Scholarship Connection

September scholarships

We the Future Contest

Deadline: September 17, 2016

From September 17, 2015 to September 17, 2016 (the "Contest Period") Constituting America will conduct the "We the Future" entrepreneurial, speech, song, S T E M , short film and PSA contest (the "Contest") in the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Territories and the American Armed Forces Schools Abroad. The entrepreneurial topic is: Design a marketing plan to promote “We The Future Contest” The speech topic is: How one branch of the federal government (or the entire government) is exceeding its authority under the Constitution in the way it acts. The song subject is: The Bill of Rights STEM subject is: Design applied technology that promotes the U.S. Constitution The short film subject is: Why the United States Constitution is relevant today The PSA subject is: Why citizens should know their United States Constitution

Eligibility: Must be enrolled in a college or university, carrying 12 hours or more, age 17 - 24. To enter, students and/or parent/guardians are encouraged to fill out the online Contest Sign-up form, indicating their intent to enter the contest, including the line on the form giving parental consent. Contest updates and deadline reminders will be sent to the students signing up for the contest in advance. Submissions due no later than 11:59 p.m. September 17, 2016 to with subject line: COLLEGE ENTRY.


Application Rules:

Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship
Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016

The SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program is designed to enhance and achieve the potential of Latino students pursuing degrees in engineering, math and science. Merit-based and need-based scholarships are awarded, in the amount of $1,000 - $5,000, to deserving Latino/a high school graduating seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students who demonstrate both significant motivation and aptitude for a career in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.


QuestBridge National College Matching Program
Deadline: September 27, 2016

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges. If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply to the National College Match. QuestBridge's partner colleges offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need, making them very affordable for low-income students.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible to apply for the National College Match in fall 2017, applicants must graduate from high school during or before the spring/summer of 2015 and plan to enroll as a freshman in college in the fall of 2015.The QuestBridge National College Match is open to all: U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents and Students, regardless of citizenship, currently attending high school in the United States.
Application Requirements: A free, online QuestBridge application, including information on your academic and extracurricular accomplishments, financial background*, two essays, short answer questions. Two letters of recommendation from teachers in core academic subjects. A Secondary School Report from your high school counselor. A high school transcript and additional transcripts (if applicable).

Any standardized test score reports to date. QuestBridge accepts SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, IB, or AP test scores. SAT and/or ACT test scores are highly recommended.

The UNIGO "Shout It Out" $10,000 Scholarship
Deadline: September 30, 2016

Find your voice and be heard! Have something on your mind? Let it out, or better yet SHOUT it out. Give your thoughts a voice and earn free college money at the same time. Our Shout It Out Scholarship committee wants to know what you have to say. Whether it's a message for the world or just a quick "hi mom," this is your opportunity to speak up and win money for college. We're listening! Let your keyboard be your megaphone, and shout out your message. This unique scholarship gives you the platform to speak up - and cash in. The "loudest" applicant will receive the $1,500 Shout It Out Scholarship reward.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education

Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
"If you could say one thing to the entire world at once, what would it be and why?"

The Shout It Out Scholarship winner will be notified by email or phone on or around December 30, 2016.


Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology
Deadline: September 20, 2016
The Siemens Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing scholarships and increasing access to higher education for talented mathematics, science, engineering and technology students in the United States. Scholarships for winning projects range from $1,000 to $100,000
Eligibility: The Siemens Competition is open to high school students who are citizens or permanent residents (green card holders) of the United States. Students must be in good standing, enrolled in and attending one of the following (during the 2016-17 school year):
In High school (grades 9-12) in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Wake and Midway Islands, or the Marianas. Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school. Foreign school as an exchange student or because your parent or guardian lives and works abroad. Homeschool provided that signatures are obtained from the school district responsible for such programs. If your state does not require district supervision, the parent or guardian responsible for the homeschooling must sign it.

Vic Jackson Memorial Aviation Scholarship

Deadline: September 30, 2016

For a minimum amount of $2,000 annually, the Oklahoma Pilots Association offers the Vic Jackson Memorial Aviation Scholarship to private pilots with a current medical certificate who are planning to attend an accredited aviation school in Oklahoma to get started on a career within the aviation industry. Applicants must have resided in Oklahoma for at least six months, demonstrate financial need, be at least 18 years of age, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher, and submit a recommendation from a local person working in aviation education.



R2C Scholarship: Return to College

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Scholarship is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents who are starting a program of higher education (college or graduate school) within the next 12 months or are currently enrolled. Applicant must be 17 years of age or older and there is no maximum age limit. Applicant must share in three sentences of less why they are getting their degree.


Writer’s Square Essay Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Scholarship is open to all enrolled students from first grade to college. Applicant must write an essay on how they can make the world a better place. Award: up to $1,000.

Website: Look at “Session 3: Environment” Contest on this page:

Illustrators of the Future Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2016

Sponsor: L. Ron Hubbard Library
Amount: $500
Description: Contest is open to new and amateur artists who have not been professionally published and paid for more then three black-and-white story illustrations, or more than one process-color painting, in media distributed broadly to the general public.


Scholarships for Mom Contest

Amount: $10,000
Description: Scholarship is open to legal U.S. residents who are at least 18 years of age and currently enrolled, or will be enrolled within the next three months, in a college or university in the United States. Applicant must be a mother or an expectant mother.


october scholarships

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards

Sponsor: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Amount: Up to $3,000
Deadline: October 2, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors (2017) of Hispanic/Latino descent who have demonstrated leadership in the classroom and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Healthcare & Science, and Mathematical Science.

The 2016 online application is available until October 2, 2016, and will be open to students graduating in the spring/summer of 2017 who maintain an unweighted 3.0 GPA. or higher. Students can apply to various award categories.


Voices from the Margins ’16 Short Film Contest

Deadline: October 2, 2016

Wonderful opportunity for college students with an interest in film to win a BlackMagic Pocket Cinema camera worth $995, and a Davinci Resolve Studio package worth $995, as well as the opportunity to have your film screened at the Teach In Film Fest in Washington D.C.

Eligibility: Contest is open to undergraduate students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, as well as recent graduates. Applicant must submit a short film on the theme Social Justice.


AES Engineering Solutions

Deadline: October 6, 2016

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Amount of award is $500.00.

Applicants must: Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Submit essay to:


College JumpStart Scholarship

Deadlines: October 17, 2015

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,500 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Eligibility:1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student; 2) U.S. citizen or legal resident; 3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S. 4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.You will have to answer ONE of the following questions in 250 words or less:
(1) What are your educational goals?
(2) How will winning this scholarship help you attain your goals?
(3) Write about a time when "hard work" paid off.
(4) Describe your experience with community service and volunteering and how that has affected you and your outlook.

Your personal statement will be judged on its content not your writing style. Please focus on the substance of your answer. And remember the words of Thomas Jefferson who said, "The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do." Good luck! 


Dr. Pepper Scholarship

Student’s Age 18-24
Dr Pepper is making an impact on students' lives. Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That's why Dr Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students across the country pursue their dreams. If you’re a student between the ages of 18-24, you can tell us your one of a kind goal to enter for the chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition. You’ll be eligible to submit a video once you reach 50 votes. Dr Pepper will select finalists for a chance to compete to win up to $100,000 in tuition at a college football championship game. In addition, if you reach the top 5 of the $5,000 Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition. If you’re 25 and older, you won’t be eligible to compete to win $100,000 in tuition but you are eligible to compete for the leaderboard prize. Collect as many votes as possible and if you’re in the top 5 of the Leaderboard when voting ends, you could win $5,000 in tuition.

If you know a student with a one of a kind story, you can nominate them by submitting a story on their behalf.


College Scholarship Contest- Water Conservation Essay Contest

Sponsor: Pelican Water Systems
Amount: Up to $1,500
Deadline: October 15, 2016
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan recently put a spotlight on our national lead problem. What are some ways to help spread the word about the dangers of lead in America's water supply and how this water crisis is not just limited to Flint?

Eligibility: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States who are currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university in the United States. Applicant must submit an essay on a given topic related to water conservation.

Transcripts: High School Graduate (or equivalent): 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA or University: 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. Selection Criteria

  • GPA (30%)
  • Originality and Creativity of Essay Submission (30%)
  • Emotional Impact (20%)
  • Relevance to the Topic (20%)

Applications with persistent spelling or grammatical errors will not be considered.

Reference: One letter of recommendation


Halloween Express SUMMER/FALL 2016 Scholarship Contest

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: October 16, 2016

For our SUMMER/FALL 2016 Scholarship contest we want to know what you think. What does the Autumn season mean to you AND what do you love most about fall? Our scholarship essay contest encourages recent high school grads or college students to examine America's history along with their own experiences by submitting a 500 to 2500 word essay expressing their views on this topic. The best overall submission will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
This is not a loan. This is a FREE scholarship. There is NO FEE and no purchase requirement.

Eligibility: Our scholarship contest is open to all fields of study for students who are at least 18 years of age by the entry deadline and have been accepted to an accredited post-secondary undergraduate program or college located in the United States for the 2016 or 2017 school years. The program can be a two or four year vocational, college or university. Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship.


College Jumpstart Scholarship

Deadline: October 17, 2016. 

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

Eligibility: The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education.


Coca-Coca Scholars Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: October 31, 2016

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 26th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,400 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $54 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.


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