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Kemp recognizes UGA student in State of the State address

Georgia Governor Kemp delivers the 2023 State of the State address on Jan. 26 as Lt. Gov. Burt Jones looks on.
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Georgia Governor Kemp delivers the 2023 State of the State address on Jan. 26 as Lt. Gov. Burt Jones looks on.

In the State of the State address on Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp celebrated the return of full tuition coverage to HOPE Scholarship and Grant awards and acknowledged a University of Georgia Student who has benefited from the program.

“Oba Samaye is a HOPE Scholarship student at our National-Championship-winning University of Georgia. Go dawgs. He is a first-generation college student and the oldest of five children. His father is a retired Navy veteran and pastor. His mother is also currently in school working to become a doctor,” said Kemp.

He recognized how the recent revamp of the scholarship program will benefit Georgia college students.

“By covering 100% of tuition — a policy long worked on by members of both sides of the aisle — a student like Oba will receive roughly $1,000 in additional financial assistance in the coming school year,” Kemp said.

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