Scholarships

Reducing the number of credits your teen has to take BEFORE they enroll will ALWAYS save you the most money.  But even families with a robust Homeschooling for College Credit plan should try to bring their out-of-pocket costs down to zero!

When I suggest your family start applying for scholarships, I don’t mean googling a couple and pumping out an essay the year before college starts – I mean WEEKLY and consistently applying every week for as long as your teen is enrolled!! Most scholarships are open to prospective AND enrolled students.  Once you’ve stopped Homeschooling for College Credit, your new job is to apply, apply, and apply for scholarships!

Personal story:  all of my college-aged kids have earned scholarships in some amount and none are academic rock-stars!  

Please visit and subscribe to Jessica’s site JLV College Counseling. Despite the professional-sounding name, it’s not an expensive consulting business trying to grab your email address. Jessica is a former college admissions professional dedicated to sharing free resources.  It’s my favorite place to find scholarships for my own sons.  She’s an expert in this area, and my mini-list comes from her site!

A partial list of scholarships with deadlines in September or October.

Deadlines between Sept.-Oct. 2019

September Scholarships

Debt.com Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants
Sponsor: Debt.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students. Applicant must send proof they have applied to other scholarships, as well as a letter explaining why they need the scholarship and their experience applying for scholarships.

Comcast NBCUniversal Scholarship
Sponsor: Comcast/NBCUniversal |UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 5, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college sophomores and juniors attending an HBCU during the fall of 2019. Applicant can have any major but must have a desired interest in entertainment and media.

Gunnar Esiason Own It Scholarship
Sponsor: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students at any level who have participated in athletics and have Cystic Fibrosis.

Healthcare Career Scholarship
Sponsor: FHN
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently pursuing education for the following healthcare careers: Medical Technology/CLS/MLS, Nursing (BSN), Health Information Management, Rehabilitation Services (PT, OT, PTA, COTA, SP), Pharmacy, Cardiac Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound, or Certified Medical Assistant. Applicant must reside in FHN’s service area (specific areas in Illinois).

Back to School Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Balfour
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 7, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the United States who are at least 13 years of age and enrolled in high school or college. Student can enter the sweepstakes daily.

BrickHouse Security College Scholarship
Sponsor: BrickHouse
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 10, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are police officers and who have been injured or disabled in the line of duty OR the legal spouse or child of a police officer.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: Fund for Education Abroad
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 10, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate at a college or university in the U.S. Applicant must be planning to study abroad and program must be eligible for credit at the student’s educational institution.

Love Your Career Scholarship
Sponsor: JonesTshirts.com
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 10, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students. Applicant must submit an essay describing at least three steps that they plan to take in the next year to start a path towards having a career that they love.

NEWH | Chicago Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Chicago Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Web Design Scholarship
Sponsor: Lounge Lizard
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 12, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in the United States. Applicant must submit a web design.

Cameron Impact Scholarship
Sponsor: Bryan Cameron Education Foundation
Amount: Up to $50,000
Closing Date: September 13, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors (Class of 2020) who are planning to enroll in a full-time course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university. Applicant must maintain a minimum cumulative unweighted 3.7 GPA.

Catherine W. Pierce Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,350
Closing Date: September 13, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who are pursing a degree in an Art, Art History and other eligible majors.

June & Wylie Seldon Memorial Endowment
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 13, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are enrolled at an UNCF member institution. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA and have demonstrated financial need. Applicant must provide a one-page personal statement on their career interest, current academic transcript, and a letter of recommendation.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship program is open to low-income high school students to enroll in college courses from Nebraska college or universities, either through dual-enrollment or early enrollment agreements with the institutions. Deadline is for summer classes that have a start date of July 1 or later.

Be the Boss Scholarship
Sponsor: Go Skills
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female high school and college students who want to start their own online business. Applicant must share all the reasons they are scared to start their business and who their female boss role model is.

Catching the Dream Scholarship
Sponsor: Catching the Dream
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Applicant must be 1/4 or more degree American Indian and be an enrolled member of a U.S. tribe. Applicant must be attending or planning on attending a college or university within the U.S. on a full-time basis that is fully accredited.

Don’t Text & Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Law Offices of Matthew J. Quinlan
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students 24 years of age or younger who are currently admitted or enrolled in a four-year college/university or graduate school. Applicant must submit an essay on texting and driving.

Draw Your Own Science Superhero!
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship by drawing an original superhero who uses STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) to make the world a better place! DoSomething will provide easy instructions, a template, and superpower thought-starters. Your poster will inspire younger students’ interest in STEM, and you’ll enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.

Gates Scholarship
Sponsor: The Gates Scholarship
Amount: Cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the EFC
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors who are student leaders. Ideal candidates will have an outstanding academic record in high school (top 10% of graduating class), demonstrated leadership ability, and exceptional personal success skills.

Huddle Up to Play It Forward: Pick Up at Least 10 Items of Litter to Create Cleaner Places to Play
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Over 50 billion pieces of litter land on roads and in waterways each year! You could win the scholarship just by picking up trash or litter in a local park, beach, community space, or another place people get out and play! Just send in a photo of the litter you pick up. You’ll protect the environment, create better places to play, and be entered to win the scholarship.

Injury Scholarship
Sponsor: The May Firm
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a Community College or University. Applicant must submit an essay on what they think would really make drivers stop texting while driving.

JEN Scholarships
Sponsor: Jazz Education Network (JEN)
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and university students with talent and potential in jazz performance and/or education or industry. Multiple scholarships available with different requirements. Applicants should see website for details.

Mason Finance Life Settlement Awareness Scholarship
Sponsor: Mason Finance
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university. Scholarship is open to domestic, international, and undocumented students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to senior citizens.

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers & Firemen Scholarship
Sponsor: Mississippi State Office of Financial Aid
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time at the undergraduate level at any state-supported (public) college or university in Mississippi. Applicant must be a certified dependent child (under the age of 23) or spouse of any Mississippi law enforcement officer, full-time firefighter or volunteer firefighter who suffered fatal injuries or wounds or became permanently and totally disabled which occurred in the performance of the official and appointed duties of his or her office.

Moving Forward Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Bellhops
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited undergraduate college or university in 2019 with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit a complete application, their transcript, and an essay on the importance of their major in today’s society.

Nicholas A. Pennipede Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Eye Associates
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted to a college and are/will be enrolled as an undergraduate freshman in Fall 2019. Applicant must submit an essay on how they plan to use their education to serve the community.

Pick Up Litter in a Local Park or Community Space
Sponsor: DoSomething
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: You could win the scholarship just by picking up trash or litter in a local park, beach, community space, or another place people get out and play! Just send in a photo of the litter you pick up. You’ll protect the environment, create better places to play, and be entered to win the scholarship.

QuoteWizard Safe Driver Scholarship
Sponsor: QuoteWizard
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be attending a college or university in 2019. Applicant must build a social awareness campaign to reduce distracted driving.

San Diego Press Club Scholarships
Sponsor: San Diego Press Club
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students during the 2019-2020 academic year who are planning to pursue a career in journalism. Applicant must be attending college in San Diego County OR be a permanent San Diego County resident.

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: Varsity Tutors
Amount: $200
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 16 years of age or older. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to an extracurricular activity.

Votacall Annual Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Votacall
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university during the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

Beat the Odds Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Stand For Children | Oregon
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors enrolled in an Oregon public high school who will graduate in Summer 2020. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and have succeeded in spite of hardships such poverty, disability, homeless, or personal tragedy.

Elaine B. Hancock Endowed Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students at UNCF member institutions or Howard University. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a college junior or senior attending on a full-time basis, and have financial need as verified by the financial aid office.

Flinn Scholarship
Sponsor: Flinn Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and Arizona residents. Applicant must participate and demonstrate leadership in a variety of extracurricular activities, attain at least a 3.5 GPA, and rank in the top five percent of their graduating class (if the school reports class rank).

Freethought Day High School Essay Scholarship
Sponsor: Freethough Day
Amount: $250
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to California high school students (grades 9-12) who plan to pursue post-secondary education at a community college, four-year college, trade school, or vocation school. Applicant must submit an essay on their thoughts on a time they realized they were wrong about the world around them.

Golden Door Scholars Program
Sponsor: Golden Door Scholars
Amount: Full tuition, room and board for a year-year degree at a Golden Door partner school. Students at other schools will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and recent high school graduates who are eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) or TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Applicants from states where DACA students must pay out-of-state tuition at public universities and community colleges will be given strong preference.

UNCF Honda Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF | Honda Manufacturing of Indiana
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 16, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college freshmen from Indiana who have at least a 2.5 GPA and will be enrolled in a Student Development and/or Student Leadership program.

We the Future Contest
Sponsor: Constituting America
Amount: Varied based on class standing
Closing Date: September 17, 2019
Description: Contest is open to K-12 students, college students, law school students, graduate schools students, adults 25 years of age and older, and seniors 65 years of age and older. Contest is about the U.S. Constitution. Each age group has different requirements, so applicants should visit website for details.

DirectTextbook.com Haiku Scholarship Contest
Sponsor: DirectTextbook.com
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 18, 2019
Description: Contest is open to high school graduates who are legal residents of the United States and currently enrolled in an accredited two or four-year college or university for Fall 2019. Applicant must submit an original haiku poem that captures the essence of what the word “Appetite” means to them.

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest
Sponsor: Ayn Rand Institute
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: September 19, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shurgged.

$1,000 September Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students, as well as adults looking to attend college in the next year. Applicant must complete a form to login or register for a free account.

AEF Scholarship
Sponsor: Acorn Equality Fund
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will retain permanent residence in the AEF service area of downstate Illinois and attend any accredited, post-secondary educational institution. Scholarships are designed to provide academic financial support for gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered students, allies, or the children of gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered parents.

Innovation in Education Scholarship
Sponsor: LaTutors
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college within the United States with at least 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be a citizen of, permanent resident, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada. Applicant must have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others and submit an essay describing the goal of the particular project and provide supporting documentation.

NEWH | New York Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | New York Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 20, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Connecticut, New York, Northern New Jersey or Rhode Island. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

Reedsy National Creative Writing Scholarship
Sponsor: Reedsy
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 21, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to United States citizens and permanent residents who are accepted to, or currently enrolled in an accredited college, university, or graduate program within the United States. Applicant must submit the first chapter (1,500 to 7,500 words) of an original novel they are writing, or have written but not published.

DDSRank Dental Scholarship
Sponsor: DDSRank
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 22, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college and graduate students who want to pursue a career as a dentist or dental hygienist.

HIMSS Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 23, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to members of HIMSS who study healthcare information and management systems. Multiple scholarships available with different requirements.

NEWH | South Florida Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – South Florida Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 24, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in South Florida. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Wm Wrigley Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Wm Wrigley Foundation | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 25, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled in a UNCF member school during the 2019-2020 academic year. Candidates for this scholarship should be majoring in engineering (chemical, mechanical, electrical, industrial), business, finance, accounting, chemistry, economics, computer science, or marketing.

Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program
Sponsor: SallieMae
Amount: $25,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia who are enrolled as a high school junior or senior and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study after high school. Applicant must be nominated by a high school counselor, school official or community organization leader with personal knowledge of the student. Only the first 1,000 nominations will be accepted.

Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship
Sponsor: National Hispanic Health Foundation (NHHF)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in dental, medical (allopathic or osteopathic), pharmacy, nursing, public health or health policy. Applicants are not required to be Hispanic, however, an affinity for the health of Hispanic communities and an interest in NHHF Scholars Alumnus activities is required. Student must be a U.S. Citizen, permanent lawful resident, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

KFC Educational Grant Program
Sponsor: Reach Educational Grant program
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Grant is open to KFC U.S. Resident employees who are high school graduates (or equivalent), or college undergraduate, graduate or trade/vocational school students. Applicant must have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Michael Jackson Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students studying communication arts or social science who are attending a UNCF college/university during the 2019-2020 academic year with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Questbridge Scholars
Sponsor: Questbridge
Amount: Full Tuition
Closing Date: September 26, 2019
Description: Program is open to high school seniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States. Applicant must have primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, be in the top 5-10% of their graduating class, and have strong standardized test scores (if taken). Finalists typically come from households earning less than $65,000 annually for a family of four, and often less. The program is only open for students considering one or more of Questbridge’s college partners (see website for details). Often finalists are first generation college students.

BEF General Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Boomer Esiason Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: September 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students with cystic fibrosis who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.

Fort Wayne Indiana Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Ft. Wayne Indiana Leadership Council/UNCF
Amount: Up to $3,142
Closing Date: September 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors from the state of Indiana who have at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant can be majoring in any field, but students majoring in the natural sciences, accounting, finance, marketing, informational systems, or business management will be given preference.

ILLCF Scholarship
Sponsor: Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Latino students currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall term of 2019-20 at an accredited community college or four-year college or university. Applicant’s home residence must be in Illinois.

Women-in-Technology Scholarship
Sponsor: Adobe Research
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: September 27, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to female students currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a university for the 2019-2020 academic year and planning to be enrolled full-time as an undergraduate student during the 2020-2021 academic year. Applicant must be majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field.

ADL Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: Same Day Loans
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled full-time in high school or at least part-time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have at least a 2.8 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay, video or infographic on one of three given topics related to goals, dreams, or common problem during higher education.

NEWH | Atlanta Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Atlanta Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: September 28, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina or Alabama. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc).

Community College Scholarship
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Graduate Scholarship
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Military Scholarships
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to veterans and active members of the U.S. military who are enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: SR Education Group
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: September 29, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.

$2,000 “No Essay” College Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or an international student with a valid visa. Applicant must log in to Niche or create a free account to apply for the scholarship.

Accident Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: Briskman Briskman & Greenberg
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have overcome serious injuries suffered as a result of a car accident, medical error, or other incident caused by someone’s carelessness.

Accident Survivor Scholarship
Sponsor: MyPhillyLawyer
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students in law school or college who are overcoming injuries caused by a car accident, medical error or other incident caused by negligence.

AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students working towards a degree in a field of Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics and who are from a group underrepresented in their field of study.

AfterCollege Succurro Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled students in an accredited program, working towards a degree. Applicant must create a profile on the AfterCollege website.

AfterCollege/AACNNursing Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing.

AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarships
Sponsor: AHIMA Foundation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current members of AHIMA who are studying Health Informatics or Health Information Management.

Anders Tjellstrom Scholarship
Sponsor: Cochlear
Amount: $2,000 – renewable for up to four years, assuming the scholarship recipient maintains a 2.5 GPA or better.
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who will be enrolled in college during the 2019-2020 academic year who have a Baha® device.

Ascent Scholarship Giveaway
Sponsor: Ascent Student Loans
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Sweepstakes is open to students who are enrolled in a degree program and are legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must fill out a short form, including answering a few questions about loans.

Back to School Scholarship
Sponsor: MoneySolver
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to student who are at least 18 years of age and are currently, have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must submit an essay on if they were to go back to high school for one day, what would they do differently.

Because College is Expensive Scholarship
Sponsor: Cedar Education Lending
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students, adults looking to head back to school, current college students, and anyone looking to attend college or graduate school within 12 months. Applicant must submit a short form.

Business Student Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently working towards a degree in a field of business such as Accounting, Advertising, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, International Relations, Management, Political Science, Public Relations, etc. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Cappex Easy College Money Scholarship*
Sponsor: Cappex
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school and college students in the United States who are/will be enrolled in college within the next 12 months. Applicant must create a Cappex profile (if they don’t have one already), share about their extracurricular activities, leadership, and volunteer activities, and then search Cappex for scholarships.

CastleBranch-GNSA Scholarship
Sponsor: Graduate Nursing Student Academy | Castle Branch
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a graduate nursing program at an AACN member school of nursing who is a SNSA member. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA.

College Raptor Scholarship
Sponsor: College Raptor
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to student who are enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2019) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning. Applicant must sign up with College Raptor (free) and submit an essay one of four given topics related to college.

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship
Sponsor: Digital Responsibility
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school students in grades 9-12 and current college or graduate school students. Applicant must complete a short form and share a 140-character statement explaining why they will not text and drive.

Education Equality Scholarship
Sponsor: The Parian Law Firm, LLC
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in the United States, including community college, junior college, undergraduate or a graduate program. Applicant must be passionate about closing the financial gap in education.

EDvestinU Quarterly Scholarship Giveaway
Sponsor: EDvestinU
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States and foreign students with a valid student visa who are or will be enrolled at any Title IV eligible college or university by September 30, 2019. Three winners will be selected – a national winner and two students who are from or attending college in New Hampshire.

Engineering & Technology Student Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently working towards a degree in a field of engineering, technology and/or mathematics. This can also include Computer Science and Cybersecurity. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

FACT Scholarship
Sponsor: Federation of American Consumers and Travelers (FACT)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and incoming and current college students. Scholarship is only open to FACT members and their immediate family members.

Graeme Clark Scholarship
Sponsor: Cochlear
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending college during the 2019-2020 who have a Nucleus Cochlear Implant.

Huntley Wealth Care Scholarship
Sponsor: Huntley Wealth Insurance Services
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have lost at least one parent and that parent either had no life insurance or were underinsured. Applicant must submit an article or video sharing their story about their loss and how it financially impacted their life.

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more than three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2019-2020 academic year. This is the first deadline. Deadline II is January 6, 2020, and Deadline III is March 2, 2020.

Just Poetry Contest
Sponsor: American High School Poets
Amount: Up to $500
Closing Date: September 30, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to all U.S. high school students. Applicant must submit an original poem with 20 lines or less.

October Scholarships

Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: Ashley Soule Conroy Foundation
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a four-year college or university in the United States. Applicant must be planning to participate in full-time study abroad for at least one full semester outside of the United States.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate students who are receiving the Federal Pell Grant. Applicant must be applying to or has been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student’s academic institution.

Civil Rights and Criminal Law Essay Competition & Scholarship
Sponsor: Spolin Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on what the U.S. Constitution means to them.

Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a HVACR training program at an accredited school. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship specifically for military veterans.

Dream Big Scholarship
Sponsor: RentLingo
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to any student (including international students) 18 years or older currently attending a college or university. Applicant must submit a short online form and essay on their dream job.

Edna Blum Scholarship for NY Residents
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students with an unmet financial need attending colleges and universities throughout the United States. Applicant must be from the NYC area (one of the five Burroughs only), be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and have at least a 2.5 GPA.

Ehline American Military Vets Scholarship
Sponsor: Ehline Law Firm P.C.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to military veterans who are enrolled in an accredited Law Office Study Program, or Law School, such as a judge’s chambers, law school, or other university.

Employment Boost Academic Scholarships
Sponsor: Employment Boost
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who have at least a 3.6 GPA. Scholarship is open to students worldwide, but student must be attending college in the U.S. In addition to the general scholarship, there is a scholarship open only to students studying in a Business or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields. For the general scholarship, applicant must read and interpret a given poem. For the STEM scholarship, applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to technology.

Garcia & Artigliere Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Garcia & Artigliere
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students accepted or attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a law school or nursing student or an undergraduate student with a declared major related to law or nursing. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to elder care.

Grant Program for Dependents of Correctional Officers
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Grants are open to residents of Illinois who are enrolled at least half-time at an ISAC-approved Illinois two- or four-year college. There is a grant available to dependents of police or fire officers and dependents of correctional officers.

Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair Scholarship
Sponsor: Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors planning to major in agriculture, veterinary medicine, or other fields of study. Applicant must be a resident of one of the following Florida counties: Duval, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Nassau, or St. Johns County.

Law School Diversity Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have shown academic achievement as reflected by a minimum 3.0 GPA and have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited law school. Applicant must be a member of an ethnic or racial minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their academic career.

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Lithuanian Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students of Lithuanian heritage.

NEWH | Houston Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Houston Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Arkansas, Louisiana, or Southern Texas. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

NEWH | Memphis/Mid-South Region Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Memphis/Mid-South region
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students attending an accredited college in Tennessee, Arkansas, or Mississippi. Applicant must have completed at least half the requirements for a degree and must be pursuing a career objective in the Hospitality industry (Hotel/Restaurant management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

NEWH | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Northern California with zip codes starting with 936 to 961. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship
Sponsor: Paramount Builders, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time, U.S. undergraduate students seeking a degree in marketing, business management, sales or a related field. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay answering three given prompts related to home building.

Price It Here, Inc. Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Price It Here, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time U.S. undergraduate students who are actively pursuing a degree in marketing, business management, sales or a related field. Applicant must have at least a 3.5 GPA. Student must submit an essay on given topics related to technology and business.

Raymond Davis Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to advanced-level undergraduate and graduate students with an academic and/or research focus in a field related to imaging.

Save a Life Scholarship
Sponsor: American Academy of CPR & First Aid, Inc.
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in, or applying to enroll within the next academic year, in a degree program in the fields of healthcare or education, at an accredited U.S. university.

Students with Heart Scholarship
Sponsor: Students with Heart Foundation
Amount: Up to $6,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who suffer from any Cardiac disease or deformity.

Malcolm X Scholarship for “Exceptional Courage”
Sponsor: Spike Lee | UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 2, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are enrolled at one of the UNCF institutions. Applicant must have overcome difficult circumstances or challenges in pursuit of their college education.

Academic Excellence Award
Sponsor: Global Teletherapy
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled in a college, university, or graduate school during the 2019-2020 academic year with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must be taking responsibility to improve his or her community and must share an essay on the topic.

Charleston Family Trust Scholarship
Sponsor: Charleston Family Trust | UNCF
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American undergraduate students who have at least a 2.5 GPA. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States and must have completed the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need.

Modern Myths Scholarship Slam
Sponsor: Power Poetry
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who 25 years old or younger and are current or former high school students who will attend or is attending a college within the United States or its territories. Applicant must submit a poem on a myth.

Future U.S. Nurse Scholarship
Sponsor: TravelNurseSource
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are first-time undergraduate students with at least one semester completed in an accredited U.S. nursing school with at least a 2.5 GPA.

Lawrence Bar Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Lawrence Bar Association
Amount: Up to $4,500
Closing Date: October 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current law school students in the United States who demonstrate a clear desire to further the aims of the legal profession. Applicant must have primary residence within the Greater Lawrence cities and towns (Lawrence, Andover, North Andover, Methuen).

NJHA Scholarships
Sponsor: New Jersey Hospital Association
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 4, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to New Jersey residents who have been accepted in a graduate or undergraduate (junior or seniors only) program in hospital or healthcare administration or a graduate or undergraduate (junior or senior) program in Nursing or Allied Health Profession.

Create Real Impact Contest
Sponsor: Impact Teen Drivers
Amount: Up to $1,500
Closing Date: October 5, 2019
Description: Contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Applicant must create an original work showcasing their idea for a solution or strategy to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving.

AES Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: AES Engineering
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to a successful life. Scholarship is open to all majors.

Student Loan Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Student Loan Hero
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 6, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to students actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college or university who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Applicant must submit an essay answering three personal questions related to finances.

DTE Energy Foundation Scholarship
Sponsor: DTE Energy | UNCF
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled at a UNCF member college or university. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be a permanent resident in the West Michigan areas of Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Bentor Harbor or St. Joseph (zip codes beginning with 490 thru 495). Applicant must have a declared major in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering, information technology, or business.

FSF Case Study Competition
Sponsor: Fashion Scholarship Fund
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time students enrolled at one of the 60 member schools listed on the FSF website. Applicant must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must be considering opportunities in the fashion industry after graduation.

Joseph A. Towles African Study Abroad Scholarship
Sponsor: UNCF
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to African-American students who will be studying abroad in the 2019-20 academic year within the continent of Africa.

Military Line Student Ethics Scholarship Award
Sponsor: Better Business Bureau Connecticut
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to Connecticut residents who are high school students or adult learners and are in a military family, which includes being a dependent or spouse. Students and adult learners may apply as early as their junior year of high school or as late as the end of college freshman year.

NEWH | Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | Pittsburgh Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to currently enrolled college students attending an accredited college in Western Pennsylvania or Eastern Ohio. Applicant must have a career objective in of the areas of the Hospitality Industry (i.e. Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary/Foodservice, Architecture, Interior Design, etc.)

UNCF/FedEx Scholarship
Sponsor: FedEx/UNCF
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 7, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are enrolled at a Historically Black College or University and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must have demonstrated, unmet financial need.

Bridging Scholarships
Sponsor: American Association of Teachers of Japanese
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 10, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring in any field of study who will be participating in a study-abroad program in Japan. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship
Sponsor: National Space Club
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to pursue careers in the aerospace fields.

Schedulers & Dispatchers Monetary Scholarships
Sponsor: National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current and aspiring schedulers and dispatchers.

Scholarship for Study Abroad in New Zealand
Sponsor: Go Overseas
Amount: Up to $15,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia (except Rhode Island) and Canadian residents who are 18 years of age or older who would like to study abroad in New Zealand. Applicant must write a short essay why they want to study abroad in New Zealand and a creative photo.

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 11, 2019
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 10-12 who have talent in visual, literary, design or performing arts. There is a $35 application fee, but it can be waived if you meet requirements.

BEA Scholarship
Sponsor: Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current college juniors, seniors, and graduate students attending a BEA Member institution. Applicant must be studying radio, television, or other electronic media.

BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Lime Connect, Inc.
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students in the United States and Canada. Applicant must be pursuing a degree in business/commerce, computer science, engineering, math, physics, statistics or a related disciplined and must be interested in a career in Financial Services with a focus on Capital Markets preferred.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2019
Description: Program is open to Southern California high school students who have talent in Acting, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Dance, Ballet, Jazz Instrumental and Classical Instrumental. Applicant must submit an audition video. Each category will be limited to 400 applicants, so get your application in early!

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanMuscle
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.

AmericanTrucks Student Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanTrucks
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled full-time in an accredited United States technical institute, secondary votech or tuition bearing apprenticeship program in he traditional building trades (e.g. carpentry, HVAC, electrical or related fields of study.

ANNA Educational Scholarships and Grants
Sponsor: American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA)
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to Nursing students at all levels. Multiple scholarships available with specific requirements. See website for details.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2019
Description: Scholarships are open to API program participants. There are multiple scholarships with specific requirements – see website for details. In addition to general scholarships, there are scholarships specifically open to community college students, military veterans, non-traditional students, students with disabilities, minority students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.