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Both of these are required for students to be eligible for the
HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships.
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HOPE Scholarship is a merit-based award available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement.
A Hope Scholarship recipient must graduate from high school with a minimum 3.0 grade point average and maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative postsecondary grade point average to remain eligible.
The scholarship provides tuition assistance to students pursuing an undergraduate degree at a HOPE Scholarship eligible college or university in Georgia.
The HOPE Scholarship covers 90% of a students tuition cost per full-time semester.
Zell Miller Scholarship
Zell Miller Scholarship is a merit-based award available to Georgia residents, similar to the HOPE Scholarship, but with more stringent academic requirements and a higher level of tuition assistance.
Eligible recipients must graduate from high school with a minimum 3.7 grade point average combined with:
minimum SAT score of 1,200 on the math and reading portions
a minimum composite ACT score of 26 in single national test administration.
The Zell Miller Scholarship provides 100% tuition assistance per full-time semester.
HOPE Rigor Requirements
In order to qualify for the HOPE Scholarship, students must complete a minimum of 4 Rigor Courses prior to graduation.
The following courses offered at Pickens High School meet the rigor requirements. A student is required to have 4 or more of these course to be eligible for the HOPE or Zell Miller Scholarship.
Any Advanced Placement (AP) course
Any Move On When Ready (MOWR) course
Advanced Algebra or Algebra II
Advanced Mathematical Decision Making
Accelerated CCGPS Pre-Calculus
French II and III
Spanish II and III