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HOPE Scholarship may face loss of funding

The HOPE scholarship could be in danger of losing funding. (Source: WALB) The HOPE scholarship could be in danger of losing funding. (Source: WALB)
The report was backed by the Committee To Preserve HOPE Scholarships, in an effort to determine the future of the program. (Source: WALB) The report was backed by the Committee To Preserve HOPE Scholarships, in an effort to determine the future of the program. (Source: WALB)
Nancy Badertscher (Source: WALB) Nancy Badertscher (Source: WALB)
(WALB) -

In a report released Wednesday, Georgia's HOPE Scholarship may be in danger of losing funding in years to come.

The report was backed by the Committee To Preserve HOPE Scholarships, in an effort to determine the future of the program.

The report's author, Nancy Badertscher, found that if current trends continue, there could be a funding gap in 2028 for 3.0 GPA students due to high demand.

The author said technical colleges have been hit hard by this after 2011 reforms.

"So among the changes that they made were to add a GPA for technical school students, a 3.0, many students couldn't meet that and so since then the legislature has dropped it to a 2.0 and that has helped some students," said Badertscher.

The HOPE Scholarships program was started in 1993 by former Governor Zell Miller.

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