Who is eligible to get Scholarship?
While the eligibility for a scholarship will vary from one program to another, there are a some general requirements that all students will be expected to meet. Most scholarship programs will require students to maintain a minimum grade point average. While there are some scholarship programs that may allow students to maintain a minimum of a 2.5, this is somewhat rare, and 3.0 or higher is the general rule.
Any student who wants to get certain scholarships in the United States will be expected to be a U.S. citizen. Non-citizens may be eligible depending on the statutes for the state in which they live. In addition to this, many scholarships require students to be in high school when they are awarded the scholarship.
If you are interested in getting a local scholarship, you may be required to have graduated from one of the high schools in the area. If you do not live in the area, or you have parents who a legal guardian who does, you may still be eligible. Some scholarships are gender based, and applicants may be expected to be a certain gender before they are allowed to apply. Depending on the scholarship you pursue, you may also be required to be an undergraduate student who is going to school full time. There are a number of reasons why many scholarships will require this. Part time students are typically those who are working while going to school.
While it is possible to obtain your degree in this manner, it will take longer, and studens who work while going to school may not perform as well in their studies. Many scholarships require you to be a full time student so that you can focus on your studies and maintain a high GPA. In addition to this, some scholarships will require you to avoid getting competing scholarships. While this type of scholarship is rare, it is one that you may run across when you are doing research on the topic. It is also important for students to maintain a clean record. It is best to avoid both misdemeanors and felonies. Some scholarships will block students who have been convicted for a felony or other forms of criminal behavior.
While some scholarships want students with a clean record, others will only require you to have a clean record within a certain time span. For example. there are scholarships that will require you to not have any misdemeanors with a state in the last school year. Anything that occured before this may not be considered. Another thing that students will want to pay attention to is the repayment of student loans. Some scholarship programs will require students to not be in default for student aid programs. This means that if you have any student loans, you should make sure your payments are being made in a timely manner, and that you are not in default.
Because many high school students take the SAT before attending college, some scholarship programs will require students to have made a minimum score on their SATs. The ACT is another standardized test that is taken into consideration. Students may be expected to earn a minimum score of 1100 for the SAT, and 24 for the ACT. Many scholarships will also expect students to graduate in the top 20 or 30 percent of their class in highschool. When you apply for a scholarship, it is important for you to realize that their requirements before and after you obtain it. In much of this article, I’ve discussed the requirements you will need to have "before" you apply for the scholarship.
Once you get the scholarship, you may be required to maintain a good grade point average. If you do not continue to meet the requirements after you’ve been given the scholarship, you will lose it. Some scholarships will also require stuents to complete a given number of credit hours within a certain time period. As you progress through school, the scholarship may demand that you get more credits as you get closer to graduation. It should be noted that most of the requirements listed on this page are general requirements. You will run across scholarships that have requirements which will differ, but most will use the guidelines listed here. No matter what the guidelines of the scholarship, it is important for you to make sure you meet them.