Surprisingly, most scholarship committees do not simply choose the student with the highest grade point average (GPA) or SAT score. Instead, most scholarships are equally interested in a students extracurricular activities.
- Are you involved in your community?
- Do you have an after-school job?
- Have you started your own business?
- What hobbies do you have?
The scholarship coordinators are interested in giving the award to the person they consider the most well-rounded student. Grades are important, but they are only half the story. Therefore, it is to your advantage to participate in extracurricular activites. Join 4-H, volunteer at your local library, start a business, find a hobby. All these activities will help make you stand out to scholarship sponsors