October Scholarships

AES Engineers Scholarship
Deadline: October 06, 2018
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).
Amount: $500  
College Jump Start Scholarship
Deadline: October 17, 2018 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
For more information: http://www.jumpstart-scholarship.net/

Horatio Alger Scholarship
Deadline: October 25, 2018
Criteria:Applicants must be enrolled full time in a U.S. high school and plan to graduate in Spring/Summer 2016, 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
For more information: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: October 31, 2018
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
For more information: www.coca-colascholars.org
VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Scholarship 
Deadline:October 31, 2018
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"American History: Our Hope for the Future"
Amount: Winners win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. in February 2018 and up to $30,000 in scholarships.
For more informationhttp://www.vfw.org/Youth/