When can I apply?

2023-24 School Year

The Hope Scholarship Board is closed to new applications for the 2023-24 school year. The last day to apply was February 29, 2024. If you are interested in participating in the Hope Scholarship Program, please apply for the 2024-25 school year directly in the EMA portal.

2024-25 School Year

The application window for renewal applicants for 2024-25 will be open from January 3, 2024 to June 17, 2024. For new applicants, the Hope Scholarship Board will accept applications year-round, but the timing of submission of the original application for the program will determine the amount of the Hope Scholarship received for the student’s initial year of participation in the program. The application windows for 2024-25 and the corresponding funding amounts are outlined in the chart below:

Application Window
Funding Amount
Mar 1, 2024 – June 17, 2024
100% of Scholarship
Jun 16, 2024 – Sept 15, 2024
75% of Scholarship
Sept 16, 2024 – Nov 30, 2024
50% of Scholarship
Dec 1, 2024 – Feb 28, 2025
25% of Scholarship
After Feb 28, 2025
No funding for 2024-25 but can apply for 2025-26 year.