High school seniors should be hard at work right now applying for scholarships. But for them to do that, they usually need support and encouragement from parents. Otherwise, students often assume that mom and dad have their college costs covered, which is often not the case.
Parents should help students search for scholarships. There are seven primary places to search:
Once scholarship leads are located, parents need to help students develop an application plan to meet deadlines. Students and parents should avoid giving up because some scholarship deadlines have passed. There are deadlines through July for college scholarships. However, the later families wait, the more limited the selection of available scholarships will be. Priority should be given to local scholarships, scholarships form organizations where students and families have a connection and scholarships with the earliest deadlines.
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