Although the majority of scholarship deadlines range from October through April each year,there are scholarship deadlines almost every month. The primary target groups for scholarships are high school seniors and college students however there are scholarships for high school, middle school and elementary school students.
High school seniors began applying for scholarships when they completed college applications this year. Many colleges automatically considered them for scholarships when they applied. There are other scholarships on campus for which high school students have to complete a scholarship application.
In addition to scholarships offered by colleges to which students apply, there are scholarships that are not school based. Those scholarships are offered by businesses, organizations and individuals. Most of those scholarships require an application with an essay. Some scholarships require a high school transcript, standardized test scores and a copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report.