When should I start applying to scholarships if I am a sophomore right now? Also, how do I even get any scholarships with so many people applying to them? It feels a bit overwhelming.
Most major scholarships aimed at providing you some or full-ride financial support in college open up at the end of summer or beginning of Fall during your senior year. I'm talking about the biggies like:
Jack Kent Cooke
Alexander Hamilton Scholars
Also the major of smaller ones will have deadlines during your entire Senior year.
Honestly, I didn't find any major college scholarships for 9th, 10th, or 11th graders. I have no idea what the previous poster was referring to. I know some colleges like MIT, Brown, JHU, Columbia, etc have summer programs where you can apply for either full or partial tuition but that kind of grant is only for the 2 -4 weeks you might spend either on-campus or virtual campus doing that program, not for your college costs once you leave high school.
Make a Bold.org account, put all of your information in that one platform and all you have to do is click "apply" to most of their scholarships. It's super easy and trust me I am a junior and applying for scholarships looks soo overwhelming so I feel your frustration.
Also, you don't have to, but if you use my referral link then we both get points!
I wish you the best of luck :-)
Probably sophomore year. I am a sophomore right now too, and started applying since the begging of sophomore year. Your school should have some scholarships and talk to your counselor about. You just try to show how you are special that the other students who applied. Try keeping up the good work and many extracurricular activities and you have done what you can do.
I hope I helped. :)
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