awarded, HOPE enabled Georgian students to continue their education beyond high school and laid the groundwork for Georgia to be recognized as the number one state for business for eight consecutive years. “

Funded by the Georgia Lottery Corporation, the HOPE Scholarship Program was established in 1993 by former Governor Zell Miller. HOPE continues to be one of the most generous scholarship programs in the country and has served as a model for state financial aid programs across the country.

“For almost 30 years, HOPE has enabled Georgians to pursue affordable post-secondary education while keeping our best and brightest in Peach State,” said Lynne Riley, chair of the Georgia Student Finance Commission. “Thank you to Governor Kemp and the members of the Georgia General Assembly whose generous support made this important milestone possible. “

Today, the HOPE program offers financial support to Georgian students, regardless of their field of study, through six sub-programs: the HOPE scholarship, the Zell Miller scholarship, the HOPE scholarship, the Zell Miller scholarship, the HOPE career scholarship and the HOPE GED scholarship. To agree.

“Overrated Georgia, said Georgia Lottery CEO Gretchen Corbin. “The Georgia Lottery team works for HOPE and Pre-K students every day, and today we celebrate our 2 million HOPE students and their educational and professional achievements. The Georgia Lottery thanks Governor Kemp, the Georgia General Assembly, and everyone who worked to make 2 million HOPE students possible. “

About the Georgia Student Finance Commission

The Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) is a student finance entity associated with the Georgia Student Finance Authority (GSFA) and the Georgia Higher Education Assistance Corporation (GHEAC). Together, they administer nearly 20 state-funded and lottery-funded scholarships, grants, and cancellable loans, including nationally recognized HOPE programs. Founded in 1965, GSFC strives to ensure that Georgians have the opportunity to access education beyond high school. GSFC also provides free financial assistance and college planning advice to K-12 students, parents, counselors, post-secondary institutions, and community organizations across the state. To learn more about our programs and services or to find an outreach representative in your area, please visit GAfutures.org.

About the Georgia Lottery Corporation

Since its first year, the Georgia Lottery Corporation has donated more than $ 23.8 billion to the State of Georgia for education. All Georgia Lottery profits are used to pay for specific educational programs, including the Georgia HOPE Scholarship Program and the Georgia Pre-K Program. Over 2 million students have received HOPE and over 1.6 million 4-year-olds have participated in the statewide voluntary preschool program. For more information on the Georgia Lottery Corporation, please visit www.galottery.com.

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