Being a great student/athlete or well rounded student.
My son had a tremendous experience at his high school scholarship awards night. He is #1 in his class out of 400. All league in two sports (total of five times). Team captain. Over 2300 SAT's. He collected a whopping $700 in two small scholarships. Some of his friends who were not even close academically and non athletic were awarded tens of thousands. I was shocked at the disparity, and yes, so was he. However, I learned something, in our town, the scholarship committees want you to be more than just a smart jock. It's almost not worth playing sports to an excessive degree. You could volunteer a fraction of the hours at a church or be involved in a club five hours a month and it seems to look better. Just a word of advice to those seeking those elusive scholarship dollars and looking for the best way to find them. Okay, all is not horrible for him. His sports were a hook into getting into an Ivy league school, so shed no tears for us. But wow! Talk about getting almost nothing for four years of rigorous academic effort.
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