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The scholarship “window” is typically between January 1 and April 1. Use Winter & Spring breaks to complete applications, write essays, and work with your recommenders (for letters of rec).
Start local, go national. Start with the local (city/town) organizations, then expand to regional, then national scholarships.
There are many clearinghouses that list many scholarships. Start with the clearinghouses, then do Google searches to key in on your personal interests and academic profile. Click here for Quetzal Mama’s favorite scholarship clearinghouses. Community service is nearly always a critical component in most scholarships. Plan ahead to complete as many community service hours as possible. Click here for Quetzal Mama's tips on how Community Service is linked to winning scholarships.