HOPE Career Grant

HOPE Career Grant Eligible Programs

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UPDATED for Fall Semester 2017

The HOPE Career Grant, (formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant,) is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 12 industries in Georgia for which there are more jobs available than there are skilled workers to fill them. Wiregrass programs that qualify for this grant are as follows:

Automotive Transmission/Transaxle Tech Specialist Certificate
Automotive Engine Performance Technician Certificate
Automotive Fundamentals Diploma
Automotive Chassis Technician Specialist Certificate
Automotive Technology Diploma
Business Education and Computer Science
Cybersecurity Technical Certificate
Cybersecurity Diploma
Computer Programming Diploma
Computer Support Specialist
Game Development Diploma
Networking Specialist Diploma
Web Site Design Diploma
Commercial Truck Driving
Commercial Truck Driving Certificate*
Diesel Truck Maintenance
Diesel Truck Maintenance Technician Certificate
Early Childhood Care/Education
Child Development Specialist Certificate
Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma
Early Childhood Program Administration Certificate
Healthcare Technologies
Computed Tomography Specialist Certificate
Health Information Coding Diploma
Pharmacy Technology Diploma
Phlebotomy Technician Certificate
Practical Nursing Diploma
Industrial Systems Technology
Air Conditioning Technology Diploma
Electrical Systems Technology Diploma
Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate
Electrical Technician Technical Certificate
Industrial Systems Technology Diploma
Low Voltage System Installer
Low Voltage Electronic Safety and Security Tech
Machine Tool
Basic Machinist Certificate
CNC Specialist Certificate
Lathe Operator Technical Certificate
Machine Tool Technology Diploma
Mill Operator Technical Certificate
Telecommunications and Security Technology Diploma
Gas Tungsten Arc Welder Certificate
Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welder Certificate
Welding and Joining Technology Diploma

To qualify, a student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term.

A student's HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount per term based upon the student's program of study and number of hours of enrollment.

Enrolled Semester Hours Award Amount
1-2 hours $125
3-8 hours $250
9+ hours $500
9+ hours $1,000 (One-time award for Commercial Truck Driving only*)