How to get a scholarship academically????

How to get a scholarship academically????
I am going into ninth grade and was wondering how to get a scholarship academically. I am pretty fit but our school does not have a football team. So in other words no sports scholarships. I am hoping to have good grades. Thanks!

Earn at least a 3.75 – 4.00 unweighted grade point average all your years in high school and graduate within the top 10% of your HS class. Also score high on the SAT and/or ACT exams. Talk with a HS counselor about this once classes begin in the Fall.

There are a LOT of merit (high GPA/excellent SAT or ACT score) scholarships. Many of them are offered by colleges and universities for just their own students. The info on such scholarships will be found on the Financial Aid/Scholarships web pages of the colleges/universities that interest you.

You can begin researching scholarships for which you may qualify and may wish to apply for (following the application requirements) now. I recommend the following online databases:

Scholarship Search from the well-respected College Board:
Click on the Start button.
If you choose to register (free – registration is not required) to return later & modify your search strategy, feel secure you will not receive spam emails. Don’t select too many defining terms in your search strategy, which may result in a poor scholarship search result.

CollegeNet Mach25 Scholarship Search database:
No registration required. If you use the Profile Search option, don’t include a large number of Misc. identifiers or you may have an unsuccessful search result. The Keyword Search is the easiest. Scholarships specific to particular colleges/universities are included in the Mach25 database.

With the results of the scholarship search databases you will have to look at each scholarship option in the results & the info on the scholarship granting organization web pages to determine if you qualify to apply.

Visit your local public library and ask a reference/information librarian to help you find these books to check out, read, and learn more:

Title: The new college reality: Make College Work For Your Career
Author: Bonnie Kerrigan Snyder
Publisher: Avon, Mass.: Adams Media. 2012

Title: The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (2nd edition)
Author: Lynn O’Shaughnessy
Publisher: FT Press, 2012

Title: College match : a blueprint for choosing the best school for you (11th edition)
Author: Steven R Antonoff
Publisher: Alexandria, Va : Octameron Press, 2011

Title: The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2012: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes (4th edition)
Authors: Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe
Publisher: Supercollege, Llc;, 2011

Title: The A’s and B’s of academic scholarships (27th edition)
Author: Anna J. Leider
Publisher: Alexandria, VA: Octameron Associates, 2011
Lists 100,000 scholarships, not based on need, available at colleges and universities across the USA.

Title: Peterson’s how to get money for college: financing your future beyond federal aid, 2011
Publisher: Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson’s, 2010
Updated and published annually

Title: How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay: 30 Essays That Won Over $3 Million in Scholarships (3rd edition)
Authors: Gen Tanabe, Kelly Tanabe
Publisher: Supercollege, Llc;, 2009

Title: Debt-free U: how I paid for an outstanding college education without loans, scholarships, or mooching off my parents
Author: Zac Bissonnette
Publisher: New York: Portfolio/Penguin, 2010

Librarians–Ask Us, We Answer!
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Best wishes