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Scholarship Advice for Juniors

  1. Keep your grades up and stay involved.
  2. Get registered on Fastweb and College Board search engines for scholarships.
  3. If you don't know where you want to go to school or what your major will be, go back to Idaho Career Information System to compare colleges or re-evaluate your interests.
  4. Start thinking about whom you'd like to ask to be references for scholarships. These should be persons who have seen your dedication and hard work.
  5. Start selling yourself -- point out to your teachers, potential references and your counselors that you are a deserving candidate for scholarships, nominations and awards. Many of us don't know about all the great things you have been doing. It is time to start tooting your own horn!
  6. Get a part-time job. If you have an idea about what career would like to have after college, try to work in this field. Enroll in the work release or Individualized Occupational Training program!
  7. Be sure to update your Individual Graduation Plan with a parent/guardian and a counselor or other advisor. This generally takes place during the third quarter.
  8. Make an appointment with your school’s scholarship advisor/counselor to let him or her know of your plans before you leave for summer.