Target Scholarship Highlights
Target scholarships are part of the 5% of income the giant retailer generates. This results in a large number (currently over 2,000) to pay out above average private scholarships. From $1000 to $10,000 awards this scholarship program may rank high in your plan for paying for college.
Both high school seniors and current undergraduate students are eligible. Academic work as reflected in your GPA is an important consideration. Proof of student and family financial need will be required.
If you have extensive community volunteer work you will have a definite edge.
There are national level awards and local awards at each store.
Target also emphasizes funding for minority scholarships in its various scholarship programs.
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How to Differentiate Yourself
As with most private scholarships the competition is strong. The stronger you are in volunteer service, GPA and family financial need the greater your chances are.
Just because the pool of competitive applicants may be smaller be sure to check out your local stores in your region. They may have educational scholarships that they administer themselves.
How to Target the Money
While corporate benefactors like Target are to be commended the fact is that the largest pool of free scholarships for college are at the colleges themselves.
Be sure to not get caught in the trap of filling out endless applications for private scholarships. Just make it part of your overall college scholarship search strategy.
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