Scholarship Mom Tip #2: The Earlier the Better

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Start Early!

Did you know that scholarship deadlines start as early as September of each new school year?

While it’s true that a large percentage of scholarship applications are due in the spring, many others are due in the fall and winter months. Most students are not ready to start applying for scholarships until after the Christmas holidays. If you start early, your chances of winning those scholarships with early deadlines are automatically greater, since not as many students apply for them.

Why wait? Start your scholarship search the SUMMER BEFORE each new school year, which is often times a whole year before the scholarship money is sent to you or your college. The early bird gets the worm, it’s true! 

For more tips on getting and staying organized, you may want to read College Application Organizing Tips for Tackling Senior Year or check out this list of mobile apps to help you keep track of deadlines. 

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MonicaMonica Matthews is our favorite scholarship mom! After helping her son win $100,000 in scholarships for his college education, she founded How2WinScholarships.com to share what she learned along the way and now she’s sharing her tips with SmartCollegeVisit!