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  • Mary Jo DiLonardo

    Editorial Contributor

    Mary Jo DiLonardo has been an Atlanta Magazine contributor for 15 years, covering education, health, and family issues. She has written for many magazines, newspapers, and web sites including WebMD where her work has made her half-doctor, half-hypochondriac. She is currently trying to survive parenting a teenage boy.

 

Taking the next step: Georgia’s largest medical, law, and MBA programs

Get ready for grad school

A quick guide to help you compare Georgia's largest grad schools and eventually decide—what's next? Read more...

Big projects on campus: What's going up at Georgia's colleges

From research centers to green space, find out what's under constuction

It’s a law of nature: Every college is constantly under construction. But from street level, it can be hard to tell whether what’s in the works is supercool (a high-tech lab? a rec center?) or downright dull (another parking garage?). Here’s a tour of some of the more exciting projects underway on Georgia campuses. Read more...

HOPE Scholarship by the numbers

A graphical look at the program over the past 20 years

Top high schools: The ten public high schools with the most HOPE-eligible students and the ten with the most students eligible for the even more elite Zell Miller Scholarship (fourteen schools total because of overlap) are clustered in five metro Atlanta counties. Read more...

Can You Count on HOPE?

Frequently asked questions about Georgia’s groundbreaking scholarship

How many powerball tickets does it take to send one HOPE scholar to the University of Georgia? More than 12,000 a year. With 97 percent of UGA freshmen qualifying, that's a lot of mini-mart runs. Read more...