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Scholarships you can apply for based on SAT/ACT score

Every university in the United States has its own scholarship schemes and application process. The amount of financial assistance varies greatly, and each university or college has its own criteria for awarding scholarships and the amount of aid that will be given. The only way to find out about the scholarships available and the eligibility for them is to visit the websites of the universities/colleges. Make a list of the places you would like to study and visit the websites to get information on what assistance is available and how to apply.

There are some scholarships that are available purely on the SAT scores. What follows is a list of a few of them. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. Additionally, because policies and procedures for scholarships are subject to regular revisions by the organizations and institutions that offer them, getting up to date information directly from the organization is important.

Centenary College, New Jersey

This college offers scholarships of up to $10,000 per year which can be renewed each year, subject to the student maintaining a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5. The scholarship is given to those who have a combined minimum score of 850 in Math and Critical Reading. There are other scholarships and forms of financial assistance available for those who have competitive test scores.

Dominican University of California

This university awards scholarships up to $11,500 per year. Eligibility requirements are a GPA of 3.6 in high school and a minimum Sat score of 1200. These scholarships are available for a maximum period of 4 years. The renewal will depend on the student being able to maintain a minimum academic standard, details of which are available on the university website.

Niagara University of New York

Financial assistance towards academic costs of up to $9,500 per annum is available to those who have a SAT score of at least 1150 and a GPA of a minimum of 95%. Financial assistance of lower amounts is also available for those who have lower SAT scores.

Wilmington College Ohio

This college has a program by which those with a SAT score above 1090 and a High School GPA of 3.0 are eligible to receive an award of $9,000.

Earlham College Indiana

Students with a SAT score of 1200 and above, a high school GPA of 3.6 or more and who have been in the top 15% of their class are eligible to receive financial assistance of up to $5,000 per annum. Assistance of smaller amounts may be available to those with lower scores.

Check All Details Carefully

Wherever you may apply for financial aid, ensure that you check all the requirements and eligibility criteria carefully. In some cases, there are long comprehensive application forms to be filled and qualification tests or examinations to be taken. Some colleges require an essay on a specific topic to be submitted or want letters of recommendation.

Scoring Well Is The Key

Whatever the university or college, the starting point for any scholarship application is the SAT score you receive. The higher the score, the better the chances of gaining admission to the university/college of your choice and the greater the likelihood of being able to qualify for a scholarship or other form of financial assistance. SAT is designed to test a candidate’s quantitative reasoning abilities in mathematics, critical writing and critical reading. These are not areas where studying on your own will produce the best results. To maximize the chances of getting a good score you need to be taught and guided by experts in these fields who also have the teaching experience to convey what they know in a manner that will enable the student to use this knowledge in the right way and achieve a high score. The best place to get this kind of help and support is from an online learning center that specializes in preparing candidates for SAT. The individual attention and focused coaching on a candidate’s weak areas will not just improve scores, it will give him or her the confidence that is a key factor in SAT success.

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