Zell Miller Scholarship Program

Completion of an ineligible home study program and complete 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level credit.

For purposes of the Zell Miller Scholarship program, an ineligible home study program is defined as a program that is not accredited by one of the accrediting agencies listed below.

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
  • Georgia Accrediting Commission;
  • Georgia Association of Christian Schools;
  • Association of Christian Schools International;
  • Georgia Private School Accreditation Council; or
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools.

If the home study program is located outside the state of Georgia:

  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;
  • New England Association of Colleges and Schools;
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools;
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools;
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission;
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges;
  • Alabama Independent School Association; or
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools.

A student who completes an ineligible home study program may receive the Zell Miller Scholarship retroactively for his or her freshman year of college, if he or she earns a 3.30 cumulative grade point average after attempting 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college degree-level credit. The student must have had a minimum combined score of 1200 on the math and reading portions of the SAT, in a single administration of the test or a minimum composite scale score of 26 on the ACT, in a single administration of the test, prior to completion of an ineligible home study program.

  • If you completed an ineligible home study program and are applying for the Zell Miller Scholarship retroactively for your freshman year of college, you must have an official copy of both your home study program and college transcripts sent to the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Additionally, you must submit an official copy of your SAT or ACT results. Also, be sure to include your current name, former name if applicable, date of birth, current mailing address, and phone number. The transcripts and documentation should be sent to:
    Georgia Student Finance Commission
    Program Administration
    2082 East Exchange Place
    Tucker, Georgia 30084
  • You must also complete an application for the Zell Miller Scholarship by completing either the current year FAFSA or the HOPE application through GSFAPPS. The deadline to apply for the Zell Miller Scholarship retroactive payment is the last day of the semester or quarter immediately following the semester or quarter in which you reached the 30 semester or 45 quarter attempted-hour point (excluding summer semester).

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