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Attention High School Juniors

The Captain and I closed on our new house yesterday.  Then we took the kids over to play in the yard and scope out the rooms (now that it's ours).  The boys threw the football, Dorothy tried out the swing set, and Hope toddled around the yard like she knew she was home.  But that's a blog for another day. 

Once again, I'm sorting, packing, hauling, and cleaning.  So it goes without saying that I am happy it's Friday and I can welcome the Scholarship Diva.  Today she talks about what high school juniors should focus on right now to land that college scholarship.  

The more you work this year preparing to look for college scholarships, the farther ahead you will be next year.  In addition to being exclusively eligible for certain scholarships as a junior, you can also "window shop" this year's offerings to seniors and make a list of favorites you want to apply for next year.

  • Start a Scholarship Notebook.  Next week I'll talk more about that.

  • Start thinking about who would write good recommendation letters for you.  Keep a list in your Scholarship Notebook and add to it.

  • Take the ACT at least once, preferably twice.  Consider taking a test prep seminar or course to help improve your score.  Take the SAT if your top schools require it.

  • Make a list of colleges you're considering and schedule campus visits.

  • As you run across scholarship applications (you should ALWAYS be looking!), keep a list of common essay topics.  Begin writing essays to use in future applications.  Ask a teacher to read them and offer suggestions for improvement.

  • Make a list of application and scholarship/financial aid deadlines from your top college choices. Also record each school's ACT/GPA scale for scholarship levels. 

  • Participate in community service and volunteer projects.  Record and document hours worked.

  • Study and make good grades.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me:

Next week's post will encourage 10th Graders to start thinking about college scholarships. Thanks for reading and happy hunting!

1 Comment to Attention High School Juniors:

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Long Island Private Schools on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 9:02 PM
This is a good scholarship option for all eligible kids and they must take part in it soon.
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