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General Information

Name Academic Competitiveness Grant
Number of Awards
Award Value $750 - $1,300
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Merit-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications
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Contact Information

Contact Department of Education
Phone (800)433-3243

Scholarship Description

An eligible student may receive an Academic Competitiveness Grant (AC Grant) of up to $750 for the first academic year of study and up to $1,300 for the second academic year of study. To be eligible for each academic year, a student must:

* Be a U.S. citizen;
* Be a Federal Pell Grant recipient;
* Be enrolled full-time in a degree program;
* Be enrolled in the first or second academic year of his or her program of study at a two-year or four-year degree-granting institution;
* Have completed a rigorous secondary school program of study
* If a first-year student, not have been previously enrolled in an undergraduate program; and
* If a second-year student, have at least a cumulative 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the first academic year.