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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
1.0
4.0
SAT: 720 math
200
800
| 800 verbal
200
800

Extracurriculars

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How can I improve my chances for a college scholarship?

Hello! I'm a junior in high school and I'm starting to think about paying for college. I know scholarships can be a big help, but I'm not sure what I need to do to improve my chances of getting one. What are some things I can do to make myself a more attractive candidate for scholarships?

10 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're thinking about scholarships early. As someone who has gone through this process with my own child, I can share a few tips that might help you in your journey. First, it's important to maintain a strong GPA and take challenging courses, as many scholarships are merit-based. Additionally, participating in extracurricular activities, volunteering, and demonstrating leadership skills can make you stand out to scholarship committees. Don't forget to research and apply for scholarships early and often. There are many resources available online, such as Fastweb and Scholarships.com, to help you find scholarships that match your interests and qualifications. Once you've found scholarships you want to apply for, make sure to tailor your application to the specific scholarship requirements. Spend time on your essays and have someone review them before submitting. Lastly, don't be afraid to apply for smaller scholarships, as they can add up and may have less competition. Keep a positive attitude and stay organized throughout the process. Best of luck!

10 months ago

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