HS Junior here, planning to start applying for scholarships. I’m a first generation student so my parents aren’t really able to help me in this process. I’m very confused and uncertain- there’s so many different websites that have opportunities for scholarships (Fastweb, Scholarships .com, Bold). Do I create accounts on all of them?
Some of the registration processes ask for things such as what kind of job and what position you’re looking forward to having in that specific job and I don’t know what to answer? I’m not certain of that myself, so is there a way to put not sure, or do I just put any answer? I know I want to major environmental science, but going on from that I’m not sure what kind of job specifically I’m looking forward to.
How do I determine whether the website or the scholarship itself is legit and not a scam?
I’ve also heard that the money goes directly to the college that you’ll attend, but since I’m not in college, where does that money go / how to do they determine where to keep the money until I get accepted into college?