What Makes Our Scholarship Different?
There are two
things that differentiate The Young Professionals’ Scholarship
from most others…
1. Unique Scholarship Awarding Methodology
pertains to the way our scholarship is awarded. To apply for
most scholarships today, students typically need to possess a
prerequisite grade point average of 3.0 or higher. In fact,
many scholarships require that a student has a GPA of 3.5 or
more. We believe these GPA requirements preclude many promising
students from receiving scholarships. As such, we set the GPA
requirement for The Young Professionals’ Scholarship at 2.0.
believe that academic performance can be a good indicator of a
student’s potential to be successful, we believe that it is not
the only one. In fact, we’re pretty sure that you probably know
someone who did not graduate at the top of his or her class
academically, but who is nevertheless very successful in his or
That said, our scholarship award committee goes to great lengths
to evaluate as many facets of a student as possible. It not
only looks at academic criteria, such as GPAs and SAT scores,
but also assesses strength of character, work ethic,
demonstrated commitment to an occupational field, commitment to
the community, and financial need. Unlike many other
scholarships which are awarded predominantly on academic track
records, The Young Professionals’ Scholarship award committee
assigns comparable weights to each of the factors listed above.
2. The YPG Advisor Network
scholarships consist of a monetary award of $1,000.
In addition, our scholarship
recipients gain access to The YPG Advisor Network.
Importantly, we believe that our advisor network could be much
more valuable to a student than the monetary component of the
scholarship award. It works like this… Upon being
awarded The Young Professionals’ Scholarship, a student would
receive a monetary award of $1,000. In addition, he or she
would be given unlimited access to The Young Professionals'
Group Advisor Network. If that student
wishes to gather more information on a particular professional
area, say accounting, The Young Professionals’ Group would make
arrangements for that student to speak with an advisor in The
Young Professionals’ Advisor Network, who works in the field.
are in the process of bolstering our network of advisors who would
be available to speak or meet with our scholarship recipients.
These advisors will be available to listen, as well as share
experiences, feedback, guidance, advice, and friendship.