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03/16/04

No Change in HOPE Scholarship

There's good news for the HOPE scholarship. Georgia lawmakers will not be making any cuts to the program this year, but changes are coming. Starting in 2007, students will be required to earn a 3.0 grade point average rather than an 80 numerical average.

That change will eliminate thousands of students who currently qualify for the scholarship.

Lawmakers are hoping this will save the program. Without any cuts, the HOPE scholarship would be bankrupt by the end of the decade.

Reported by: Nicole MacMillan, nmacmillan@wtoc.com

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