- Research the types of colleges and universities you may wish to attend and discuss college costs with your parent(s).
- Learn about financial aid. Merit-based scholarships are awarded based on your GPA, so do well in your coursework.
- Complete applications for sophomore scholarships with fall deadlines. Apply for national scholarships in which your qualifications match scholarship criteria.
- Research college summer enrichment programs for high school students. If you find a summer program of interest, start the application process next month.