It is not necessary that college scholarships are only to be given if the student’s financial or economic condition isn’t stable. While the scholarship is also like a golden stamp on your academic history. However, getting a scholarship is not as easy as it seems. It requires a lot of potential and effort and where there is hard work there always is a reward so for studying hard.

The decision taken by the scholarship provider to giving out scholarships is truly based on a strong foundation. A foundation that remains a factual question i.e., how well does the candidate fit the program? This is the question that drives the entire decision-making process. They use what is available on paper such as the credentials, GPA, SAT score, essays, and many more.

Most schools will expect a mix between your transcripts, your GPA score (either latest or over a prior of a time), and some kind of standardized test score. And there are many who get more creative with interviews, extracurricular activities, or a very unique personal life or background. Thus, depending on how much weight each of those carries will influence the possible GPA requirement.

Common Sources to Get GPA Scholarships

  • Colleges & Universities

  • In-State Programs

  • Field of Study or Major-based Programs

  • Large Scholarship Programs

  • Military Branches

Types of Scholarships For Students Who are Scoring Good GPA

There are different types of scholarships, which explains why some scholarships may be awarded to a student based on their grades and another may be awarded to a student for achievement or an entirely different reason altogether. Three main types of scholarships include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic or Merit-based scholarships: Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students based on their student resume, which can include grade point average, extracurricular activity participation, clubs, awards, etc.

  • Need-based scholarships: Need-based scholarships are awarded based on a student’s financial needs.

  • Race, Ethnicity, or Gender scholarships: Race, ethnicity, or gender are also common attributes scholarships are awarded for.

 

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$4,755

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

About the Scholarship

What is the Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)? Alaska Performance Scholarship is aimed towards high school students in the Alaska region of the United States. This caters to help students to bear with the cost of their postsecondary education. Usually, the high school students who...

Application Deadline

July 20, 2020

Award Amount

$7,093

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

ADS@mdc.edu

Contact Number

305-237-8888

About the Scholarship

Miami Dade College American Dream Scholarship The dream of every student to pursue higher education can become true with the aid of the American Dream Scholarship. The advantage of this scholarship is that it tries to encompass all the students who were not able to get full financial aid although being very bright and talented. The scholarship is ...

Application Deadline

April 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

OSFA@fldoe.org

Contact Number

888-827-2004

About the Scholarship

Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund The Jose Marti Scholarship grant provides financial aid to students of Hispanic origin who attend public or private institutions in Florida. These grants are like awards to the eligible students going through financial crisis and do not have to be repaid. ...

Application Deadline

February 19, 2020

Award Amount

$20,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

sandy.wong@servco.com

Contact Number

808-564-1386

About the Scholarship

Scholarships are not just a form of financial aid but hope and motivation for the students who wish to pursue their education in spite of all the hurdles. The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation also strives towards this mission and supports meritorious students who are in need of financial help.   The Fukunaga Scholarship Foundation was established in th...

Application Deadline

April 15, 2020

Award Amount

Varies

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

grants@ssaci.state.in.us

Contact Number

317-232-2350

About the Scholarship

This Frank O’Bannon Grant scholarship is for high school students who want to make their higher studies. This award is given by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to provide tuition fees and diploma education course fees.  For this scholarship, the student has to contact their college on how to apply and also for more information. ...

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$3,566

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

Application Deadline

September 15, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

financialaid@msstate.edu

Contact Number

601-432-6997

About the Scholarship

The scholarship has been crafted by the Mississippi Legislature to financially support the students who are residents of the Mississippi region of the United States and have taken admission in the public and non-profit institutions imparting two or four-year education. Objective The ...

Application Deadline

May 18, 2020

Award Amount

$8,200

Awards Available

314

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cbcfinc.org

Contact Number

202-262-2800

About the Scholarship

The CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is provided by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) in order to encourage African-American students to pursue higher education in the associate’s, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree levels. The organization has been sponsoring the schola...

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,378

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

felicia.swanson@alaska.gov

Contact Number

907-465-2980

Application Deadline

September 15, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

sfa@mississippi.edu

Contact Number

601-432-6997

About the Scholarship

What is Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)? The (MESG) has been crafted by the Mississippi Legislature and it is designed to aid the students who are attending the state as well as non-profit colleges and universities which are offering two or four years of the curriculum...