October Scholarships


Deadline: October 1, 2022

The Dream Big Scholarship is open to students 18 years of age and older and asks you to write an essay about your dream job. The top overall winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the top three submissions will have the option to get great career advice / coaching from the scholarship provider.


Deadline: October 15, 2022

Extreme Terrain Scholarship is offering two $2,500 scholarships, one for the fall semester and one for the spring Semester to eligible students pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth and Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, or Sustainable Agriculture Systems.

Students should submit a 700 – 1500-word essay that describes who you are, why you feel it is important to maintain access to public lands for recreational use and how you plan to use your degree to advocate for the recreational use of public lands.


Deadline: October 15, 2022

At American Trucks we’re passionate about our mission to Serve the Community that supports us. We've recognized a growing trend in the building trades industry. Educational programs are receiving a lot of attention from national leaders and it’s our goal to be involved in a meaningful way.

With that in mind, we are pleased to offer a $2500 scholarship to students pursuing a career in the traditional building trades such as HVAC, carpentry, electrical, or related fields of study.


Deadline: October 15, 2022

Olin E. Teague Memorial Scholarship

To encourage talented young people to pursue careers in the aerospace industry, the National Space Club and Foundation offer resources and scholarships to students. This scholarship is open to all high school seniors. Students must submit an official transcript, one letter of recommendation from a STEM teacher and a five-page research paper discussing a personal aerospace research project the student has conducted.


Deadline: October 31, 2022

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.


Deadline: October 31, 2022

Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship

To apply, applicants are asked to submit a 250 word-essay to answer this question:

Imagine that your high school or college has been overrun with zombies. Your math professor, the cafeteria ladies, and even your best friend have all joined the walking dead. Flesh out a plan to avoid the zombies, including where you’d hide and the top-five things you’d bring to stay alive.


Deadline: October 31, 2022

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 25,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.


The national first place winner receives a $35,000 scholarship paid directly to the recipient’s American university, college or vocational/technical school. A complete list of other national scholarships range from $1,000-$21,000, and the first place winner from each VFW Department (state) wins at least a scholarship of $1,000. Before submitting your essay, read the rules and eligibility requirements, and find your sponsoring local VFW Post as applications must be turned in by midnight, Oct. 31.



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