September and October

Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise Youth Scholarships
Deadline: September 1, 2020
Criteria: For high school seniors planning to further their education at either an academic or vocational college. Both academic performance and a need for financial assistance are taken into account as well as active involvement in the school and community.
Description: Rotary scholarships are available for both academic and vocational fields of study. There are three categories of scholarships available.
Amount: $700 - $1000
For more information: Applications are available online at and

"No Essay" College Scholarship
Deadline: 9/30/2020 at 11pm EST
Amount: $2,000


Rent A Knee Walker Scholarship
Deadline: 9/1/2020. Amount: $250
Criteria: 1. Currently enrolled on a 2 or 4 year accredited college as an undergraduate, graduate-level or final year of high school (accepted into college), in the United States. 2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. 3. There are no requirements in terms of physical disability or ability. All applications are welcome. 4. Family or relatives of Rent A Knee Walker employees or associates are ineligible.

AES Engineers Scholarship
Deadline: October 5, 2020
Criteria: This is a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, not GPA. Must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident or eligible non-U.S.citizen.
Description: Students must submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words (prompts on their website). Submit essay to [email protected]
Amount: $500  
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ExtremeTerrain Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2020 at 12 noon EST
Criteria:  High school seniors who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Agriculture Systems.
Amount: 2 a year at $2500 each / second round due June 15, 2021
For more information:
App. Form:

AmericanMuscle Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2020 at 12 noon EST
Criteria: High school seniors planning to attend a college or post-secondary institution pursuing an automotive or related degree.
Amount: 2 a year at $2500 each / second round due June 15, 2021
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AmericanTrucks Student Scholarship
Deadline: October 15, 2020 at 12 noon EST
Criteria: Currently attending high school and will be attending an accredited school in the next academic year to an automotive school program.
Amount: 2 a year at $2500 each / second round due June 15, 2021
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College Jump Start Scholarship
Deadline: October 17, 2020 at midnight
Criteria: (1) Must be a high school 10th-12th grader (2) Be a U.S.Citizen or legal resident (3) plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year vocational/trade school in the U.S. (4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.
Amount: Varies
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Equitable Excellence Scholarship
Deadline: December 15, 2020 at 3pm Central Time
Criteria: Applicants must be enrolled full time in a U.S. high school and plan to graduate in Spring/Summer 2021, as well as plan to enter a 2 or 4-yr college in the fall.  Must be U.S. citizen.  WILL CLOSE AFTER FIRST 10,000 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED - APPLY NOW!
Description: Applicants should highlight academic achievement, leadership skills, and a desire to contribute to their community through volunteerism and work experience.
Amount: Awards in the amounts of $2500, $10,000 and $25,000
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Horatio Alger Scholarship
Deadline: October 25, 2020 at 5pm EST
Criteria:Applicants must be enrolled full time in a U.S. high school and plan to graduate in Spring/Summer 2021, as well as plan to enter college in the fall.  Students also must show financial need, show involvement in curricular and community activities, have a minimum GPA of 2.00, and be U.S. citizens.
Description: This scholarship rewards students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education,and a desire to contribute to society.
Amount: up to $20,000
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Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2020 at 5pm EST
Criteria: Available to current seniors carrying a minimum of 3.00 GPA (must show 3.00 GPA at end of junior year) who plan to attend an accredited post-secondary institution.
Description: Coca-Cola is awarding $3,000,000 in scholarships to 250 dedicated, motivated and involved seniors.
Amount: $10,000 to $20,000
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VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Scholarship 
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Criteria: Open to students in grades 9-12 who are enrolled in a high school, home study program, or an overseas U.S. military/civilian dependent school.
Description: This scholarship is a "Voice of Democracy Audio Essay" competition- students record a 3-5 minute essay on cassette tape or CD.  This year's theme is"Is This The Country the Founders Envisioned?"
Amount: Winners can win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. and up to $30,000 in scholarships.
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Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship 
Deadline: October 31, 2020 
Criteria: 1) Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application. 2)Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or DC. 3) Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2024) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education.
Description: "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." (250 words or less)
Amount: $2,000
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