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I'm having a hard time getting scholarships. As a senior in high

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I'm having a hard time getting scholarships. As a senior in high school, I got one that is about $2,000 a year, but that is all that I've gotten. My parents make enough that I am not considered for the semi-need based ones, and I'm not outstanding enough that I can really get the super competitive ones.

I'm about to matriculate into my major (engineering), and there are supposedly many more opportunities for scholarships now. How can I make myself stand out? I get good grades (3.9 GPA now) which is higher than some of my friends who did get a full ride but are now slacking off, am in a professional society, habitat for humanity, and a photography club, but I have a feeling that nearly everyone applying for these scholarships has similar "stats" and experiences. I think my problem is trying to live a balanced life...I do well in school and am dedicated to the few extracurricular activities I do, but I am not completely involved in either. I don't shine in either, so that throws me out of the academic scholarships as well as the leadership ones. I have a feeling that it's the same way for most others. I have had no incredibly interesting experience about which I can write, and even if I did, I'm not the most poetic writer...i.e. I say what needs to be said without much else.

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