75+ October Scholarships You Have To Apply For (Over $150,000 Awarded!)

75+ October Scholarships You Have To Apply For (Over $150,000 Awarded!)

College ain’t cheap!

Luckily there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available if you know where to look…

These are the best October Scholarships you can apply for!

October Scholarships

American Indian Services Scholarship
Sponsor: American Indian Services (AIS)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Applicant must be one-quarter (1/4) Northern-Native American Indian and enrolled in a university, junior college, or technical school.

Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship
Sponsor: Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
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.

Disability Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university. Applicant must have a disability diagnosis from any person qualified to make a diagnosis.

Grant Program for Dependents of Correctional Officers
Sponsor: Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
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, 2020
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.

JMJ Phillip Group College Scholarships
Sponsor: JMJ Phillip Group
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who will be majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math).

Law School Diversity Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
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.

Leadership for Diversity Paraprofessional Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current CSLA members who are enrolled in a community college program for school library technical service certification. Applicant must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and be working in a classified position in the library field.

Leadership for Diversity TL Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current CSLA members who are enrolled in a California Commission on Teacher Credentialing accredited teacher librarian credential program. Applicant must be from a traditionally underrepresented group and intend to work as a teacher librarian in California.

Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Lithuanian Foundation
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current undergraduate and graduate students of Lithuanian heritage.

Medical Diversity Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C.
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
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 medical school. Applicant must be a member of an ethnic, racial, or other minority or any individual who demonstrates a defined commitment to issues of diversity within their community.

NEWH | Mid-South (TN, MS, AR) Region Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH: The Hospitality Industry Network – Mid-South Region
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
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.)

Paramount Builders, Inc. Scholarship
Sponsor: Paramount Builders, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students who suffer from any Cardiac disease or deformity.

Surety Bond Authority Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Surety Bond Authority
Amount: $1,500
Closing Date: October 1, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who are taking courses in Accounting, Banking, and other finance-related fields.

Student Loan Hero Scholarship
Sponsor: Student Loan Hero
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 2, 2020
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 on a given topic related to financial challenges they had to overcome growing up.

NJHA Scholarships
Sponsor: New Jersey Hospital Association
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 4, 2020
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.

Web Design Scholarship
Sponsor: Lounge Lizard
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 4, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students in the United States. Applicant must submit a web design.

AES Engineering Scholarship
Sponsor: AES Engineering
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 5, 2020
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.

Marching Band Scholarships
Sponsor: Music for All
Amount: Up to $2,000
Closing Date: October 5, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who participate in marching band. Applicant must be nominated by the directors of bands performing at a Bands of America Regional, Super Regional, or Grand National Championship.

Help to Save Scholarship
Sponsor: CouponBirds
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 10, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students of all nationalities and majors who are at least 16 years old and enrolled at an accredited university or college in the U.S. or Canada. Applicant must take a short survey on their daily online and in-store shopping habits and share a video on their habits during the shopping season.

Alcohol Addiction Awareness Essay Contest
Sponsor: AlcoRehab
Amount: Up to $3,000
Closing Date: October 12, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in a U.S. institution for graduate or undergraduate programs. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to alcohol abuse. Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.

Olin E. Teague Scholarship
Sponsor: National Space Club
Amount: $4,000
Closing Date: October 12, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who are U.S. citizens and plan to pursue careers in the aerospace fields.

NEWH | Pittsburgh Chapter Scholarship
Sponsor: NEWH – The Hospitality Industry Network | Pittsburgh Chapter
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 13, 2020
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.)

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarships
Sponsor: AmericanMuscle
Amount: $2,500
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to Nursing students at all levels. Multiple scholarships available with specific requirements. See website for details.

Barbara A. Cooley Master’s Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to master’s level students who are currently enrolled in a health education program at an accredited college or university in the United States or a U.S. territory.

BEA Scholarship
Sponsor: Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
Amount: Up to $4,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
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.

Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate health education majors who attend an accredited college/university in the United States or a U.S. territory.

CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest
Sponsor: CJ Pony Parts
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to U.S. residents who will be enrolled in post-secondary education in their next semester. Applicant must submit a video that is under three minutes on one of several given topics related to cars.

DEED Educational Scholarships
Sponsor: American Public Power Association (APPA)
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to full-time students attending an accredited institution in the United States. Applicant must be working toward a career at an electric utility. Applicant must also be attending school in a county with at least one DEED member utility and be sponsored by a DEED member. See website for specific information.

ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship
Sponsor: ExtremeTerrain
Amount: $3,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are/will be pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems during the spring term.

Hasner Law Scholarship
Sponsor: Hasner Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited United States college or university . Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to self-driving cars.

Jewell Gardiner Memorial Fund Scholarship
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in a Teacher Librarian Credential program and are current members of CSLA Northern Region.

Library Information Technology – CSLA Northern Region
Sponsor: California School Library Association (CSLA)
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who are enrolled in a Library Information Technology Program in the Northern California.

NSCA Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors and college students who are or will be pursuing careers in strength and conditioning. The foundation offers multiple scholarships.

Pretty Photoshop Actions Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Pretty Photoshop Actions
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students in the United States or Canada. Applicant must submit an essay on a topic related to Photoshop.

Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship
Sponsor: Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
Amount: Up to $1,750
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in a field related to one of the disciplines represented by SHAPE (health education, physical education, physical activity, dance, sport).

Scholarships4mom.net Scholarship
Sponsor: Scholarships4Moms.net
Amount: $10,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next three months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a mother or an expectant mother.

Sheriff’s Association of Texas Youth Scholarship
Sponsor: Sheriffs’ Association of Texas
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to sons, daughters, and grandchildren of sheriffs, former sheriffs, sheriff’s office employees or peace officers in the state of Texas who are currently enrolled in college.

Texas Railroad Peace Officers Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Sheriffs’ Association of Texas
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarships is open to current college students in the state of Texas who are pursing a degree in Criminal Justice and a career in law enforcement.

Veterinary Scholarships
Sponsor: Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 15, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have completed two semesters of veterinary education and are pursuing completion of the professional program. Applicant must be a graduate of a Nebraska High School or State of Nebraska approved Home School program.

AAWBC Scholarships
Sponsor: Arab American Women’s Business Council (AAWBC)
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to females of Arab descent in the state of Michigan and who are attending a school in Michigan.

Lehner Women Empowering Women (wEe) Scholarship
Sponsor: Dearborn Community Foundation, Inc.
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to non-traditional female residents of Dearborn County (Indiana) who are enrolled or plan to enrolled in Fall 2021 in an accredited post-secondary educational institution or program.

The Music Center Spotlight Program
Sponsor: The Music Center
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
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!

YoungArts Competition
Sponsor: National YoungArts Foundation
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 16, 2020
Description: Competition is open to students between the ages of 15 and 18 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.

BMO Capital Markets Lime Connect Equity Through Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Lime Connect, Inc.
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 18, 2020
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.

Congressional App Challenge
Sponsor: Internet Education Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 19, 2020
Description: Challenge is open to U.S. students in middle school or high school who live in a Congressional district that is participating (check website for details). Applicant must create any type of app they like on any platform they like.

$1,000 October Scholarship
Sponsor: Niche
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 20, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months. Applicant must be a legal residents of the United States and international students with valid visas. Applicant must login or create an account with Niche.

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
Sponsor: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Amount: Up to $25,000
Closing Date: October 25, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school seniors in the United States who demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income). Applicant must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.

API Study Abroad and Intern Abroad Scholarships
Sponsor: API Study Abroad
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2020
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, DACA students, LGBTQ students, STEM majors, and student athletes.

Chick Evans Scholarship for Caddies
Sponsor: Evans Scholars Foundation
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students who have a strong caddie record and excellent academics. Applicant must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average. Applicant must plan to attend an institution with an Evans Scholars Program (list of institutions available on website).

U.S. Bank Scholarship Program
Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 30, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who is at least 16 years of age or older and are enrolled as a current undergraduate student as of May 1, 2021. Applicant must complete financial lessons to be entered.

ACFEF Scholarships for Apprenticeship, Certificate and Post-Secondary Degree Programs
Sponsor: American Culinary Federation
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to exemplary students who are currently enrolled in an accredited, post-secondary college, with a major in either culinary or pastry arts, or be an ACFEF registered apprentice.

AFCCE Scholarships
Sponsor: Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers
Amount: Up to $2,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to college students undertaking a full-time undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited U.S. college or university with a major in engineering or science and related to the telecommunications field.

American Bullion Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Bullion, Inc.
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university within the United States who are legal residents of the United States or hold a valid U.S. student visa. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to gold.

Architecture or Construction Management Scholarship
Sponsor: Archways & Ceilings
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled at an accredited university. Applicant must be studying Architecture or Construction Management.

 

CARiD Scholarship
Sponsor: CARiD
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current college students between the ages of 16 and 20 who will be enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester. Applicant must create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship
Sponsor: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Amount: Up to $20,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to current high school seniors attending school in the United States. Program recognizes students for their capacity to lead and service, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Combating Campus Issues Scholarship
Sponsor: Goldstein & Bashner
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all students enrolled in a community college, junior college, undergrad or graduate institution located anywhere in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay explaining how they will raise public awareness about combating issues they have experienced on campus.

Dechtman Wealth Management National Scholarship Essay Contest
Sponsor: Dechtman Wealth Management
Amount: $3,500
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to undergraduate students attending a two- or four-year accredited American college. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to personal finance.

Fraternal Scholarship
Sponsor: Catholic Order of Foresters
Amount: $5,000 ($1,250 for four years)
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors who are members of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Geraldine “Polly’ Bednash Scholarship
Sponsor: American Association of Colleges of Nursing | CastleBranch
Amount: $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students admitted or enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree nursing program at an AACN member institution affiliated with CastleBranch (see link for details). Applicant must also have at least a 3.2 GPA in current program or at last school attended.

Good Works Scholarship
Sponsor: Karin Riley Porter – Virginia Criminal Defence Attorney
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and law school students, as well as incoming college freshmen at an accredited U.S. educational institution with at least a 3.0 GPA. Applicant must submit an essay on their leadership and dedication to giving back to the community.

Janie Moore Greene Scholarship Grant
Sponsor: NANPA Foundation
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently enrolled in, or have been accepted to, an institution of higher education specializing in the study of photography.

Local Conservation Scholarship and Essay Contest
Sponsor: Steve Duckett, Attorney at Law
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to incoming and current college students who can demonstrate a commitment to environmental conservation using past and present volunteer, professional, and educational experiences. Applicant must submit a personal statement explaining their dedication to local conservation.

National Eagle Scout Association Scholarships
Sponsor: National Eagle Scout Association
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarships are open to high school seniors through college juniors who are Eagle Scouts.

National Poetry Competition
Sponsor: The Poetry Society
Amount: Up to £5000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over at the time of entering. International entries are welcome. Applicant must submit a previously unpublished single poem.

Patriot’s Pen Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $5,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Competition is open to students in grades 6-8 in the United States, its territories and its possessions. Applicant must submit an essay on the following theme: “What is Patriotism to Me?”

RN to BSN Online Programs Scholarship Program
Sponsor: RN to BSN Online Programs
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to nursing students who are currently attending a college or will be attending in the fall of 2020

Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition
Sponsor: Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States
Amount: Up to $30,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Program is open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions. Applicant must submit a 3-5 minute essay on this year’s theme; “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?”

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2020
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

This list is courtesy of JLV College Counseling 

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