By Emily Zeitman School and fall are officially in full swing and soon it will be time to plan your Halloween costume. But don’t get spooked by college tuition. Apply for these October scholarships so you’re not haunted by student loans. Debt.com Scholarship for Aggressive Scholarship Applicants We all know that the more scholarships you apply for, the better your chances, but here’s one that actually rewards you for applying to as many as you can. High school and college students can win a $500 scholarship by submitting all of their scholarship confirmation emails, along with a short letter. Deadline: Oct. 1. AES Engineering Scholarship Program Do you like to dream about the future? High school seniors, undergraduate, and graduate students can be eligible for a $500 scholarship by writing an essay on what their life will be like in 30 years. Deadline: Oct. 7. Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship If cancer has impacted your life or the lives around you, write an essay about your experience and how you plan on using your education to help cancer patients. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to win a $2,500, $1,250, $750, or $500 scholarship. Deadline: Oct. 9. CJ Pony Parts Video Scholarship How have the automotive industry and Mustangs shaped America? Write about it and win a $500 scholarship, which is open to all undergraduate gearheads. Deadline: Oct. 15. General Scholarship for Higher Learning Expand your educational horizons by answering four simple questions about things like your extracurricular activities and goals. College students 16 years and older can apply to win $1,500 for college. Deadline: Oct. 15. Zip Scanners College Scholarship Calling all college students. Brush up on your police scanner codes for a chance at a $500 scholarship. Deadline: Oct. 15. 10-4, over-and-out. Doodle 4 Google Take those bored classroom doodles and turn them into a chance at college cash! Students in grades K-12 can win a $30,000 scholarship by creating a doodle for Google’s home page logo. Deadline: Oct. 20. Ayn Rand — Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest Book worms and writers, this $20,000 scholarship is for you. If you’re a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student and you love writing essays about books you’ve read, then don’t miss the opportunity to apply. Deadline: Oct. 23. Olin E. Teague Scholarship Reaching for the stars? Don’t let money get in the way. High school seniors who plan on pursuing a degree in science and technology are eligible to apply for this $4,000 aerospace science scholarship. Submit your research paper and write a 500-word essay that displays your commitment to science and technology. Deadline: Oct. 30. Unigo Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship Don’t get eaten alive! Plan ahead for the zombie apocalypse and win a $2,000 scholarship for college. Students thirteen years and older are eligible to apply. Deadline: Oct. 31. Don’t see any scholarships you want to apply for? Check out our Scholarship Directory of over 3 million scholarships, and if you need a little extra help paying for college, try our LoanFinder.