I am going to be applying to Holy Cross in the fall of this upcoming school year, and I wanted to apply for the Beans scholarship, which is given to incoming freshmen who wish to major in Classics. I have a few questions concerning the scholarship itself and the application for Holy Cross overall. As of right now, the college stands at my number one, but I am not sure if I want to go there, so I am probably not going to apply there early decision. Because I am not applying for early decision, does that worsen my chances of getting the scholarship? Would my chances increase if I were to apply early decision and then apply for the scholarship later on, or do I apply all at once for both the scholarship and the school? Also, because the Bean Scholarship is only given to two applicants every year, although I think that I am a very eligible candidate for the scholarship, my chances of receiving it are low. Does Holy Cross offer any other merit-based scholarships aside from the Beans, music, and Worcester high school alumni scholarships?