HOPE Career Grant

Students, who are eligible for or receive HOPE Grant funding and are enrolled in one of the following programs of study, may also be eligible for funding from the HOPE Career Grant (formerly Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant).  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.

Students will automatically qualify for the HOPE Career Grant Award (Formerly Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant) if they meet these three criteria:

  1. regular student fully admitted to a TCSG institution
  2. enrolled in one of the above programs
  3. receiving the HOPE Grant in that same term

Students enrolled in 9+ credits receive $500; 3-8 credits receive $250; and 1-2 credits receive $125.

Commercial Truck Driving HOPE Career Grant is a HOPE Career Grant award based on the number of hours of enrollment, not to exceed $1000.00 per truck driving program.  Students enrolled in 9+ credit hours receive $1,000; 6-8 credits receive $667; and 1-5 credits receive $333.

Dual Enrollment:

Age Limit

  1. A student cannot be older than twenty-one (21) years of age on the start date of the post-secondary term of enrollment for which funding is sought.
  2. A student who reaches twenty-one (21) years of age during the post-secondary term, may complete the term. Institution and abide by the all policies and procedures required by the college.

The following HOPE Career Grant-approved programs have been identified as high demand careers in Georgia and are offered at Savannah Technical College.

Air Conditioning (HVAC training)

Aircraft Technology

Automotive Technology

Aviation Maintenance


Business Technology

Commercial Truck Driving (CDL training)

Construction Management

Cyber & Related

Dental Assisting

Drafting Technology

Early Childhood Care and Education

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Electrical Utility Technology

Emergency Medical Services Professions

Film Production

Fire Science

Health Care Assistant Specializations

Historic Preservation & Restoration

Industrial Maintenance Systems



  • Certified Manufacturing Specialist TCC (CM51)

Medical Assisting

Practical Nursing (LPN)

Precision Machining and Manufacturing

Welding & Joining

The HOPE Grant is an award given to Georgia residents enrolled in a certificate or diploma program at a TCSG institution. The qualifying GPA for the HOPE Grant is 2.0.

Click here for a complete list of FY2021 state approved programs for Summer 2021 (04/06/21)).