Summer abroad...when's the best time? and what about scholarships?

<p>Hi, so I've decided I want to study abroad in Spain during college so that I can become fluent in Spanish as well as earn some I've always wanted to go to Spain, and any other time might be too expensive to manage. So I've found a program in Toledo, Spain. The question is which is the best summer for me to study abroad? I want to the summer after freshman year...but are there any advantages to other times?
Also--Are there a lot of scholarships available online for studying abroad? I don't think i'll get financial aid but I don't want to end up paying $8K.</p>