College: It's Never Too Early to Plan
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 8:43PM
Lynda Rae in college, financial aid, scholarships

It's never too early to talk about higher education and presenting it as an attainable opportunity for your mentee. There are opportunities to earn savings bonds as early as Kindergarten! Click on the links below for more information on ideas and opportunities:

Scholarships for children under 13
Less competitive scholarships

Scholarships for the Hispanic and Latino students

Unusual scholarships
, like scholarships for left-handed students
College Board's Fund Finder

In general, it would be a good idea to sign up with your mentee to be notified of awards, be aware of scholarship scams!

Once your mentee is in Middle School, it'd be a good idea to utilize this website: Know How 2 Go. They can sign up for a newsletter to learn about tips and steps to take to go to college. You can learn, as a mentor, how to help prepare them for college, and there are specific areas designed to help middle school, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and senior students take the right steps.

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