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An academic scholarship is based on a person's academic record, which means that the judges reviewing the scholarship are going to look for high GPAs and possibly extracurricular services. Learn about Pell grants and academic scholarships with help from a financial aid officer in this free video on scholarships and financial aid.

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Hi, my name is Brooke Kramer and I am a financial aid officer with Argosy University in Salt Lake City and today we're going to talk about what are academic scholarships. What an academic scholarship is is a scholarship based on your academic record, which means judges reviewing the scholarship are going to be looking for a high GPA and possibly as well as a service that you did while you were in school, but normally academic scholarships are completely set on your GPA. These academic scholarships are available for a variety of students including undergraduates, graduate, and doctoral students. If you do, if you are awarded for an academic scholarship, you are normally required to maintain a certain grade point average once you start attending college. So you want to make sure that you definitely maintain that GPA once you receive a scholarship because you might lose it if you otherwise drop below a certain grade point average. If you have additional questions regarding Pell grant, you can visit our website at www.argosy.edu.

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