Each month, I try to add a sampling of the biggest and most interesting national scholarships, but if you want a complete view of what you’re eligible for – especially ones with more exclusive eligibility requirements – you’ll want to sign up for a profile-based scholarship search at some place like Fastweb or Scholarship Experts.
With that said, let’s take a lot at some of the big names in scholarships with October 2009 deadline dates:
General – Merit:
Coca Cola Scholarship – Deadline “BEFORE!” Oct. 31, 2009. 50 Students will receive $50,000 for college expenses and 200 students will receive $10,000. High school seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for this scholarship, so be sure to check it out. A lot of people will be competing, but there’s also a lot of money and recognition up for grabs.
General – Financial Need:
The Horatio Alger Society provides numerous scholarship programs open to students of particular states as well as programs that are open to national eligibility. High school seniors with unmet academic need should be sure to check out the scholarships available through this respected charity. Applications are due by Oct. 30, 2009.
Athletics – Merit:
Wendy’s High School Heisman – Wendy’s annually recognizes student atheletes who excel both on and off the field. If you or someone you know is a high school athlete with strong grades, be sure to check out this well known scholarship program. Applications are due on the first of October, so there is little time to spare!
Remember, this is just a very small sample of all the scholarships, grants, and contests that have deadlines and due dates in October. These awards may be the most recognized ones to a general population, but specific academic fields have their own prestigious awards.
If you know about a scholarship with an approaching deadline date, please let us know more about it in the comments! Thanks!