One thing I have discovered as a mother of a high school senior is how overwhelming the information coming at you can become! Between college application deadlines, ACT/SAT tests, college visits and so many decisions that need to be made in the midst of a very busy school year and normal life. I found hunting for scholarship money was a giant time suck and often led me into more scams and spam that I care to ever relive. Once I found some legitimate scholarships available I absolutely needed to organize the information into a Scholarship Deadline Calendar to help me manage the sheer size of opportunities. Every state, local community and college or university have their own set of scholarship opportunities. Below are the generic ones I found all organized by deadline date.
The obvious first step is to apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The upcoming deadlines are for any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15, 2018. Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2017. Your school of choice may have additional deadlines. [Continue reading]