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Scholarships for Average Students

While many scholarships award outstanding academic, musical or athletic talent, there are ample scholarship opportunities for average students from every walk of life are available. Scholarships are financial gifts; many given by sponsors who made it big after college and created funds for students who were among the untalented, uncoordinated, and unqualified in their class. Such sponsors know what it's like to be underestimated and they want to give such 'average' students a chance at attending college.

Not every student is fated to find wild success in the world of academia; nonetheless, plenty of students are able to succeed in the real world. Scholarship providers are often companies, individuals, or non-profit organizations who have benefited from the contributions of both the average and the extraordinary individual. In turn, they award scholarship money to students with unique talents, special interests, odd habits, and the like. Your unusual hobbies may not have earned you a 4.0 GPA, but they might still aid you when it comes to winning scholarships.

Scholarship opportunities for average students are changing the face of college campuses which are no longer reserved just for the straight-laced academic. On the contrary, most campuses now boast an eclectic body of students from various ethnic, social, and political backgrounds. Opportunities for average students have increased as both traditional and weird scholarship offers begin to open the doors of higher education for a greater variety of students.

Unique scholarship opportunities for average students available right here on Scholarships.com. All you need to do to find them is to conduct a scholarship search. From there, you'll be able to see scholarship information for countless awards that don't require you to be a star quarterback or a rocket scientist, but that will pay for school all the same. So search for scholarship opportunities for average students or fill out a scholarship application for one of the awards listed below. You might discover that you're not-so-average after all. Regardless of your individual grades, passions, physical height, or predilection for dressing in suits made of silver tape, there is bound to be a scholarship opportunity for you somewhere. Below are some examples of scholarships for average students.

Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/1/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Dedicated to the continuing legacy of AIDS educator and activist Pedro Zamora, the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program (Scholarship) seeks to support the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro's passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The scholarship is open to all current high school seniors, college freshmen, sophomores and juniors (ages 27 and [...] More

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Last Reviewed: November 2019

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