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!