This may be the most important time of the year for high school seniors in the Triangle. Just as students are getting back into the routine of a new school year, they also have to start concentrating on college applications and the scholarship search. This final year of high school will seem to zoom by, leaving little downtime. A local and established scholarship search service, like Scholarship Finder NC, helps busy teens keep on top of financing options and applications.
Scholarship Finder NC recommends students follow these four important steps to stay on track with application deadlines for colleges and scholarships:
- September: This is the month that starts it all. Seniors should already have a list of where they want to apply. They need to start requesting and collecting recommendation letters from teachers. This is also a good time to start noting some ideas for the important college essay, required by many schools as part of the application and for many scholarships.
- October: This is the time to take the SAT and/or ACT tests and to start completing early admission college applications. Seniors also need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a required process in order to receive financial aid at most schools. Scholarship Finder NC can help students and parents complete the FAFSA.
- November: The holidays are approaching and it’s time to begin the scholarship quest in earnest. Scholarship Finder NC can provide seniors with a list of scholarships that match their interests and backgrounds. Students need to stay aware of deadlines so they don’t miss opportunities for college money.
- December: Early admission notices can be issued as soon as December. If accepted, students can target scholarships and grants specific to those schools during this month.
Choosing a college and funding that education doesn’t need to be overwhelming. If you are a high school senior, or the parent of one, don’t wait to contact Scholarship Finder NC. Together we will work through all the possibilities for financing a college education.
Reach out today to get started. Call us at (919) 589-FIND.
This important blog post about college expenses, scholarships, and applications is brought to you by the Scholarship Finder NC team headquartered in Apex, in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.
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