February is the shortest month of the year yet it is also the recommended month to apply for scholarships especially if you are a high school senior… Just be well prepared! Around that time, most universities and colleges typically begin offering financial aid applications, allowing students more opportunities to secure funding for their education. Many organizations and institutions also offer scholarships and grants with deadlines around mid-February, so it’s important to do your research early. Take advantage of the time off during your winter break to find the scholarship that suits you the most and work on your applications.
Be sure to look at scholarships, provided by a number of private organizations in February, that are specifically tailored for certain student demographics or interests, such as women only, minority students, or those in STEM fields, for example.
The beginning of the new year often brings a renewed focus on academic and professional goals, which can lead to higher levels of motivation and ambition when it comes to applying for scholarships. If you are a high school senior applying for a scholarship, there are some things you need to keep in mind. The earlier you start looking and applying for scholarships, the better your chances of receiving one, read the fine print of each scholarship carefully and understand all of the application requirements. Lastly, apply on time.