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Should I apply for scholarships during my junior year?

Hey guys! I'm a junior in high school, and I'm wondering if I should start applying for scholarships now or wait until senior year. I know there are scholarships available for juniors, but I'm not sure if it's worth the effort right now. Is it beneficial to start applying for scholarships during junior year, or should I focus on other aspects of my college preparation? Thanks for any advice!

10 months ago

Hey there! As a parent who has gone through the college application process with my child, I understand how confusing it can be. In my opinion, it's never too early to start looking for scholarships. While there may be more opportunities available for seniors, there are still plenty of scholarships out there specifically for juniors. Starting early not only gives you a head start on the process, but it also helps spread out the workload so you're not overwhelmed during your senior year.

That being said, don't forget to prioritize other aspects of your college preparation as well. It's important to maintain a balance between academics, extracurricular activities, and any standardized test prep you might be doing. Remember, colleges will look at your entire application, not just your scholarship qualifications.

So, in short, I'd recommend starting to apply for scholarships during your junior year, but make sure to keep track of your other responsibilities as well. Good luck with your college journey!

10 months ago

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