February 1 through the end of April is the busiest season for college scholarship applications.  So if you are a senior planning to head off to college next fall, you'd better get cracking.

And if you are a student with minority status, there is a plethora of scholarships available and the first step is finding ones that fit your characteristics and lifestyle.

We've also listed scholarships targeted to Transition Age Youth (TAY) -- young people who are in transition from foster care or state custody, are homeless, have special needs or are immigrants.

Stay ahead of the game...

Check out LifePrep Academy's College and Career Planning Guide to help students and parents in applying and getting accepted to college.

It covers student aid, grants and scholarships and how and when to begin applying for them.