October 2016 Scholarships

October 2016 Scholarships | JLV College Counseling Blog

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. Below are a handful of scholarships with October 2016 closing dates. To see the full list of October scholarships, click here.

Only brief information about each scholarship is listed. Therefore, students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites to get further details about eligibility and requirements.

Future Innovator Scholarship Program
Sponsor: StudySoup
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 1, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must submit three short personal essays.

Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award
Sponsor: From the Top
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 3, 2016
Description: Award is open to classical instrumentalists, vocalists, and composers between the ages of 8 and 18 who have not yet entered college during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award
Sponsor: Wendy’s Restaurants
Amount: Varies
Closing Date: October 3, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors who have participated in one of the 43 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Associations and sponsored by their school. Applicant must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

YoungArts Program
Sponsor: National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts
Amount: Up to $10,000
Closing Date: October 14, 2016
Description: Program is open to young artists in grades 10-12 or ages 15-18 with talent in cinematic arts, dance, design arts, jazz, music, photography, theater, visual arts, voice, and writing. There is a $35 application fee, but fee waivers are available to qualified applicants.

Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Sponsor: Branson Show Tickets
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to legal residents of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19, who are current students at any accredited educational institution or program of higher learning. High school students and homeschooled students who plan to enroll in college upon graduation are also encouraged to apply. Applicant must submit an essay on how a show inspired their dreams.

FormSwift Scholarship Program
Sponsor: FormSwift
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students. Applicant must create a business plan infographic for one of the given industries provided.

FunLeased Scholarship
Sponsor: FunLeashed
Amount: $500
Closing Date: October 15, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students currently or soon to be enrolled in college or graduate school. Appliacnt must submit an essay on the vacation of a lifetime.

College JumpStart Scholarship
Sponsor: The College JumpStart Scholarship Fund
Amount: $1,000
Closing Date: October 17, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students in 10th through 12th grades, college students, and non-traditional students. Applicant must submit a short essay.

Williams-Mystic/Joseph Conrad Ocean Essay Contest
Sponsor: William-Mystic
Amount: Upt o $400
Closing Date: October 28, 2016
Description: Contest is open to undergraduate students of any major in good academic standing and graduating high school seniors. Applicant must submit either fiction or nonfiction about any topic and in any genre as long as the ocean or a major body of water is the primary setting or aspect of concern.

George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest
Sponsor: National Rifle Association of America (NRA)
Amount: Up to $1,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2016
Description: Contest is open to students in grades 1-12, including home-schooled students. Student must submit a piece of art on a given topic related North American game birds or animals that may be legally hunted or trapped.

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Sponsor: Unigo
Amount: $2,000
Closing Date: October 31, 2016
Description: Scholarship is open to students 13 years of age or older who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are currently enrolled (or will enroll no later than the fall of 2022) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education. Applicant will need to submit a short response to a given prompt.

Full List of Scholarships with October Closing Dates

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33 Comments on “October 2016 Scholarships

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  2. I’d like more info on scholarships available for doctoral students in education..

  3. My son will be graduating from high school in 2017. This is good information and he will definitely apply for some of these scholarships. Thank you

  4. Just to clarify, are these scholarships for students that start college in Fall of 2017?

    • Hi Bryan. Most of the scholarships on this list are for high school seniors who will be graduating in 2017. Any of the scholarships on this list, as well as the big list of scholarships closing in October that say they are open to high school seniors, it means it is open to students graduating in the 2016-2017 academic year. If you have any other questions, please let me know. Good luck!

  5. Hello!!! I’m a single mother wanting to change my career to nursing. Looking for help to pay for courses I need to get excepted into the BSN nursing program.

  6. So glad to run across this information. Daughter is in second year and a biology major. Do you have any scholarship resources for her. Thanks

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