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Scholarship applications should usually be completed six months to one year before the academic year they will be used.  High school seniors should be ready to start their scholarship applications in the fall. High school underclassmen should research scholarship opportunities and begin assembling application components so that they can prepare their scholarship applications in the fall of their senior year.   

If you have requested a scholarship search from MI Student Aid prior to your senior year in high school, we highly recommend re-requesting eligible scholarships. The scholarship database is continuously being updated with new opportunities.

A common mistake students make with their scholarship search is limiting themselves based on scholarship amount. Small award amounts add up too, so apply for scholarships you are eligible for, even if the amount is smaller.

Never pay for scholarship information or advice! If you are required to pay money to get money, it is probably a scam.