Keep HOPE Alive helps GSU students regain scholarship - Mid-South News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | FOX13

Keep HOPE Alive helps GSU students regain scholarship

Posted: Updated:
ATLANTA -

Georgia State University's Keep HOPE Alive program targets students who lose their HOPE Scholarship due to fallen grades.  It's intended to help them refocus on their academics and regain their scholarships as soon as possible.

They also receive a little bit of money from the school once they re-qualify for HOPE.

Gloria Pineda says she works hard to stay in school. The GSU sophomore works two jobs to make that happen. She says the scholarships she receives are invaluable to her.

"It's what separated me from attending or not, because, financially, my parents would not be able to support me," she said.

Gloria isn't alone. At Georgia State, about 75 percent of incoming freshman are HOPE recipients. It's open to Georgia residents who maintain a 3.0 grade-point average. But, maintaining that GPA and the scholarship can sometimes difficult students.

The financial blow to students can often be accompanied by emotional and psychological blow, as well. Of the students who lost, HOPE, only 50 percent graduate.

Georgia State is fighting to retain those who lost their HOPE funds. It's called Keep HOPE Alive and it provides academic coaching, workshops and specialized advisements to students who have fallen behind.

More than 60 percent of the students who complete the program, regain their HOPE scholarships. This is compared to the 10 percent of those aren't in the program.

It's the difference between earning a diploma and not earning one.

CLICK ON THE VIDEO ABOVE TO WATCH TACOMA'S REPORT!

More info:
Georgia State: Keep HOPE Alive website

  • Good Day ArchiveMore>>

  • Dine Out for Project Open Hand

    Dine Out for Project Open Hand

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:39:13 GMT
    Head out to the a participating restaurant to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Dining Out For Life.
    Head out to the a participating restaurant to celebrate the 22nd anniversary of Dining Out For Life.
  • Fox 5 I-Team

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Cheap vs. Frugal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:15:25 GMT
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
    There is nothing wrong with saving a buck, but can you cross the line? There is a difference between being cheap and being frugal.
  • Mountain Festival Brings Music, Dancing To Dahlonega Square

    Mountain Festival Brings Music, Dancing To Dahlonega Square

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:08 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:08:13 GMT
    The North Georgia town of Dahlonega is best-known for its gold. But this weekend, music will bring more than 50,000 people to the historic town square.
    The North Georgia town of Dahlonega is best-known for its gold. But this weekend, music will bring more than 50,000 people to the historic town square.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices