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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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Can I still receive scholarships if my grades aren't amazing?

Hey there, so I'm currently a junior with a 3.3 GPA and I'm concerned about my chances of receiving any scholarships for college. Are there scholarships available for students with lower GPAs, and if so, where can I find them? Thanks in advance for your help!

9 months ago

Hi! I totally understand your concern. Rest assured, there are actually plenty of scholarships available for students with a range of GPAs, including those with lower ones.

To start, try focusing on scholarships that are not primarily based on academic achievement. These may be for students who demonstrate qualities such as leadership or community involvement. For example, my own child applied for a scholarship for volunteering at a local non-profit organization, even though her GPA wasn't the highest.

You can also search for scholarships related to your specific interests, background, or field of study. Websites like Fastweb, Scholarships.com, and CollegeVine are helpful tools for finding scholarships, and each site lets you create a profile to match you with opportunities that are a good fit.

Lastly, don't forget to look into local scholarships, as these tend to have less competition. Check with local businesses, your high school guidance office, or community organizations to see if they offer awards for students in your area.

Remember, every scholarship is a chance to help reduce the cost of college, so don't be disheartened by your GPA! Good luck with your search!

9 months ago

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