The Impact of the HOPE Scholarship

David Sjoquist, an economics professor, was interviewed for a story in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the impact of the HOPE Scholarship as it turns 20 this month. Although it has helped more than 1.5 million Georgians attend college, Sjoquist said the scholarship has had little impact on keeping scholars in Georgia after they graduate. “There is no incentive in HOPE to stay in-state after graduation,” he said. While the financial benefits of HOPE may have swayed students to remain in-state for college, those who had thought about going elsewhere would simply wait until after graduation, Sjoquist said.

You can read more about the impact of HOPE on the Georgia workforce in this article by Dr. Sjoquist:

Sjoquist, David L., and John V. Winters. 2013. “The effects of HOPE on post-college retention in the Georgia workforce.” Regional Science & Urban Economics 43, no. 3: 479-490.

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3 Responses to The Impact of the HOPE Scholarship

  1. W. Wilmoth says:

    Is there any way I can access this article without a student logon? I am an alum completing my dissertation on this topic at another university. It is not available in GALILEO.

  2. Cliff Landis says:

    Hi W.! You can contact the Reference Desk at your university’s library and ask for help getting the article through Interlibrary Loan. They should be able to get it for you.

  3. Chris says:

    As the Hope Scholarship reaches this milestone, I am glad to see requirements are being added for a more rigorous set of academic standards for courses required, GPA, and minimum SAT/ACT scores. This will help to better keep all students on a level playing field coming from different schools which may, in the past, have used grade inflation or easier class loads to boost Hope Scholarship eligibility levels.