Scare Up Some Money With These October Scholarships


Ghosts, goblins, and zombies — oh, my! There’s nothing quite like the month of October to bring out your inner ghoul. If you’re a Walking Dead fan, we know you are eagerly counting down the days until the season premiere on October 12, but there’s also an abundance of horror movies on television to entertain and torture you throughout the month. And, even if you secretly cower under your blankets, you know it’s futile to resist; this month will be filled with screams of terror. Of course, if you really want a good scare, you could simply look at your college tuition bill. No amount of wooden stakes or silver bullets will make that disappear. But, there is one thing you can arm yourself with that might help vanquish it — scholarships! So, grab your computer and start applying soon because these October scholarships have a shorter shelf life than a vampire waiting to meet the sun.

1. Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award

Students between the ages of 8 and 18 may apply for this scholarship program. Twenty awards valued up to $10,000 each are available. Deadline: October 1.

2. Elkus, Sisson & Rosenstein Academic Scholarship

This $1,000 scholarship is open to high school seniors and current undergraduate students. Students must have a parent who is a law enforcement officer or personally plan to pursue a career in law enforcement. Deadline: October 1.

Halloween money3. AES Engineering Scholarship Program

High school seniors and older may apply for this $500 scholarship. Registration in an engineering program or class is not required. Deadline: October 6.

4. National Rice Month Scholarship Program

Residents of Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, who are high school seniors, may be eligible for one of three scholarships ($1,500, $3,000 or $4,000) offered through this program. Deadline: October 13.

5. Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Contest

A total of 16 scholarships will be offered through this program. Students between the ages of 18 and 24 may submit videos for a chance to win up to $100,000. Deadline: October 20.

Spooky Scholarship6. Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

High school seniors and older may compete for the 84 prizes offered through this essay contest. Awards are valued between $50 and $10,000 each. Deadline: October 24.

7. Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

U.S. high school seniors may compete for several scholarships through this program, including those at the state and national levels. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher, as well as participate in community service activities. Deadline: October 25.

8. Future Selfie Scholarship

Students 17 and older may apply for this scholarship program. Three awards are available, ranging between $1,000 and $3,000 each. Students in New Hampshire are ineligible. Deadline: October 30.

9. CARiD Scholarship Program

This $1,000 scholarship is open to students between the ages of 16 and 20. Students must submit an original photograph related to the automotive industry. Deadline: October 31.

10. Zombie Apocalypse Scholarshipzombie scholarship

Students 13 years and older may submit their plan to survive a zombie outbreak at their school for a chance to win a $2,000 for college. Essays must be no more than 250 words. Deadline: October 31. Paying for college can be downright scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Register for a free account with today, and don’t let the student loan monster get you!

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