Good entry Celeste. Scholarships are so important and helpful for college. Finanical aid helps too if you qualify. My advice for Latinas and every college student in general is to take scholarships and grants instead of loans. With scholarships and grants, you don't have to pay back the money you get, and if there is any left over, you get it keep it!
That is awesome that you are getting a head start. That is an awesome way to get into the college of your choice. Wish I had started this early.
College is a lot of work...but fun! I have already completed my B.A and I am in the process of finishing up with the MA. I am glad that you are thinking about this early. You are off to a good start if you are already looking for information. I suggest you do your best in high school, do extracurricular activities and study hard. Also...don't forget to have a social life! College can be a great opportunity and like you mentioned, it will open up the doors for better jobs. We latinitas have to work harder and prove how valuable we are. Great post and good luck with your future college career!