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Most students know that they must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to find out their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is a relative measurement of the student's ability to pay for school, and this number is often used to determine the amount of federal and state assistance available. This is a good start, but the true Cost of Attendance (COA) is often different than the sticker price. Most students have expenses beyond tuition, including room and board, books, and other costs. Before turning to student loans, students with financial need can look for scholarships to help close the gap between their EFC and COA. Our Scholarship Directory for need-based scholarships is a great place to start.

Horatio Alger Kentucky Scholarship Program

This award is for high school seniors in Kentucky who have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher and demonstrate critical financial need.

Total: $2000 Awards:  10
Deadline:  October 25

Hallifax Scholarship for Mothers

The Hallifax Scholarship for Mothers is available for moms who are attending Johnson County Community College in Johnson County, Kansas. Applicants must have a 2.25 GPA or higher and a household income of $30,000 per year or less. Click here to learn more and apply today!

Total: $600 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 30

Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund is available for undergraduate Kansas City area students who are planning to study in a Scandinavian Country, as well as undergraduate students from Scandinavian Countries who are planning to study in the Greater Kansas City metro area.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  October 31

Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, K-12

The Harley and Geneva Anderson Memorial Scholarship Fund, K-12 is available for Kansas City area students who are planning to study in a Scandinavian Country, as well as students from Scandinavian Countries who are planning to study in the Greater Kansas City metro area.

Total: $1000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  October 31

Taraknath Das Foundation Grant-in-Aid

This award is available to graduate students who are Indian passport holders and have completed one or more years of graduate study in the United States.

Total: $3500 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31

Wichita County Jr. Livestock Association Scholarship

The Wichita County Jr. Livestock Association Scholarship is available for 4H and FFA members in Wichita Falls, Texas. Applicants must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.

Total: $1000 Awards:  1
Deadline:  October 31

Emergency Educational Grant

This grant is for U.S. students of deceased or totally disabled Elk Lodge members. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

Total: $4000 Awards:  81
Deadline:  October 31

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship for Migrant Farmworkers

Students who are 16 years of age or older who are interested in pursuing the development of their talents in an art discipline may apply for this award. Students must have a history of movement to obtain work in agriculture.

Total: $2500 Awards:  10
Deadline:  November 01

Lax Scholarship

This award is available to openly gay men from the five-county metropolitan Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties) studying anywhere in the U.S., or openly gay men from anywhere in the U.S. who are studying in the five-county metropolitan Philadelphia region.

Total: $10000 Awards:  5
Deadline:  November 01

Act Six Chicago Pursue Scholars Program

This full-tuition scholarship to Taylor University (IN) is open to Chicago residents who graduated from high school in 2018 or 2019 or will graduate in 2020 and are not yet enrolled in a four-year college. Students should display strong academic potential and must be Christians or open to learning about the Christian faith.

Total: $38750 Awards:  7
Deadline:  November 05

Most Valuable Student Scholarship Competition

U.S. high school seniors who plan to enroll as full-time college freshmen are eligible for this award. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need; applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks to apply.

Total: $12500 Awards:  500
Deadline:  November 05

APSA Minority Fellows Program

This award is available for African American, Asian Pacific American, Latino, and Native American U.S. citizens who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a Ph.D. program for political science.

Total: $2000 Awards:  17
Deadline:  November 07