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Law School Diversity Scholarship Program

Buckfire Law firm annually offers the Law School Diversity Scholarship Program to support law school students belonging to minority groups or demonstrating a defined commitment to issues of diversity.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2024
Application Deadline
October 1, 2024
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$2,000
1 Award Winner
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$2,000
1 Award Winner

Medical Diversity Scholarship Program

Every year, the Buckfire Law firm offers one available scholarship valued at $2,000 per recipient for undergraduate study across the United States.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2024
Application Deadline
October 1, 2024
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$2,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,000
2 Award Winners

Price It Here, Inc. Scholarship Program

The Price It Here Scholarship Program is awarded twice every year to two students pursuing, or due to be enrolled in, business-related courses at accredited U.S. colleges or universities.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
October 1, 2024
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$1,000
2 Award Winners
Open
$7,500–$12,000
40 Award Winners

Steel Intern Scholarships

The AIST Foundation offers awards of $7,500 and $12,000 each to 40 undergraduate and graduate students interning during the summer at a North American steel company.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
April 15, 2024
Application Deadline
October 14, 2024
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$7,500–$12,000
40 Award Winners
Open
$2,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner

FSF Case Study Scholarship

Fashion Scholarship Fund member schools provide students studying in any field the possibility of being awarded $5,000 by competing in its FSF Case Study Competition.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2024
Application Deadline
October 14, 2024
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$2,000–$5,000
1 Award Winner
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$1,500
1 Award Winner

Entrepreneurial Scholarship

Simmrin Law Group offers the Entrepreneurial Scholarship of $1,500 to one high-achieving, entrepreneurially-minded college student to further their education annually. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 25, 2024
Application Deadline
October 15, 2024
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$1,500
1 Award Winner
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$250–$1,000
3 Award Winners

“What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up” Art Contest

The “What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up” Contest of up to $1,000 is offered to three winners between pre-kindergarten to 12th-grade security for their higher education.

Eligible Grades
Middle School – High School Senior
Application Open Date
August 12, 2024
Application Deadline
October 13, 2024
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$250–$1,000
3 Award Winners
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$20,000–$60,000
1 Award Winner

Evans Scholars Program

The Evans Scholars Foundation, administered by the Western Golf Association, offers up to $60,000- scholarships to deserving caddies to pursue undergraduate degrees in Ohio.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Freshman
Application Open Date
August 1, 2024
Application Deadline
October 15, 2024
Opening in 15 Days
$20,000–$60,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$4,500–$9,000
1 Award Winner

USU Resident First-Year Scholar Scholarship

Utah State University (USU) offers the Resident First-Year Scholar Scholarship to first-year students pursuing undergraduate studies of their choice. Applicants must be residents of Utah.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 2, 2022
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$4,500–$9,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$7,200
1 Award Winner

USU Resident First-Year Deans Scholarship

Utah State University (USU) offers the Resident First-Year Deans Scholarship of up to $7,200, to first-year students pursuing undergraduate studies of their choice. Applicants must be residents of Utah.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
December 2, 2022
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$7,200
1 Award Winner
Closed
$100–$7,000
1 Award Winner

Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG)

The Ohio Department of Education offers its Ohio College Opportunity Grant (OCOG) ranging from $100 to $7,000 to all undergraduate students, who demonstrate financial need, to further their education.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$100–$7,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,500–$5,000
1 Award Winner

USU Resident First-Year SE Scholar Scholarship

Utah State University (USU) offers the Resident First-Year SE Scholar Scholarship Scholarship to first-year students pursuing undergraduate studies of their choice. Applicants must be residents of Utah.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
April 2, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$2,500–$5,000
1 Award Winner
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Closed
$1,000–$5,000
50 Award Winners

Golden Door Scholars

The grant covers the four-year college fee and provides opportunities for mentorships, internships, and job placements.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
August 4, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
50 Award Winners
Closed
$1,600–$3,200
1 Award Winner

USU Resident First-Year Merit Scholarship

Utah State University (USU) offers the Resident First-Year Merit Scholarship to first-year students pursuing undergraduate studies of their choice. Applicants must be residents of Utah.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$1,600–$3,200
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,500–$3,000
1 Award Winner

USU Resident First-Year SE Merit Scholarship

Utah State University (USU) offers the Resident First-Year SE Merit Scholarship to first-year students pursuing undergraduate studies of their choice. Applicants must be residents of Utah.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
April 2, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$1,500–$3,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,800
1 Award Winner

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program of $2,800 is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students interested in advancing toward doctoral study upon completing their bachelor's degree.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
August 22, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$2,800
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$1,500
1 Award Winner

OSU Agricultural Education Scholarship Inc.

The OSU Agricultural Education Scholarship provides annual awards to freshman students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in agricultural education at Oklahoma State University.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$1,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Michigan Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to one undergraduate student interested in an education in water or water operators seeking to further their professional development via college courses.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
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Closed
$20,000
150 Award Winners

Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program offers 150 $20,000 scholarships for high school seniors.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – High School Senior
Application Open Date
August 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 2, 2023
Closed
$20,000
150 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
3,000 Award Winners

Gilman Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship of up to $5,000 is awarded to eligible students seeking to study abroad for an undergraduate degree in languages.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
August 15, 2023
Application Deadline
October 5, 2023
Closed
$5,000
3,000 Award Winners
Closed
$2,500
8,050 Award Winners

National Merit Scholarship Program

Ace the PSAT/NMSQT and beat out 1.3 million other high school students to win up to $2,500 in scholarship awards.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – High School Senior
Application Open Date
May 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 6, 2023
Closed
$2,500
8,050 Award Winners
Closed
$500
1 Award Winner

AES Engineering Scholarship

AES Engineering Scholarship is a merit-based award for high-performing students who are high school seniors or attending a post-secondary educational institute.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 8, 2023
Closed
$500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$100–$10,000
1 Award Winner

YoungArts Competition

The YoungArts Competition is a nationally acclaimed prestigious award given to talented young artists in high school wanting to make an impression in the fields of creative, literary pursuits, and visual arts.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
June 12, 2023
Application Deadline
October 13, 2023
Closed
$100–$10,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$25,000–$100,000
240 Award Winners

Daniels Scholarship Program

Every year, the Daniels Scholarship offers four-year renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 to about 240 graduating high school seniors in four states across the U.S.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
September 15, 2023
Application Deadline
October 15, 2023
Closed
$25,000–$100,000
240 Award Winners
Closed
$7,000–$37,500
1 Award Winner

Ochsner Nursing Scholarships

The Ochsner Nursing Scholarship is offered to a number of undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accredited or licensed nursing programs in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Graduate
Application Open Date
September 15, 2023
Application Deadline
October 15, 2023
Closed
$7,000–$37,500
1 Award Winner

About October Scholarships

October is a great time to take advantage of scholarship opportunities. Many organizations offer scholarships to help students pay for college and other educational expenses. Scholarships may also be available to individuals who are trying to further their career in a particular field or pursue a new skill set. There are many resources available to find scholarships, such as searching online databases or talking to your guidance counselor. It is important to carefully review the requirements for each scholarship and make sure that you meet the criteria before applying. With a little bit of research, you may be able to find the perfect October scholarship program to help you achieve your educational goals.

Applying for scholarships can be a great way to save money on college tuition. Don’t wait until it is too late; take advantage of the October scholarship opportunities now!

Cost of College in October

College Expenses is a topic of great significance and interest to many college-bound students. According to the College Board’s Trends in College Pricing report, the average total cost for tuition, fees and room and board for an in-state public four-year school was just over $20,770 in the academic year 2018–2019. Although these costs can be daunting, there are three schools that remain relatively affordable. These three institutions are the University of Wyoming, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Baruch College. Despite their affordability, all three universities offer quality programs and resources for students. The University of Wyoming has an average tuition cost of just over $7,000, while the University of North Carolina at Greensboro has an average tuition of around $7,500 and CUNY Baruch College offers an average tuition rate of almost $8,000. All three schools also offer financial aid options to help lower costs for qualified students. October is the perfect time for students to research these schools and many more to find the college that fits their budget.

Best 10 scholarships with October deadlines

There are more than 44 scholarships available in October – so we narrowed the list down to the 10 top ones. These are open to students across the country and have few application requirements.

ScholarshipAward Amount
Voice of Democracy Scholarship$1,000-$30,000
Wellington Management Foundation Scholarship$7,500-$15,000
Steel Intern Scholarship$7,500-$12,000
TJX Scholarship$10,000
Helene M. Overly Memorial Graduate Scholarship$10,000
Mildred C. (Millie) Hanson SIOR Memorial Scholarship$8,000
NEWH Atlantic City/Philadelphia Scholarship$1,000-$7,500
Michael Jackson Scholarship$5,000
Farah & Farah Empowering Greatness Scholarship$5,000
Alma Exley Scholarship$5,000

October scholarships for college students 2023

As a college student, you are probably working hard to earn yourself a scholarship to cut costs, save money, and be able to enjoy your college years, excel in your studies, and pursue your dreams. In October, scholarship opportunities are especially plentiful as many universities, and other organizations have deadlines approaching or have already opened up their applications for the upcoming year. Scholarships allow all eligible students the access to higher education with less financial burden, providing them with a chance at a bright future. Furthermore, college scholarships offer invaluable assistance to those who otherwise may not have been able to afford a post-secondary education. Now that higher education continues to increase every year, October is a great time for you to start your search for available scholarships, as many organizations release new opportunities during this time and deadlines soon approach.

October scholarships for high school seniors 2023

If you are a graduating high school senior, the month of October is hugely important than any other time in the year. You will find plenty of scholarship opportunities with deadlines in October, marking the beginning of your college year. These scholarships allow students to focus on their studies rather than worrying about how they will pay for tuition. Scholarships can also open up opportunities for students who may not have been able to attend college without the financial help. It is important though to make sure you understand the process of applying for scholarships so that you can increase their chances of success.

Tips for Winning Scholarships in October

1. Start Early: Begin researching and completing scholarship applications as soon as possible in October. Many scholarships have deadlines that are early in the month, so it’s important to give yourself enough time to find them and complete your application before then.

2. Make a List of Requirements: Before you start applying, make a list of all the criteria you need to meet in order to be eligible for the scholarships. This will help narrow down your search and make sure that you are only applying for those that you qualify for.

3. Utilize Resources: There are many online resources available such as scholarship databases, college websites, and financial aid offices where you can find information about scholarships. Take advantage of these resources to find the best scholarship opportunities for you. Additionally, talk to your guidance counselor or other school administrators who can help point you in the right direction.

Frequently asked questions

When should I start applying for scholarships?

Start early to get a lot of practice on your application and essay. This will give you more chances of being shortlisted or accepted. Getting an earlier start will also help you gather all the documents required for submission.

How to apply for scholarships?

The process of application is given in the scholarship details. Commonly the scholarships require important documentation like identification, school transcripts, and financial information. Some scholarships that are specific to demographics may require you to submit heritage information.