Applying for Scholarships

Traneice Byrd

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Applying for Scholarships

By: Traniece Byrd


Don’t know how, when, and where to get started when it comes to applying for scholarships?  Do not fret, here are some pointers to help you get started:

  • It is best to begin applying for scholarships at the end of your junior year of high school, so that you can be more aware of what scholarships are being offered. This also gives you time to meet the deadline for the scholarship.
  • Each scholarship has its own requirements that you must meet. For example one scholarship may require you to write an essay and one may require to attend a four year college in a specific state and to have letters of recommendations from a few of your high school teachers.
  • There are  many sites where you can apply for scholarships, such as the ones listed below:



These are just a few out of many other websites that offer scholarships. Another source you can turn to for information on current scholarship offers is your counselor.It’s important to get started as soon as possible so that you have more opportunities available to you. It is never too soon to begin applying, whether you are a senior or a junior.

Applying for Scholarships