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Is getting straight A's a good way to get a good scholarship ? And what if you were to have one B ? Would that effect your chance to recieve a scholarship . Also what kind of scholarships could you get that would be very beneficial ?

I want to be an orthopedic surgeon which will require 4 years of undergraduate, 4 years of medical school, and up to 5 years of residency. So I know it will be very important to get a scholarship and I would appreciate your advice and opinions.
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Tanya A.’s Answer

Getting good grades is important but most scholarships are looking for well rounded people as well. As you get to medical school scholarships are also based on need. Look for a wide variety of scholarships. Even if it is for a small amount if it renews each year that can really add up. Look in your community and at scholarships geared towards your specific interests outside of school (e.g., church affiliations, social groups, fraternities and sororities, sports interests, etc). Basically cast as wide a net as you can! Good luck!

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Jennifer’s Answer

Grades can play some help in terms of scholarships, depending on if the college offers merit scholarships. They typically look at overall GPA, and can give you anywhere from a quarter to half tuition. (Full rides typically require more than just grades. )These scholarships don't require any additional submissions. When applying for other scholarships, your essays on your experiences and passions are what mainly determine whether they chose you as a winner. Sometimes, they want to be able to write a quick bio on who won their scholarship, so you have to give them something.

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Jake’s Answer

Considering how long you'll be in school, yes, you should be looking for as many sources of funding as possible. And while better grades will never hurt you, you certainly don't have to be a 4.0 student to be considered for lots of scholarships. In particular, I would check with...

1. Your school's Office of Financial Aid, who can direct you to lots of internal scholarships where you'll only be competing against other students at your school.

2. The offices for your particular major/department, where you might find lucrative scholarships/paid internships you can aim for.

3. Unions/Industry groups, whether they're related to your industry of choice or whether a family member happens to work for one.

4. Scholarship Search Engines like fastweb, unigo, collegemonk, nitro, and scholarship owl.

Good luck, and remember, the more you apply for the greater your chance of winning!

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Rachel’s Answer

Yes, absolutely, many scholarships are merit based. That means that A's are always better than B's. That being said, don't give up on applying for a scholarship just because you have one B.

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Richard’s Answer

Some scholarships are merit based so getting straight A's is a great start. But don't give up if your grades aren't what you desire. Look for other options based on background and future goals. Good luck!

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Mahmoud’s Answer

I am not specialised in scholarship, then better search for gouvernment scholarship

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Sam’s Answer

As many have stated previously, while good grades are great...it's not the only requirement any longer. Many scholarships being offered focus on other aspects for a well rounded student and can depend on who is offering the scholarship. I know many establishments are look at community service. I would recommend at review the organization that is offering the scholarship you are interested in and understand what their requirements are. If it's not clear, it would not hurt to contact them directly and ask questions.