To find scholarships, where should I look, what's needed of me, and which ones seem craziest?
Scholarship committees look at all sorts of factors when awarding scholarships. Grades are an important consideration but so are other factors. Activities, both in and out of school, are important. Focus on the quality of the activities not the quantity. Find a few you enjoy and get involved. Try for a leadership position. Many scholarships also consider service to school and community important. Again, find a service project you enjoy and stay committed. Essays can also be an important consideration for scholarships. Make sure you answer the question. Have an English teacher look it over and offer suggestions. Always start your search early.