Academic scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated a high degree of scholastic aptitude and performance. These scholarships are typically well publicized and competition for them can be fierce. While all scholarships must consider a students’ GPA, academic or merit-based scholarships are rewards for the years of hard work and diligent effort put demonstrated by young and talented students.
While academic scholarships are primarily based on a students’ GPA, award committees also commonly take into consideration other factors including extracurricular activities and leadership qualities. Award committees are looking to reward the brightest and most deserving students, and that means students that have performed exceptionally in many areas – not just the classroom.
Benefits of Academic Scholarships
Academic scholarships carry a significant level of honour and prestige. They impress a college admissions board and they will impress any future employers. While academic scholarships are highly competitive, if you are eligible for one you should definitely apply. In addition to the cash award which will help you pay for your tuition costs the honour and prestige that comes with an academic scholarship will stay with you as you pursue your college career and ultimately enter the workforce.
What happens on a call?
A call with our USA Education Consultants is your first chance to discuss your future academic or sporting pathways with an expert.
During the call, you will:
- Get an idea of what it might take for you to reach your dream university
- Get a personalised and detailed quote of our services based on your needs
- Understand what financial and time commitment it will take to get into a top university
- Discuss the strength of your application profile