Scholarships are free money and the earlier you research, prepare and apply for a scholarship, the better. There is a misconception by many that you have to have an extremely high grade point average, or ACT/SAT score in order to win a scholarship. The truth is that many scholarships are based on a variety of different things, not just grades and test scores.
While it takes time and effort to apply — think of this equation: If you spend three hours working on an application that awards a $3,000 scholarship and you win it – your investment translates to $1,000 an hour!
WHEN SHOULD I APPLY?
Typically, scholarship deadlines take place between February and April every year. It’s recommended students begin applying a few months prior, preferably sometime between September and December and before the final application deadline listed.
There is a lot of misinformation about who can apply, when to apply and how many to apply for. Check out this list of scholarship myths and learn how you to avoid the confusion.
LINKS TO SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES
A WORD OF CAUTION! AVOID SCAMS