HOPE Career Grant

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:

Business Education and Computer Science
Computer Programming Diploma
Cybersecurity Diploma
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 & 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
Surgical Technology Diploma
Industrial Systems Technology
Electrical Maintenance Technician Certificate
Industrial Systems Technology Diploma
Machine Tool
CNC Specialist Certificate
Machine Tool Technology Diploma
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. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant Award is a fixed amount* for each term of enrollment:

Enrolled Hours Award Amount per term
9+ hours $500.00
3-8 hours $250.00
1-2 hours $125.00

*Commercial Truck Driving - enrolled 9+ hours; one-time award of $1,000.00.

Please click Georgia’s HOPE Career Grant Award for more information.