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How do apply for scholarships work for senior year?

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# I am 17 years old and I go to Charles H McCann Technical high school.
# I want a successful life of owning a horse of my own, having a job I love, taking care of my dog Max, and living at my parents house to be there to help them when they need me to.\
#career I'm going for Financial Manager
#college MCLA

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John’s Answer

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Hi Allison,

College is the most expensive it’s ever been. A great way to manage the growing cost is scholarships. Because there’s no single source for scholarship listings, your best option for finding funding is a dedicated scholarship search platform. These sites compile thousands of active scholarships and match you to them based on your unique qualifications Allison.

You should start your scholarship search as soon as possible, ideally no later than the beginning of your junior year. Even if you can’t apply to the one you want until your junior year, knowing all of the details and requirements as a sophomore gives you more time to make sure you meet all of the qualifications by the time you’re eligible.

A dedicated scholarship search engine is more so than a simple internet search, it's your best bet to turn up potential scholarships. But you should also look to local sources, especially those with which you already have a connection with. If any of them offer scholarships, not only are you uniquely qualified through yours/parents association, they'll also likely have a much smaller candidate pool. (see below)

√ Parents work place often offer scholarships
√ Your school (academic clubs, alumni organizations, etc.)
√ Community organizations (veterans associations, social clubs, sports leagues, etc.)
√ Campus organizations (fraternities, sororities, academic groups, etc.)

I've listed 5 scholarship search platforms sites below that look promising to maximize your scholarship potential search.

John recommends the following next steps:

  • https://www.fastweb.com/
  • https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/
  • https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/
  • https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#
  • http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/
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Kristin’s Answer

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If your school has a guidance counselor or someone similar to that, definitely take the time to talk to them! Your guidance counselor should have tons of info about scholarships and can even help you apply for them. Or talk to a teacher you trust, they could have some good advice for you as well. Otherwise, like the others said, there are amazing websites available with plenty of information on scholarships and applying.
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Aicha’s Answer

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Hi Allison!

In terms of finding scholarships you could first check with your high school. They may offer scholarships for seniors who are becoming college freshmen. You could sift through those to see if any of them fit you if they offer them. Also, just do google search on "financial managing scholarships" and see what pops up and if anyone is offering it to college freshman. You can check out a website called "Fastweb.com". You can make an account and it will ask to put in information like your major, college of choice and interests. Then it will sift through scholarships to see which ones you match with.

I hope this helps! Good luck!
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Brett’s Answer

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Reach out to your school's guidance counselors. They should have a lot of resources to help you identify programs for which to apply. Also, your library, even a local branch, would have literature to check out and expand your applications. Also, reach out to the Superintendent of Education for your school district, a trusted teacher or neighbor you respect, for other programs. Good luck. Take care of Max too.
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