October can be spooky, but paying for college doesn’t have to be! Start off your week with these seventeen different scholarships for October.
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Commitment to Our Homes Scholarship– Oct. 15
Must submit an application as well as a (1,000 word max) essay answering the prompt: How do you hope to improve the way people live in their homes? Must be enrolled in a post-secondary associate, four-year, or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the United States, with a GPA of at least 3.5. One (1) scholarship reward of $1,000.
Must be a current member of SHAPE America majoring in one of the following: health education, physical education, physical activity, dance, or sport. Application includes statement of professional goals, school involvement, academic details, and a biographical sketch. Must have at least a 3.5 GPA and be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education. Three (3) undergraduate students will each receive a $1,250 award, and two (2) graduate students will each receive a $1,750 award.
TNL Scholarship– Oct. 15
Must fill out an application, including 2 recommendation letters, a short (500 word max) personal statement, and a transcript. Must be currently enrolled in college. Five (5) $1,000 scholarship awards available.
Must write a 1,000-1,500 word essay answering the prompts found on the website. Must be currently enrolled (or due to be enrolled) at an accredited college or university. Domestic, international, and undocumented students can apply. No minimum GPA required. One (1) scholarship award of $1,000.
SAND CREST SEO Scholarship– Oct. 18
Must submit a 3-5 minute video talking about yourself, your hobbies, what you’re studying, and what career you’re interested in. Must be currently enrolled in university. One (1) scholarship award of $500.
Must submit application, resume, personal essay, two letters of recommendation, and a portrait-style photo. Must be a current undergraduate college student. The top ten (10) finalists will be awarded a $3,500 scholarship, and finalists 11 – 20 will be awarded $2,000 scholarships.
Golden Door Scholarship– Oct. 25
Must be a DACA student. Open to high school seniors, recent high school graduates, and currently enrolled undergraduate students. Preference given to students majoring in engineering, computer science, technology or math. Scholarship recipients will receive funding to support tuition, room and board for a four-year degree at Golden Door partner schools and schools offering in-state tuition to students with DACA status. More details on the website.
Hertz Fellowship– Oct. 24
Must be a current graduate student applying to a PhD program, or are already in the first year of one. Must be studying applied physical and biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering, and be a citizen or permanent U.S. resident. The fellowship offers you full tuition equivalent for up to five years, a $34,000 per academic year stipend, additional stipend if coordinated with other major fellowships, and $5,000 annual dependent childcare stipend. More details found on the link above.
Scholarship application includes three short essay statements. Must be currently enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. One (1) scholarship award of $1,000.
American Bullion Scholarship– Oct. 31
Must write a 500-1,000 word essay answering the question “What are the benefits of diversifying a retirement account with gold and bitcoin?”. Open only to currently enrolled undergraduate students. Must be a U.S. citizen or resident. Three (3) scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded.
ApartmentGuide.com Scholarship– Oct. 31
Must submit a 500-600 word essay answering the question “what makes a home a home?” Must be at least 17 years old and a U.S. citizen currently enrolled in or accepted as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for the Spring 2019 semester. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Two (2) scholarships of $2,500 each available.
CareerVillage.org Scholarship– Oct. 31
Must sign up on Career Village and post two questions you have about your future. Open to high school students planning to attend college or current students in college who are U.S. citizens or residents, or international students with valid US visa. One (1) award of $1,000.
Don’t Pay Full Scholarship– Oct. 31
Must answer three short essays about online commerce and retail. Must be currently enrolled in college or high school and be currently in the U.S. One (1) scholarship award of $500 available.
Grab the Mic Scholarship– Oct. 31
Must share the voter intimidation hotline with friends and family on your social media. One (1) $3,000 scholarship award.
Halloween Costume Scholarship– Oct. 31
Write about about your favorite Halloween costume that either you or your pet has worn. Be 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. Must be at least 18 years of age. One (1) $1,000 scholarship award available.
Poll Call Scholarship– Oct 31
Must answer one of the questions where you share your thoughts about the 2018 election. One (1) $3,000 scholarship award.
Must be a current college sophomore, junior, or senior, or a graduate student, pursuing an education in physical therapy. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Five (5) scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded.