Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally -- HOPE -- is Georgia's scholarship program that rewards outstanding students and encourages them to remain in the state of Georgia to further their collegiate studies. The program provides financial assistance for collegiate and post-secondary studies at Georgia's colleges, univeristies and technical institutions.
Georgia's HOPE program is funded by funds from the Georgia Lottery -- which also funds Georgia's Pre-K program.
Recent developments indicate that the program may be hit by some of the same budgetary problems that have plagued other state government agencies and programs over the past few years.
Bill that would regulate video gambling machines and help pay HOPE scholarships moves one step closer to Governor's signature.
Governor Nathan Deal and other Republican leaders will work with Georgia House Democrats to help thousands more technical college students to become eligible for HOPE Grants.
State Senate Democrats propose undoing many of the 2011 cuts to Georgia's popular HOPE Scholarship program, but Republicans say we can't afford it yet.
UGA student leaders may vote Tuesday night on whether to call on the state to allow merchants to install Video Lottery Terminals to raise more money for HOPE scholarships, among other proposals.
Georgia's popular HOPE college scholarship program is speeding toward a cliff, but it's not likely that anyone at the State Capitol will be doing anything this year to steer it to safety.
Savannah lawmaker wants video gambling machines added to the state's lottery.
Food stamps are helping Georgia college students survive their rising tuitions and fees, and their shredded personal budgets.
These are the requirements, from the Georgia Department of Human Services, for college students wishing to receive food stamps.
Debate is underway on whether to remove the 3.0 GPA requirement for students receiving HOPE Grants who attend technical colleges.
Gov. Nathan Deal kicks off program to encourage more students to learn badly needed technical jobs.
By the 2015-2016 school year, the HOPE scholarship program will pay less than half of college tuition, and will be paying a smaller and smaller share every year after that.
Only about a third of the students predicted applied for a new Georgia low-interest loan program.
There are two ways to make half a million dollars a year from the Georgia Lottery. Win it or become the head of the Georgia Lottery Corporation.
Just three weeks after unveiling legislation to overhaul the state's cash-strapped HOPE scholarship, Gov. Nathan Deal has signed the measure into law.
Leaders of both parties will join Governor Nathan Deal as he signs the HOPE Scholarship bill into law at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Governor Deal is just days away from signing major changes to the HOPE Scholarship into law. Despite losing their Gold Dome battle, Senate Democrats are still putting up a fight. || Losing Hope 11Alive News Special
Gov. Nathan Deal says he will sign his HOPE Scholarship bill reducing benefits, as amended by the State Senate on Tuesday, and as approved by the House on Thursday. || Losing HOPE 11Alive News Special
After a few changes late Tuesday afternoon, the HOPE Scholarship legislation passed the Georgia Senate -- that's in spite of as many as a dozen students removed from the Senate Gallery after several outbursts. || Complete HOPE Coverage
After getting pushback from parents and educators, Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced revised plans to cut Georgia's free pre-kindergarten program. They would keep a full school day, but cut the school year. || Complete HOPE Coverage
Students of all ages are protesting HOPE Scholarship cuts outside the State Capitol on Monday. || Complete HOPE Coverage