It’s never too late to apply for scholarships, and although some students may wait until their senior year in high school to begin finding scholarships, junior year is a great time to get ahead of the game.
Many big decisions are made in the 11th grade — ones that will have a large impact on the next five years and beyond. Students spend time scoping out colleges, preparing for and taking the ACT and SAT, working with college athletic recruits, and so forth.
High school juniors are eligible to receive scholarships open to all high school students, but also ones that are specifically designated for juniors, such as The Hamilton Award. Others, like the Penguin Publishing Group’s Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest, are open to upperclassmen.
Therefore, with the plentiful scholarships, there’s a large range of scholarships to be won — from $500 to $100,000, high school juniors can secure funding for their college education a year prior to graduation.
With the large availability and generosity of scholarships, there comes a certain amount of competition. High school juniors have the chance to compete for prestigious scholarships such as The Siemen’s Competition scholarship or The Coolidge Scholarship.
By the third year in high school, juniors will have had a chance to establish a solid academic and extracurricular profile to help boost their chances in successfully landing a scholarship.
For more information, conduct a free college scholarship search.
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Caitlin H. Bolingbrook, ILMajor: Marine Science
Sandy Beach, “Wave Magazine,” asked 10 Marine experts who should receive this scholarship, here’s what they’ve said:
-Caitlin Harding turns her dreams of becoming a marine biologist into real world activities.
I. Ron Sheff, author: Sustainable Sushi.
-Ms. Harding has taken many challenging courses in high school and was recently named an Illinois State Scholar.
Ima Sturgeon, Dean, School of Fish.
-C. Harding was inspired by her attendance at the Washington Youth Summit for the Environment this past summer.
Jett Stream, anchor, “Mild Weather Review.”
-Caitlin Harding would like her experience as a volunteer at the Shedd Aquarium to develop into a career.
C. Turtle, author: The Shell Game.
-Ms. Harding wants to protect and enrich the world’s marine waters as a Marine Biologist.
Cali Mari, Ink International.
-The more Caitlin Harding studies biology, the more she realizes that it is a career for her.
Ay Eels Extraordinaire editors.
-C. Harding sees dolphins and can practically hear them calling:”Work with us.”
Dolf Inne, proprietor, Key West Bed and Breakfast.
-Ms. Harding’s experiences as a scuba diver have only strengthened her motivation to work towards a career as a Biologist.
Barry O. Reef, Inc., Dive master.
-Caitlin Harding sees things such as the devastation produced by the recent BP Oil Spill, and she wants to help out.
Jonah, “Whale Digest.”
-I predict Ms. Caitlin Harding will become as big an expert on Marine Mammals as Jack Hannah is on zoos. She’s cuter, too!
Captain Ahab, mariner.