HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarship Applications

HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships and Grants

  • The HOPE Scholarship program is for students that have demonstrated academic achievement and are seeking a college degree. There are several ways to become eligible for the HOPE Scholarship, either by graduating from high school as a HOPE Scholar or by earning it while in college.

    • The HOPE Grant program is for students seeking a technical certificate or diploma, regardless of the student's high school grade point average or graduation date. 
    • The Zell Miller Scholarship Program is for students who have demonstrated academic achievement and are seeking a college degree. Generally, to become eligible, a student must graduate from an eligible high school with a 3.70 GPA and a minimum score on the SAT/ACT. 

    For more information, please review the HOPE Scholarship Regulations.

    • The HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, and HOPE Grant pay a certain amount for tuition. The amount of the award depends on the type of school the student is attending, the number of credit hours the student is enrolled, and the specific tuition rate for the college. 

    For more information, please review the Award Amounts.


Army ROTC Scholarships - University of North Georgia

  • UNG is looking for high school seniors and college freshmen who want to serve our nation as second lieutenants (officers) in the U.S. Army. Scholarships pay for room and board (up to $12,000 per year) or tuition and fees. It also pays a $420/month stipend and a $1,200/year book allowance. Click here for eligibility criteria, benefits, and how to apply. In addition, Georgia resident ROTC scholarship recipients receive grants of up to $2,000 per semester. These benefits combine for about $15,570/year to $19,500/year. This past year, more than 70 high school seniors were awarded three- and four-year ROTC scholarships to enroll in the Corps of Cadets at UNG.

    The scholarship leads to a professional career as an active-duty Army second lieutenant (O1) with excellent benefits and starting compensation (Department of Defense Calculator):

    • Single with less than 2 years of service stationed at Ft. Stewart near Savannah, GA: $72,769
    • Single with 4 years of service as a Soldier in the Guard while in the Corps of Cadets at Ft. Benning, GA: $79,053

    For more information, please contact the Office of Cadet Recruiting on the Dahlonega Campus at cadetrecruiting@ung.edu or go to the UNG Army ROTC Scholarship website.

Davidson College Scholarship

  • Seniors interested in attending Davidson College who demonstrate records of outstanding academic and personal impact can request to be nominated for the John M. Belk Scholarship. Davidson is looking for students who lead, embrace challenge and change, and galvanize their peers to action. Nominations are due by October 16. If interested, please contact Ms. Evans in Bridge East.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation

Golden Door Scholars

  • The Golden Door Scholarship provides significant college scholarships, career and fellowship support, mentorship, and community-building opportunities to high-achieving undocumented students.

    • Tuition, room, and board for up to four years at a partner college
    • Career Readiness support
    • Mentor and fellowship opportunities
    • Annual community building summit

    Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so applying early is helpful. The deadline is Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 11:59 pm (Eastern). For more information on who this scholarship is for and program details, visit Golden Door Scholars.

Jefferson Scholars Foundation

  • The Jefferson Scholars Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Jefferson Scholarship. Jefferson Scholarships provide the entire cost of attendance at the University of Virginia and many supplemental enrichment experiences. The total value of the scholarship exceeds $333,000 for non-Virginian students. We encourage you to learn more about the scholarship, the selection criteria, and the selection process by visiting Undergraduate Scholarships | Jefferson Scholars Foundation

    Students who are exceptional leaders, scholars, and citizens in their senior class, and are interested in attending UVA, should ask a trusted teacher, coach, or counselor to nominate them for this unique opportunity. Students should see Ms. Evans in Bridge East for more information. The deadline to be nominated is November 17, 2023.


Due October 26, 2023

Techs of Tomorrow Automotive Scholarship by ServiceUp

  • Application Deadline: November 13, 2023

    High school juniors, seniors, and trade school students interested in a career in the automotive industry may apply. Automotive technicians, mechanics, and auto body technicians will have preference. This is a $5,000 scholarship.

    For more information, visit Techs of Tomorrow Automotive Scholarship.

Alexander de Guia Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: January 31, 2024

    Any immigrant or child of immigrants from the Philippines who is in high school or studying at a two-year community college and planning to transfer may apply for this scholarship if they have at least a 3.5 GPA and community service and/or leadership experience.This is a $1,020 scholarship.

    For more information, visit Alexander de Guia Memorial Scholarship

AES Engineering

  • Deadline: October 8, 2023

    Students do not have to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of character, as determined by the evaluation of the essays that are submitted. For more information, visit AESEnginerrs.com/cholarships.

Nija Transfers Entrepreneurship Scholarship

  • Applications due: October 1, 2023

    Any high school, undergraduate, or graduate student who aspires to launch their own apparel line may apply for this scholarship. This is a $5,000 scholarship. For more information, visit Ninja Transfers Entrepreneurship Scholarship.

Windward Spirit Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2023

    Any high school or undergraduate student who is striving to make a difference may apply for this scholarship. To apply, offer your thoughts and/or ideas about the 'Ode To Millennials-Gen Z text' found on our scholarship page. This is a $3,000 scholarship.

    For more information, visit Windward Spirit Scholarship.

Sean Carroll's Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

    This scholarship is open to all students who have a deep curiosity in studying the universe for its own sake—whether that be pursuing studies in physics, philosophy, biology, mathematics, literature, or any other field that seeks a better understanding of our existence—and will seek to lift up those from underrepresented communities in those fields, and first-generation college students. This is a $10,000 scholarship.

    For more information, visit Sean Carroll's Mindscape Big Picture Scholarship.

Pierson Family Scholarship for US Studies

  • Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

    Any low-income, international and/or non-US citizen student who has at least a 3.5 GPA may apply for this scholarship, but those from Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Rwanda are preferred. This is a $5,000 scholarship.

    For more information, visit Pierson Family Scholarship for US Studies.


Maggie's Way Women's Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2023

    Any female, international high school, or undergraduate student in the United States may apply for this scholarship, but students pursuing STEM are preferred. This is a $5.000 scholarship. For more information, visit Maggie's Way - International Woman's Scholarship.

Joieful Connections Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: March 21, 2024

    Any high school senior who has a diagnosis of developmental or intellectual disability may apply for this scholarship, but students in Oregon will be preferred. This is a $5,000 scholarship.

    For more information, visit Joieful Connections Scholarship.

Minority Cosmetic Science Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2024

    BIPOC high school and undergraduate students are eligible to apply if they are pursuing a career in natural cosmetology or cosmetic science via majors such as cosmetology, anthropology, botany, chemistry, biochemistry, herbalism, microbiology, and more. This is a $5,000 scholarship. 

    For more information, visit the Minority Cosmetic Science Scholarship.

GAfutures Resources

Naviance Scholarship Database

  • Students can access the Naviance Scholarship Date base by logging in through Classlink. The database can be accessed under the Colleges tab, Scholarship, and Money. 

Other Resources and Scholarship Searches

  • Scholarship websites offer research tools that can help you find leads on potential scholarships for which you may want to apply. Keep in mind that when utilizing an online scholarship search, you are not guaranteed a scholarship. The searches are merely a way to inform you of available scholarships that match your personal profile. Once you complete the free scholarship search, you will see a list of scholarships for which you should be eligible and all the information you need to apply.