If you know a high school senior, well then, you are well aware of their hectic schedules applying to colleges, searching for scholarships
and biting their nails waiting for admission decisions. [High school
seniors should also be preparing their financial aid forms, including FAFSA
But what about high school juniors?
Even though they are not applying, they should be preparing
That means lining up engaging courses to take in the senior year,
embarking on those meaningful extracurricular activities and community
service projects, taking the SAT and
ACT, and, yes, searching and applying for scholarships.
Scholarships? Yes, high school juniors can -- and should -- apply
for college scholarships. [In some cases, college scholarships are open
to all high school students, even freshmen. Go for it
Why? Because, as concerns having money to pay for college, the early bird really does catch the worm. And, as
most high school juniors won't even bother to apply for college
scholarships, you'll have a greater chance of success now, before the
competition really heats up next year.
How? Check with your guidance counselor for scholarships available
to juniors. Then, sign up and complete the profiles on scholarship
search engines. That accomplished, seek out the scholarships for which
you qualify. Last but not least, apply.
are great places to start!
really is that easy, and a jump start on finding money to help pay for
college will put you in good stead as you enter your senior year of high
Also, a heads up that Student Advisor
, a publication of The Washington Post
, offers a number of FREE
, downloadable College Guides
, including an important and timely piece, Scholarship Secrets
. A worthy read, indeed!
Lastly (for this post), if you have yet to sign up at ScholarshipPoints.com
entering the monthly $10,000 Scholarship Contest (no essay required),
you should do so today. The more scholarships you apply for, and the
sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting FREE
money to pay for college!
As always, The College Whisperer
is here to answer all of your college questions. Write us at info@TheCollegeWhisperer.com
A word to the wise for current college students -- If you will have
tuition to pay in the fall, you should be looking for scholarship money
as well! And remember to submit the FAFSA
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