Q: Is there such a thing as guaranteed scholarships for college? For example, are there any scholarships that are guaranteed to any and all students who meet a specific GPA or certain type of criteria?
A: There are schools that will offer guaranteed scholarships to their students who meet certain and specific eligibility requirements. For example, a college may guarantee scholarships to high school students who meet a specific GPA requirement. Students who have a 3.5 GPA may be eligible for a guaranteed scholarship worth “x” amount, students with a GPA of 3.0 may be eligible for a guaranteed scholarship worth “y” amount, and so on. Typically, there will be very specific requirements for these types of scholarships, students will need to provide any required documentation, and the guaranteed scholarship amounts may differ for in-state students and out-of-state students.
Finding “guaranteed scholarships for college” can simply depend on what school a student is attending. Every college, university, and school offers different scholarship opportunities and programs to their students. To see if your particular school offers guaranteed scholarships for college to students who meet specific requirements, you will need to contact your schools financial aid office.
In addition to the guaranteed scholarships for college offered by colleges and universities, students who belong to particular organizations may also be eligible for guaranteed scholarships by meeting certain criteria set by the organization. For example, if a student belongs to a social organization, religious organization, etc… their organization may provide guaranteed scholarships for college to all members meeting specific requirements. All college students should ask their schools and/or the organizations they belong to if there are any possible guaranteed scholarships offered. All scholarship money awarded is money a student will never have to repay.