Can I get a scholarship solely for academics?
Topic: Teacher application letter in english
June 25, 2019 / By Keziah Question:
I know that sports and community assistance MAY be easier alternatives, but my academic ability is VERY strong overall. I plan on getting a 5.0 GPA on all my semesters, and so far, so good. I'm a freshman, and I've been able to maintain a 4.8 for the past 11 weeks and counting (86.7% in English rising). The work is hard, but my motivation for success and perfection is even stronger. That being said, will this do me any good in the long run financially? I'm pathetic in the sports department and am generally lazy when it comes to community assistance (though I am part of a club that produces videos for the school...only missed one meeting out of 8 and I heard that helping the school in such ways is something colleges LOVE. Like the work and plan on being a full 4-year member). I'm going to be taking 2 AP classes later down the road (only those regarding mathematics and science) and I'll be in honors for everything else for my entire 4 years. By the way, I live in So Cal and plan on going to UCSD for a discounted price (going for a doctoral degree that can get me into the Center for Disease Control). Just a side note, I was born in the U.S.
Thanks to any long, meaningful, useful answers from educated people!
Best Answers: Can I get a scholarship solely for academics?
Jaimie | 9 days ago
You can get scholarships for good grades, but they usually aren't too great, and you'd have to be a genius to get a full ride (like a serious genius, not your parents/teachers telling you you're smart).
Don't rule out taking AP english and literature. One of the most important skills to have is to be able to write well. Just about anything you apply for you'll have to write a letter to get in, and poor writing means your application will be kicked to the curb. Make sure you can write with correct syntax and rhetoric, and feel comfortable writing confidently and concisely off the top of your head.
Take language classes. Colleges and jobs like people who can speak multiple languages.
Volunteer A LOT. Colleges don't care if you don't like it. Get friends together and volunteer for a food bank or the parks services, just do something to be able to put down that you regularly did community service. EVERY application will ask you for a list of volunteer work you've done. As well, if you volunteer with a group for long enough, you can get to know the coordinator or supervisor. If they can provide a letter of recommendation, that would make a world of difference.
BTW, sports will only get you so much, don't think just because someone can play football means they'll get a scholarship. You need to be good at what you do, not just be able to do it.
Overall, colleges like well rounded talented individuals who help out in the community. Don't think just good grades will get you a big scholarship. With the state of colleges now, valedictorian doesn't even guarantee you admission.
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Unweighted GPA only. Sports don't count for anything unless you are a star who will be playing them in college. Honors doesn't count as much as you think. If you get Cs in Honors, it's worse than getting Bs in regular classes. I think you don't understand what counts here, figure out what your plan of study will be for the first 4 years, and how you will pay for it.
Your high GPA should get you a lot of money, but not in the way you think. You will have to apply to every grant and scholarship you hear of. FAFSA.gov, Cappex.com, and FastWeb.com can help you get started. Also, consider your local community college for your first two years, as those first two years are all the same general education requirements everywhere.
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Actually sports scholarships are far and few between and don't offer much money in most cases. Academic scholarships are more common. Keep doing well and volunteer.
Perhaps you can find a volunteer opportunity that relates in some way to your career goal, that way you'll be interested in it and you'll learn something. And it'll look good when you apply for college.
Oh, and you're smart to stick with an instate school. Keep making good decisions!
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