Myth: You must to an "A" students to win a scholarship
Truth: Having an “A” average alone will not guarantee you a scholarship. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation conducts one of the largest corporate-sponsored scholarship programs in the United States. Although a good academic record is a contributing factor, having an “A” average exclusively will not qualify a student as a Coca-Cola Scholar. Coca-Cola Scholars are well-rounded, unique,and independent individuals.
Myth: B or C students have little opportunity to win scholarships
Truth: B or C students still have opportunities for scholarships. If you are a B or C student and you have a history of participation and growth in extracurricular activities as well as involvement in your community, you have an excellent chance of winning scholarships. Highlighting your participation and involvement in a student résumé and an essay will help you be successful.
Myth: You cannot win a scholarship if you do not have financial need.
Myth: College scholarships for middle class studnets are not available
Truth: Middle class students can win money for college. Although they may not be eligible for some need-based scholarship programs, they still have numerous opportunities to win merit scholarships.
Grades and test scores are the only factors you need to worry about for winning scholarships
Truth: Having good grades and test scores are definitely important. However, you still need to have a history of participation and growth in extracurricular activities as well as involvement in your community to win scholarships. Also Showcasing your participation and involvement in a student résumé and an essay will help.