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.