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Over 45 November Scholarship Opportunities to Apply For

November is National Scholarship Month! To help you find more money for college, here are more than 45 scholarships to apply for with deadlines in November.

Happy National Scholarship Month! There couldn’t be a better time to try to win free money for college than a month that’s dedicated to scholarships. Consider some of these awards with November deadlines to help cover your college costs; there are a ton of opportunities for middle and high schoolers, undergrad and graduate students, international students, minority students, STEM students, veterens, teachers, and much more. Each section of scholarships is ordered by deadline from closest to furthest, so start applying from the top of the list downward. Good luck!

Scholarships for high school students

  • Greenhouse Scholars Program: This program is open to graduating high school seniors from Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, and North Carolina who plan to attend a four-year accredited academic institution, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must possess excellent leadership skills and have a strong interest in and commitment to their community. The application process consists of four rounds to narrow down finalists. Award: Amount varies, with recipients receiving financial support for up to five years; Deadline: November 1
  • Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship ProgramThis scholarship is open to high school seniors in Wisconsin who intend to enroll in a two- or four-year college or university. Applicants are evaluated on leadership, citizenship, academics, and community involvement. Three letters of recommendation are required, and 100 students will be awarded. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: November 8
  • Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards: Multiple scholarships are open to high school seniors of Hispanic heritage (including Spain, Brazil, and the Philippines) from all states and US territories. Applicants must plan to enroll at an accredited higher education institution next fall and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarships are available for excellence in Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Engineering, Green Sustainability, Health Care & Science, Media & Entertainment, Social Justice & Public Policy, and Technology, with three awards available in each category. Awards: Up to $4,000; Deadline: November 13
  • Most Valuable Student Scholarships: Sponsored by the Elks Organization, this opportunity is open to current high school seniors who are US citizens. Judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need, applicants don’t need to be related to a member of the Elks to apply. Multiple awards are available: 500 four-year scholarships will be awarded, with the top 20 finalists vying for additional awards of up to $50,000. All scholarship recipients are required to attend a virtual Leadership Weekend to compete for the top prizes. Awards: $1,000–$12,500 per year, plus two first-place awards of $50,000, two second-place awards of $40,000, two third-place awards of $30,000, 14 fourth-place awards of $20,000, and 480 runners-up awards of $4,000; Deadline: November 14

Scholarships for high school and undergraduate students

  • American Indian Services Scholarship: This scholarship is open to Native American students pursuing their first undergraduate degree or a professional/technical certificate. Students (including incoming freshmen) must be enrolled or plan to enroll as a matriculated student at a university, college, junior college, or technical school and be an enrolled member of a US federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Tribe. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25 is required and must be maintained after the first semester or quarter of college, among other requirements. Award: $2,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Future Designer Scholarship: Sponsored by CardsDirect, this award is available to students 17 and older who have been accepted to or are enrolled at a college or university, including community colleges and trade schools. Applicants may be pursuing any field and must design a holiday card to submit with their application. The winner will be chosen by public vote. Award: $2,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Frank J. Vigilante Scholarship: Sponsored by the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA), this scholarship is open to students of Italian heritage who have been admitted to or are attending an accredited higher education institution. Applicants must have a strong academic background, demonstrate financial need, and submit an essay of 500 words or fewer on how the scholarship will help them achieve their goals. Awards: Up to $5,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Joseph U. Bottalla Scholarship: The JCCIA also offers a scholarship for Illinois residents who are 50% or more of Italian extraction, have studied Italian language for at least two years or are currently enrolled in a high school or college-level course, and have been admitted to or currently attend an accredited institution of higher education. Applicants must submit a 500-word essay on how their Italian heritage has influenced them. Awards: Up to $1,500; Deadline: November 1
  • Nick and Helena Patti Foundation Scholarship: The JCCIA offers one more scholarship that’s open to Illinois students with parents of Italian heritage who’ve been orphaned or raised in foster care and are currently enrolled in or plan to pursue college. Primary consideration is given to Music majors, but applicants with other majors are also encouraged to apply. Awards: Up to $6,500; Deadline: November 1
  • Prudential Emerging Visionaries: This scholarship program is open to students ages 14–18 from the US and Puerto Rico who are taking on today’s financial and societal challenges and trying to develop solutions to aid their communities. Applicants must have started their projects on or before June 1 and will be evaluated on innovation, potential to scale, connection, and changemaker quality. Multiple scholarships are available. Awards: Up to $15,000 (as well as an all-expenses-paid trip to the company’s headquarters); Deadline: November 3
  • Regeneron STS Competition: The nation’s oldest and most prestigious science- and math-based competition is open to high school seniors (including homeschooled students and US citizens living abroad) to honor STEM research. Applicants must submit original independent research projects to qualify. The top 40 finalists are invited to travel to Washington, DC, to participate in a final judging and black-tie awards gala, in which the top 10 winners will be named. Awards: Up to $250,000; Deadline: November 9
  • Live Your Dream AwardThis scholarship is open to women around the world with financial need who are the primary source of financial support for herself or dependents (i.e., children, siblings, parents, etc.). Applicants must be enrolled in a vocational school or undergraduate program, and three levels of awards are available. Awards: Up to $16,000; Deadline: November 15
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC Scholarship: This opportunity is open to high school seniors and full-time college students attending a four-year US college or university. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and write an essay about the Seventh Amendment. Award: $2,000; Deadline: November 30 (and July 30)

Scholarships for undergraduate students

  • AGC Undergraduate Scholarship: This scholarship is open to rising college sophomores and juniors enrolled in four-year Construction Management or Construction Engineering programs as well as rising seniors in five-year programs. Junior and senior applicants must have one full academic year of coursework remaining at the time of the application deadline. Second-year students at two-year schools who are planning to transfer to a four-year program are also eligible to apply. Two letters of recommendation and an interview are required, and applicants must be US residents. Award: $2,500; Deadline: November 1
  • TeluguPeople for America Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students pursuing their bachelor’s degree in Science, Engineering, Technology, Business, Finance, or other related fields at public universities. Applicants must come from a low-income background, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be involved in their community. A 500–700-word essay on yourself, your family, your fight against adversity, and your dreams is required. Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Chadwick D. McNab Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students majoring or planning to major in Computer Science, Technology, or a related field. Applicants must write a short essay on a passion project and how working in technology inspires them. Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Elks National Foundation Emergency Educational Grants: These renewable one-year grants are open to undergraduate students who are children of disabled or deceased Elks Lodge members. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, be unmarried and under age 24 during the application period, and attend an accredited US college or university full-time. Awards: $5,000; Deadline: November 1
  • John J. Nelson Sr. Legacy Scholarship: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students of African American descent who are currently enrolled in a nonprofit CIDA- or NASAD-accredited Interior Design program or an NAAB-accredited Architecture program in the US. Applicants must submit a three-to-five-minute video on how the power of design has already impacted their life and how they’ll proactively leverage their design career to positively impact their future clients and community. Up to two recipients will be selected. Awards: $10,000; Deadline: November 4
  • War Veterans Scholarship: This opportunity is open to active-duty or honorably discharged US military veterans who were previously deployed abroad. Applicants must be enrolled full- or part-time in a STEM program at a four-year US college or university (including distance learning and online programs; see list of qualifying majors on website). Students must have an overall 3.0 GPA and submit current transcripts, a brief personal statement and summary of financial need, two letters of recommendation, and DD214 or current service paperwork showing OCO service. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: November 30

Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students

  • SBB Research Group STEM Scholarship: Students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate STEM programs full-time at a college or university are eligible for this scholarship, including international students. Applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or fewer on their most significant STEM experiences and how they will use STEM principles to improve the world. A total of 12 scholarships are awarded throughout the year. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • The Paul Thompson Scholarship Fund: This new opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in Aerospace Engineering programs and pursuing careers in the Aeronautics industry. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and write an essay about their career objectives and scholastic plans. Professional letters of recommendation will be considered but aren’t required. Up to two scholarships will be awarded. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: November 1
  • Carol Norfleet Continuing Education Scholarship: This annual scholarship is open to students pursuing Travel and Hospitality programs. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a hospitality credential program (including Destination Management Certified Professional, Certified Meeting Professional, Certificate in Meeting Management, Certified Special Events Professional, and Certified Incentive Travel Professional) and submit a minimum 250-word essay. Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Overcoming the Impact of Alcoholism and Addiction Scholarship: This opportunity is for undergraduate and graduate students who have been affected by a parent’s addiction. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and write an essay of 400–600 words on whether they agree that "the way we respond to life's challenges shapes our lives" and how living with a parent struggling with addiction has given them insight into this statement. Award: $2,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Linda Thompson Memorial Scholarship: This opportunity is open to students worldwide who are pursuing a career in destination management, event management, or a related field. Applicants must submit a résumé, write a 250-word essay (include an additional short video for extra credit), and be currently enrolled in a program that’s one year or longer. Two awards may be given—one to a North American student and one to a non–North American student—as well as runner-up prizes. Awards: Up to $2,500; Deadline: November 1
  • WIIT Scholarships: Sponsored by the Association of Women in International Trade, this opportunity is for full- and part-time undergraduate juniors or seniors as well as graduate students studying all aspects of International Trade, including trade policy and negotiations, business and supply chains, economic development, women’s economic empowerment, and more. Applicants must identify as female and submit a five-to-10-page academic paper on the topics of international trade or investment. Multiple scholarships are available. Awards: $1,500; Deadline: November 1 (and April 1)
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Program: These fellowships are open to undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate professionals in Virginia who are pursuing careers in art or history. Award categories include Professional (Individual and Collaborative), Individual (Undergraduate and Graduate), and Half-Year Student (Undergraduate and Graduate). Applicants must submit examples of their work with their applications. Awards: Up to $8,000; Deadline: November 4
  • Larry E. Sitzman Youth in Nebraska Agricultural Scholarship: This scholarship is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at accredited colleges, universities, and technical colleges in Nebraska who are enrolled in agriculture-related degree programs and plan to work in the industry upon graduation. The winner is selected based on leadership qualities and participation in extracurricular activities related to agriculture. Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 10
  • Armenian American Medical Society Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students enrolled in Medical, Pharmacy, Dental, Physician Assistant, Nursing, or other health care–related programs in the US. Applicants must be of Armenian descent or have a special interest in Armenian medical causes or Armenian health and community service. A 500-word essay is required, and eight scholarships are available. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: November 15
  • Bill Walsh Scholarship: Sponsored by the ACES Education Fund, this scholarship is open to college juniors and seniors as well as graduate students who aspire to work in news editing. Although the scholarship is open to students of all nationalities, application materials must be submitted in English. Awards: Up to $3,000; Deadline: November 15
  • UCT Scholarship Program: This scholarship is open to college students and current teachers who are pursuing undergraduate degrees, graduate work, or certificate programs that will allow them to work with individuals with disabilities. Applicants must include a typed ré́ of work experience in the field of special education with an emphasis on teaching people with intellectual disabilities. Award: Up to $2,500; Deadline: November 15
  • Markforged Distinguished Women Engineers Grant: Women enrolled in technical undergraduate and graduate Engineering programs at top-tier colleges and universities are eligible for this award. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate excellence in cloud computing, material science, industrial design, 3D printing, or manufacturing. Award: $3,085; Deadline: November 19
  • Peter K. New Scholarship: Sponsored by the Society of Applied Anthropology, this annual competition for undergraduate and graduate students promotes research in the applied social and behavioral sciences. Students must submit a previously unpublished research paper to apply. First, second, and third place will be awarded cash prizes, with each winner receiving an additional $350 travel stipend to attend the Society’s annual meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio. Awards: Up to $3,000; Deadline: November 30
  • Future Attorneys of America Scholarship: Sponsored by Answering Legal, this award is open to accepted or currently enrolled law students with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Applicants must submit an essay between 500–1,000 words on one of three topics. Award: Up to $5,000; Deadline: November 30
  • 1st Financial Bank Financial Goals Scholarship: This is a monthly scholarship open to US residents who are 18 or older and planning to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college degree program. This is a random drawing, but it does require you to submit a short essay of 500 words or fewer. Award: $2,000; Deadline: November 30 (last day of every month)

Scholarships for graduate students

  • AGC Graduate Scholarship: This scholarship is open to students who are enrolled or are planning to enroll full- or part-time in an accredited master’s or doctoral program in Construction Management or Construction Engineering for the upcoming fall semester. Applicants must be legal US residents and have at least one full academic year remaining. Two letters of recommendation and an interview are required. Award: $3,750; Deadline: November 1
  • National GEM Consortium Fellowships: Open to graduate students and those who’ve completed a master’s or PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, or Applied Science, these fellowships cover full tuition and fees and may also include a $16,000 living stipend and paid internship. Applicants must be applying to, attending, or graduated from a school that partners with the National GEM Consortium. MS and PhD awards are available. Awards: Up to full college costs, plus living stipend; Deadline: November 15
  • Stop-Painting Scholarship: This scholarship is open to current graduate or executive education students, with preference given to those studying Industrial Organization, Psychology, Supply Chain Management, Lean Organization, Business Organization, Operations Management, or related fields. Applicant must write a minimum 750-word essay on how a visually organized workplace can make a company more productive.  Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 15 (and June 15)
  • History of Art Institutional Fellowships: Sponsored by the Kress Foundation, these fellowships are open to pre-doctoral students in the History of Art and related disciplines, including Archaeology, Architecture, and Classics. Applicants must submit a dissertation summary and research plan proposal with their application, among other requirements. Awards: $30,000; Deadline: November 30

Scholarships for (basically) everyone

  • Employment BOOST Academic Scholarship: This scholarship is open to US high school seniors as well as two- and four-year college students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher. Applicants may be pursuing any major, but one of two scholarships will be given to a student pursuing Business or STEM fields. An essay of 500–1,000 words is required. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: None; applications accepted year-round on a rolling basis
  • Sikora Drake STEM Scholarship: With the aim to support minorities pursuing higher education in STEM, this scholarship is open to first-generation, BIPOC, female-identifying, and/or LGBTQ+ students of any level. Applicants must write a 400–600-word essay on why they are pursuing a STEM degree and why diversity in the workplace is important to them. Three winners will be chosen. Awards: $1,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Lerna Study Abroad Award: This competition is open to students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in a college or university and want to study abroad. This is a cash award that can be used for living expenses as an international student. Applicants must submit an essay of just 150–250 words on the theme “My trip, my future,” explaining the benefits of study abroad and how they hope their experience will affect their life or career. Award: $2,000; Deadline: November 1
  • Price It Here, Inc. Scholarship: Students pursuing Business, Business Management, Advertising, Sales, Marketing, or related fields can apply for this scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled or planning to enroll full-time at a US college or university. There’s no GPA requirement, but a 500-word essay answering three business-related questions is required. Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 1 (and May 1)
  • 10 Words or Less Scholarship: Sponsored by, this contest is open to students ages 14–25 who will be attending any school in the US or Canada in the fall of 2023. Applicants can apply through the sponsor’s website by answering why they deserve the scholarship in 10 words or fewer and must also “like” the @myscholarships Facebook pageAward: $1,000; Deadline: November 15
  • The James Alan Cox Foundation for Student Photojournalists: This photojournalism contest is open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well as undergraduate and graduate students at US colleges and trade or technical schools. Applicants must be US citizens, write an essay, provide a reference letter, and submit a portfolio of photos or videos that “tell a story.” Five scholarships are available for college students; one scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student; and five high school students will win a digital SLR camera. Awards: $2,500; Deadline: November 15
  • National Space Club Foundation Keynote Scholar: High school seniors, undergraduates, and graduate students pursuing STEM fields are all eligible for an out-of-this-world opportunity. Applicants must be US citizens, have excellent public speaking skills, and plan to work in a STEM career, with preference given to students with space-related interests. The recipient must be available to give the keynote speech at the Goddard Memorial Dinner in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2023. Travel and lodging for the winner and one guest will be provided. Award: $15,000; Deadline: November 15
  • Innovation in Education Scholarship: This monthly scholarship is open to high school and college students who write an essay on an innovative project they’ve designed that makes a difference in the lives of others. Applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and be a US or Canadian citizen. Award: $500; Deadline: November 20 (same date every month)
  • Emery Reddy Workers’ Compensation Law Firm Scholarships: This opportunity is available to students interested in the legal field or community service who have been recently accepted to or are attending an accredited law school or college/university in the US. Applicants must submit an essay on why they’re interested in the field or how they plan to use their degree to serve their community. One graduate legal studies scholarship and three general undergraduate scholarships are available. Awards: Up to $2,000; Deadline: November 30
  • Test Prep Insight $1,500 Scholarship: Students with physical and mental disabilities who currently attend or plan to attend a four-year college, university, grad school, or community college in the US are all eligible for this scholarship. Applicants must submit an essay (no longer than 1,000 words) or video (no longer than five minutes) that discusses your disability, your ultimate goal/dream job, and how you plan to give back to the community and/or help future students achieve their academic goals. Award: $1,500; Deadline: November 30
  • MyMozaic ScholarshipThis monthly scholarship is open to US citizens ages 13 and older. This is a scholarship sweepstakes and only requires an email address to apply. Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 30 (last day of every month)
  • CollegeXpress No-Essay Scholarship: New and existing CollegeXpress users are eligible for this random drawing starting November 1. To enter, just complete your free CX registration and answer the following question: How many scholarships have you applied for this year? You can find a new mini scholarship contest every month in the Featured Scholarships section of Award: $1,000; Deadline: November 30

Wow! This is a lot of scholarships to keep track of. Stay organized and on top of every deadline by using our Scholarship Search Spreadsheet Template.

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