College Scholarships with October Deadlines

Learn About These 42 Scholarships that Expire in October

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October is one of the busiest months of the college admissions process, and many applicants are so preoccupied with their college applications that scholarships aren't on their radar. They should be. Many scholarship opportunities expire in October.

Remember, the more scholarships you go after, the better your chances of bringing in extra dollars for your college education. Below is a sampling of 42 scholarships with October deadlines. The eligibility and entry criteria vary significantly, so read through the list to see which ones might be a match for you. The awards range in value from $150 to $50,000. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent free website that provides college and scholarship matching services. You can also find a lot more scholarships at Cappex.

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$1,000 Easy College Money Scholarship

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• Award: $1,000
• Deadline: Awarded Monthly
• Description: No essay required. Applicants simply create a free profile at Cappex.com.
• Administered by Cappex.com
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Raymond Davis Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 1, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate students who have completed two academic years of study and for graduate-level students with a focus in a field related to imaging.
Administered by the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
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Native American Annual Scholarship Program

• Award: Varies
Deadline: October 1, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for Native American students who are college-bound high school seniors attending a Colorado high school, or current undergraduates who attend a Colorado college or university with an interest in science.
Administered by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
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Asian Women in Business Scholarship

• Award: $2,500 - $5,000
Deadline: October 1, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for women who are of at least 50% Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry.
Asian Women In Business (AWIB)
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Marshall Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 3, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is awarded to American students to enable them to study in the United Kingdom.
Administered by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission
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BEA Founders Award

• Award: $1,500
Deadline: October 4, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for full-time college freshmen and sophomores who are communications majors studying an area of broadcasting at a BEA Member two-year college.
Administered by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA)
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Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund

• Award: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: October 6, 2016
• Description: This fund is for established public schools in Hawaii on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Molokai, serving students from middle school through college.
Administered by the Monsanto Hawaii Science Education Fund
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Leadership for Diversity Scholarship

• Award: $1,500
Deadline: October 7, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for members of a traditionally underrepresented group who are enrolled in an accredited library media teacher credential program.
Administered by California School Library Association (CSLA)
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Future Engineers Scholarship Program

• Award: $5,000
Deadline: October 14, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for students pursuing a degree at an accredited institution of higher education in the United States during the 2017 calendar year and be accepted into a school of engineering.
Administered by Kelly Services
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Shawnee Mission Class of 1952 Scholarship

• Award: $1,000 - $1,500
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for college-bound seniors from Shawnee Mission North High School, located in Overland Park, Kansas.
Administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
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SAFE Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for STMA members who will be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in a two-year, four-year, or graduate program in a major/field related to sports turf management in the upcoming academic year.
Administered by the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA)
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Bill Kane Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for full-time students in a health education program.
Administered by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
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Barbara A. Cooley Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must show evidence of leadership potential, be academically talented, and be active in health education profession-related activities or organizations at the college, university, and/or community level.
Administered by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
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Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship

• Award: $1,250 - $1,750
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate student members of SHAPE America (graduate students may join at the time of application if not members already) who are majoring in the field of health, physical education, recreation, or dance.
Administered by SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
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Tupelo Award

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This award program is for residents of the Berkshire Taconic region who are seeking to deepen or enrich an abiding passion or serious interest though study and research of a specific topic or development of a project.
Administered by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
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David Baker Scholarship

• Award: $3,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for university students who demonstrate talent, spirit, and commitment to the field of jazz studies.
Administered by the Jazz Education Network (JEN)
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Healthcare Administration and Management Scholarship

• Award: $1,500
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: Applicants must submit a 500 - 1,000-word essay on his/her career plans in the area of healthcare administration and why they've chosen this field.
Administered by the Healthcare Administration Degree Programs
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Hal Leonard Collegiate Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for deserving university students entering or continuing their collegiate jazz studies.
Administered by the Jazz Education Network (JEN)
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Dr. Lou Fisher JEN Co-Founder Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: To qualify, applicants must demonstrate potential for growth in jazz performance, artistic accomplishments, and leadership skills.
Administered by Jazz Education Network (JEN)
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Mary Jo Papich JEN Co-Founder Women in Jazz Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for women in jazz at the university level.
Administered by the Jazz Education Network (JEN)
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Fund for the Advancement of Access to Justice

• Award: $150
Deadline: October 15, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for Berks County residents seeking to become certified as legal interpreters in Berks County.
Administered by the Berks County Community Foundation
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Tagore Society of Houston Essay Contest

• Award: $200 - $500
Deadline: October 16, 2016
• Description: Applicants must review a given famous quote from Rabindranath Tagore and write an essay of 1,000 words or less based on its relevance to current times and how it can help today's society.
Administered by the Tagore Society of Houston
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Kentucky Farm Bureau Women's Educational Grant

• Award: $1,500
Deadline: October 21, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for women who are members of the Kentucky Farm Bureau. To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must be nontraditional students who are interested in resuming their education after leaving school (either secondary or postsecondary) to fulfill either family or work-related responsibilities.
Administered by the Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB)
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Barnes Scholarship

• Award: $15,000
Deadline: October 21, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for high school seniors who are legal residents of and attend school in one of the following counties in the state of Florida: Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough.
Administered by the Tampa Bay Times Fund, Inc.
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Owatonna Foundation Nontraditional Scholarship

• Award: $500 - $3,000
Deadline: October 25, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for students who have a mailing address in Owatonna, Minnesota, or who have worked at an Owatonna business for at least the past two years and have already been accepted to a technical or community college program without a high school diploma or GED are also eligible.
Administered by the Owatonna Foundation
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The Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

• Award: $7,000 - $25,000
Deadline: October 25, 2016
• Description: Applicants must be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States, and be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation.
Administered by the Horatio Alger Association
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Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship

• Award: $10,000
Deadline: October 26, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for graduating seniors from the Bay Area. Students must show financial need and have a strong dedication to service.
Administered by the Good Tidings Foundation
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HAI Group Member Resident Scholarship Program

• Award: $2,500
Deadline: October 28, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for students who have been residents of HAI Group member housing authorities. Applicants must be a public housing or Section 8 resident for at least six months.
Administered by the Housing Authority Insurance (HAI) Group
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TOPS Opportunity Award

• Award: Varies
Deadline: October 29, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for Louisiana residents who are enrolling full-time as first-time freshmen by the first semester following the first anniversary of high school graduation.
Administered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA)
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Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

• Award: Varies
Deadline: October 30, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for golf caddies with a strong golf caddie record (a minimum of two years).
Administered by the Western Golf Association
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Kids' Chance Scholarship Program

• Award: Varies
Deadline: October 30, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for students who've had a parent sustain a serious injury or a fatality in a Missouri work-related accident covered by workers' compensation.
Administered by the Kids' Chance Inc. of Missouri
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Temecula Valley Wine Society Scholarship

• Award: Varies
Deadline: October 30, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for college juniors, seniors, and graduate students who are majoring in enology, entomology, viticulture, or wine marketing at a California university.
Administered by the Temecula Valley Wine Society (TVWS)
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Helen & Edward Brancati Teacher Development Scholarship

• Award: $750
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for teachers who are employed by an accredited school in the United States. To qualify, applicants must be US citizens. Scholarship funds may be used for post-graduate education, continuing education classes, workshops, conferences, or certification courses.
Administered by the Cape Coral Community Foundation
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AIST Steel Intern Scholarship

• Award: $6,000 - $12,000
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for students who are enrolled full-time in an undergraduate engineering program and demonstrate interest in the iron and steel industry.
Administered by the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Foundation
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Samuel Neff Fellowship for International Study

• Award: Varies
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for current students or graduates of a high school in Crawford County, Ohio who are pursuing an educational experience outside of the United States.
Administered by the Community Foundation for Crawford County
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American Sign Language Project Scholarship

• Award: $3,000
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate and graduate students. To apply, applicants must propose a research project involving non-invasive technology that will improve communication between deaf and hearing people.
Administered by the American Sign Language Project
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Jewish Family and Children's Services Educational Loans & Grants (Scholarships)

• Award: $500 - $6,000
Deadline: October 16, 2016
• Description: These scholarships are for Jewish students who have been residents of select counties in California for at least two years prior to application
Administered by the Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS)
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NESA Scholarships

• Award: $1,000 - $50,000
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: These scholarships are for current members of the National Eagle Scout Association. These scholarships are not available to students attending trade schools, two-year colleges, or any of the US military academies.
Administered by the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA)
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George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest

• Award: $250 - $5,000
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: This contest is for students in grades 1 through 12, including home-schooled students. To enter, applicants must submit a piece of artwork in the medium of their choice that portrays any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped.
Administered by the National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
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THSOA-HC Scholarship

• Award: $500 - $2,000
Deadline: October 1631 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for students currently enrolled full-time in a Hydrographic, Geomatic, Ocean Sciences, or Geographic Information Science degree program.
Administered by the The Hydrographic Society of America - Houston Chapter (THSOA-HC)
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Ray Hattaway Memorial Fund

• Award: $300 - $500
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: This scholarship is for staff of the Brookdale Senior Living facilities in Johnson County, Kansas Applicants must be CNAs who are enrolled at least part-time in nursing school or front line employees enrolled in a CNA program.
Administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
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Revere Health OBGYN Group Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
Deadline: October 31, 2016
• Description: Applicants must submit an essay on three given topics.
Administered by the Revere Health OB/GYN Group
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