The two unexpected days off this week gave me a lot of time to search and apply for scholarships. I grabbed the scholarship strategies paper that was given to students at last week's assembly and got to work. The paper gives several websites that you can visit to find scholarships. I started with the first site, filling out a registration and then a "profile" that allows the website to make a list of scholarships that are relevant to you personally. I was then presented with my list (which was organized by the deadline you must apply by to be considered) and browsed through the ones with October and November deadlines. So far I looked over and applied for about eight or nine scholarships, which doesn't seem like many but you have to fill out all your information for each one you apply for, such as name, e-mail, address, phone number, etc. Some also require a paragraph about why you think you should receive the award or a short essay, but don't let that deter you from applying for it because if you sit down and just do it you can get it done quickly.