The College of Coastal Georgia has announced a new scholarship to help students amid state cuts to HOPE funds.
College president Valerie Hepburn explains the school sought to help students that do not have access to other public funds:
“It tries to target a sizable number of students in hopes that it keeps them on track with their education and reminds them that we truly value achievement in education and that it really dovetails on what the whole focus of HOPE has been.”
The school's private foundation is funding what it’s calling the “HOPE and Dreams Scholarships.”
Coastal Georgia has some of the lowest tuition costs in the state, and the $1000 scholarships will likely cover the 10% cuts to HOPE scholarships.