The first step is to read the details. Make sure you fit the eligibility criteria. Don’t forget to submit everything required on time. Scholarships are often competitive, and failing to follow directions can result in your application landing in the “no” pile.
When should I apply for scholarships?
Apply for scholarships year-round. There are deadlines pretty much every month. Some scholarships have deadlines that fall months, even a year, before the start of the academic term for which it will be applied.
Can college students apply for scholarships?
Yes, current college students should be looking for scholarships throughout the year. Remember to repurpose all of those college application essays that you did – they come in handy when applying for scholarships if the scholarship essay prompt fits.
Can high school students start applying for scholarships for college?
Yes, there are lots of scholarships for high school students to make college more affordable. You should start the search process as early as possible.
Other than TUN’s Scholarship Search Engine, where else should I look?
College-bound high school students should first check with their guidance counselors. Oftentimes, guidance counselors will release lists of outside scholarships for students to apply for. In many cases these scholarships will be local in nature and less competitive.
Current college students can reach out to the financial aid office at their respective institutions to see if there are any special programs that are not automatically awarded.