Senior year is arguably the most stressful for those seeking admission to college in the fall. Besides worrying about getting accepted to a college, seniors also have to worry about how they’re going to pay for the various expenses associated with attending. Besides applying for federal aid using FAFSA, or accessing state aid with the Cal Grant, it’s always best to apply to a few scholarships too.
When applying to scholarships, make sure to consider the fine print associated with them. If a scholarship application requires an essay, have a trusted teacher/parent/friend help you edit (you can also get help at Warren’s Writing Center on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3-4 pm in L113!). Put effort into your applications and be honest–you don’t want to miss out on free money for something that could easily be avoided. Also, make sure to complete any necessary forms and supplemental pieces ahead of the deadline to prevent any technical difficulties.
Make sure to speak to your parents/guardians about paying for college and go through the following scholarships with them as needed. Don’t feel the need to apply to every single scholarship out there–unless of course, you have the time to do so. If you have further questions about paying for college visit Warren’s College and Career Center in O1. Good luck, Bears!
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