Hope Scholarship

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House OKs Lower G.P.A. For HOPE Grants

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Lawmakers in the Georgia House of Representatives have given their approval to a plan to lower grade requirements for those seeking HOPE grants to attend the state’s technical colleges. Lawmakers voted 169-1 […]


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Governor Deal Says More Money For Hope Scholarship

ATLANTA (WAOK)-More people play the lottery in Georgia than in any other state. More players means that more money is available to fund HOPE Scholarship programs.  Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is proposing to increase funding […]


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Powerball $320 MILLION

ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery officials announced today that Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has been raised from $305 million to $320 million as a result of brisk ticket sales.  The Powerball jackpot has been growing since June […]


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Black Lawmakers Push For Changes To HOPE Program

ATLANTA (AP/WAOK) – Several black lawmakers are pushing changes to the HOPE scholarship they say will address racial disparities in the program. Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Chairman Sen. Emanuel Jones of Decatur said Thursday the […]


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New HOPE Scholarship Cuts May Be Coming

ATLANTA (AP) – New estimates show that Georgia college students will be paying more out-of-pocket than what they receive in HOPE scholarship money by 2015. The Georgia Student Finance Commission told lawmakers Monday that lottery […]


Tuition Hikes Mean More Financial Woes For Students

ATLANTA (WAOK)- College students had their worst fear confirmed, when the Georgia Board of Regents agreed to a tuition hike. The board voted Tuesday to increase tuition and fess at the state’s 35 institutions. Members […]



NAACP Threatens to Boycott The GA Lottery

Governor Nathan Deal has signed the bill which will implement changes to the HOPE scholarship. As a result, the head of Georgia’s NAACP is threatening a boycott of the state lottery. However, at least one […]



Senate Democrats Want Halt to Hope Scholarship Changes

Georgia Democrats are asking fellow lawmakers to place a halt on the HOPE Scholarship changes. The new adjustments to the scholarship seem to be on hyper speed as they make their way through legislation. Governor Deal has announced […]



Powertalk: Power Question Of The Day…

 Has Newly Elected Governor Nathan Deal Lost His Mind or Are The Changes To Georgia’s Hope Scholarship Needed???


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Powertalk Wrap-Up!!! Featuring Ashley Bell and Kenneth Walker

Commissioner Ashley Bell and Rev. Kenneth Walker Joined Powertalk Today To Discuss The Hope Scholarship… With College costs and enrollment are rising in the state, Governor Nathan Deal is proposing to cut back on the […]