Scholarship Mom Tip #80: High School Freshmen Can Apply For Scholarships

Yes, high school freshmen can apply for scholarships now!Yes, high school freshmen can apply for scholarships!

A question I get asked frequently is: Can high school freshmen apply for scholarships? The answer is, YES!

Do an online search for “scholarships for high school freshman” and several will be found.

Applying for college scholarships as a high school freshman is a great idea, not only because students can earn money for college (though that is reason enough for many of us), but it’s good practice, too.

Applying for scholarships early will get students used to and comfortable with the scholarship applying process.

Younger students should also concentrate on getting good grades, taking challenging courses, and doing lots of community service. These activities impress scholarship judges and pave the way for more scholarship options when the senior year comes — at which point many more scholarship opportunities are available.

Scholarships are available from many sources, not just from colleges themselves. If you’re starting early in the high school career, congratulations! This gives you much-needed time to research the many options. Keep reading as much as you can. The Scholarship Mom tip series is a great place to start looking for ideas.

Related: How Early Should I Begin Searching for Scholarships?


Read all of the Scholarship Mom Tips here.

Check out Monica’s guide for parents on Amazon: How to Win College Scholarships: A Guide for Parents in 10 Easy Steps

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Parents – Want more tips? Don’t miss the Parent College Coach Tips here! 

Author: Monica Matthews

Monica 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 Smart College Visit!

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