Lately, I have had many people come to me with questions concerning Governor Nathan Deal, whom I had the honor of volunteering for, and his recent decisions regarding the HOPE Scholarship.
The scholarship was created in 1993 by former Governor Zell Miller, and it is a merit based higher educational scholarship that is funded entirely by the revenue from the Georgia Lottery. Students who had at least a 3.0 grade point average and attended college within the state were eligible to receive the HOPE Scholarship. But, after several years and a bad economy, this is simply not possible anymore.
When this scholarship was first established, only 66 thousand students were covered, but now, more than 200 thousand students are covered. That is a big difference.