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The Zell Miller Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program for Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. This scholarship provides money to assist students with educational costs of attending a postsecondary institution located in the state of Georgia.
To be eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship, students must graduate from high school with a 3.70 cumulative GPA as calculated by Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) AND an SAT score of 1200 OR an ACT score of 26. Students must also met all the eligibility requirements of the HOPE Scholarship and be enrolled in a degree-seeking undergraduate program. However, full-time enrollment is not required to receive Zell Miller funding.
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To receive Zell Miller Scholarship funding, students must meet all HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements and certain academic and residency requirements.
To be considered for the Zell Miller Scholarship, you must complete the Georgia Tech Application for Scholarships and Financial Aid (GT App) AND either the FAFSA OR the Georgia Student Financial Aid Application (GSFAPPS) every year.
For 2023-2024, the Zell Miller Scholarship pays 100% of the total cost of in-state tuition charged. This is a maximum of $10,258 for two semesters of enrollment in 15 credit hours per term.
For students who are enrolled for the summer semester, the Zell Miller Scholarship will pay per credit hour in conjunction with summer tuition cost in addition to the maximum mentioned above.
For 2022-23, the Zell Miller Scholarship pays 100% of the total cost of in-state tuition charged. This is a maximum of $10,258 for two semesters of enrollment in 15 credit hours per term.
Students are evaluated for their continued eligibility for the Zell Miller Scholarship program at various checkpoints throughout their academic career. At each checkpoint a cumulative 3.30 GPA must be earned, or the award will be lost.
Students may receive HOPE or Zell Miller, but NOT both at the same time. Review the answers to some frequently asked questions regarding the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships.