The world of scholarships can be confusing, complexing, and downright mysterious.
Just how are winners chosen? What awards are worth the time? Which are scams?
Well get ready to forget everything you’ve heard about scholarships, because we’re blowing the lid off some of the most common myths you’ve always wondered about.
1). Only students with a high GPA have a shot at winning.
You might think every scholarship provider is looking for a student with a 4.0, but the truth is there are TONS of scholarships where your GPA isn’t the focus—some scholarships don’t even ask for it!
If you’re the type of student that cannot be summed up by a transcript, then merit-based scholarships are for you. These types of scholarships are often related to a student’s ability to excel at non-academic pursuits like art, sports, or volunteer work. Most of the time they require applicants to submit essays, videos, or portfolios showcasing their unique abilities, not their test-taking skills.
For a better understanding of how merit-based scholarships work, make sure to check out this post from our archive.
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