Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Zell Miller Scholarship

Zell Miller Scholarship pays full tuition charges for students who have the required 3.7 GPA (un-weighted) for all academic high school classes and a 1200 or higher score (from one sitting) on the Math and Verbal section of the SAT, or an ACT score of 26 or higher OR if the student is the Valedictorian or Salutatorian of their high school as reported to the HOPE office.

Zell Miller Scholarship Check-Points for Continued Eligibility

Students are evaluated to insure they attained a 3.3 average at the following checkpoints:

30 attempted semester hours
60 attempted semester hours
90 attempted semester hours
At the end of every Spring Semester (except for beginning Freshmen enrolled below full-time)

If the student does not maintain the 3.3 GPA requirement, but does have a 3.0 or higher GPA, the student can be reviewed for HOPE Scholarship.

Zell Miller attempted hours include: All regular coursework attempted after high school graduation, non-credit course work (LSS and Regents), all attempted transfer coursework, withdrawals, and dropped courses.

NOTE: To regain eligibility, students must be at 30, 60 or 90 attempted hours. Students cannot regain their eligibility at the End-of-Spring check point or the date the student completes a first undergraduate degree.

Limit of Eligibility

Students are eligible to receive Zell Miller Scholarship up to 127 attempted or paid hours whichever is reached first.

Students are not eligible to receive Zell Miller Scholarship funds if they have attempted 127 semester hours or more.

Students are eligible for a combined payment maximum of 127 semester hours. Hours for which students received payment from Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship, HOPE Grant and the Accel program (through Spring 2011) are included in calculating the total Paid hours.

A student may receive Zell Miller Scholarship until seven years after his or her high school graduation date, Home Study program completion date or date the student stopped pursuing a diploma.

Zell Miller Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

Zell Miller GPA includes:

All earned grades since high school (including both grades when a course is repeated)
Grades for non-credit coursework when given
Grades from all transfer work (even if courses are not accepted at GC)

Zell Miller GPA does not include:
Grades given of S, U, I, IP, W
Grades earned in college courses prior to high school graduation
Grades earned by examination (i.e., AP credit and CLEP)

Note: In some instances, the Zell Miller GPA may not be reflected on the student's official transcript.

Second Chance to Regain Zell Miller Scholarship
Students who lose Zell Miller Scholarship after 30 attempted hours or an End-of-Spring check-point may regain eligibility if they have a 3.3 GPA average at the point of attempting 60 or 90 semester hours. A student can lose and regain Zell Miller Scholarship ONLY ONE time. If the student does not maintain the 3.3 GPA requirement, but does have a 3.0 or higher GPA, the student can be reviewed for HOPE Scholarship.