College scholarships are only available for the super-smart and highly motivated, and are usually only given to the valedictorian….right?
This is a common mistake made by those who are getting ready to graduate from high school, and therefore, some of the brightest and most promising students never even apply for scholarships. However, there are so many scholarships available that it is imperative that you know and understand the processes and requirements. (Hint: they’re not as tough as you think). Once you find a positive mindset, you will see that you, too, can apply and qualify for several scholarships. With just a little determination, you will be able to get the (free!) funding you need to further your education.
You might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the daunting task of searching for scholarships and wondering where to start. Well, the best first step to take is to contact College Planning South Bay. We have more than 17 years experience in helping young people and their families to find the right college scholarships and funding options.
One very important thing you must do when preparing to apply for college scholarships is obvious to some, but maybe not to all: keep your grade point average (GPA) as high as possible. With markings up to 4.0, every grade you acquire, whether good or bad, will affect your GPA. Many high school students don’t take their grades very seriously until senior year, at which time it might be too late to bring that GPA up to scholarship level. Therefore, it is important that you make your studies a priority early on in your high school career to ensure that you are eligible when it comes time to apply for scholarships. Additionally, you must study hard for your SAT or ACT tests. There is a plethora of study materials to help you in preparing for these all-important tests. At College Planning South Bay, we will provide you with study help and SAT and ACT guides. We know the importance of doing well on these tests.
If you know that your grades are more than acceptable for receiving a college scholarship, you should start by researching what types of scholarships are available to you. There may be several scholarships offered locally through city, county or state organizations. Additionally, you may find a number of government-sponsored scholarships. The college you are interested in attending, or that you have already been accepted to, will probably also offer several different types of scholarships. With just a little bit of research you will be well on your way to discovering the world of scholarships waiting for you!
College Planning South Bay is here to help you every step of the way. With our team of expert and caring counselors, we will help you discover what funding options and scholarships are available to you. We can also guide you through this often daunting journey of discovery. Your future is waiting!