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Scholarship Saturday: October 2021

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

$2,500 | Easy Scholarship: Educate Yourself About Careers in STEM and Diversify Representation in this Sector
Deadline: October 27
Info: Applicant must be between the ages of 13 and 25. Students from communities underrepresented in STEM careers may be unaware of STEM job opportunities beyond the basics, and they often don’t “see” themselves represented in the field. But you can help fix this! You could win an easy $2,500 scholarship helping your friend find their dream STEM job. Take an online quiz, answering a few questions about your friend’s interests, and we’ll tell you the perfect STEM job for them -- like a food scientist, gameplay engineer, or green energy technician! Then share a photo or screenshot of you telling a friend about their personalized STEM career with an infographic that includes a job description and average salary range. You’ll help your friends discover how they can get paid to follow their passions while doing world-changing work *and* be entered for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship. Win-win!

$2,000 | Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicant must be a U.S. resident 13 years of age or older. A short 250-word or less essay on the following topic required: Imagine that your high school/college has been overrun with Zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Use your brain to flesh out a plan to avoid the Zombies, including where you would hide and the top five things you would bring with you to stay alive.

$2,000 | Scaredy Cat Scholarship Contest
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicants must be older than 13 years older. Register on CollegeXpress and answer one question: What scares you most about the college admission process?

$2,000 | October 2021 Fastweb Invite a Friend Sweepstakes
Deadline: October 31
Info: In just one sentence: What scares you most about the college admission process? A winner will be randomly drawn and contacted via email.

$1,000 | Tallo's $1,000 “Scare Your Thoughts” Scholarship
Deadline: October 31
Info: Applicant must be a high school or college student. Create an account on Tallo and follow the steps to apply. It's easy.

Total: $9,500

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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