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Should a junior be looking for scholarships and applying to them?
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I'm a junior in high school. Should I already be looking for scholarships and applying to them? What are some that I should look at? I have a 1560 on the SAT and am interested in STEM. I'm Japanese and live in NY, and am a permanent resident (not US citizen)

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25 days ago

Sure! You should be looking for scholarships and applying to them, also, your SAT is pretty good, so you should have an advantage.

But for now, the most important things are GPA, ECs, and college essays. So make sure your searching for scholarships is not taking time away from your most important things.

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24 days ago

Absolutely! Begin researching scholarships, especially ones that are specifically your interests (STEM, Japanese heritage, etc). FastWeb is great at taking your stats and interests and recommending scholarships tailored to those areas!

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24 days ago

Yes, you should! Most scholarships allow juniors to apply; also it would be good to look into scholarships that you will apply to in your senior year. Have a list of scholarships that you want to apply to but isn't open yet or that your not old enough yet.

However, don't feel pressured to spend all your time looking into scholarships. In your senior year, there will be more options and opportunities to apply.

Also, focus more on no-essay scholarships; they are much easier to apply to, and take up the least amount of time!

Hope that helps!

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