College Scholarships for High GPA Students

by Kasey Jones
A high grade point average makes it easier for graduates to win scholarships.

Maintaining a high grade-point average throughout high school is tough, but the hard work can pay off when you are applying for college and university scholarships. The likelihood of being awarded money greatly improves, especially when your high GPA is paired with leadership, community service and recommendations.

Outstanding Students of America Scholarship

High school seniors who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, are in the top percentile of their class and are involved in community service are eligible to apply. Several $1,000 scholarships are offered. If you've received an Outstanding Students of America Scholarship, you are still eligible to re-apply for the scholarship. Outstanding Students of America Fund 3047 Sagefield Road Tuscaloosa, AL 35405 205 344-6322 Info@outstandingstudentsofamerica.com

Coca-Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation awards scholarships to 250 high school seniors every year. Students must have 3.0 GPAs or higher, be U.S. citizens and demonstrate other qualities such as leadership and community service. Fifty of the scholarships are worth $20,000, and 200 are worth $10,000. Also, 50 $2,000 scholarships and 350 $1,000 scholarships are awarded to deserving community college students. Coca?Cola Scholars Program 800-306-2653 www.coca-colascholars.org

Junior Achievement Nelnet Scholarship

Junior Achievement is a worldwide organization that helps students prepare for higher education, readies them for the workforce and also provides financial aid through scholarships. To qualify for the Junior Achievement Nelnet Scholarship, a student must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, write a 500-word essay, demonstrate financial need and leadership and enroll in an accredited university or college. The scholarships are $1,000 each. JA Worldwide One Education Way Colorado Springs, CO 80906 719-540-8000 www.ja.org

About the Author

After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast television, Kasey Jones went to work for MTV, VH1, CBS, TVG, among others, as a producer, writer and editor. She's also a certified yoga instructor. Currently Jones is pursuing her passion for screenwriting, while living in Los Angeles.

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