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.

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

Aircraft Technology

Automotive Technology

Aviation Maintenance


Commercial Truck Driving

Cyber & Related

Construction Management

Dental Assisting

Early Childhood Care and Education

Electrical Construction & Maintenance

Electrical Utility Technology

Emergency Medical Services Professions

Film Production

Health Care Assistant Specializations

Historic Preservation & Restoration

Industrial Maintenance Systems



Medical Assisting

Practical Nursing

Precision Machining and Manufacturing

Welding & Joining

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

Please review the chart found here for approved programs of study and award amounts. Students enrolled in 9+ credits receive $500; 3-8 credits receive $250; and 1-2 credits receive $125. Students must be enrolled in 9 credits in the Commercial Truck Driving program to qualify for $1,000 for one term.

The HOPE Grant (Formerly Strategic Industries Workforce Development 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 2019-20 state approved programs for Fall 2019 (07/25/19).