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  1. Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sloane Stephens
    Sloane Stephens has always been committed to giving back and supporting her community. As she competes at the highest levels of her sport, winning the US Open in 2017 and rising to become the #3 ranked player in the world, she also dedicates her time to charitable efforts with the Sloane Stephens Foundation. She founded the nonprofit in 2013 at the age of 20 to provide more opportunities to underserved children through education and sports.Through her foundation, Sloane has helped level the playing field for over 10,000 underserved youth nationwide who otherwise would not have access to safe environments to learn, exercise or play.Sloane continues making her impact through the $30,000 Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship, created in honor of her late grandparents who were instrumental in Sloane’s life and firm believers in the power of education. Lemon Perfect, the fastest-growing brand in the enhanced water category, shares Sloane's vision for a healthier, more equitable world and is contributing to Year 3 of the scholarship. This scholarship will support 6 students in paying for their education and following their dreams. All students who are studying healthcare or attending an HBCU with a 2.5 or higher GPA are eligible to apply.In the spirit of resilience and dedication that Doc and Glo demonstrated throughout their lives, please share a personal story or experience that highlights your determination to overcome challenges. How has this resilience shaped your character and influenced your pursuit of a career in medicine or attendance at an HBCU?

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Schooling: Either studying healthcare or attending an HBCU
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    Amount:$31,138
    Deadline is Approaching! 20 days left
    One Click Apply
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  2. Walking In Authority International Ministry Scholarship

    Funded by
    Walking in Authority International Ministry
    This scholarship will support a student who is passionate about making a difference in their community.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate
    • Experience: Volunteering
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    Amount:$550
    Deadline:Nov 08, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  3. Betty and Louie Dicks SCSU Scholarship

    Funded by
    Augustus Dicks
    This scholarship seeks to honor Betty & Louie Dicks by supporting an undergraduate male student at South Carolina State University.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • School: South Carolina State University
    • Gender: Male
    • GPA: 2.75 or higher
    Amount:$3,000
    Deadline:Aug 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  4. Etherine Tansimore Scholarship

    Funded by
    Ollie Tansimore
    This scholarship is perfect for high school seniors from low-income backgrounds who want to make a difference through a career in the medical field.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Background: Low-income
    • Field: Medical
    Amount:$550
    Deadline:Nov 28, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  5. Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw & Sharon Harshaw Legacy Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Harshaw Legacy Scholarship Committee
    This scholarship seeks to honor the lives of Dr. Dumas A. Harshaw, Jr. and Mrs. Sharon Harshaw by supporting African American students in the Wake County Public School System.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Race: African American
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Background: Graduated from a Wake County Public High School
    • School: HBCU in North Carolina
    Amount:$10,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 1 day left
    One Click Apply
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  6. Jerzee Foundation Scholarship

    Funded by
    The Jerzee Foundation
    This scholarship seeks to support underserved students who are pursuing their dreams of higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • Race: African American
    • College Plans: Is attending or will attend an HBCU
    • GPA: 2.5
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 2 days left
    One Click Apply
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  7. CATALYSTS Scholarship

    Funded by
    Chaz Chapman
    This scholarship will support Black students working to bring about social change in their communities.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate
    • Race/Ethnicity: Black/African American
    • GPA: 2.8 or higher
    • Experience: Work or internship experience involving social change
    Amount:$2,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 8 days left
    One Click Apply
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  8. Ojeda Multi-County Youth Scholarship

    Funded by
    Geanette Rodriguez-Ojeda
    The Ojeda Multi-County Youth Scholarship will be awarded to two deserving inner-city high school students to help pay for tuition and books.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Race: BIPOC
    • GPA: 2.9 or higher
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline is Approaching! 13 days left
    One Click Apply
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  9. Sparkle and Succeed Scholarship

    Funded by
    Keyah Marvel
    This scholarship aims to support students with ADHD so they can overcome the challenges they face while pursuing their educational goals.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Gender: Female-identifying
    • Background: Has ADHD
    • Education Level: High school
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 19 days left
    One Click Apply
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  10. My Brother's Keeper Scholarship

    Funded by
    Ministries of Restoration
    This scholarship seeks to make higher education accessible for low-income students living in Michigan.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Education Level: High school student
    • Financial Status: Low-income
    • State: Michigan
    Amount:$500
    Deadline is Approaching! 23 days left
    One Click Apply
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  11. Strong Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

    Funded by
    Leaders Scholarships
    This scholarship aims to support students who are pursuing their dreams of higher education so they can achieve all of their goals for the future.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • GPA: 3.5 or higher
    • Education Level: High school, undergraduate or graduate student
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Aug 25, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  12. Rene Adrian Sandoval Sr. Jazz Scholarship

    Funded by
    Sandoval Family
    This scholarship will support high school jazz band students in Texas who will be pursuing a career in music.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school
    • Race/Ethnicity: BIPOC
    • State: Texas
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Desired Career Field: Music or performing arts
    • Involved: Performing arts, with a preference to jazz band students
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Aug 30, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  13. Trinity Lodge 127 PH Scott Heckstall Scholarship

    Funded by
    Trinity Lodge 127
    This scholarship aims to support students who need help covering the cost of their pursuit of higher education.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate or graduate student
    • State: New York
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    Amount:$1,500
    Deadline:Sep 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  14. “Equal Opportunity” Scholarship

    Funded by
    Calvin Rosser
    This scholarship exists to support two students who want to improve their life and the lives of the people around them.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Sep 30, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  15. Edward Dorsey, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Stacey Dorsey
    This scholarship aims to support Black students as they pursue higher education, enabling them to succeed and become the business leaders of tomorrow.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Race: Black
    • GPA: 2.75 GPA or higher
    • Field of Study: Business administration or finance
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Oct 15, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  16. Carolyn Talbert Performing Arts Scholarship

    Funded by
    Lynn Maye
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Carolyn Talbert by supporting students who share her passion for music and the performing arts.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior or undergraduate student
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Field of Study: Performing arts and/or music
    Amount:$1,100
    Deadline:Nov 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  17. Kayla Nicole Monk Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Monk Family
    This scholarship seeks to carry on Kayla Nicole Monk’s name and legacy by helping students achieve their dreams.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school, undergraduate, or graduate student
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Background: Community service experience
    • Gender: Female-identifying
    • Identity: Minority
    • Field of Study: Culinary arts or STEAM
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Nov 03, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  18. Private (PVT) Henry Walker Minority Scholarship

    Funded by
    Steven Franklin
    This scholarship seeks to support students attending HBCUs so they can complete their higher education journeys and achieve their career goals.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • Race: African American
    • School Type: HBCU
    • Background: Volunteer experience
    • GPA: 2.8 or above
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Nov 05, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  19. John Dowling Odom Welding Scholarship

    Funded by
    Lisa Vaughan
    This scholarship will support a student who is pursuing a career in welding.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Type of Trade: Welding
    • School Type: Trade school
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Nov 08, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  20. Otto Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Dave Schmotzer and Lynette Fricke
    This scholarship seeks to support young women in order to pay forward the love, kindness, and joy that Otto brought to the world every day.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Gender: Female-identifying
    • Field of Study: STEM
    • GPA: 2.75-3.5 GPA
    • State: Oregon
    Amount:$10,000
    Deadline:Nov 30, 2024
    One Click Apply
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  21. Hester Richardson Powell Memorial Service Scholarship

    Funded by
    Angela R. Powell
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Hester Richardson Powell by supporting students who share her spirit of love and service.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Race: African American
    • Gender: Female
    • GPA: 2.7 or higher
    Amount:$2,500
    Deadline:Feb 28, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  22. Jamie Anderson Scholarship

    Funded by
    Gwendolyn Johnson
    The Jamie Anderson Scholarship aims to support and encourage young individuals who, like Jamie, have a desire to pursue a career in social work despite facing difficult circumstances.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Ohio
    • GPA: 2.0 -3.0 GPA
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Mar 15, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  23. Coach Ray Memorial Athletic Scholarship

    Funded by
    Derek Jindra
    This scholarship aims to honor the legacy of Coach Ray by supporting deserving athletes who excel in the classroom and in athletics.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Sport: Basketball
    • Gender: Female
    • State: California
    • GPA: 2.8 or higher
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Mar 17, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  24. Kris Lewis Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Lewis Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Kris Lewis by ensuring that any student who is interested in pursuing higher education has the opportunity to do so.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • State: Oregon
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Background: Diverse extracurricular experience
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Apr 01, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  25. Williams Foundation Trailblazer Scholarship

    Funded by
    Williams Foundation
    This scholarship seeks to recognize and celebrate young trailblazers who are forging their own paths in life.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Financial Background: Low-income
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    • Race: BIPOC
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:May 19, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  26. Gladys Ruth Legacy “Service“ Memorial Scholarship

    Funded by
    Angela King
    The Gladys Ruth Legacy “Service” Memorial Scholarship was made to support an African American student who is unapologetically themselves and supports others through acts of service.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Ethnicity : African American
    • Community Service Participation : In the last 5 years
    • Background : First-generation college student
    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • GPA: 2.5 or above
    Amount:$1,000
    Deadline:Aug 04, 2025
    One Click Apply
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  27. Stride Funding Affordable Tuition No-Essay Scholarship

    Funded by
    Bold.org
    To help students take control of their finances, we’ve partnered with Stride Funding to create this exclusive scholarship opportunity.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$1,012
    Deadline:Jul 01, 2022
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  28. Kenyada Me'Chon Thomas Legacy Scholarship

    Funded by
    Cermonia Thomas
    This scholarship will support BIPOC high school seniors with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: High school senior
    • Race/Ethnicity: BIPOC
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    Amount:$4,000
    Deadline:Jun 01, 2024
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    4 winners
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  29. "A's Don't Matter" No-Essay Scholarship

    Funded by
    Calvin Rosser
    This scholarship will support one curious and ambitious student who thinks outside of the box, follows his or her interests, and has a genuine love for learning.
    All students are eligible
    Amount:$500
    Deadline:Jul 31, 2021
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    1 winner
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  30. Brent Haines "Make it Happen" Scholarship

    Funded by
    Haines Family
    This scholarship seeks to honor the life of Brent Haines by supporting motivated, community-minded students who are following in his footsteps.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Education Level: Undergraduate student
    • School: San Diego State University
    • GPA: 2.5 or higher
    Amount:$4,000
    Deadline:Jun 23, 2023
    One Click Apply
    Scholarship is awarded to
    2 winners
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Students with a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) have many options for funding their undergraduate or graduate studies. High schools, colleges, and graduate schools use GPA to represent your academic performance throughout your entire academic career.

Students with a 2.5 GPA have an average C+ letter grade on a 4.0 scale. The national average GPA is 3.0, which means that a 2.5 GPA is below average. However, students with low GPAs still have options for funding their education, so do not be discouraged by having a low GPA as many universities and scholarship programs will still assist future college students.

No matter the grade level or grade point average a student has, scholarships are available to assist students with easing the burden of paying for their college education. Even if you are a college freshman just starting out or a student in later years of study, you might find yourself needing extra financial aid, whether it be to match the rising cost of higher education or to meet extra expenses that you'll accrue throughout the academic year.

Costs of College and Why Scholarships Matter

In some cases, the price tag of a bachelor's degree can be hundreds of thousands of dollars, leading university students to seek out more financial aid like college scholarships. A graduate program can cost upwards of $100,000 depending on the type of program.

Along with the rising cost of university, full-time students may find that they're in need of more financial assistance than in previous years due to changed circumstances. High school graduates will need to be proactive in fining scholarships to lessen the financial burden of college.

Fortunately, finding a scholarship program can help students tackle the cost of secondary education. A great benefit of scholarships is that they can be applied to any qualified educational expense — textbooks, tuition, course fees, etc. — and do not need to be repaid. This makes them more favorable in comparison to loans.

Oftentimes, students may not apply to scholarships because they do not think they will meet the minimum GPA. However, there are scholarships available to students will all kinds of grades so that they can attend an accredited college.

Not all students are average students. If you're GPA is lower than the average do not fret! Scholarships are available to help you afford higher education. Apply now!

What Is a 2.5 GPA Scholarship?

A 2.5 GPA scholarship is money awarded to students who can maintain a 2.5 GPA and keep up their grades for the portion of the time they receive the scholarship. Merit-based scholarships, which require students to disclose their GPA, come in the form of athletic and academic scholarships. These scholarships allow students to receive money without having to demonstrate financial need.

GPA requirements aren't always required by scholarship programs, which means that students who have a low GPA can still apply for funding and attend college. You might have to submit an essay instead of your transcript or disclose knowledge of the major you're studying.

Can You Get a Scholarship with a 2.5 GPA?

Fortunately, at Bold.org we have scholarships for students attending university, helping take some of that financial burden off their shoulders. New scholarships are added every day, supplying various scholarship opportunities for dental school students.

Many of these scholarships have a minimum GPA requirement, but there are also many that do not. In fact, there is no shortage of scholarships that examine a student's application through means beyond their GPA.

Attention graduate students! Apply for these scholarships for grad school now!

How to Apply for 2.5 GPA Scholarships

Once you've found a scholarship for students with a 2.5 GPA that you'd like to apply for, you can create a free account on Bold.org and get started! Scholarships may be categorized by education level, major, and/or location, so be sure to adjust the filters as needed. In addition to your Bold.org profile, some scholarships will require an essay prompt or other submission as part of the application.

The scholarship application process will differ based on the scholarship program, with some scholarship programs requiring transcripts or test scores to see that the applicant is in good academic standing, or even a writing sample. Some scholarships might want students to demonstrate their knowledge of science education, history expertise, or any other field of study in practice with an essay prompt.

As with any other scholarship program, it is important to get started on the scholarship application process early on so that you can gather any necessary materials, like transcripts or letters of recommendation, and get started on any writing required for the application. Scholarship programs will list the GPA requirement if necessary, and other qualifications in order for you to be eligible to apply.

Finding scholarships for students pursuing higher education begins which a quick search on Bold.org's website. Scholarships can be found by entering a keyword, or filtering by education level or category.

You can even search queries like "community service" to find scholarships in that niche. Once you find a scholarship you qualify for, simply click "apply now" and follow the instructions. High school seniors enrolling in a four-year degree program

If you're enrolled full-time at a four-year college or university, apply for these college scholarships now!