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Changes could be coming for HOPE scholarships, grants

Amy Carter Amy Carter
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

State Representative Amy Carter said there are a lot of aspects of the HOPE scholarship and grant program she and the state's new HOPE scholarship study committee plan to look at.

It was announced this week that Carter, who lives in Valdosta and represents Georgia's 175th district, has been appointed the chairperson of the committee, which was created by Georgia's house of representatives.

She said the goal is to find ways to make the scholarships and grants, which are funded through the Georgia lottery, more applicable to the jobs and career fields that are now becoming more vital to Georgia's future thanks to changing technology.

"We want to look at things such as what schools are offering these programs, what the career areas are, the dollars we have in reserves for HOPE scholarships and for grants," Rep. Carter explained.

As of Friday, the committee had until December 21st to complete their study and present their results.

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