You've worked hard to earn excellent grades and you've studied long hours to ensure the best SAT and ACT scores. The providers of these scholarships want you to know that your work is recognized and they know that an investment in your educational future is likely to be one with high returns for society. If your grades are high and your standardized test scores are at the top of the chart, these merit-based scholarships, grants, and fellowships are for you!
If you are first in your family to attend college, you have a lot to be proud of — and celebrate! By continuing your education, you will also have a huge financial responsibility that may be hard to navigate without the guidance of former college graduates. There are many scholarships for first-generation students to help encourage academic success and decrease student debt, and you can find them right here!
Are you a leader, not a follower? Are you captain of a school team or president of the student body? Did you lead a group of volunteers on a project? If so, you may be qualified for free money for school with these leadership scholarships. Take the lead and browse our list of awards.
Higher ACT scores may improve your chances of getting a scholarship. ACT scholarships are merit-based. This means they often go to students who have above average grades. And scores on standardized tests like the ACT.
GPA scholarships require applicants to have a certain grade point average to be eligible to apply. But that doesn't mean they are just for straight A students! Some scholarships specifically aim to support students who have more average grades, but a strong record of participation and community involvement. Click here to read more about GPA scholarships and browse our collection of merit-based awards requiring a certain grade point average.
Scouting can teach you about the outdoors, community, and it can even help you earn scholarships for college! A variety of schools and organizations provide scholarships just for students who have reached the rank of Eagle Scouts - and we've collected some of them here.
Scholarships are available for students who are active in community service. Some will require volunteer work at specific locations and charitable organizations, while others recognize students who have contributed to their communities in any way. Browse our complete list of community service scholarships to see which ones you're eligible for and apply today!