ATLANTA (AP) - The children of military families in Georgia
would be eligible for the state's popular HOPE scholarship under
legislation that sailed through the Senate.

Currently, students in Georgia must have lived in the state for
a year to be eligible for HOPE.

The bill that passed unanimously on Wednesday would waive that residency requirement for the children of active-duty military personnel.

The HOPE scholarship is funded by the Georgia lottery. It
guarantees free in-state public college tuition to any Georgia high
school student who graduates high school with a B average or

The bill has already passed the House and now heads to Gov.
Sonny Perdue for his signature.

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