# Scholarship Club Calculator

10 Questions

At the Scholarship Club, we rank scholarships based upon ten criteria and use a ranking system of "0" through "3".

• 1.
Are you eligible for this scholarship? Are you a good candidate for this award?
• A.

It’s a national award and anyone who breathes and goes to high school is a candidate.

• B.

It’s an award with specific criteria and you don’t exactly fit but really want to go for it.

• C.

It’s a highly specific award and there aren’t all that many people who will fit the eligibility criteria.

• 2.
How much competition will you have for this scholarship? What does the competitive field look like?
• A.

It's a national award with broad eligibility criteria.

• B.

It's a regional or local award

• C.

It's a specialized scholarship for a student exactly like you!

• 3.
Does the scholarship deadline fit into your schedule? This category is a subjective assessment of how the deadline fits into your life. We find that deadlines in September are difficult because it’s the start of the school year. You may find that deadlines around particular holidays are difficult.
• A.

A conflict with my schedule will make it very hard to make the due date.

• B.

There may be a conflict with my schedule but I will do what I can to make the due date.

• C.

There is no conflict with the due date and my schedule.

• 4.
How much preparation does it take to win this scholarship?
• A.

The scholarship requires “the usual stuff”, i.e., application, transcript, essay.

• B.

The scholarship requires a little more than the usual, like a letter of recommendation or project.

• C.

The scholarship is fairly demanding asking for multiple items that will take time.

• 5.
How many awards does this scholarship give?
• A.

There are more than 20 awards given.

• B.

Anywhere between 5 and 20 awards are given.

• C.

1 to 4 awards are given.

• 6.
What is the dollar amount of this scholarship award? Although every bit of money helps, it makes sense to focus more attention on \$3,000 awards than \$300 awards, unless the other criteria suggest a different approach. what is the dollar amount of the scholarship award?
• A.

Up to \$300

• B.

From \$300 to \$3,000

• C.

Greater than \$3,000

• 7.
Is this scholarship renewable? Renewable means that you can win/receive this award again.
• A.

The scholarship IS renewable.

• B.

The scholarship IS NOT renewable.

• 8.
Is this scholarship automatically renewable?
• A.

The scholarship IS automatically renewable.

• B.

The scholarship IS NOT automatically renewable.

• 9.
Is this scholarship award portable? Portable refers to where you can use this award.
• A.

You can use it at ONLY one school.

• B.

You can use it at a group of schools. (Southern California Schools, HBCU’s, etc.)

• C.

You can use this award at any school you choose.

• 10.
Does keeping this scholarship require ongoing eligibility? What are the conditions for receiving this award year after year?
• A.

You must play a sport or have a certain major.

• B.

It is based on eligibility such as your GPA.

• C.

It is awarded with no criteria. (you just have to be in school and breathing)

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