This is a spin-off from an earlier post. The OP was upset about some people getting PELL grants to go to college while she earned just a little too much. She said that her GPA in high school wasn't high enough to qualify for scholarships due to her circumstances at the time.
Not all scholarships are based on academic performance. Some are based on financial need, and some are specifically geared toward groups like students who have been out of high school more than 5 years, single moms, people who come from families that never had a college graduate, etc.
You can talk to a college's financial aid office about referrals for scholarships. All of the scholarships I have received have come from those referrals. I recommend starting at a community college the first two years. You can bring up your GPA enough to get into a university afterward. (continued)
Answer by gertie41 at 4:52 PM on May. 15, 2010
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 12:41 PM on May. 15, 2010
Answer by happy2bmom25 at 4:45 PM on May. 15, 2010