And now, more smart advice on higher education from the University of Redlands.

When should you apply for a college scholarship? Believe it or not, some scholarships can be applied for while you’re in grades K through 8.

The range of scholarship sponsors is even more surprising – including serious money that’s available for left-handed students, tall students, short students and almost everyone in between.

You don’t even have to be at the top of your class to receive many available scholarships. For example, money is awarded every school year for community service, and for just about any heritage or interest.

For example, if you are the next Yo-Yo Ma or Lady Gaga, there are many scholarships available just for musicians.

The list of national, regional and local scholarships offered is long and enlightening. The sooner you start looking, the sooner you’ll find the money that’s out there waiting.


Thurber, an English bulldog, is the University's mascot.

He is named after Clarence Howe Thurber, University president from 1933-37.

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