Bill would make older students eligible for HOPE

An Atlanta lawmaker wants to allow Georgians who graduated from high school before 1993 to access the state’s popular HOPE scholarship program.

House Bill 946, by Rep. Howard Mosby, D-Atlanta, says anyone otherwise qualified for HOPE but who graduated from high school before the scholarship program began in 1993 should be eligible.

Mosby said he believes not many people would seek to take advantage of the opportunity but there are enough who would to make it worthwhile.

“Especially during this (economic) downturn when people started going back to school,” Mosby said.

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