How to Win Scholarships With Low CGPA (2024 Scholarships)

Hello everyone, welcome to the Opportunities Corner. In today’s blog, I am going to be sharing with you some tips on How to Win Scholarships With Low CGPA in 2024. There are many scholarships announced every year in almost every corner of the world. Winning scholarships with a low CGPA requires a strategic approach that highlights your strengths and potential beyond academics. I have seen many students with Low CGPAs get scholarships.

I have covered previously in detail about studying in Germany With a LOW CGPA. Many students followed the steps given in the article and they have secured admission easily to German universities. I will also share a list of fully funded scholarships for the 2024 intake to which you can apply these tips. Remember, a lower CGPA shouldn’t discourage you from pursuing scholarships. Here are some tips to guide you.

Tips to Win Scholarships With Low CGPA

1) Get Work Experience

So the first thing you want is to get some professional work experience in your professional field before applying for a scholarship.

2) Statement of Purpose (SOP)

Another thing is the statement of purpose. So, when you will be applying for any scholarship or admission in any university make sure to mention the causes of low CGPA. That is why your GPA was low. And what you are going to be doing differently or why they should select you.

It’s very important to take time and make a strong statement of purpose. If you don’t know how to make one please read our article on How to Make a Perfect Statement of Purpose for Scholarship.

Once you have done it. Make sure to show it to your friends, siblings, professors, or someone who knows you better and can help you revise that document.

3) Reference Letters

While applying for admission or a scholarship they require at least 2 or three reference letters. Also known as Recommendation letters.

When you approach a professor to write a recommendation letter for you make sure to tell them that you have a LOW CGPA. Be honest with them. These professor will try to highlight some other things, your other academic achievements in their reference letters, your honors and awards, your leadership skills, creativity, your profile, language skills, or any other skills that can be helpful.

4) Interview

If you have been asked to appear in the interview make sure that you are honest and straightforward and tell them the cause of low GPA and tell them your personal and professional goals. Make sure you are very positive and enthusiastic. And tell them that you wanted to go into that college/university.

5) English Language Test

Try to take IELTS/TOEFL or GRE/GMAT (if you are applying to the USA). Having a Good IELTS/TOEFL/GRE/GMAT Score can highly increase your chances if you have a LOW CGPA.

6) Stay Positive

So with that being said, stay positive and believe in yourself. I have seen people with very low GPAs. Such as 2.2 or 2.5 and they are studying in the USA, Germany, Europe, UK on a Full scholarship.

Scholarships for LOW GPA Students in 2024

We upload scholarships daily. But here are some scholarships for LOW GPA applicants:

List of Fully Funded Scholarships in 2024

We have compiled a great list of fully funded scholarships for the 2024 intake. Go read it, and check the requirements of each scholarship.

List of Scholarships in Europe in 2024

According to the European Commission 1.52 million international students were studying in Europe in 2021. International students prefer to study in Europe because of low tuition fees, and high-quality education.

Check: Top European Government Scholarships in 2024 (Fully Funded)

Study in Canada With Low CGPA

We have also written an article on studying in Canada on a Low CGPA. Read it and understand how a student got admission with a Low CGPA in Canada.

Remember, a lower CGPA can’t stop you from chasing your dreams. By showcasing your strengths, potential, and dedication, you can still have a strong chance of winning. Be persistent, stay organized, and keep applying!

As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network