Ever wonder why some students win scholarships and others don’t? Do they have some special talent or gift, or are they somehow blessed with incredible luck? In all honesty, it really depends on the type of scholarship. For merit-based scholarships, having a stellar grade point average (GPA) and high college exam scores is a definite must, but not a guarantee that you’ll win. Why? Simply put, your grades are probably not as unique as you perceive them to be. The same can be true for need-based aid, as well. Tons of students are in similar financial situations, and they all need help. Choosing a winner can be difficult in these cases, and it’s often a personal statement, letter of recommendation, or an essay that gives the winner the edge over all the other candidates. But, what if you don’t have perfect grades or you come from a middle-class family — are you out of luck? Nope. We know you possess something that sets you apart from other students, and that’s why we created the Top Ten List Scholarship.