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40+ Scholarships with October 2023 Deadlines


The following scholarships include opportunities for high school students, trade school, undergraduate, graduate school, doctorate and adult students.


1st Financial Bank Financial Goals Scholarship. This is a monthly scholarship open to US residents age 18 and older who are planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a college degree program. This is a drawing or sweepstakes scholarship. Deadline is the last day of every month. Award of $2000.


AES Engineering Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors as well as current college students pursuing any field of study. Award is $500. Deadline is October 8th.


AIST Premier Scholarships. These scholarships are open to full time undergraduate and graduate students from US, Canada or Mexico who are pursuing engineering technology majors in the following disciplines: metallurgy. Materials science, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, environmental, computer science and safety. Awards of $7500 plus a paid internship. Deadline is October 2nd.


American Bullion Scholarship. This scholarship is open to full time undergraduate students in the United States pursuing any field. Award of $1000. Deadline is October 31st.


American Trucks Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors or full time students at a US technical institute, 2 or 4 year college or university program in traditional building trades including carpentry, HVAC, electrical or related fields of study. Certificate programs are eligible. All students ages 18+ are able to apply. Award is $2500. Deadlines are October 15th and June 15th.


Annual Video Contest Scholarship for Students. This scholarship is open to high school, college and university students from any country. Awards up to $1,500 (The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. The runner-up prize is $500). Deadline is October 31st.


AOTP Scholarship. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing Occupational Therapy programs. Applicants must have completed at least 1 full year of coursework related to occupational therapy. Awards of up to $5000. Deadline is October 2nd.


ASNT Fellowship Grant. This scholarship is open to graduate level and doctoral students pursuing science or technology research. Award of $20,000. This is a cash award. Applications are accepted year round.


AWWA Academic Achievement Award. This scholarship is open to graduate level and doctoral students who have written a master’s thesis or dissertation on water supply. This scholarship is being offered from the American Water Works Association. Awards of up to $3000. Deadline is October 1st.


Barbara A. Cooley Master’s Scholarship. This scholarship is from SHAPE America. It is open to graduate level students majoring in health education with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at a US college or university. Award is $1000, Deadline is October 15th.


BEA Scholarships. These scholarships are open to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing broadcast and media careers. Multiple awards are offered. Awards of up to $4000. Deadline is October 13th.


Bill Kane Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is from SHAPE America. It is open to undergraduate students majoring in health education with a minimum GPA of 3.25 at a US college or university. Award is $1000, Deadline is October 15th.


Binkley Toys Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students who have proof of enrollment with a college or university, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Deadline is October 15th.


Brian J. Boley Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school students interested in pursuing a degree to support those with mental illness or addiction. Award is $500. Deadline is October 5th.


Chicago Culinary Museum and Chefs Hall of Fame Museum. This scholarship is open to students enrolled in a culinary arts program. Award of $500. Deadline is October 1st.


Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. This scholarship is open to high school seniors. Awards are up to $20,000. Deadline is October 2nd. Multiple awards are available.


College Jumpstart Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students as well as trade school and undergraduate students of any age. There are no age limits. DACA and international students are eligible. Award is $1000. Deadline is April 15th and October 17th.


CREW Chicago Scholarship. This scholarship is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors as well as graduate students pursuing careers in real estate, construction, urban planning or other related fields and have an interest in building a future in commercial real estate in the Chicago area. Award of $5000. Deadline is October 31st.


Dounya Discala Scholarship. This scholarship is open to female high school, undergraduate and graduate students who have overcome adversity. Award is $500. Deadline is October 6th.


Dyslexia/Auditory Processing Disorder Scholarship. This scholarship is open to US and Canadian students with dyslexia and/or auditory processing disorder who are enrolled in an undergraduate college program. Award is $1000. Deadline is October 31st.


Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and 2 year and 4 year college students in the US with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. This scholarship is open to students pursuing any major. 1 scholarship will be given to a student pursuing any major and a 2nd scholarship will be given to a student pursuing business or STEM fields. Deadlines are accepted year round on a rolling basis. Awards of $1000.


Evans Scholars Foundation. This scholarship is from Western Golf Association. It is for high school seniors who have caddied for at least 2 years and have limited financial means. This is a full tuition scholarship. Students must have a 3.3 minimum

GPA. Deadline is October 15th.


Extremeterrain Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors and undergraduate students pursuing environmental studies, ecology, land use, earth and atmospheric sciences, sustainable land management, environmental biology, sustainable agricultural systems or parks and recreation. Award is $2500 and deadlines are October 15th and June 15th.


Fulbright US Student Program. This is an extremely prestigious program open to high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professionals with up to 5 years of professional study or experience in their field. This award covers all expenses including travel and a living stipend for open study/research, serving as an English Teaching Assistant, or in public health or National Geographic storytelling. Deadline is October 10th.


Future Business Leaders Scholarship. This scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Award is $1500. Deadline is October 1st.


Golden Door Scholarship. This scholarship is for DACA an undocumented students who are high school seniors and current undergraduates. Applicants must have a high GPA and have demonstrated leadership and community service. Award is up to $40,000. Deadline is October 1st.


IFA Foundation Scholarships. These scholarships are open to US undergraduate college students in their sophomore, junior and senior year studying business, hospitality, franchise management or entrepreneurship. Award of $1500. Deadline is October 31st.


Innovation in Education Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school and college students who have designed an innovative project that makes a difference in the lives of others with a GPA minimum of 3.0. The award is $500 and repeats monthly. Open to students in the US and Canada. Deadline is the 20th of every month.


ISA with World Strides Scholarships. Multiple opportunities are available with this scholarship program for studying abroad or opting to travel during a gap year. Students can travel and have an immersive experience in Spain, England, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia. Awards are up to $5000. Deadlines of October 30th, February 28th and April 30th exist for applications depending on the location of travel.


Lithuanian Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is open to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students of Lithuanian heritage. Multiple awards offered. Award amounts are not disclosed. Deadline is October 1st.


Ludo Frevel Crystallography Scholarship. This scholarship is open to graduate level students pursuing crystallography related fields. Award of $2500. Deadline is October 12th.


Michael Rudometkin Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students of any age who have dedicated time to serve their community. Award is $1000. Deadline is October 24th.


MyMozaic Scholarship. This $1,000 monthly scholarship is open to US citizens ages 13 and older. Deadline is the last day of every month. This is a scholarship sweepstakes or drawing.


National Rice Month Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors from AR, CA, LA, MI, MS and TX (the 6 main rice growing states in the United States). Create a video of 3 minutes or less about US grown rice and upload to social media. Awards of up to $5000. Deadline is October 31st.


NSCA Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship is from the National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation. These opportunities are open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students. Community college students are also eligible. International applicants may apply. Must be pursuing a career in the strength and conditioning field. Degree majors may include exercise science, human performance, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, athletic training, exercise physiology, human biology, anatomy, biomedical engineering, physiology, physical education, kinesiology, sport science, physiotherapy, sport coaching, education, health, sports and fitness administration or sports medicine. Award is $2000. Deadline is October 15th.


Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. This scholarship is open to New Americans, immigrants or children of immigrants who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Awards of up to $90,000. Deadline is October 26th.


Prevounce Preventive Health Scholarship. This scholarship is open to high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in healthcare, medicine, nursing or public health in the US. Award is $2500. Deadline is October 15th.


Rhodes Scholarships for the United States of America. This is the oldest (first awarded in 1902) and perhaps most prestigious international scholarship program enabling students to study at Oxford University. The award covers tuition, all fees and also includes a living stipend. 100 scholarships are awarded each year. This scholarship is open to students ages 18-24 who have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7. US citizens as well as DACA eligible students are able to apply. Deadline is October 4th.


SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students enrolled full time at a college or university, who are pursuing STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or mathematics). Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Deadline is on a rolling basis (12 awarded per year). Award is $2,500. This scholarship is open to students worldwide and there are no age restrictions.


Sphinx Competition. This scholarship is open to Black and Latinx classical string players. The Junior Division competition is open to musicians ages 17 and under and the Senior Division is open to musicians ages 18 - 30. Applicants must be US citizens. Awards of up to $50,000. Deadline is October 23rd.


Voice of Democracy Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students in high school and middle school in the US who are passionate about democracy. Awards of up to $30,000. Deadline is October 31st.


Web Design Scholarship. This scholarship is from the company Lounge Lizard. It is open to high school seniors planning to enroll into college within 6 months of the application as well as current college students in the US. Must submit a web design file for consideration of the scholarship. Award is $1000. Deadlines are October 3rd and February 19th.


Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship. This scholarship is open to students ages 14 and older. Write a short 250 word or less essay about battling a zombie apocalypse. Award is $2000. Deadline is October 31st.


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Jean O’Toole is an educational consultant and author of the bestselling book, Scholarship Strategies Finding and Winning the Money You Need. Over the past 15 years, she has helped tens of thousands of students in the United States. Individuals collectively have been awarded millions of dollars by applying her scholarship strategies. In 2008 she co-founded Connections101, a company specializing in providing motivational tools for scholarship searching. It is her goal to empower students to design their paths to their future without college debt. For more information about Jean/s scholarship strategies and resources, visit www.connections101.com.

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