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Scholarships for 8th graders?

WTylerLWTylerL Posts: 29Registered User New Member
I know this sounds quite ridiculous, but, could you apply for some scholarships in the 8/9th grade? I made a 25 on my ACT and I have maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout my life. Alot of my local schools offer scholarships to anyone making over 25. I was just wondering if you could even get scholarships at this time. Thanks.
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  • thumper1thumper1 Posts: 37,705Registered User Senior Member
    Most of those local scholarships are probably for high school seniors heading to college.

    I would suggest that you continue to study, maintain good grades, and retake the ACT/SAT as a 25 really isn't all that strong a score. You will need to improve upon that to be competitive for scholarships as a high school senior ...but you are off to a good start.

    Just curious, why did you take the ACT now?
  • WTylerLWTylerL Posts: 29Registered User New Member
    Umm. I just wanted to take it to see really how the test went, ect. I did okay, I will most definitely take it again as a junior/senior after I finish my math. I was reading, and it stated 25 was pretty decent for an 8th grader. My goal is to eventually make a 30+.
  • GreenTeaRulesGreenTeaRules Posts: 3Registered User New Member
    There are a few programs out there that might interest you:

    1) The National Geographic Bee is a contest that awards winners $10,000. However, your school needs to apply and there must be at least 6 members from each school to be eligible.

    2) Eco-Hero Awards - Action For Nature is a scholarship for those that are environmentally conscience. Win up to $500 in cash prizes, public recognition and a certificate if you impress the judges.

    3) Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program awards over 2,200 students between the ages of 6 and 18 scholarships given that you're active in community service.

    You can find a great wealth of scholarship info by visiting this link: Scholarships for Children Under Age 13 (some of the info listed above come from this site). And if interested in locating easy scholarships EasyScholarshipsNow.com is a good place to check out.

    Congrats on such a good score on the ACT!
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