HOPE Career Grant

The HOPE Career Grant, formerly known as the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant, is available to HOPE Grant-qualified students who enroll in select majors specifically aligned with one of 17 industries in which there are more jobs available in Georgia than there are skilled workers to fill them. The eligible programs at OFTC are:

Diploma Programs

Technical Certificate of Credit Programs

Award Amounts

To qualify, an OFTC student must be fully admitted to the college, enrolled in one of the above programs and receiving the HOPE Grant for the same term. The amount of the HOPE Career Grant award is a fixed amount for each term of enrollment:

  • 9 or more credit hours – $500/semester
  • 3-8 credit hours – $250/semester
  • 1-2 credit hours – $125/semester
  • Commercial Truck Driving – $1,000 one time award



  • Eligibility for the HOPE Career Grant for the Commercial Truck Driving program is for one term only.
  • The HOPE GED Grant, HOPE Grant, and HOPE Career Grant can be awarded in the same term, if all other eligibility requirements are met up to cost of attendance.
  • High school students in dual or joint enrollment programs are not eligible for the HOPE Career Grant.
  • Students who are actively pursuing a GED are eligible for HOPE Career Grant.
  • All eligibility requirements for the HOPE Grant apply to HOPE Career Grant.

If you have questions that are not addressed here, please call the Financial Aid Office or stop by the campus nearest you.

  • Sandersville Campus  – Financial Aid Office:  478-553-2131
  • Dublin Campus – Financial Aid Office: 478-274-7833 or 478-274-7940

Additional information on financial aid is available in the online OFTC catalog