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CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy

The CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy is an intensive six-month program and a scholarship of $12,000 that prepares graduate students and mid-level professionals for public policy leadership positions.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman
Application Open Date
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 1, 2024
Open
$10,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$1,000–$2,500
1 Award Winner

Inspired to Teach Scholarship

The Inspired to Teach scholarship gives awards of $1,000 or $2,500 depending on the credit hours the students have completed. Applicants must be high school graduates from Oklahoma.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 1, 2024
Open
$1,000–$2,500
1 Award Winner
Open
$20,000–$50,000
15 Award Winners

Cameron Impact Scholarship

The Cameron Impact Scholarship is awarded to 15 students based on merit, covering four years of educational expenses, and ranges from $20,000 to $50,000.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – High School Senior
Application Open Date
February 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 5, 2024
Open
$20,000–$50,000
15 Award Winners
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship

Staunch supporter of don't text and drive? Write a brief essay explaining why and win $1,000.

Eligible Grades
High School Freshman – College Senior
Application Open Date
October 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 30, 2024
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Open
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Crabby Beach Scholarship in Art

The University of Washington offers the Crabby Beach Scholarship in Art to one deserving undergraduate student, entering freshman year, pursuing programs in art, art history, and design at its premises.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 10, 2025
Open
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Opening in 16 Days
$1,000
1 Award Winner

J.C. Cote Scholarship

The Arkansas SHRM State Council offers the J.C. Cote Scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student who demonstrates academic achievement and a commitment to a career in human resources.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Graduate
Application Open Date
July 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 15, 2024
Opening in 16 Days
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Opening in 16 Days
$2,200–$5,500
1 Award Winner

Academic Scholars Program

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education offers the Academic Scholars Program, ranging between $2,200 to $5,500, to Oklahoma exceptional high school and college students pursuing undergraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
July 1, 2024
Application Deadline
September 23, 2024
Opening in 16 Days
$2,200–$5,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$25,000
1 Award Winner

Paul Hastings Diversity Scholarship

Paul Hastings LLP provides $25,000 scholarships for law students in their first or second year of study.

Eligible Grades
Graduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$25,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

NFWL Essay Student Scholarship Contest

NFWL Essay Student Scholarship Contest is an annual scholarship program that awards a total of $5,000 to an undergraduate or graduate female student attending college or university in South Carolina.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
August 4, 2023
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$4,500
1 Award Winner

Dr. Joseph and Sonya Landholm Scholarship

The Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association offers Dr. Joseph and Sonya Landholm Scholarship of up to $4,500 to veterinary students and veterinary practitioners pursuing training leading to certification in veterinary acupuncture.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$4,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$2,500
3 Award Winners

Scrubin Uniforms – AACN Scholarship

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing offers the Scrubin Uniforms - AACN Scholarship of $2,500 to nursing students enrolling in baccalaureate, master's, and doctorate programs at AACN member schools with a formal affiliation agreement with Scrubin Uniforms.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$2,500
3 Award Winners
Closed
$1,750–$2,250
1 Award Winner

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship

Tennessee State Government awards scholarships ranging from $1,600 to $2,250 to high school graduates to further their education at accredited universities or colleges in Tennessee within 16 months post-graduation.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
February 2, 2023
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$1,750–$2,250
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000–$2,250
1 Award Winner

Tennessee HOPE Scholarship – Nontraditional

Nontraditional Tennessee HOPE Scholarship is awarded to nontraditional age students, who reside in Tennessee to pursue higher education in two- to four-year degree programs at accredited institutions in Tennessee.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$2,250
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners

Beldon Scholarship

Beldon Roofing Company offers annual scholarships worth $1,000 to two selected students. The high-performing applicants are selected based on academic record and aptitude shown in the application process.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
November 1, 2022
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$500
3 Award Winners

Colonel Theodore A. Leisen Memorial and Training Endowment Fund

The Nebraska Section American Water Works Association offers the Colonel Theodore A. Leisen Memorial and Training Fund to three students to further their education and advance their careers in the water industry.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
June 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 1, 2023
Closed
$500
3 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Love Your Career Scholarship

The Love your Career Scholarship program awards one scholarship to the value of $1,000 to a young passionate student to help with college expenses.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman – College Senior
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 10, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$20,000–$60,000
300 Award Winners

The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship annually offers 300 student leaders scholarships to help them maximize their full potential.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
July 15, 2023
Application Deadline
September 15, 2023
Closed
$20,000–$60,000
300 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Neal Davis Law Scholarship Essay Contest

The scholarship is awarded to a college student with original and creative ideas on social reforms presented in an argumentative essay.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
August 15, 2023
Application Deadline
September 16, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,250–$10,000
5 Award Winners

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

Every year, the Fund for Education Abroad awards scholarships worth between $1,250 and $10,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who wish to study abroad.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
July 3, 2023
Application Deadline
September 20, 2023
Closed
$1,250–$10,000
5 Award Winners
Closed
$50,000–$200,000
1 Award Winner

QuestBridge Scholarship

U.S. students can now apply for the QuestBridge Match Scholarship of $200,000 and have their undergraduate degrees completely covered at one of the 50 partner schools.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – High School Graduate
Application Open Date
August 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 26, 2023
Closed
$50,000–$200,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,400–$48,000
50 Award Winners

Marshall Scholarship

Graduate U.S. students can now apply for a year or two program to further their graduate studies in the UK and win the Marshall Scholarship of up to £38,000.

Eligible Grades
Graduate
Application Open Date
June 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 26, 2023
Closed
$1,400–$48,000
50 Award Winners
Closed
$5,500
1 Award Winner

Foundation Education Award Scholarship

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society offers the $5,500 Foundation Education Award Scholarship to underrepresented minority medical students who are Pennsylvania residents and enrolled at a Pennsylvania medical school.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
July 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 30, 2023
Closed
$5,500
1 Award Winner
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent (ESASID) Scholarship Fund

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, offers the ESASID Scholarship Fund of $5,000 to one medical student in Pennsylvania to ease the financial burden of education.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
July 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 30, 2023
Closed
$5,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$750–$1,500
2 Award Winners

Ruby J. Darensbourg-Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation offers the Ruby J. Darensbourg-Cook Memorial Scholarship Fund of $1,500 to two graduate students to further their education and pursue teaching careers in Louisiana.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
May 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 30, 2023
Closed
$750–$1,500
2 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship

Weiss & Paarz law firm offers the Weiss & Paarz National Law Scholarship to students pursuing undergraduate law degrees at accredited schools across the U.S. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
September 30, 2023
Closed
$1,000
1 Award Winner

About September Scholarships

September is the perfect time to apply for scholarships. With the new school year beginning, now is an excellent opportunity to pursue educational opportunities beyond what a family can financially afford. Scholarships are often awarded based on academic achievement, community service, and extra-curricular activities that demonstrate leadership and dedication. This month is also a great time for students to seek out scholarships for a variety of special interests, such as art, music, and sports. Scholarships provide invaluable assistance to students who may not have the financial means to pursue their educational goals. With the help of scholarship money, more students are able to gain access to higher education and fulfill their dreams. September is definitely a month when students should be looking for scholarship opportunities.

Cost of College in September

The cost of college can be expensive, but there are some alternatives. According to CollegeBoard’s Trends in Higher Education report, the average cost of tuition and required fees for an academic year at a four-year public college is $10,440 for in-state students and $26,820 for out-of-state students. For most private colleges, tuition averages $36,880 per academic year. There are however some schools that offer lower costs. The three most affordable colleges in the US are College of the Ozarks (MO), Alice Lloyd College (KY) and Barclay College (KS). College of the Ozarks charges no tuition; instead students work on campus in exchange for their education. Alice Lloyd College and Barclay College charge tuition rates of $10,000 and $14,400 respectively. These three colleges offer an affordable option for students looking to get a quality education.

For those who cannot attend one of the above-mentioned schools, there are still ways to make college more affordable. Many states and colleges offer grants, scholarships, and loans that can help reduce the cost. Additionally, many colleges offer payment plans to spread out payments over the course of the semester or year. With some research and planning, college can be more affordable than it first appears.

10 best scholarships with September deadlines 2023

There are many scholarships available in September – so we narrowed the list down to the top 10. These are open to students across the country and have a high award amount.

ScholarshipAward Amount
The Gates Scholarship$20,000–$60,000
Cameron Impact Scholarship$20,000–$50,000
U.S. Senate Youth Program$10,000
Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest$25–$10,000
Crabby Beach Scholarship in Art

$5,000
Tennessee HOPE Scholarship $1,750–$2,250
Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship$1,000
Weiss & Paarz Annual Rising Star Scholarship$1,000
Beldon Scholarship$1,000
Love Your Career Scholarship$1,000

September scholarships for minority students

September is a great time for minority students to begin their scholarship search. With the start of school, many organizations have begun offering scholarships specifically designed to help minority students pursue higher education. These scholarships can provide financial assistance and other resources that can make a difference in the lives of those who receive them. From full-tuition awards to smaller grants, there are numerous opportunities available for minorities in September. Many of these programs focus on supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds such as African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and Asian/Pacific Islander individuals who are looking for ways to finance their college education. So if you’re part of one or more of these communities, now is an excellent time to start researching your options when it comes to securing funding for college!

Here are three scholarships that are available in September.
The The Gates Scholarship is a prestigious full-ride award.
The Foundation Education Award Scholarship and the Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent (ESASID) Scholarship Fund awards around $5,000 each.

September scholarships for women 2023

September is a great time of year for women to apply for scholarships. With the start of the school year, many organizations are offering special scholarship opportunities specifically designed to help female students reach their educational goals. Scholarships can be used to cover tuition costs, textbooks, and other expenses associated with attending college or university. There are also numerous scholarships available for those pursuing degrees in traditionally male-dominated fields such as engineering or computer science. Women should take advantage of these unique opportunities to gain financial support and pursue their academic dreams.

Tips for Winning Scholarships in September

1. Start your scholarship search early – Even if September is the start of the new school year, you should already have started researching and applying for scholarships. Make sure to register on scholarship websites, compile a list of available scholarships that match your qualifications and goals, and create a timeline with deadlines to ensure they are met.

2. Focus on local and regional scholarships – Many of the scholarship opportunities available in September are local or regional, so be sure to check with your school, community organizations, and employers to see what they may have available. Focusing on these more localized awards can help you increase your chances of success since there will usually be fewer applicants.

3. Utilize resources – Take advantage of any resources or tools available to you such as scholarship search engines, student advisors, and networking opportunities. These will greatly increase your chances of success and help you find more scholarships that may be a good fit for you. Additionally, make sure to read all instructions carefully and follow the application procedures exactly as listed in order to maximize your success.

With a bit of preparation and focus, you can increase your chances of winning scholarships in September. Good luck!

Frequently asked questions

When should I start applying for scholarships?

Prepare for scholarships early so that you have time to practice the essays, gather the required documents, and are ready to submit on time when the applications are open. Some scholarships may have opening dates and will only accept applications within that time frame.

How to apply for scholarships?

The process of applying for scholarships is usually simple but requires you to submit the relevant information and documents. Ensure that you have a checklist that covers all the documentation required so that you can qualify for the scholarship.

Do I need to submit any essays with my scholarship applications?

While many scholarships require you to submit an essay, some don’t. It’s important to read through all the requirements before applying – choose scholarships that suit your strengths.