Some students and parents believe that only high school seniors are eligible for awards, but countless scholarships are available for all high school and college students. There are even a few awards that middle school students are eligible for. Also, there are many scholarships for graduate and doctoral students. In general, it never hurts to look for a scholarship no matter how old you are.
It’s best to start applying for scholarships in middle school or early high school if you can. The sooner you start applying for scholarships, the more you will potentially win.