When students enter high school, the thought of a college grant is hardly thought of until around 11th or 12th grade. Really everyone should start thinking about college early as 9th grade. You will be better prepared if you start thinking way ahead of time. Many things that you need to start thinking about are your grades, SAT, ACT, college tuition, college grants, and college scholarships. Just to name a few.
The first place you might want to get information about preparing for college is your school guidance counselor. Your guidance counselor will be glad to help you and plus they have many years of experience helping students each and every year. They can help answer any question you and your parents may have through out the year. Plus they can give any information on college grants that you may qualify for. Another good place to look for grants is locally. If you can't find a grant there, you can always look up college grants online. This may take some time to do, but it will be well worth it once you find one that fits your needs. You can also look a book called “The scholarship book.” This book is a very good book because it has thousands of scholarships listed and it is updated every year. You can go to your local library to find this book or you can either ask your school guidance counselor.
When applying for each grant make sure you keep track of each due date. If you think your going to have problems remembering the due dates, try and mark the date in your calendars. When writing out the essay for your application, make sure you use correct grammar and are free of any spelling errors. Last but not least you should be aware of which college grants you will be excepting so you will know what each grant expects of you once you accept it. This way you won't risk losing your grant once you get it.