Scholarship Saturday: October 2020

Looking for free money to pay for college? Check out this month's round-up of featured awards for Scholarship Saturday!

Scholarships are an incredibly important part of being able to afford your college journey. Unlike student loans, you don’t need to pay scholarship money back, so you should apply to as many as possible! Each month, CollegeXpress highlights upcoming awards and contests as part of “Scholarship Saturday” to help make your search a little easier. Check out the featured awards below, and be sure to apply if you’re eligible. Good luck!

Upcoming deadlines

$1,000 | Make a Plan to Vote!
Deadline: October 15
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. You could win a $1,000 scholarship by making a plan for how you’re voting in the 2020 election! Whether you’re voting in person or by mail (aka absentee), fill out a commitment card with how you’ll vote this year, upload a photo with your card by October 15, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Yep, it’s that easy!

$1,000 | Branson Shows Inspired Scholarship
Deadline: October 15
Info: Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States between the ages of 16 and 19. Essay on the following topic is required: How [enter your show] inspired me to realize my dreams.

$1,000 | Easy Scholarship: Ready to Vote? Quiz
Deadline: October 15
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 15. You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by taking our 4 question online quiz to learn more about how you can use your vote on November 3rd to have an impact on the issues that matter the most to you. All you have to do is take our easy online quiz. It takes less than two minutes! You’ll be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let’s Do This.

$1,000 | ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship
Deadline: October 29
Info: Applicant must be a student who is at least 16 years old. Registration and complete profile with ScholarshipOwl required.

$1,000 | Halloween Costume Scholarship
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicant must be 18 years or older, a resident in the U.S. or Canada, and have been, or will be enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2020) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher learning (college, university or trade school). Answer the question, What was your favorite costume (worn by either you or your pet)?

$1,000 | One Sweet Scholarship
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicants must complete registration on CollegeXpress, and answer our question: What’s your favorite Halloween candy?

$1,000 | Use Our Guide to Start a Conversation About Anti-Racism
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. You could win a $1,000 scholarship by using our step-by-step guide to start a conversation about anti-racism with a friend or family member. (We’ll also donate an additional $1,000 to a Black-led racial justice org of your choosing.) There are so many ways to disrupt racism -- for example, 75% of young people say voting is the most important thing we can do. Whether you identify as Black, non-Black POC, or white, we’ve got an easy-to-use guide to start the conversation and earn a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship plus unlock a $1,000 donation.

$1,000 | School Survey Sweepstakes
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicant must be parents or students currently enrolled in a K-12 school or graduated within the last 4 years. Review your school by completing the sponsors school survey and be entered for a chance to win $1,000. Responses are anonymous and will be displayed on Niche to help others find a school that's right for them. The sweepstakes winner will be determined by random drawing and then contacted directly and announced on the Scholarship Winners page. One entry per person.

$1,000 | LeverEdge Better Rates No-Essay Scholarship
Deadline: November 1
Info: Applicants must be college and graduate students who sign up a LeverEdge Student Loan Negotiation account.

$50,000 | Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Award
Deadline: November 15
Info: Applicant must be a high school senior who is a citizen of the United States. Selection is based upon scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Grand total$59,000

Want to continue the scholarship search? Find even more awards using our Scholarship Search tool, and check in with CollegeXpress next month for another Scholarship Saturday.

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