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Valdosta rep heads HOPE grant study committee

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

State Representative Amy Carter, a Valdosta Republican, has been named by Georgia House Speaker David Ralston as the Chairman of the House Study Committee on HOPE Scholarship Program Award Amount for Critical Career Fields.

"As a K-12 educator for more than 15 years and a technical college educator prior, one of my top priorities in the legislature is education," said Representative Carter. "The HOPE Scholarship has granted our students increased access to higher education, and through this study committee, we will examine the possibility of adjusting our resources to award those students who choose to study in career fields where we see a shortage of qualified and skilled workers in our state."

This four member Study Committee is established by House Resolution 71 and will study how adjustments to the HOPE scholarship award to students pursuing certain fields of study at eligible private postsecondary institutions may eliminate the shortfall of workers in critical career fields.    

Carter, who has served since 2007, is also on these Committees:

Agriculture & Consumer Affairs - Member
Appropriations - Chairman of Subcommittee
Education - Member
Governmental Affairs - Member
Higher Education - Member
Small Business Development - Member

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