Shirley Miller Scholarship

The Shirley Miller Scholarship awards qualified HOPE Scholarship recipients a supplement that pays the difference between their current HOPE award and the cost of tuition. The scholarship is named in honor of former First Lady Shirley Miller in recognition of her lifelong contributions to education.

The mission of this scholarship fund is to restore Zell Miller’s vision of providing full tuition to every qualified HOPE Scholarship recipient enrolled in a University System of Georgia (USG) or a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) institution.

All HOPE Scholarship recipients must be 18 years of age or older and currently enrolled in a USG or TCSG institution. All applicants are welcome. Until fully funded, the Zell Miller Foundation will prioritize applicants based on the following criteria:

Applicants who are Black, Asian, or Hispanic;
Applicants enrolled in a public Historically Black College or University (HBCU);
Applicants whose annual household income is below the median household income in Georgia;
Applicants who are first generation college students;
Applicants who are in their senior year.

Scholarships will be awarded for the 2021 Spring Semester. Applications must be received no later than October 30, 2020. Applicants chosen for a Shirley Miller Scholarship will be notified by November 27, 2020.

Specific attachments are required to process your application. Please be ready to upload a recent headshot, resume, and pages 1 and 2 of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return which you or your guardian completed.