10 Scholarships You Can Apply for Right Now

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Remember to find scholarships available through the universities you've applied to. Go to their website to find ones you're eligible for or check with your high school counselor for advice.

Search for scholarships by making a free profile on FastWeb.com. Choose your academic interests, hobbies or talents, and potential future colleges to narrow down scholarships to only the ones you qualify for.

Get organized. Kantrowitz recommends students sort their applications in a folder by deadline date. "After about the first half dozen applications, you’ll find that each successive application takes less time, since you can reuse essays by tailoring them to each new application," he said. "So applying to many scholarships doesn’t take as much time as you might think."

All it takes is management and motivation to help fund the next four years of your life – why not start now?