A List of GED Scholarships
Think You Need a High School Diploma to Get a College Scholarship?
GED scholarships can be difficult to find, but there are tons of them out there! It's a common misconception that you have to be a high school graduate with a 4.0 GPA to qualify for scholarships. Whether you chose to get your GED online or at a testing center, there are plenty of GED scholarships you can apply for!
Don't let friends, family, or coworkers convince you that you have no future without a high school diploma! You CAN have a great life with a GED, and you DESERVE to! Keep reading for a list of GED scholarships that could be yours!
Southeast Missouri State (SEMO)
SEMO offers 20 scholarships per year to incoming freshmen. You must have a GED score of 3000 or higher (300 or higher if your GED was taken prior to January 2002).
St. Charles Community College (SCCC)
Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC)
TSJC awards 3 GED scholarships per year. The scholarships are not based on financial need.
Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ)
CCSJ offers a GED grant which can be renewed for up to 9 semesters. Minimum score is a 250 or 2500, which is definitely attainable!
Hinds Community College
Hinds Community College offers GED scholarships for part-time and full-time college students. A minimum 2.5 GPA must be maintained.
Seminole State College of Florida
Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech offers a $500 scholarship ($250 per semester) for new and current students with an excellent GED score.
Georgia's HOPE GED grant
Pat Fencl GED Scholarship
Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC offers a scholarship to Allegheny County residents with a GED. The scholarship must be used within 6 months, and covers the tuition for one 3 credit hour course.
Ozark Technical Community College (OTC)
OTC has a GED scholarship for county residents with a score of 2900 or higher. The scholarship is up to $900 per semester for full time students.
GED Next Step Scholarship
If you attended GED classes at McHenry County College, and have a GED score of 2500 or higher, you qualify for the GED Next Step Scholarship. This scholarship pays full tuition, books, registration, and course fees. Very nice!
A Few Parting Words
Getting your GED is one of the best decisions you can make. You can still become a teacher, lawyer, doctor, or anything else that appeals to you with a GED-but you have to attend college first. The list provided here is just meant to show you that GED scholarships exist; it does not list every scholarship available. Check with local colleges to see if they offer a GED grant. Also, don't forget to apply for traditional scholarships that aren't geared specifically towards GED recipients.
Best of luck on your educational journey! I know you'll do well!
Buy Cheap Textbooks, or Get Cash for Your Books!
More by this Author
Find out everything you need to know about working at Target, including the uniform, benefits, job duties, and salary range.
Looking for Bipolar scholarships? Individuals with Bipolar Disorder face more challenges than the typical college student, but that doesn't mean they should give up on earning a degree! Numerous scholarships for...
Drugs, alcohol, and tons of drama...that's what you'll find on the menu at your local McDonald's.