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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 04:56 PM
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Ga. to raise scholarship requirements
Wednesday, April 7, 2004 Last updated 1:07 p.m. PT

Ga. to raise scholarship requirements

By KRISTEN WYATT
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

ATLANTA -- Lawmakers reached an agreement Wednesday to rescue Georgia's vaunted HOPE college scholarship program by raising the academic requirements.

Under the new standards, set to go into effect in 2007, students seeking a scholarship would need a 3.0 grade-point average - a B average - instead of a numeric average of 80, which in many schools is a C.

Georgia's HOPE program uses proceeds from the state lottery to send Georgia high school graduates to public or private colleges within the state. It has given out about $2 billion in scholarships to more than 700,000 students since 1993.

But the program could outstrip the lottery's ability to support it by the end of the decade. The fund paid out $21 million in scholarships its first year, and $440 million this year, and is expected to dole out $502 million next year.
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http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apus_story.asp?c...
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burned Donating Member (219 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 06:27 PM
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1. 2007
My son has a numeric 80 point something. Graduates in 2005. SQUEAAAAKS right in there if he can manage to pass Physics.
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 08:05 PM
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2. good luck
When I was in school 80 was a B, not a C.
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:18 PM
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3. At my school an 83 was a B and an 80 was a C
92 and above was an A.

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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:35 PM
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4. I guess that's why they are changing it
Too many different numerical standards, while most places you get 3.0 points for a B and 4 for an A, etc.
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