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College Scholarships with October Deadlines

Learn About These 12 Scholarships that Expire in October

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October is one of the busiest months of the college admissions process, and many applicants are so preoccupied with their college applications that scholarships aren't on their radar. They should be. Many scholarship opportunities expire in October.

Remember, the more scholarships you go after, the better your chances of bringing in extra dollars for your college education. Below is a sampling of 12 scholarships with October deadlines. The eligibility and entry criteria vary significantly, so read through the list to see which ones might be a match for you. The awards range in value from $300 to $20,000. For each scholarship, you'll find links to additional information at Cappex.com, an excellent free website that provides college and scholarship matching services. You can also find a lot more scholarships at Cappex.

1. Build U Scholarship

• Award: $2,000
• Description: Applicants must be majoring in product design, interaction design, engineering, or computer science.
• Deadline: October 1, 2013
Administered by Buildium
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2. Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

• Award: $3,000 - $8,000
• Description: Applicants must be studying abroad for at least four weeks.
• Deadline: October 1, 2013
Administered by the Institute of International Education
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3. Students with Heart Scholarship

• Award: $500 - $6,000
• Description: Applicants must have cardiac disease or a cardiac deformity.
• Deadline: October 1, 2013
Administered by the Students with Heart Foundation
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4. Chefs4Students.org Culinary Grant/Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must be majoring in culinary arts, pastry/baking, restaurant management, dietetics, nutrition, food science, or a related area.
• Deadline: October 1, 2013
Administered by Chefs4Students.org
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5. "It's All Up to You" Scholarship Slam

• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must submit an original poem.
• Deadline: October 4, 2013
Administered by Power Poetry
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6. MyProjectorLamps Scholarship

• Award: $500
• Description: Applicants must submit an essay on the use of multimedia and data visualization in the classroom.
• Deadline: October 12, 2013
Administered by MyProjectorLamps.com
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7. Future Engineers Scholarship Program

• Award: $5,000
• Description: Applicants must be pursuing post-secondary education in engineering.
• Deadline: October 15, 2013
Administered by Kelly Services
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8. Council for Exceptional Children Undergraduate Student Scholarship

• Award: $1,000
• Description: Applicants must be preparing for careers in the field of special education.
• Deadline: October 18, 2013
Administered by the Council for Exceptional Children
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9. "Say NO to Bullying" Contest

• Award: $300 - $800
• Description: Applicants must submit a video portraying a bullying situation, story line, parody, or scene and what they would do to make a stand against bullying.
• Deadline: October 21, 2013
Administered by EnergizeStudents.org
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10. Horatio Alger National Scholarships

• Award: $20,000
• Description: Applicants must have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives.
• Deadline: October 25, 2013
Administered by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
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11. Activ8 Scholarship

• Award: varies
• Description: Applicants must be Latino students who demonstrate financial need.
• Deadline: October 28, 2013
Administered by Activ8
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12. Coca-Cola Scholars

• Award: $10,000 - $20,000
• Description: Applicants must be current high school or homeschooled seniors.
• Deadline: October 31, 2013
Administered by the Coca-Cola Company
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