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HOPE Career Grant

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The HOPE Career Grant can be the boost a student needs to get started on a rewarding career in a well-paying job, and without accumulating a lot of student debt. It also helps Georgia employers by creating a pipeline of skilled workers they can hire well into the future.

To be eligible for the HOPE Career Grant, students must first qualify for and be receiving the HOPE Grant. The two grants together will cover all tuition in eligible programs. Students will still be responsible for student fees and any equipment necessary, although in some cases, Financial aid is available.

List of Eligible Programs:

Advanced Commercial Refrigeration
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Air Conditioning Electrical Technician
Air Conditioning Repair Specialist
Air Conditioning Technician Assistant
Air Conditioning Technology
Auto Electrical/Electronic Systems Technician
Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist
Automotive Climate Control Technician
Automotive Engine Performance Technician
Automotive Engine Repair Technician
Automotive Fundamentals
Automotive Technology
Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist
Basic Electrical Technician
Basic Electricity Technician
Basic Electronic Assembler
Basic Shielded Metal Arc Welder
Certified Construction Worker
Child Development Specialist
CNC Specialist
Commercial Truck Driving
Commercial Wiring
Computed Tomography
Diesel Equipment Technology
Early Childhood Care and Education Basics
Early Childhood Care/Education
Electrical Control Systems
Electrical Lineworker
Electrical Systems Technology
Electronics Fundamentals
Electronics Technology
Engineering Technology Basics cip 150303
Engineering Technology Fundamentals
Gas Metal Arc Welder
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder
Heavy Diesel Service Technician
Industrial Fluid Power Technician
Industrial Mechanical Systems
Industrial Motor Control Technician
Industrial Systems Technology
Locomotive Electrical Systems
Locomotive Mechanical Systems
Machine Tool Technology
Manufacturing Maintenance Fundamentals
Medical Language Specialist
Metals Technician
Microsoft Networking Administrator
Mobile Electronics Technician
Naval Electrician Apprentice
Networking Specialist
Nurse Aide
Phlebotomy Technician
Practical Nursing
Programmable Control Technician I
Residential Air Conditioning Technician
Residential Wiring Technician
Surgical Technology
Welding and Joining Technology

Award Amount:

  • 1 - 2 credit hours | $125
  • 3 - 8 credit hours | $250
  • 9+ credit hours | $500
  • CTD | One time $1,000 for 9+ hours

Additional Notes:

  • Students must be eligible for the HOPE Grant to receive HOPE Career Grant funding.
  • There is a one-time award for $1,000 for Commercial Truck Driving.
  • High school students participating in dual enrollment are NOT eligible for the HOPE Career Grant.
  • Students MUST submit a FAFSA to determine total grant eligibility. To apply, visit
  • Class registration is based on availability.
  • For specific programs, see our Financial Aid Office.

Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Alma Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 101 West 17th St 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Alma, Georgia 31510 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.632.0951 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
  8001 The Lakes Blvd 3700 Glynco Pkwy
  Kingsland, Georgia 31548 Brunswick, Georgia 31525
  912.510.3327 912.262.4999
  Hazlehurst Jesup
  677 Douglas Hwy 1777 West Cherry St
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 Jesup, Georgia 31545
  912.379.0041 912.427.5800


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