Shirley Miller Scholarship

The Shirley Miller Scholarship provides Georgia residents who are HOPE Scholars a supplement that pays the difference between their HOPE award and the cost of tuition. The scholarship is named in honor of former First Lady Shirley Miller in recognition of her lifelong contributions to education.

The mission of this scholarship fund is to restore Zell Miller’s vision of providing full tuition to every qualified HOPE Scholarship recipient enrolled in a University System of Georgia (USG) or a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution.

All HOPE Scholarship recipients must be 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled in a USG or TCSG institution. All applicants are welcome. Until fully funded, the Zell Miller Foundation will prioritize applicants based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants who are Black, Asian, or Hispanic.
  • Applicants enrolled in a public Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
  • Applicants whose annual household income is below the median household income in Georgia.
  • Applicants who are first-generation college students.

Georgia Tech is not involved in the selection or application process. Students interested in applying for the Shirley Miller Scholarship must apply directly through the Zell Miller Foundation.

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