- More than 3000 illegals graduate from Georgia high schools every year. Illegal aliens are not eligible for the Hope Scholarship – not “all students” or all graduates.
Gov. Brain Kemp announced the new “Georgia Match” program yesterday and various news outlets are busy reporting on the details of the new system for assuring high school students they have a college seat in the state’s public post secondary schools.
We hope they get it right when they tell people about the Hope Scholarship. And we hope all concerned note that somewhere north of 3000 illegal aliens graduate from Georgia’s high schools each year according to a now six-year-old stats from the New Yorker.
We assume that number is significantly higher now that Biden has invited 4-5 million illegals into the remains of the Republic.
Here is an example of our concern from reporter Jeff Amy at the Associated Press today in a story headlined “You’re admitted: Georgia to urge high school seniors to apply in streamlined process.”
At the end of Amy’s report is the following information on the Hope Scholarship:
“That’s where Georgia officials say the state’s HOPE Scholarship and HOPE Grant programs can help. The grant program pays for two years of technical college tuition for any high school graduate, as long as the student maintains a C average. There is also enhanced aid for students studying in career fields the state classifies as being in high demand.
The scholarship program pays for four years of college or university tuition for any student who graduates high school with a B average and maintains a B average in college (italics mine).
Amy and the left wing AP are telling people that Hope pays for “any high school graduate” and “any student.” I’ve seen similar wording in other reports
The Georgia Student Finance Commission has different “facts” on eligibility for the Hope scholarship. It’s first on the list of “basic requirements” – students must “meet U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizen requirements.”
What are those requirements?
“DACA recipients and undocumented students are ineligible for state and federal financial aid including the Pell Grant, loans and the Zell Miller & HOPE Scholarships” says the University of North Georgia resources page. We note the redundancy of their “DACA recipients and undocumented students.”
Shorter: Illegal aliens are not eligible for the Hope Scholarship. That includes the more than 3000 illegals graduate from Georgia high schools every year. Regardless of grades, not all high school graduates are eligible for Hope. Somebody his wrong here or we are missing something not at all obvious.