Hey guys, I'm a junior and I know that paying for college can be expensive, so I want to start looking for scholarships. I'm not sure when the best time to start searching is, or where to find them. Can anyone give me some advice on when and where to start looking for scholarships? Thanks a ton!
Hello! It's great that you're thinking about scholarships early on. From my experience, the best time to start looking for scholarships is during your junior year of high school. This gives you ample time to research and apply for various scholarships before deadlines approach in your senior year. When it comes to where to look, there are a few resources that I found helpful when my child was in your position. First, your high school counselor may have information on local scholarships or those specifically for students from your school. Also, check out websites like Fastweb, Scholarships.com, and Cappex, as they allow you to create a profile and search for scholarships that suit your interests and qualifications. Additionally, don't forget to explore scholarships offered by the colleges you're interested in, as well as those from local businesses and organizations. Remember to stay organized, keep track of deadlines, and apply to as many scholarships as you can. Best of luck!