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Driver’s Education Scholarship

Georgia Driver's Education Grant Scholarship Program Authorized Provider

The Georgia Driver’s Education Commission offers the Georgia Driver’s Education Grant Scholarship Program to offer driver’s education to Georgia students. Scholarships are issued through the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission. As an Authorized Provider of Driver’s Education, Savannah Technical College can redeem scholarships.

The grant scholarship program is open to Georgia residents ages fifteen through seventeen who wish to satisfy the Joshua’s Law driver’s education requirement by completing thirty hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind the wheel driving instruction with an approved instructor. 

Before You Apply for The Scholarship

  1. Review everything about our Driver’s Ed program.
    • It’s important to know all requirements before applying for a scholarship or enrolling in a course. Click on each section of this page, like “Details”, “Course Requirements”, “Frequently Asked Questions” and others.  Please Do not skip this step!
  2. Check to see if any upcoming sessions are available.
    • If you do not see any upcoming sessions available, do not apply for the scholarship.
      • Why?– If granted a scholarship, you must redeem and complete the course within the time allotted by the provider. If the window closes, you risk losing the scholarship and/or required to cover the cost of remaining unpaid training.
  3. If you see upcoming sessions, check your calendar.
    • Be sure that you can attend all the dates of the course (30hrs Classroom & 6hrs Behind the wheel Training)
    • Scholarships are awarded on the 1st day of each month. Notification of award or denial is sent by email by the Georgia Driver’s Education Commission.
    • If awarded a scholarship, the award date of the scholarship must be before the first day of instruction or class by the driver training school.
    • For example, if a session starts October 28th but you won’t know if you will be granted(or denied) the scholarship until November 1st, do not register for the October 28th course. Instead register for a session that’s available after you determine if you have been awarded.
  4. If there are sessions available AND you are a scholarship recipient BEFORE the start of that session, apply for the scholarship.  
    • This is important. If you aren’t sure, please refer back to Step #2 above and review again.
  5. Parents and/or guardians may learn more and apply for the scholarship

Scholarship Eligibility:

  • Georgia Students between the ages of 15 and 17 years old.
  • First Priority is given to students who are children or dependents of a Georgia public safety professional or military personnel killed in the line of duty.
  • The second priority is given to students who demonstrate a financially based need.
  • The third priority is given to all students who do not qualify under the first and second priority.
  • Scholarships are awarded evenly by the congressional district and are electronically selected at random in each priority level if the number of applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available.
  • To learn more visit: https://gahighwaysafety.org/driver-ed-scholarship/

Have you received a scholarship code but don’t see an upcoming session?

We can still redeem your code for you. Please complete this form. You are also welcome to redeem the scholarship code with any authorized provider in your service area.

Is your scholarship deadline approaching?

Send an email to gdec@gohs.ga.gov and let them know you would like to request a one-time 60-day extension. Tip: Forward your scholarship award email so that they have all the info needed to add the extension.

Registration Instructions for Scholarship Students

****You must have a scholarship code to complete this form!****

1. Click the following link: Scholarship Recipient – Driver’s Education Online Registration

2. Complete the form with your contact information and select the session you’re interested in attending and press submit.

If you have any questions, we encourage you to visit the Frequently Asked Questions tab on this page to review some of our commonly asked questions.

You can also contact us at 912-665-1045 or 912-443-3392 or email at abrantley@savannahtech.edu