“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln
No one better embodies this quote than someone who has chosen to go to college. The decision is a life-changing one that will have a lasting positive impact. Not only will a college graduate have higher earning potential with the additional years of learning, they will also reap the benefits of building confidence, learning to be flexible and overcoming challenges.
Paying for college can be a challenge. Scholarships are valuable because they don’t have to be repaid. But how do you find the right scholarship for you? Not everyone is a top achiever in terms of grades or high school success. Merit scholarships that are awarded for academics are also highly competitive.
So does that take you out of the running for a scholarship? Not at all. There are tons of scholarships available and some are even kind of unusual. Yescollege.com has a lengthy list of off-the-wall opportunities including a $25,000 scholarship from Jif Peanut Butter for the most creative sandwich and a $20,000 award from the American Fire Sprinkler Association for a student who submits an essay on fire sprinklers.
But you don’t have to go to there to find a scholarship.
Here are 13 great scholarships IPR offers to its students. Apply for any you think you qualify for. For more guidance on applications, talk to your financial aid or admissions representative:
High School Scholarships
- Academic Merit Scholarship – Receive up to $3,000 based on your high school GPA and ACT score.
- Director’s Academic Scholarship – Receive up to $5,000 depending on your Wonderlic Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) score (a test which determines a student’s cognitive ability).
- High School Advantage Scholarship – High schools students who apply for admission to IPR may be eligible to receive a scholarship up to $1940 to help cover the cost of tuition for one course per quarter prior to the student’s official start date at IPR. Students may use the scholarship for up to seven terms, while meeting all other eligibility requirements.
- Forward Scholarship – Reduced per credit rate of $299 for high school juniors and seniors enrolled in a degree program.
- President’s Scholarship – Receive up to $5,000 for enrolling early.
Military Scholarship – Qualified military personnel who maintain a minimum credit load are eligible for a $480 scholarship.
- Mary Ann O’Dougherty World Music Scholarship – One student in our World Music course will receive the required books for the class at no charge.
- Rhymesayers Entertainment Scholarship – A full-tuition scholarship awarded to one student each fall quarter from Rhymesayers Entertainment.
- IPR Graduate Scholarships (For Returning Students) – Returning students can earn up to $3,000 towards a second A.A.S. degree.
- Matching Scholarship – Doubles the value of private scholarships granted by businesses, civic associations and other organizations, up to $1,000 per year.
- Community Service Scholarship – varying awards for volunteers in the community.
- Educational User Experience (edUX) Scholarship – Full-time students are eligible for an award that helps fund the cost of a tablet.
- Professional Certification Scholarship – Reimbursement for students taking certification examinations. Eligibility requirements apply for all scholarships but may vary. Generally they include criteria that is similar to the following:
Whether you are a high school student preparing to go to college for the first time, a transfer student changing schools with credits under your belt or a student who took a break and is returning, scholarship money can help make the next chapter of your life easier.
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