5.6.9. Out-of-State HOPE Equivalents

For students who reside in Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas or Mississippi and graduate from high school with a 3.0 GPA or higher, Oglethorpe may consider the student for an award of $3,500 per year. Recipients need to maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher while at Oglethorpe. These awards are merit-based grants directly from Oglethorpe and are only offered at the time of a student’s admission to Oglethorpe.

Flagship 50

For first-year students who reside in one of the 50 states, including the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories and who have earned a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.5 (as calculated by Oglethorpe) and achieved an SAT Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing + Math score of 1250 or an ACT composite score of 26, Oglethorpe will  ensure the student’s tuition and fees net of grants and scholarships is equal to the in-state tuition and fees charged by the flagship public college in the student’s home state. Eligible state or federal grants can be received in addition to this award. Recipients must remain enrolled full-time at Oglethorpe and in good academic and conduct standing. These awards are merit-based grants directly from Oglethorpe and are only offered at the time of a student’s admission to Oglethorpe.  A student’s Flagship 50 award amount is calculated prior to a student’s matriculation to Oglethorpe and remains fixed.  Once calculated, a Flagship 50 award amount does not fluctuate from year to year.