If you search for scholarships online, you will see many for just about any category. You can even find scholarships for poor girls. Many companies and foundations provide awards to girls from low-income families who wish to attend college. This is because nobody should be denied an education just because they cannot afford one. Here are some scholarships that might be of interest to poor girls
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offers various scholarships to high school and college students. Although most of the scholarships are for Washington residents, some can be used for anyone has financial need. Students must be a U.S citizen with a 3.3 GPA. More information can be found at
The Unmet Need Scholarship Fund from Sallie Mae is for children from families who make $30,000 or less annually. Scholarships range from $1,000-$3,800. This scholarship is open to full-time college graduates with at least a 2.5 GPA. More information can be found at
The Google Scholarship Fund is available to low-income Hispanic students looking to pursue a degree in computer engineering or computer science. Students must be a U.S citizen, junior or senior in a full-time undergraduate or graduate degree program and have at least a 3.5 GPA. More information can be found at
Abercrombie & Fitch and the United Negro College Fund have teamed up to offer a scholarship program for low-income African-Americans. This renewable $3,000 scholarship is available to college freshmen with at least a 3.0 GPA. More information can be found at http://scholarships.collegetoolkit.com/scholarships/awards/abercrombie__and__fitch_scholarship/6229.aspx.
The University of North Carolina offers a unique scholarship especially for low-income girls. Single and never married female college students can apply for the Alice McArver Ratchford Scholarship. Applicants must reside on the University of North Carolina college campus and have no vehicle. Applicants also cannot have any other scholarships. More information can be found at http://fia.uncg.edu/scholarships/general.htm.
The Dell Scholars Program offer scholarships to students who have overcome challenges and are motivated to go to college. Students must be able to discuss the hardships they have faced and their desire to achieve goals. Applicants should have future career goals and financial need. Award amounts vary. More information can be found at www.dellscholars.org.
As you can see, lack of income should not be a reason to not attend college. Many companies provide scholarships to help offset the cost of college so that every girl who dreams of a better life and bright future has all the opportunities they need.