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Can my G.P.A. get me financial aid for school?

I've always been a good student. All A's most of the time. I have a 4.0/4.0 G.P.A and I want to go to college. I am in concert choir, showchoir, and marching band and am working on finding a part time job as I will have to pay for most of my schooling myself. With that being said I really need financial aid and am wondering if my G.P.A can equal money towards college?
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Thank you comment icon Hi Brandi, great question. Yes, your high GPA could potentially help you earn money for school. I recommend applying to as many merit scholarships as you can (merit scholarships are based on academic achievements). However, keep in mind that your GPA alone will not be enough for many scholarships. Extracurriculars, volunteer hours, internships, essays and financial need are also requirements for many forms of financial aid. Hope this helps and I wish you the best! Mireia

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Maryann’s Answer

you May also want to check with your school’s financial aid department to see if it offers any type of aid, scholarships, grants, etc. as well as whether the school’s alumni or other non-profit group provides academic scholarship.

Maryann recommends the following next steps:

Google “non-profit groups that provide academic scholarship or grants”.
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Rachel’s Answer

GPA is often a big factor in merit based scholarships. Since it sounds like you are involved in many extracurricular activities, that may also help. While a good GPA is not the *only* factor in getting scholarships, it can be helpful especially if you didn't score as well on standardized tests.

Basically, it's not a guarantee, but it is a great asset for earning financial aid.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Brandi,

A good GPA can help you get a scholarship. It is often a consideration in scholarships. Just do not focus on that one element. Make sure that you look for a wide variety of scholarships, not just academic excellence scholarships. There are scholarships where the focus is more on other characteristics that you have. I would check on everything from scholarships that you can earn in some way, like writing an essay, writing a story, or interview for a scholarship. There are organizations who give out scholarships based on being in a protected class, like being Hispanic. I would also check if your family members have scholarships for family members as my company has. My company gives out scholarships based on many things. I am attaching some links below.

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Gloria recommends the following next steps:

Look at this article: https://about.att.com/newsroom/2020/att_online_learning_scholarships.html
Look at this site with this example: https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/hacemos/
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