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Resource ID: #21374
Subject: Education
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Date: 2003-11-11


Georgia started the HOPE scholarship program in 1993 to give high school students of lower-income families a chance to go to college. But now it's in danger of breaking the bank. HOPE receives funding from the state's lottery, but the demand is outweighing the supply. Georgia lawmakers changed the standards for scholarship availability, and now scholarships are given to any student, regardless of need. This story examines how high school students fare in college with their HOPE scholarships, how HOPE money sometimes goes to other projects, and how the lottery money that goes to HOPE comes mostly out of pockets of the poor.

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