As Georgia’s HOPE scholarship turns 20 this month, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked seven Georgians to weigh in on what is widely lauded as one of the nation’s most successful academic programs.
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ABOUT THIS SERIES
Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship goes hand-in-hand with the Georgia Lottery as both turn 20 this year. Today, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution begins our 3-day report looking at the evolution of the landmark education program since the state sold its first ticket and awarded its first scholarship in 1993.
Saturday: Our report takes a new look at the HOPE Scholarship’s past success. We lay out the promises of the landmark program and see whether it has met its goals.
Sunday: An in-depth look ahead at the financial challenge to HOPE’s future, as parents and students may have to foot more of the bill for college.
Today: State leaders present their views of this landmark program in their own words.