Excellent article with very useful information. I highly approve of the
suggestion to get in touch with your high school counselor early on and stay in
touch. Get your application forms mailed in before the deadline if you have any
hope of qualifying for a scholarship. And most definitely go to a college that
is right for you, not just where your friends will be. Chances are that after
one year, most of them won't be in school any longer anyway.
Most high school students never even think about talking to a high school
counselor about scholarships because it is never mentioned to them by the
faculty. The counselor is a wonderful resource and will make a gigantic
difference in he outcome of students considering college.